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Remembering Willie Mays: A giant among Giants

The Bold Italic San Francisco 6/21 10:37A The Bold Italic
Mays rose to become one of the most iconic players in baseball history. His joy for the game endeared him to millions. Photo via the Society for American Baseball Research . By Saul Sugarman Everywhere you look now, Willie Mays is being remembered...

Vendors and Customers Rally to Save the Alemany Flea Market

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/21 9:38A Sarah Hotchkiss
Vendors at San Francisco’s Alemany Flea Market and their loyal customers are rallying to save the weekly event at 100 Alemany Blvd., which is in danger of being eliminated by upcoming city budget cuts. After a week of emails and phone calls to...

The 12-Year-Old Girl Gang-Leader Who Outraged 1870s San Francisco

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/21 8:29A Rae Alexandra
One night in November 1877, a dainty 12-year-old girl named Mary Avery pried open the cellar door of San Francisco s Allen & Co. gun store at 515 Market St. and entered with six cohorts. By the time they had ransacked the premises, the children —...

A Performance Artist and Poet Presents ‘My San Francisco’

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/19 5:00A Sarah Hotchkiss
For the past six months, Los Angeles performance artist Gabrielle Civil has been digging through 50 years worth of archives in Small Press Traffic’s Mission District offices. “It’s been so juicy and fun,” she says. “You can see a lot of different...

A New Art Installation Blooms on the Presidio Tunnel Tops

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/18 5:00A Sarah Hotchkiss
It wasn’t exactly a park day. Wind whipped across the Presidio Tunnel Tops. The Golden Gate Bridge was completely hidden by a bank of thick fog. But just east of the Presidio Visitor Center, where park-goers waited for the 43 bus or Presidio GO...

Sun Ra and Kronos Quartet Collide in the Spaceways

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/17 7:35A KQED Arts
“The outer space beings are my brothers. They sent me here.” So spoke the composer and pianist Sun Ra, who famously claimed to have traveled from Saturn to bring a message of peace and love to Earth. Having first emerged in the Chicago jazz scene...

The Best Filipino Restaurant in the Bay Area Isn’t a Restaurant at All

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/13 10:00A Rocky Rivera
Frisco Foodies is a recurring column in which a San Francisco local shares food memories of growing up in a now rapidly changing city. n 1986, when my family first moved to San Francisco from Angeles City, in the Philippines, we were enamored...

Beyond the Big Top: San Francisco’s Church of Clown

The Bold Italic San Francisco 6/13 9:34A The Bold Italic
SF’s newest comedy club and clown school is deeply serious about laughter and human connection. All photos by Courtney Muro for The Bold Italic. By Jan Chong I fell in love with Church of Clown the second I walked through the door. It’s an...

A Lakeview Rap Legend Returns With a Live Band

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/13 9:10A Gabe Meline
It was a scene straight out of the Apollo Theater: A full band on stage, vamping a steady groove. Two female backup singers approaching the mic with a singing chant: “Cell-ski Cell-ski ” And then, from the wings and past the rhythm section,...

Tomas Moniz’s New Book Is an Ode to Friendship in the Bay Area

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/13 12:00A Pendarvis Harshaw
A full transcript will be available 1–2 workdays after the episode’s publication. Tomas Moniz s novel All Friends Are Necessary explores the profound depths of friendship and the unique ways in which love is expressed. Moniz s tale centers on a...

From fairytales to madness: SF Symphony’s bold new performance

The Bold Italic San Francisco 6/11 6:07A The Bold Italic
A journey from Maurice Ravel’s enchanting ballet to Schoenberg’s dark opera?—?this weekend inspired in San Francisco. All photos by Kristen Loken. By Katie Sweeney With a jam-packed schedule conducted by Finnish maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen, June is...

San Francisco Giants Coach Ryan Christenson Turns Lineup Cards Into Art

KQED.org (Arts & Culture) 6/11 4:49A KQED Arts
Ryan Christenson has turned lineup cards into art. After San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin picks a batting order, his bench coach selects the font and color scheme for the day’s sumptuous script. Options include Roman Gothic, a Celtic...
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