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Saturday Links: KTVU's Frank Somerville Suspended Over Gabby Petito News Coverage

Longtime KTVU anchor Frank Somerville has been reportedly pulled from the air "indefinitely" for wanting to point out that U.S. media often gives far more attention to tragedies involving white women than those of BIPOC women. Verified sources said that Somerville was informed by station management the next day that he was being suspended over the disagreement; Somerville is the adoptive father of a Black teen daughter. [Mercury News]
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Mercury News

Review: John Fogerty rolls out CCR gold in homecoming concert

John Fogerty was ready to rock. The 76-year-old Bay Area rock icon, who was born in Berkeley and grew up in El Cerrito, basically sprinted out onto the stage Saturday night at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. “We are here to have a good rockin’ time,” the vocalist-guitarist said to...
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The most exhilarating public art piece in SF involves singing karaoke while zooming SF's streets

You have not experienced San Francisco until you’ve zipped down its crowded streets in a Filipino tricycle while belting Earth, Wind and Fire at the top of your lungs. This scenario played out on a recent Thursday afternoon in SoMa, when I joined artist Michael Arcega and filmmaker Paolo Asuncion on a joyride from St. Joseph’s Art Society to SFGATE’s offices at the San Francisco Chronicle building and beyond (SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle are both owned by Hearst but operate independently of one another).
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Sunday Puzzle: Spanish Anagrams

On-air challenge: This week's on-air puzzle comes from listener Dan Pitt of Palo Alto, Calif. Take the common abbreviation for a major American city. Insert it inside an airport code for that city. And you'll name a flower. What flower is it?. Example: ROBAR (to steal) --> ARBOR. 1. ECHAR...

The Many Feminisms of Contemporary Art

BERKELEY, Calif. — Like so many major exhibitions slated for 2020, New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) spent many painful months in limbo before opening at last in late August 2021, a year after intended. Originally planned to coincide with the 2020 presidential election, and initially inspired by 2016’s disastrous election results, New Time premiering right now might have seemed out of step with current events. Those intervening months have seen a global pandemic, a new Democratic administration that includes the first female, Black, and Asian VP, along with terrifying evidence of the reality of climate change. It’s a messy mixed bag that no art or exhibition could have predicted.
San Francisco Examiner

Agneta Falk on Jack Hirschman’s arcane life and love

“I haven’t written a line,” said poet and painter Agneta Falk, at once overwhelmed and appreciative of the response since her husband Jack Hirschman, the poet, translator, editor and literary organizer, passed away on Aug. 22. “It’s just been one foot in front of the other.”. Since the 1970s, Hirschman...
Daily Republic

Who doesn’t want some 3day Weekend tunes? See why at Vino Godfather

VALLEJO — 3day Weekend returns Saturday to Vino Godfather Winery. The 10-piece band, which plays Motown, R&B, classic rock and funk, has been together for about five years. All members have many years of playing with various groups over the decades. “I found the group at Craiglist,” said one of...

Win Tix: TLC with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

TLC’s Celebration of CRAZY SEXY COOL with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony!. Win tickets this week during Kimmie Tee’s Hit List at 5:55am. LISTEN every morning during Kimmie Tee’s Hit List at 5:55am with The Dream Team in the Morning. CALL 855-762-1029 when you hear the cue to call. CALLER 25, WINS tickets...
Marin Independent Journal

Jazz group entertains crowd in Sausalito

A free concert at Gabrielson Park in Sausalito by the jazz guitar trio Trifecta drew a crowd Friday. The performance was part of the Jazz by the Bay series with food sales to benefit Performing Stars youth enrichment program.

The Sounds Rock the Great American Music Hall (In Pictures)

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.
San Francisco Examiner

Happy birthday, Marc Benioff. Your company did the right thing

Saturday is Marc Benioff’s birthday, and if the San Francisco native and Salesforce founder didn’t get the Dreamforce of his dreams this year, he did get high praise for keeping it small. “Marc Benioff is a responsible San Franciscan,” Dr. Larry Brilliant, the famous epidemiologist who advised the conference on...

Music blooms at Botanical Garden

If one listened in closely, they would hear 12 different melodies dance through the air of the San Francisco Botanical Garden last week during Flower Piano. Flower Piano is a collaboration between Sunset Piano and the San Francisco Botanical Garden that brings 12 grand pianos to the garden for five days. Anyone is welcome to play the pianos, and many professional musicians are invited to showcase their talents and inspire others to create music.