<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - ]]> Copyright 2015 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 Aug 2015 23:36:49 -0700 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:36:49 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[SFPD Recovers Ex-Chili Pepper Guitarist’s Stolen Telecaster]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:33:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/th-GUITAR-SFPD.jpg
A valuable piece of rock history is back with its rightful owner, thanks to San Francisco police investigators. A vintage 1966 Fender Telecaster that was owned by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist...
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<![CDATA[First Look at 'Burning Man: The Musical' ]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:40:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burner-musical.jpg
"Burning Man: The Musical" will one day be a full-length film feature, but the first five irreverent minutes are available to watch now.

Photo Credit: Matt Werner
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<![CDATA[SF Armory Plans New Music Venue in 2016]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:29:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/San+Francisco+Armory.jpg
A 4,000 capacity music venue will open inside San Francisco Armory next year.

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<![CDATA[Lonely Island Wallpaper Pays Tribute to Bay Area Icons]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:15:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/BayAreaToile.jpg
Comedy/music trio The Lonely Island has commissioned wallpaper that pays tribute to vibrant Bay Area icons and landmarks.

Photo Credit: Matt Ritchie]]>
<![CDATA[Michael Jackson's Chef Shares King of Pop’s Favorite Foods]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:35:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/71436998michael.jpg
Sweet Bar Bakery in Oakland is celebrating the King of Pop's birthday with his preferred sweet and savory treats.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Phil Walter
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<![CDATA[E-40 Introduces 40-Ounce Malt Liquor]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:57:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/e40ounce.jpg
East Bay rap star E-40's latest foray into the world of alcohol comes in the form of a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Earl Stevens]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Named Top West Coast Food City]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:14:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/226*120/missollieschicken.jpg
Oakland has been named the top West Coast food city in the country by USA Today.

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<![CDATA[Janelle Monáe to Speak, Sing Against Police Brutality]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:23:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP862628482094_0.jpg
Pop star Janelle Monáe will speak and sing against police brutality at a San Francisco rally this weekend.

Photo Credit: AP Images for the NFL
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<![CDATA[Burning Man Children's Book Looks for Funding]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:40:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burner-book-kids.jpg
A photography book for children about Burning Man is seeking pledges on Kickstarter.

Photo Credit: Peter Armenia
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<![CDATA[Elbo Room Gets Lease Reprieve]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/elboroom2015.jpg
Mission District nightclub Elbo Room was expected to shutter in November but has been given an extension on the lease.

Photo Credit: Elbo Room]]>
<![CDATA[Robot Butler Starts Work at Silicon Valley Hotel]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:45:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/aloft-robot-butler.jpg
Aloft Silicon Valley now has a robot butler called Botlr on duty.

Photo Credit: Aloft Hotels]]>
<![CDATA[Robin Williams Mini Film Festival Planned]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:23:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Jumanji+Robin+Williams.jpg
SoMa StrEat Food Park will screen 12 hours of Robin Williams movies on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Jacka Birthday Tribute Planned, Murder Still Unsolved]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:50:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/jackafreewayvideo.jpg
As a concert tribute to slain Bay Area rapper The Jacka is planned in San Francisco this week, there has still been no movement in solving his February murder.

Photo Credit: Empire Distribution]]>
<![CDATA[Cystic Fibrosis Patient's Wish: Meet Taylor Swift]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:53:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/B-TZ-TAYLOR-SWIFT-FAN-VO---00000606.jpg
Tiffany Rich has two items on her bucket list: get new lungs and meet Taylor Swift.
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<![CDATA[Snoopy Celebrates Birthday]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:55:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snoopy+Peanuts+movie.JPG
Snoopy is celebrating his birthday. Snoopy's birthday was acknowledged in a strip that ran on Aug. 10, 1968. It is unclear whether that was his first-ever birthday; if so, that would make him 47 years old,...

Photo Credit: Blue Sky Studios
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<![CDATA[Japanese Pop Culture Festival Moves to Fort Mason]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:12:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gacharic_800.jpg
This year's J-Pop Summit moves from Japantown to Fort Mason and becomes a ticketed event.

Photo Credit: Victor Entertainment]]>
<![CDATA[Margaret Cho Mobilizes Sexual Assault Survivors]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:43:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/chomcho_9455_todd+v+wolfson.jpg
Margaret Cho's new Twitter hashtag #isurviveandTHRIVE is uniting victims of sexual assault.
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<![CDATA[Akon Lights Up Africa One Solar Panel at a Time]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:12:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ALA_Akon-describing-his-entrepreneurial-experience_3-31072015.jpg
Singer-songwriter Akon noticed a trend during a recent tour of Africa: a lack of electricity. With 600 million Africans still eating and working by candlelight he decided to launch “Akon Lighting Africa”...

Photo Credit: Bass
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<![CDATA[Morrissey Says He Was Groped at SFO]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:52:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455184451.jpg
The singer Morrissey said he was groped at San Francisco International Airport this week on his way to London, and now he's making waves by blogging about what he's calling a "sexual assault."

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<![CDATA[Susan Sarandon Brings Her Ping Pong Bar to SF]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:31:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/susansarandonpingpong.jpg
Actress Susan Sarandon is a partner in Spin, a ping pong social club opening in San Francisco's SoMa District this winter.]]>
<![CDATA['Million Dollar Listing' Spotlights 'Starchitect']]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:24:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/rohstanley.jpg
The latest episode of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" dubs local designer Stanley Saitowitz a "starchitect."

Photo Credit: Bravo TV]]>
<![CDATA[Adam Levine Serenades Wife Behati Prinsloo in Cabo]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:45:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/206*120/adamthumb.PNG
Hollywood may be abuzz with the news that country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have filed for divorce, but at least one other “The Voice" star is very happily married.]]>
<![CDATA[Redheads Spotlighted at 'Ginger Pride Festival']]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:21:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/234*120/myginga.jpg
Redheads will celebrate their hair color with their own Ginger Pride Festival on Thursday in Dolores Park.

Photo Credit: Calvin Michael West
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<![CDATA[MTV's 'Real World' Plans San Francisco Casting Call]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:13:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/real+world+san+francisco.jpg
A San Francisco casting call for MTV's long-running "Real World" is planned for August 1.]]>
<![CDATA[Friends, Family Mark Robin Williams' 64th Birthday]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:11:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Robin-Williams.jpg
Tuesday would have been Robin Williams 64th birthday. Williams committed suicide on Aug. 11, 2014. Although it has been nearly a year, family, friends and admirers are still reeling from the loss.

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<![CDATA[Amy Winehouse Exhibit Makes U.S. Debut in SF]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Amy-Winehouse.jpg
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait runs from July 23-November 1 at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Penthouse Listed For $9.45M]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:12:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/225*120/millenniumtower.jpg
A penthouse in San Francisco's Millennium Tower has been listed for $9.4M.

Photo Credit: Google Maps]]>
<![CDATA["The Breakfast Club" Coming to Bay Area Theaters for 30th Anniversary]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:21:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/breakfastfathom.jpg
John Hughes' 1985 film The Breakfast Club will screen in Bay Area theaters for two days in March to celebrate the 30th anniversary.

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]]>
<![CDATA[30 Years Later, "The Residents" Are Missing Another Eyeball]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 05:58:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/Residnets+Mr+Blue.jpg
$100,000 eyeball mask called "Mr. Blue Original" has presumably been stolen off of SF doorstep.

Photo Credit: Cryptic Corporation]]>
<![CDATA[Drag Queens Hawk Real Estate]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:14:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/belleofbernal.jpg
Mercedes Munro and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy are the latest movers and shakers in San Francisco real estate.

Photo Credit: Danielle Lazier and Michael Minson
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<![CDATA["Fifty Shades of Grey" Distracts Sacramento Drivers]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:24:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/50ShadesDriveThru.jpg
Opening weekend for the film "Fifty Shades of Grey" included some unwilling viewers. The movie is being shown at the West Wind Drive-In theater in Sacramento, right off Highway 50.

Photo Credit: KCRA]]>
<![CDATA[Trailer Park Boys Stop at Oakland's Paramount Theatre]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:50:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/trailerparkboysorg.jpg
Trailer Park Boys will bring their Still Drunk, High & Unemployed Tour to Oakland's Paramount Theatre on February 17.

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Musician Wins NPR Tiny Desk Contest]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:14:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/npr-th.jpg
An Oakland musician whose soulful blues-y twang beat out 7,000 other video entries took home the unprecedented title of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest.
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<![CDATA[Oakland Child Trafficking Epidemic Inspires Play]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:43:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/TC_HighRes1_EmilioVigilCROP.jpg
Playwright Tracie Collins has been inspired by Oakland's child prostitution problem to create a stage show called "Cold Piece of Werk."

Photo Credit: Emilio Vigil
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<![CDATA[2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:32:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/beachProposal.jpg
Photos: 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am]]>
<![CDATA[New Music Video of Slain Rapper Emerges]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:48:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/jackafreewayvideo.jpg
A new music video featuring slain Bay Area rapper The Jacka and frequent collaborative partner Freeway has been released. There has been no movement in the murder case.

Photo Credit: Empire Distribution
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<![CDATA[Andy Samberg: From Bay Area to "SNL"]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:59:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/samberg-roots.jpg
Berkeley Unified School District spokesman Mark Coplan says when Andy Samberg was a teenager, he and his other "SNL" friends – Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – were hilarious, and bound for comedy stardom.

Photo Credit: Mark Coplan / Berkeley Unified School District
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<![CDATA[Famous Pianist Plays Free Concert in Hospital Lobby]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:53:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Katya_Carnegie_20141227-014.jpg
Katya Grineva, a romantic pianist who regularly plays at Carnegie Hall, will give a free performance at San Jose's Good Samaritan Hospital on Feb. 10.

Photo Credit: Andre Chow]]>
<![CDATA[E-40, Too $hort to Headline SAP Center]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:38:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/earlstevenskrushgroove.jpg
Bay Area rappers E-40 and Too $hort will be headline performers at the Krush Groove show at San Jose's SAP Center on April 17.

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA["Better Off Dead" Live Reading Set For SF Sketchfest]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:02:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Savage-Steve-Holland-photo.jpg
Savage Dynamite—could be a one hit wonder from MTV’s video heyday, but actually it’s the union of two teen comedy cult icons, Savage Steve Holland and Napoleon Dynamite.]]>
<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Flood Stinson Beach With Mail]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:05:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/86272000.jpg
Fans of the Grateful Dead seeking tickets to the final shows at Chicago's Soldier Field from July 3 to 5 were asked to send a request to Stinson Beach. Some 60,000 did.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Single-Day BottleRock Tickets Set to Go On Sale]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:02:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bottlerocknapaballoons.jpg
General admission single-day tickets for the third annual BottleRock Music Festival music, food, wine and brew festival (May 29-31, 2015) go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 28 at BottleRockNapaValley.com and...]]>
<![CDATA[Grumpy Cat to Visit San Francisco]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:44:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/477158783.jpg
Grumpy Cat is on his way here. And Grumpy Cat does not care.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for SXSW
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<![CDATA[Former Grateful Dead Manager Dies at 73 ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:28:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rock-scully.jpg
Rock Scully, the former Grateful Dead manager, has died of lung cancer near his home in Monterey. Celebration of his life scheduled for Saturday night at Slim's in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Robin Williams' Former Napa Estate Listed For $25.9 Million]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:40:14 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews International]]>
<![CDATA[Mindy Kaling Shoots Sitcom in San Francisco]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:03:55 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: @MindyKaling / Instagram
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