<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - ]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/the-scene/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:32:30 -0800 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:32:30 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Grumpy Cat to Visit San Francisco]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:44:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/477158783.jpg
Grumpy Cat is on his way here. And Grumpy Cat does not care.

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<![CDATA[Robin Williams' Former Napa Estate Listed For $25.9 Million]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:40:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robin-williams-home.jpg
The Villa of Smiles, Robin Williams's former Napa Valley estate, is back on the market. And at $25.9 million, it's 13 percent cheaper.

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<![CDATA[Mindy Kaling Shoots Sitcom in San Francisco]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:03:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kaling-instagram.jpg
'The Mindy Project' filmed in San Francisco on November 18, stopping at locations including Lombard Street, City Lights and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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<![CDATA[Neil Young Announces Starbucks Boycott]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:40:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/478056495.jpg
Neil Young is advocating a blanket ban of Starbucks after the coffee company joined in with Monsanto on a lawsuit against Vermont over food labeling.

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<![CDATA[Superhero Hopefuls Converge on Emeryville]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:51:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/superhero-auditions.jpg
The road to Marvel Universe Live! begins in Emeryville.]]>
<![CDATA[Art of Eleanor Coppola on Display at Sonoma Museum]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:26:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Eleanor-Coppola-pic.jpg
The public largely knows Eleanor Coppola as the wife of director Francis Ford Coppola, but those who know her also know her as a consummate artisan who is compelled to create. Fifty years’ worth of her...

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<![CDATA[Improv Puppet Show Set for San Francisco Run]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:14:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Puppet-Up-1.jpg
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 “Puppet Up! - Uncensored,” an improv comedy puppet show returning to San Francisco, Nov.

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<![CDATA[Carol Channing Serenaded By SF Students]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:55:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/channing-Carol-2.jpg
The Broadway baby who brought Dolly Levi to life was serenaded with “Hello, Carol!” by the Lowell chorus and jazz band (a few audience members joined in, too) when she visited her alma mater and appeared in the...

Photo Credit: Corey Andrew]]>
<![CDATA[Damon Wayans, App Maven, Slated For Samsung Conference]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:23:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Damon-Wayans.jpg
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 global reach for mobile apps at the Samsung Developer Conference this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Cameron Esposito Haunts SF Night After Halloween]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:35:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CameronEsposito_By-Mandee-Johnson.red_.jpg
Cameron Esposito gave this column the exclusive scoop that she will host a costume contest on the stage of The Independent at 628 Divisadero in San Francisco, on Sunday, November 1, to close out the big holiday...

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<![CDATA[Family to Pay Musical Tribute to Hardly Strictly Founder]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:48:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rosatohardly.jpg
They’re probably the least famous band at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Some didn’t take up instruments until a year ago. But chances are, when the Go To Hell Man Clan takes the Rooster...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Music Venues Use Technology to Disable Smartphone Use]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:26:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smartphone+generic.jpg
Sick of smartphones ruining your concert experience? Then look no further than Yondr, which is already available at music venues in San Francisco and Oakland.

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<![CDATA["Royals" Banned from SF Radio Station Playlist]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:23:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*235/73557949.jpg
Folks who wanted a break from Lorde are in for a treat: for the duration of the World Series, there will be no "Royals" played on KFOG.

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<![CDATA[Woman, 75, Still Missing in SoCal]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:57:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sally+estabrook.jpg
The search grew on Monday for a woman with Alzheimer’s disease who disappeared from a Julian campground over the weekend without a trace. Sally Estabrook, the 75-year-old mother-in-law of Megadeth frontman Dave...

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<![CDATA[San Jose Author Receives Steinbeck Award]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:26:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/k-hosseini.jpg
Khaled Hosseini, who lived in San Jose after his family's escape from Afghanistan and lives today in Northern California, is receiving the John Steinbeck Award today in San Jose.

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<![CDATA[Original "Real World" SF Condo Available to Rent]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:00:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/realworldsanfrancisco.jpg
Before there was an Internet or smartphones pervading every facet of our lives, there was the Real World house in San Francisco. Now is your chance to live in the same place Puck got evicted from.

Photo Credit: Madison Bear]]>
<![CDATA[30 Rock Alum to Perform at SF's Eureka Theatre]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:26:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Scott-Adsit-photo-by-Dan-Dion.jpg
We have no idea what Scott Adsit is going to do or say, and neither does he, when he returns to San Francisco to perform on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at the Eureka Theater. Of course, that’s...

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<![CDATA[Tool's Danny Carey with Primus for Special Shows]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:05:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Primus+Tool-001.JPG
Tool drummer Danny Carey sat in with Primus while Tim "Herb" Alexander recovers from heart surgery. The first of three shows was at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago. The last is Friday, Sept. 19 in Denver.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Rain Closes Main Gate at Burning Man]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:53:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BM+2013-171.JPG
California may be in a drought but there's too much rain in northern Nevada.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Young Jeezy Arrested in Concert Shooting Probe]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:00:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08252014-jeezy-mug.jpg
Rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested in Southern California on weapons charges by police investigating a deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa's Friday night concert in the Bay Area, police said Monday.

Photo Credit: Mountain View Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[A Day in the Life: Remembering The Beatles’ 1966 Candlestick Concert]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:09:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/87889554.jpg
August 29, 1966, stands out for Rich Bandoni. Even among all the days since, that day of his life returns with ease. He was 9 years old that day, when he hopped a San Francisco Muni bus and headed to Candlestick...

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<![CDATA[Aerosmith Concord Pavilion Concert Canceled]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:25:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP453154418157.jpg
Bad news for Aerosmith fans: Tuesday night’s Bay Area concert has been canceled. Live Nation, the concert's promoter, says the Concord Pavilion show will not go on because of an illness, but did not say who was...

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<![CDATA[Robin Williams Was "Fixture" in Bay Area Comedy Scene]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:20:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2014-08-15-williams-credit-alex-stack.jpg
Robin Williams' roots were in the City’s standup comedy scene. Comedian Debi Durst first met Williams in the 1970s. “Never ever in our wildest craziest dreams did we ever think we'd lose him so soon,” Durst said...

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<![CDATA[Memorials for Robin Williams]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:40:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robin+williams+hollywood+star.JPG
A collection of memorials to the Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the age of 63.

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<![CDATA[As RatDog Nixes Tour Dates, Deadheads Worry About Bob Weir]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:43:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/98659766.jpg
Bob Weir, the former Grateful Dead guitarist, has canceled all upcoming tour dates of RatDog, his current outfit, leading to speculation about his well-being.

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<![CDATA[Sir Patrick Stewart Attends, Enjoys Outside Lands]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:51:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/stewart10.jpg
There was at least one famous person in the audience at Outside Lands this past weekend: Sir Patrick Stewart. The Shakespearean-trained thespian took in the sights, and then some.

Photo Credit: Patrick Stewart/Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[Janis Joplin Stamp On Sale This Weekend]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:19:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08072014-janis-joplin-stamp.jpg
Take a little piece of her heart. There’s a special tribute to iconic singer Janis Joplin at this year’s Outside Lands.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Next "True Detective" To Be Filmed in Big Sur]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:56:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/true+detectiveAP607793760099.jpg
Municipal corruption, choking traffic, and the scenic coast: the next edition of "True Detective" is rumored to be truly California-centric.

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<![CDATA[Prince Asks Fans to Wear Purple]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:07:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/52461876.jpg
Purple Rain star Prince is headlining this weekend’s Essence Fest in New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And to honor the recent 30th anniversary of his hit album, “Purple Rain,” Prince asked everyone to wear...

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<![CDATA[New Transformers Movie is a Bay Area Job Creator]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:30:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/06-30-2014-ILM.jpg
In the Bay Area, the latest Transformers movie is more than a box-office smash: It’s a job creator.

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<![CDATA[Hardcore Devo at Fox Theater Saturday]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:49:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Devo+GGP.jpg
Post-punk, new wave rockers Devo had their first hit song “Whip It” in 1980, but years before that the group was playing, and recording, more obscure, low-fi tunes like “Jocko Homo,” “Mongoloid,” and the...

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Actress Cast in Aaliyah Biopic Sees Backlash]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:31:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zendalaP1.jpg
Zendaya Coleman’s casting as the late R&B singer; Aaliyah, in the upcoming Lifetime dramatization of her life is causing a lot of controversy, mostly because of the color of her skin.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Lands Lucas Cultural Arts Museum]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:14:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/george-lucas-r2d21.jpg
Chicago has come out on top in the intense competition for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.

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<![CDATA[Matrix Creators Begin Filming Netflix Series in SF]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:10:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/Wakowskis.JPG
The Matrix creators start filming of new Netflix series Sense8 Wednesday in SF.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Dome Theater Granted Historic Status]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:53:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2014-03-11_07-07-58_355.jpg
On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted 7-4 to grant the domed Century 21 theater built in 1964 historic status.

Photo Credit: Marianne Favro]]>
<![CDATA[2014 World's Ugliest Dog Contestants]]> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 06:29:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/Peanut-pic.png
Some of the world's ugliest dogs are high-tailing it to Sonoma for the annual "Ugliest Dog Contest.”

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<![CDATA[Sense8 Behind the Scenes]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:19:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/Sense8-010.JPG
Wachowskis start Netflix series production in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Might Journey's Steve Perry Perform with Eels in San Francisco?]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:16:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP05012108859.jpg
Apparently, Steve Perry, the reclusive former Journey singer, is a big fan of the Eels.

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<![CDATA[Les Claypool Brings Duo De Twang to SF]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:45:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Claypool+Whores.jpg
World famous bassist, and local resident, Les Claypool set to play SF's Great American Music Hall.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA["Despicable Me" Minion Mayhem At Universal Studios Hollywood At Universal Studios Hollywood]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:15:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/minioins.JPG
If you've always wanted to hang out with Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions from "Despicable Me," this might be your chance.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Die Antwoord Puts the Zef Back in SF]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 17:41:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Die+Antwoord-037.JPG
Days before their third album Donker Mag drops on June 3, Die Antwoord had the Fillmore jumping at a sold out show.

Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Sean Lennon's Tour Van Burglarized in SF]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:50:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/021211+sean+lennon+FW11.jpg
Someone stole a laptop associated with a famous person the other night in Hayes Valley.

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Matt Damon Shows Up at Santa Cruz Roller Derby Match]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:46:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/matt+damon+emmy.jpg
Who knew? Actor Matt Damon turned up at the Santa Cruz Derby Girls over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Lady Gaga Fans Line Up Early for San Jose Concert]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:18:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gaga-th.jpg
Dozens of Lady Gaga fans pitched a tent outside the SAP Center in hopes of making it into the Monster Pit at her Tuesday night concert.]]>
<![CDATA[Waterfront Property Offered to George Lucas For His Museum]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 17:19:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP44875530462.jpg
Star Wars creator George Lucas will be offered a slice of prime waterfront property for his museum of movie memorabilia and Norman Rockwell paintings.

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<![CDATA["Linda, Listen!" YouTube Star to Kick Off San Jose Children's Parade]]> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:37:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-14-2013-kid-thumb.jpg
Three-year-old Mateo likes to argue. A lot. When Mateo's mom Linda took a YouTube video of him arguing with her over cupcakes, it didn’t just get a few clicks, it went viral. As of Tuesday, Linda and Mateo’s...]]>
<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area Launches "The Mix" Hosted By Janet Reilly]]> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:45:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/The-Mix-Logo.jpg
NBC Bay Area today announced that Janet Reilly will be the host of The Mix, a monthly news magazine show premiering this Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. The Mix will deliver an in-depth look at the Bay...]]>
<![CDATA[Dome Recommended for Placement on Historic Places List]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:51:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/33+THE+DOME+MEDIUM.jpg
Some encouraging news for the fans working to “save the dome,” San Jose's old Century 21 theater on Winchester Boulevard: The State Historical Resources Commission recommended the theater for placement on...]]>