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Sights & Sounds

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists.

Courtesy of Vanessa Rochelle

Vanessa Rochelle Lewis was bullied for her appearance and sexuality. She redefined ugly to mean Uplift Glorify Love Yourself. Vanessa is the founder of Reclaim UGLY, a movement that helps people heal from “uglification” and celebrate their beauty.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, host Jenee Darden sits down with Coral Best and Aliada of the comedic duo Invisible Disabilities to talk about three events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, host Jenee Darden sits down with Melissa Jones, lead singer of the local band No Lovely Thing, to talk about three arts events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Courtesy of Jaimel Hemphill

Jaimel Hemphill’s comic book hobby grew into a passion. He and his friends launched National Press Comics, a publishing company in Oakland with diverse characters and genres. He stopped by to talk comics and wound up sharing a funny wrestling story.

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Sara Moore gives people the gift of laughter through the art of clowning. And clowning has been self-empowering for them when it comes to gender. Sara’s character is out of this world in "The Supers: A Science-Fiction Magical Realism Human Cartoon Opera."

Courtesy of Carina Ho

In this edition of Bay Area Beats, we hear from Oakland musician Carina Ho. Carina studied ballet and played in bands for most of her life but never considered a serious career in the arts. A traumatic accident in 2014 changed that and set her on a brand new path. 

Courtesy of Lisa D. Gray

Lisa D. Gray could barely read when she became fascinated with books. Now she’s penning award-winning stories about race and class. Lisa is the founder of Our Voices Our Stories SF, a literary event where women writers of color and the community engage.

Alicia J Rose

Singer and guitarist Graham Norwood put music on hold after getting married. Then a divorce inspired him to write new songs. Graham’s debut album is "Out of the Sea." In this interview he talks about love, music and being blind.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, host Jeneé Darden sits down with author and educator Lisa D. Gray to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Elisheva Biernoff centers people on her canvas, who are sidelined in society. She talks about her growth as an artist from New Mexico to the Bay Area. Her work is featured in the celebration of Fraenkel Gallery’s 40th anniversary.

Sights & Sounds: Carina Ho

Dec 19, 2019

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, guest host Truc Nguyen sits down with musician and choreographer Carina Ho, also known as Onikho, to talk about three arts events happening this weekend in the Bay.

Alicia J. Rose

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Dardens sits down with singer-songwriter Graham Norwood to hear his recommendations for three arts events happening in the Bay Area this weekend.

Markus Mollenberg

When Kelsey Custard was a kid in Sacramento, she didn’t go to the circus or see clowns. Now she’s clowning for Cirque du Soleil and making people laugh all over the world. Her latest show is Amaluna.

Andria Lo

Mimi Lok is the executive director of the human-rights organization Voice of Witness, whose mission is to amplify unheard voices. Mimi carries the passion over her day job over to the world she imagines.

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Darden sits down with author Mimi Lok to talk about three events happening around the Bay this weekend. 

David Allen

Magician Namigoro Sumidagawa brought Japanese magic shows to America in 1866, making the artform popular. Then western magicians appropriated his act. Actor David Hirata tells this story through monologue and magic in "A Box Without a Bottom: Soko-Nashi Bako."

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, guest host Truc Nguyen sat down with Sarah Simon and Kate Sweeney from the band Magic Magic Roses to talk about three events happening around the bay this weekend.

Courtesy of DJ Lamont

For nearly 20 years DJ Lamont has been teaching spinning skills through his business Fingersnaps Media Arts. But he’s also known for getting the party started around the Bay Area. He shares his journey to music and San Francisco.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Darden speaks with magician, writer and actor David Hirata to talk about three events happening around the bay this weekend.

Pamela Denise Harris

Carolina De Robertis traveled to her family’s country Uruguay and learned about the nation’s queer history. The trip inspired her latest book "Cantoras," about five lesbians living during a dictatorship who escape to a rustic beach that becomes their sanctuary.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, host Jenee Darden sat down with Cirque du Soleil clown Kelsey Custard to talk about three events happening in the Bay Area this weekend.

photo provided by Elisheva Biernoff

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Darden sat down with visual artist Elisheva Biernoff to talk about three events going on over Halloween weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Sawyer Rose

Oct 24, 2019

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, Jenee Darden sat down with artist Sawyer Rose to talk about three events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Carly Bond

Oct 17, 2019

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, guest host Truc Nguyen sits down with singer-songwriter Carly Bond of the band Meernaa to talk about three events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, host Jenee Darden sat down with DJ Lamont, DJ extraordinnaire and director of Fingersnaps Media Arts, to talk about three arts events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Josh Egel

The Onyx is a diverse collective of six black female artists, based in Oakland, who have audiences grooving to a range of sounds from R&B and rock to Latin music. In this interview, singer Dane’elle Emerson and drummer Genesis Valentine talk about empowering black women through music.

The Onyx self-titled EP is available now. See them perform this Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Life is Living Festival in West Oakland’s Bobby Hutton Park. 

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Sights & Sounds: The Onyx

Oct 3, 2019

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, guest host Damien Minor sat down with Genesis Valentine and Dane’elle Emerson from the band The Onyx to talk about three arts events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Crystal Vielula

Sep 26, 2019

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, guest host Truc Nguyen sat down with queer artist Crystal Vielula to talk about three arts events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Courtesy of Josh Kornbluth

Can your golden years truly be golden? Josh Kornbluth thinks so, but he says it starts with how you think about aging. The actor explains this in the video “Age without Ageism.” It’s part of his web series Citizen Brain.

Sights & Sounds: Josh Kornbluth

Sep 12, 2019
Atlantic Instititue: Lee Atherton

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, comedic monologist Josh Kornbluth sat down with KALW's Jenee Darden to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

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