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Dance and equity: Hope Mohr’s new book gives the dance community the language to reckon with itself

For many performing artists across the Bay Area and the world at large, the forcible closing of venues for music, theater and dance in March 2020 was a harrowing experience most have still not fully recovered from. But there was a new opportunity in this time away from the stage — to look inward. As previously reported by Bay City News Foundation and many other local, regional and national outlets, just about every facet of the arts world took a long hard look at itself during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what it saw wasn’t pretty.
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Trevor Noah Goes Off on Mayor Breed and Her Maskless Club Appearance

The Daily Show did a bit on Breed’s maskless Nicki Minaj turn to rejecting public health guidelines, and her preference for defensive ass-covering over face coverings. Back when Gavin Newsom had his French Laundry scandal, and Mayor London Breed’s own dirty laundry from the same restaurant came out two weeks later, the playbook at the time was to at least pretend you were sorry with some sort of perfunctory “I will do better” statement. That strategy is apparently no longer applicable in the wake of Breed’s maskless indoor Tony! Toni! Toné! Celebration, which has made national deadlines, and Tuesday night got the ritual roasting from Trevor Noah on The Daily Show.
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METALLICA Streams "Creeping Death" From Surprise San Francisco Show

Metallica recently played two surprise shows – on September 16 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA and on September 20 at the Metro in Chicago, IL. Metallica recently streamed "Whiplash" from the former, and now they're doing the same with "Creeping Death". You can also check out fan-filmed footage of both the San Francisco and Chicago shows, though maybe wait for the pro-shot stuff to surface if you can.

Rosie the Riveter Trust to Celebrate History, ‘We Can Do It!’ Spirit

The Rosie the Riveter Trust is celebrating the history of the World War II home front at a September 26 gala, Making History Together. The fundraiser will highlight programs supported by the trust in collaboration with Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park: Every Kid Outdoors, Rosie’s Service Corps, and a documentary about the park’s Rosie Ambassadors, currently in production.

Fan footage from Metallica’s surprise Chicago club show goes viral

Fan filmed video footage from Metallica’s 9/20 surprise club show at The Metro in Chicago, IL has been shared online. The event marked the band’s second last-minute gig in the past week, following a September 16 appearance in San Francisco, CA as they promote the newly-released series of 30th anniversary issues of their 1991 self-titled album.
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Petaluma Public Art Committee, artist respond to city council’s push to revisit bathtub art installation

Petaluma Public Art Committee, artist respond to city council’s push to revisit 'Fine Balance,’ the bathtub art installation. The Petaluma Public Art Committee is set to discuss viable options for the future of “Fine Balance” after the city council last week declined to move forward with the controversial project amid a wave of public backlash.

Robert De Niro Introduces Premiere of 'Sopranos' Movie 'The Many Saints of Newark': 'I Have a Certain Fondness for Prequels to Gangster Stories'.'

“I’m not coming back to ‘The Sopranos,’” Aida Turtorro, the two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Janice Soprano in the iconic HBO series, said Wednesday on the red carpet for the show’s long-awaited prequel movie, “The Many Saints of Newark.” “The truth is,” she said, “I’m not sure I ever left.”

A line about mask-wearing got laughs at SF Symphony's 'Princess Bride' screening

An energetic crowd watched the San Francisco Symphony's screening of "The Princess Bride," which was accompanied by a full orchestra, Wednesday night. People cheered for the dreamy, blue-eyed Westley, booed for the villainous, "warthog-faced buffoon" Prince Humperdinck and laughed at the beloved pun-filled 1987 classic projected onto a huge screen in Davies Symphony Hall.

Watch: Foo Fighters rock out with some adorable, oversized mascots onstage

The Foo Fighters were joined by a trio of adorable mascots at their recent performance at Dreamforce 2021, the three-day conference of San Francisco tech company Salesforce. The band tore through their 2002 hit All My Life when Astro, Einstein and Ruth, the company’s oversized mascots, took the stage to dance along energetically. Frontman Dave Grohl later calmed the performance down a touch to give the mascots a chance to catch their breath.

Metallica Share 'Whiplash' Video From Rare Club Show

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their 1983 classic, "Whiplash", from a rare club show in San Francisco, CA on September 16. The "Kill 'Em All" track was the opening song of the band's live return to the stage at the 500-capacity venue The Independent following a live music industry shutdown during the pandemic.

Watch Foo Fighters special performance at Dreamforce 2021

Foo Fighters gave a special performance earlier this week (21st), at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The band played as a part of Salesforce’s “Dreamforce 2021” event. The band performed for the first time with backup dancers. The Foos Twitter shows footage of the scene with the caption,

Metallica releases San Francisco, Chicago surprise shows via Nugs

Full audio from both intimate surprise club shows are available. Seven hundred and thirty-eight days since their last appearance before a live audience, Metallica made their triumphant return to the stage last week with two epic, surprise club concerts in San Francisco and Chicago. Fans beyond the lucky few hundred that snagged tickets will be able to stream full concert recordings from both of these intimate Metallica performances exclusively via

Andy Samberg's Best 'SNL' Digital Shorts, From 'Lazy Sunday' to 'D**k in a Box' and Everything in Between

Actor, producer, writer, musician, and comedian extraordinaire Andy Samberg is one smart goofball. Growing up in Berkeley, California, he met soon-to-be best friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, who were in 8th grade when he was in 7th. In a recent sit down with Collider, the three friends reminisced about what drew them together. High school is where the “venn diagram” of their friend groups met, and the three immediately hit it off and started making comedic music videos and shorts. Taccone says that his first impression of Samberg was that he was “next level funny,” and would do anything for a laugh. As for Andy’s initial thoughts of the other two, it was also an instant connection.

Meet the Author: Wendy Voorsanger

Join us to meet the author Wendy Voorsanger who will be discussing her latest novel Prospects of a Woman. Elisabeth Parker comes to California from Massachusetts in 1849 with her new husband, Nate, to reunite with her father, who’s struck gold on the American River. But she soon realizes her husband is not the man she thought—and neither is her father, who abandons them shortly after they arrive. As Nate struggles with his sexuality, Elisabeth is forced to confront her preconceived notions of family, love, and opportunity. This Zoom event is made possible by the Friends of the Larkspur Library.