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)
Don't Miss 'On Your Feet' Based On The Music Of Gloria & Emilio EstefanNancy Ticotin talks about her role as Gloria Estefan's mom in the new smash Broadway hit, 'On Your Feet' playing at SHN Golden Gate Theatre through October 7. For tickets go to shnsf.com.
Don't Miss PUSHFest 2018 In San FranciscoPUSH Lab choreographers Courtney Hope and Hien Hyunh talk to BAF about PUSHFest 2018, happening September 29 -30, at ODC Theatre in San Francisco.
Folclórico Dance Group in San Jose Puts Unique Spin on TraditionThe Ensamble Folclórico Colibri dance group is made up of mostly LGBT community in San Jose and they are partnering with a traditional folklórico troupe from Jalisco to perform dances with twists: two men or two women dancing in what is traditionally a female-male pairing, Devin Fehely reports. (8-15-18)
Thousands Jam Into Golden Gate Park for Outside Lands FestivalBetty Yu headed to Golden Gate Park Friday to check out the sights, sounds -- and food -- on the first day of Outside Lands. (8-10-18)
Beefed-Up Security Helps Keep the Vibes Mellow at BottleRockThousands of fans are attending BottleRock and security is extra tight. It's the first big Bay Area music festival since a gunman opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-25-18)
40th Anniversary Carnaval to Introduce Diverse 'Royal Court'This Sunday, as Carnaval celebrates its 40th parade in San Francisco, organizers are also breaking ground with a new royal tradition. Joe Vazquez reports. (5-25-18)
BottleRock Festival Kicks Off in NapaOrganizers are expecting roughly 120,000 people at this year's BottleRock music festival in Napa. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-25-18)
Black Women Rock Comes To YBCA's 2019 Spring Transform FestivalBay Area Focus welcomes artist jessica Care moore, producer of Black Women Rock! They will be performing this year at the 2018 Spring Transform Festival at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts.