Before the pandemic, the nightlife industry in the Bay Area was a major contributor to the local economy. Now, the highly contagious omicron coronavirus variant poses a new threat, Ryan Yamamoto reports. (1-16-22)

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Omicron Threatens to Silence Music at Bay Area VenuesBefore the pandemic, the nightlife industry in the Bay Area was a major contributor to the local economy. Now, the highly contagious omicron coronavirus variant poses a new threat, Ryan Yamamoto reports. (1-16-22)
Lost Recording of Johnny Cash Concert in San Francisco FoundA sonic time capsule reveals a lost chapter of Bay Area history featuring country music icon Johnny Cash. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1-6-22)
Outside Lands Lights Up San Francisco Music SceneNot everyone was thrilled at the return of the Outside Lands festival but, for music lovers and bar owners in the Sunset and Richmond districts, love (and fog) was in the air. Betty Yu reports. (10-29-21)
Outside Lands Makes Triumphant Return to Golden Gate ParkA record sold-out crowd of nearly 75,000 people per day are expected to swarm Golden Gate Park at the city's biggest entertainment event of the year. Andria Borba reports. (10-29-21)
Mural Honoring Carlos Santana Family Unveiled in S.F. Mission DistrictSan Francisco officially has a new mural that honors the family of celebrated guitarist Carlos Santana. Wilson Walker reports. (10-29-21)
BottleRock Festival Returns to Napa ValleyAbout a hundred thousand music fans are expected to attend BottleRock this weekend. It's one of the biggest events the Bay Area has seen since the pandemic struck. Max Darrow reports. (9-3-21)
Hardly Strictly Festival Sponsors Live Music Sunday in SF BayviewCOVID-19 has again pulled the plug on the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival as a live event but, on Sunday, residents of San Francisco’s Bayview District got a chance to see what may be the only live performance of the event. John Ramos reports. (8-22-21)
Oakland Symphony Conductor Michael Morgan Dies at 63Longtime music director and conductor of the Oakland Symphony Michael Morgan died Friday, symphony officials said. (8-21-21)
San Francisco Symphony Resumes Live PerformancesElizabeth Cook speaks with S.F. Symphony's principal bass Scott Pingel before the organization resumes live performances. (5-6-21)
San Francisco Opera Performs a Drive-In 'Barber of Seville' at Marin CenterSixteen months ago, the San Francisco Opera closed their curtains. Friday night was the company's first performance in front of a live audience since December 2019 but that audience stayed safely and comfortably in their cars. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-23-21)
Bay Area Artists 'Bring Home' Grammy GoldBetty Yu reports on the Grammys and how Bay Area artists like Fantastic Negrito and H.E.R. scored trophies Sunday night (3-15-2021)
Pandemic Precautions Mean Grammy Awards 2021 Will Be Like No OtherPerformers who, this year, include Harry Styles, Cardi B and Taylor Swift are spread between four separate stages in an isolated hall to keep collaborating artists apart. Elizabeth Cook reports. (3-13-21)
Women Artists Set to Make Grammy Awards HistoryFor the first time, every nominee in the best rock categories is a woman or a group fronted by a woman. (3-13-21)
Grammy Awards: Bay Area NomineesKen Bastida takes a look at the many Bay Area artists nominated for a Grammy Award this Sunday on KPIX. (3-12-21)
The Grammys Take On Different Look Amid PandemicChris Martinez reports on how the coronavirus pandemic is changing the presentation of the 63rd Grammy Awards show (3-12-2021)
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. Kiet Do reports from Milpitas. (3-11-21)
Santa Cruz Guitar Maker Recalls Fateful Collaboration With Late Bluegrass LegendKPIX 5's Wilson Walker explains how late bluegrass guitar player Tony Rice helped put one Bay Area business on the map for musicians worldwide. (1-1-21)
Beating the COVID Blues, Bay Area Musicians Tour Neighborhood DrivewaysSome top-flight Bay Area musicians who can't tour the country and world during the pandemic have been touring local driveways instead. Sharon Chin reports. (12-25-20)
SF Dancer Creates International Virtual NutcrackerAfter live performances of The Nutcracker ballet were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a San Francisco dancer created a way to keep them going virtually. Susie Steimle reports. (12-24-20)
Charley Pride, Country Music Superstar, Dies at 86Charley Pride, the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. (12-12-20)
San Francisco Opera Moves Costume Sale OnlineFor the first time ever virtually the San Francisco Opera hosted an online costume sale to benefit the cast and crew of the War Memorial Opera House. John Ramos reports. (11-14-20)
25 Years After Jerry Garcia's Death, Grateful Dead Fan Base Endures, ExpandsJerry Garcia’s death might have felt like the end of the story for Deadheads in 1995 but it has not worked out that way. Wilson Walker reports. (8-8-20)
Drive-In Concerts Extend Entertainment Options at Alameda County FairgroundsThe Alameda County Fairgrounds is doubling down on the drive-up entertainment model this summer. Devin Fehely reports. (8-7-20)
Mountain View High School Music Teacher Wrestles Tech to Keep Choir in SyncTake a listen to the Madrigals, one of five Mountain View High School choirs that continue to practice after the shelter-in-place closed their campus in March. Sharon Chin reports. (5-17-20)

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