The SAP Center's three day music festival to commemorate its 25th anniversary kicked off Friday with an impressive country music star lineup and enhanced security. Maria Medina reports. (9-13-19)
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SAP Center Celebrates 25th AnniversaryThe SAP Center's three day music festival to commemorate its 25th anniversary kicked off Friday with an impressive country music star lineup and enhanced security. Maria Medina reports. (9-13-19)
Metallica and S.F. Symphony Rock Chase CenterIt was a night of firsts for fans, for Metallica and for the San Francisco Symphony -- the first-ever concert at Chase Center. Betty Yu was there. (9-6-19)
Best Ways to Get to Chase Center Don't Include DrivingWith Chase Center in San Francisco hosting its inaugural concert Friday night with Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, officials at the venue are encouraging people to take public transportation. Devin Fehely reports. (9-6-19)
Locals Weigh Routes to Chase Center on Eve of Metallica ConcertWith Metallica set to play there on Friday, it’s finally time to put 18,000 people inside Chase Center. Wilson Walker reports. (9-5-19)
Band Whose Music Was Halted by Gilroy Gunman Returns to Stage to Benefit VictimsA Bay Area classic-rock band that was playing at the Gilroy Garlic Festival when shots suddenly rang out returned to the stage for the first time since the mass shooting. Maria Medina reports. (8-15-19)
San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Adds Security in Wake of Gilroy TragedySan Jose mayor Sam Liccardo echoed the sentiments of many in the South Bay, tweeting: "we will not allow the recent violence that has terrorized our nation undermine our collective passion for coming together." Maria Medina reports. (8-9-19)
SFPD Preps for Heightened Security at Outside Lands in Golden Gate ParkWith the first notes of the annual Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park less than 24 hours away, San Francisco officials are focusing on security concerns in the wake of last weekend's mass shootings. (8-8-19)
Outside Lands Blazes New Trail to Permit Pot for 1st TimeOrganizers have filed an application with the state cannabis office to allow marijuana sales and consumption at this year's Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park. Joe Vazquez reports. (7-26-19)
Don't Miss Wayne Harris In 'Mother's Milk' At The MarshWayne Harris talks to BR's Christin Ayers about his show called 'Mother's Milk' happening at the Marsh in Berkeley that's getting rave reviews. In fact it was named 'Theatre Bay Area's Editor's Pick'.
Bottlerock Festival Gets Rocking Fueled by Wine and SelfiesFriday was the first night of Bottlerock which has placed Napa on the map of not-to-be-missed music festivals nationwide. Katie Nielsen reports. (5-24-19)
Carnaval San Francisco: Low-Riders Will Lead the ParadeSan Francisco's big Carnaval parade is set to take over the Mission District this Sunday and KPIX 5's Joe Vazquez takes a look at the low-rider lifestyle that helped define Bay Area Latino culture. (5-24-19)
Acclaimed University Choir Survives Fiery Hwy 101 Crash to Sing in S.F.A celebrated vocal group from Oakwood University in Alabama came to San Francisco to perform at a church and, despite being involved in a horrendous, fiery crash Saturday morning, their concert will be held as planned. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-4-19)
High School Sex Worker Featured in School Paper Debuts as Stripper in S.F.From Stockton high school student to sex worker, telling one teenager's story became a battle over free speech. KPIX 5's Betty Yu caught up with the student right before her debut as a stripper in San Francisco Friday night. (5-3-19)
Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's Famed Musical Revue, To End This YearSan Francisco's famed musical revue show Beach Blanket Babylon is closing its doors at the end of this year after a 45 year run, the show's producer announced on Wednesday. Ken Bastida reports. (4-17-2019)
Rock Superstar Sting Promotes New Stage Show Coming to San FranciscoOne of the most recognizable rock stars of the last 30 years is in San Francisco promoting his latest venture into musical theater. Sting is starring in his own production called "The Last Ship." Len Ramirez reports. (3-28-19)
Don't Miss 'Nevertheless' With Kaneisee Collective & Cat Call Choir'Nevertheless' examines issues of gender and violence through song and dance. Artistic Director of Kaneisee Collective, Tanya Chianese and Heather Arnett, Director of the Cat Call Choir talk to BAF host Michelle Griego about the show, happening at Z Space in San Francisco.
Oakland High Theater Students Hope Strike Won't Stop Musical PremiereOakland High School students are hoping the teacher walkout does not postpone the first student-run musical in 40 years. Da Lin reports. (2-28-19)
Warriors Break Dancers Show Off Olympic-Class Moves at Oracle ArenaVern Glenn (aka Mr Involvement) received personal instruction in what may become a new Olympic sport -- break dancing. (2-22-19)
3 Hurt in Audience Panic at ‘Hamilton’ Performance in San FranciscoOne person suffered a broken leg and two others sustained moderate injuries Friday night during a panicked exit from a performance of Hamilton at the Orpheum Theatre after a woman’s medical emergency triggered fears of a shot being fired. (2-16-19)
Audience Panic Halts 'Hamilton' Performance in San FranciscoThere was mass chaos in the audience at the Friday night performance of Hamilton at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco and CBS Sacramento reporter Shirin Rajaee was in the house when it happened. (2-15-19)
Violinist Mads Tolling Gives A Sneak Peek Of His Upcoming Show At Yoshi'sViolinist Mads Tolling stopped by the studio and gave BAF a sneak peek of his upcoming show at Yoshi's on January 27. Mads brought guitarist Jeff Massanari along. They played some classic Hendrix 'Hey Joe,' and a song called 'The Chicken.'
Harlem Globetrotters Welcome Former Stanford StarLili Thompson, who played for Stanford from 2013 to 2016, is having plenty of fun on the court, playing for a beloved, legendary team. Vern Glenn reports. (1-11-19)
Steph Curry Celebrates Oakland, Warriors Fans, Shoes With Free Concert at Fox TheaterAfter multiple days of mixed messages and frustrated fans, Stephen Curry's free concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland went off without a hitch Friday night. Susie Steimle reports. (1-4-19)
Hundreds of Fans Line Up to Party With Steph Curry at Oakland ConcertStephen Curry is throwing a big party Friday night at Fox Theater in Oakland. He says he's celebrating a milestone but confusion over the ticketing process has created some confusion for fans. Da Lin reports. (1-4-19)
Confusion Reigns Over Steph Curry's Free Concert in OaklandIt was supposed to be all about fun but now Stephen Curry's huge party in Oakland is becoming a major headache for some fans. Susie Steimle reports. (1-3-19)
Legendary SF Concert Venue Slated to Fall to Wrecking BallThe former site of the Fillmore West, where the San Francisco sound was cultivated by rock 'n' roll acts that went on to become legends, may soon be demolished to make way for condos. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-6-18)
Oakland Arts Students Deliver Food and Song to the Homeless on ThanksgivingStudents from Oakland School for the Arts banded together on Thursday to provide a Thanksgiving Day meal for the homeless. Don Ford reports. (11-22-18)
Don't Miss FREE, A Documentary About The Award-Winning Destiny Arts Center In OaklandBay Area Focus producer Jan Mabry tells us about Destiny Arts Center, an after-school program in Oakland that's the subject of a new documentary titled, FREE -- young people creating their own destinies through the power of performance. Free is airing on PBS stations nationwide.
Old San Francisco Mint Transformed Into 'Terror Vault' for HalloweenHaunted mazes, escape rooms and bone-chilling performances -- one of San Francisco's oldest buildings has been transformed into a fully-immersive haunted house and, as KPIX 5's Betty Yu found out, it really is terrifying. (10-25-18)