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Famous Pianist Plays Free Concert in Hospital Lobby

Famous Pianist Plays Free Concert in Hospital Lobby

Katya Grineva, a romantic pianist who regularly plays at Carnegie Hall, will give a free performance at San Jose's... Read »

Feb 9, 2015
E-40, Too $hort to Headline SAP Center

E-40, Too $hort to Headline SAP Center

Bay Area rappers E-40 and Too $hort will be headline performers at the Krush Groove show at San Jose's SAP Center on... Read »

Feb 9, 2015

"Better Off Dead" Live Reading Set For SF Sketchfest

Savage Dynamite—could be a one hit wonder from MTV’s video heyday, but actually it’s the union of two teen comedy... Read »

Feb 3, 2015
Robin Williams' Widow, Kids in Feud Over Estate

Robin Williams' Widow, Kids in Feud Over Estate

Robin Williams' children and wife have gone to court in a fight over the late comedian's estate. Read »

Feb 3, 2015
Grateful Dead Fans Flood Stinson Beach With Mail

Grateful Dead Fans Flood Stinson Beach With Mail

Fans of the Grateful Dead seeking tickets to the final shows at Chicago's Soldier Field from July 3 to 5 were asked... Read »

Feb 6, 2015
Single-Day BottleRock Tickets Set to Go On Sale

Single-Day BottleRock Tickets Set to Go On Sale

General admission single-day tickets for the third annual BottleRock Music Festival music, food, wine and brew... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Grumpy Cat to Visit San Francisco

Grumpy Cat to Visit San Francisco

Grumpy Cat is on his way here. And Grumpy Cat does not care. Read »

Nov 21, 2014
Former Grateful Dead Manager Dies at 73

Former Grateful Dead Manager Dies at 73

Rock Scully, the former Grateful Dead manager, has died of lung cancer near his home in Monterey. Celebration of his Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Robin Williams' Former Napa Estate Listed For $25.9 Million

Robin Williams' Former Napa Estate Listed For $25.9 Million

The Villa of Smiles, Robin Williams's former Napa Valley estate, is back on the market. Read »

Nov 21, 2014
Mindy Kaling Shoots Sitcom in San Francisco

Mindy Kaling Shoots Sitcom in San Francisco

'The Mindy Project' filmed in San Francisco on November 18, stopping at locations including Lombard Street, City... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Neil Young Announces Starbucks Boycott

Neil Young Announces Starbucks Boycott

Neil Young is advocating a blanket ban of Starbucks after the coffee company joined in with Monsanto on a lawsuit... Read »

Nov 17, 2014
Superhero Hopefuls Converge on Emeryville

Superhero Hopefuls Converge on Emeryville

The road to Marvel Universe Live! begins in Emeryville. Watch »

Nov 13, 2014
Art of Eleanor Coppola on Display at Sonoma Museum

Art of Eleanor Coppola on Display at Sonoma Museum

The public largely knows Eleanor Coppola as the wife of director Francis Ford Coppola, but those who know her also... Watch »

Nov 12, 2014
Improv Puppet Show Set for San Francisco Run

Improv Puppet Show Set for San Francisco Run

Picture a mash up of “The Muppet Show” and “Whose Line is It Anyway?” and you’ll have an idea of what to expect from... Read »

Nov 11, 2014
Carol Channing Serenaded By SF Students

Carol Channing Serenaded By SF Students

The Broadway baby who brought Dolly Levi to life was serenaded with “Hello, Carol!” by the Lowell chorus and jazz... Read »

Nov 7, 2014
Damon Wayans, App Maven, Slated For Samsung Conference

Damon Wayans, App Maven, Slated For Samsung Conference

Damon Wayans is in the Bay Area to perform at Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF Nov. 6-9, then he’ll moderate a panel about... Read »

Nov 4, 2014
Cameron Esposito Haunts SF Night After Halloween

Cameron Esposito Haunts SF Night After Halloween

Cameron Esposito gave this column the exclusive scoop that she will host a costume contest on the stage of The... Read »

Oct 27, 2014
Family to Pay Musical Tribute to Hardly Strictly Founder

Family to Pay Musical Tribute to Hardly Strictly Founder

They’re probably the least famous band at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Watch »

Oct 3, 2014
Music Venues Use Technology to Disable Smartphone Use

Music Venues Use Technology to Disable Smartphone Use

Sick of smartphones ruining your concert experience? Then look no further than Yondr, which is already available at... Read »

Sep 24, 2014

"Royals" Banned from SF Radio Station Playlist

Folks who wanted a break from Lorde are in for a treat: for the duration of the World Series, there will be no... Read »

Oct 20, 2014
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