It made me realize that all those feelings of wanting a voice, wanting a change and wanting to be treated with respect were not so alien in California. People here believed they deserved certain rights and were not afraid to fight for them.
For good reason, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival describes itself as an "international" event. The 2nd annual Festival once again features an impressive line-up of performers from Europe, Canada, and the United States, including the Bay Area.
This Saturday's San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a mixed bag. And that's perfectly okay, because the event's eclectic programming makes for a good point.
As Kind looks forward to taking the new show on the road, she is also prepping for a return to San Francisco. The chanteuse is slated to perform Sun., Aug. 24, at the Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation's Help Is on the Way 20 Anniversary Gala and Concert.
At the time of its release in 1940, one critic called Fantasia, the animated Disney film, "an ambitious orgy of color, sound, and imagination." More than just a motion picture masterpiece, it is a groundbreaking cinematic tone poem.
None of the other Festival films were blockbuster like The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but there are a number of unusual and appealing gems.
The economic divide created by the dominance of the city's tech sector is a very real and thorny issue with no easy answers.
Stevon Cook, 28, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Education election on November 4, took some time to talk with me about the crucial debate in education over how to help failing schools, along with other issues prominent in the campaign.
With sweeping views of vine-covered hills and wetlands, the winery not only has a tasting room and a marketplace where you can buy gourmet sandwiches and snacks, but it also has patios and a vast lawn to enjoy your vino-enhanced picnic.
Tran introduced San Francisco to one of her favorite things to eat using fresh California ingredients and Tran family recipes.
She's a Tony Award-winner, a TV star, a celebrated singer/performer with commanding vocals, and, apparently, a woman who loves horses. This is Be...
It's one thing for an orchestra to accompany a silent film. It is something else all together for an orchestra to accompany a sound film, let alone a musical. That's the challenge the San Francisco Symphony will face when the world renown orchestra accompanies the classic musical, Singin' in the Rain.
Waterbar in San Francisco As 2013 speeds rapidly to a glorious fork in the road and the path to 2014 comes into much clearer view, reflection see...
By Rebecca Podesta, offMetro SF Named for one of Oakland's most famous former residents, author of adventure classics like The Call of the Wild and...
Some consider it the tap-root of American popular music -- the propulsive rhythm which helped shape not only jazz and swing, but the blues and rock 'n roll.
Hailed as a master of suspense, Hitchcock was also a master in the use of music. The celebrated director knew music could convey emotion in ways images could not.