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How To Catch Comet NEOWISE In The Twilight SkyA lot of people will be going outside to see Comet NEOWISE this weekend, as the rare spectacle makes its first appearance in nearly 7000 years in the twilight sky. Anybody with a camera or a scope can try to snap a photo, but it won’t be easy to find.
Rep. DeSaulnier, Sens. Harris, Feinstein Push Bill To Expand Rosie The Riverter WW2 Park In RichmondLegislation that would expand the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress.
CBS SF Talks To Scott "Wino" Weinrich About New Acoustic Solo AlbumIconic doom-metal hero Scott "Wino" Weinrich talks to CBS SF about coping with the global pandemic and the recording of his new acoustic solo album on Ripple Music, 'Forever Gone.'
San Francisco Museums Get Green Light To Reopen June 29Museums across San Francisco that have been closed for months due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order got a surprise phone call from the mayor's office Monday, giving them the green light to reopen.
CBS SF Interviews Vio-Lence Guitarist Phil Demmel About New Band BPMDA major player on the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene since the mid-1980s, Vio-Lence and former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel talks about his new '70s rock cover project BPMD.
Hopeful Organizers Announce Huichica Music Fest 2020 Line-Up, October DatesBeloved psychedelic indie rockers Yo La Tengo, songwriter Mac Demarco and Bay Area prog-pop favorites Once and Future Band were among the headliners announced Wednesday for the eleventh annual Huichica Music Festival happening in Sonoma in mid-October.
Don't Miss Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Madds Tolling At Yoshi'sGrammy Award-winning violinist Madds Tolling stopped by the studio to talk with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his upcoming gig at Yoshi's. As a special treat, Madds performed live.
Violins Of Hope Tour Showcases Historic Instruments Played During The HolocaustProducer Patricia Kristof Moy talks to Michelle Griego about 'Violins of Hope,' a powerful show touring San Francisco showcasing a collection of violins from the Holocaust.
Don't Miss The Mystery Of Edwin Drood At Foothill Music TheatreActor John Mannion talks to Bay Area Focus about Foothill Music Theatre's production of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' where every night, the audience decides how the play will end.

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The Chapel To Christen Outdoor Stage With Red Room OrchestraPopular Mission District club the Chapel on Saturday hosts its first socially distanced concert on its new outdoor stage with the Red Room Orchestra playing a special seated dinner show benefiting the Independent Venue Alliance.
Ruby Ibarra's World: Bay Area Rapper By Night; COVID-19 Researcher By DayRuby Ibarra is making big moves in the worlds of music and science. During the day, you can find the up-and-coming artist dressed in PPE, and at night and on weekends, entertaining fans virtually.
25 Years After Jerry Garcia's Death, the Grateful Dead's Popularity EnduresJerry Garcia’s death certainly might have felt like the end of the story for Deadheads in 1995, but it has not worked out that way.
Film Documenting Last Days Of Beloved Comic Robin Williams Releases New TrailerA film focused on beloved Bay Area actor and comedian Robin Williams and his battle with a rare brain disease released a new trailer Friday ahead of its planned premiere in early September.
Source: Pac-12 Commissioner Meets With Player GroupPac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott met with representatives from the #WeAreUnited college player group, with much of the discussion focused on the conference's health and safety protocols. 
California's Great America In Santa Clara To Remain Closed Through 2020Officials at California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara on Tuesday announced that the park would remain closed for the remainder of 2020 due to the ongoing challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Navy SEALs Cut Ties with Museum Over Colin Kaepernick VideoThe commander of the Navy SEALs said Monday he plans to suspend its support of the National Navy SEAL Museum after videos surfaced online of dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. 
SF Filmmaker Captures Emotional Struggle When Leaving A Cult Divided Her FamilyA Bay Area filmmaker captured the delicate family struggle that happens when some family members get out of a cult while their parents stay in.
Malik B, Founding Member Of The Roots Dies at 47Malik B founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47.