Proposed Funding Cuts to Arts Programs Threaten Santa Clara BalletProposed arts program cuts could be a death blow to Santa Clara Ballet. City-funded grants help pay for the venue at the convention center, where they hold Nutcracker performances every year.
Pioneering Comic Paul Mooney Dies In Oakland HomePaul Mooney, a boundary-pushing comedian who was Richard Pryor’s longtime writing partner and whose sage, incisive musings on racism and American life made him a revered figure in stand-up, has died at his Oakland home. He was 79.
Vaccinated Bill Maher Tests Positive for COVID-19; Friday's Show CanceledA taping of comedian Bill Maher’s weekly HBO show was canceled after the host tested positive for COVID-19. Maher, fully vaccinated, is “asymptomatic and feels fine,” according to a statement from HBO.
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-Winning 'Moonstruck' Star, Dies at 89Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89.
Al Schmitt, Award Winning Engineer, Producer For Artists From Sam Cooke To Steely Dan, Dies At 91Twenty-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt, whose extraordinary career as a recording engineer and producer included albums by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and many other, has died at age 91.
Popular Topgolf Entertainment Chain Opens Location in San JoseA new golf and entertainment complex hopes to be a hit in the South Bay as popular chain Topgolf opened its San Jose location to the public Friday.
Actor George Segal Dies Of Complications After Bypass Surgery, At 87George Segal, the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966′s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” died Tuesday in Santa Rosa, according to his wife..
Grammy Awards: Bay Area Man Nominated for Album of the YearJulian-Quán Việt Lê. who teaches at his family's Milpitas music school. co-produced, mixed and wrote a number of songs for an album nominated for a Grammy Award
San Francisco Mission Nightclub Adapts to Social Distancing RulesA music venue in San Francisco’s Mission District tried something new Thursday night, presenting live concerts with an unusual multimedia twist in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
Caesars Plans $47 Million Renovation Of Reno’s Silver LegacyCaesars Entertainment plans a $47 million renovation at the 25-year-old Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno.
Update: Influential Music Producer Phil Spector Dies In California PrisonInfluential Music Producer Phil Spector, whose 'wall of sound' fashioned some of the greatest rock hits of the 1960s and 1970s, has died of natural causes while serving a second-degree murder sentence in the California Health Care Facility, state prison authorities announced Sunday.
Best-Selling Novelist Eric Jerome Dickey Dies Of Cancer, At 59Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking With Enemies” and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59.
Rap Music Mogul Dr. Dre Recovering From Brain AneurysmDr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm.
COVID: Mariachi Bands Struggle To Stay To Together During PandemicMany mariachi bands in the Bay Area are faced with putting down their guitars and hanging up their sombreros as the pandemic ranges on.
Santa Cruz Guitar Maker Recalls Fateful Collaboration With Late Bluegrass MasterSanta Cruz means more than beaches, boardwalks and surfers. It also means world-class acoustic guitars and that has a lot to do with the collision of two remarkable talents.