Oakland native Sway Calloway will bring together local hip-hop artists, celebrities and civic leaders for the first-ever 'Sway Fest' Friday outside Pandora headquarters in Oakland. Interview with Michelle Griego. (10/18/19)
Interview: Sway Previews Inaugural 'Sway Fest' In Downtown OaklandOakland native Sway Calloway will bring together local hip-hop artists, celebrities and civic leaders for the first-ever 'Sway Fest' Friday outside Pandora headquarters in Oakland. Interview with Michelle Griego. (10/18/19)
Seoul – Your Next Destination for Opportunities: A dynamic city where you discover the futureWhen it comes to starting up a new company or expanding a multinational firm into a new market, there is no better place than Seoul.
Seoul – Your Next Destination for Opportunities: The World Of Global StartupsWhy a Silicon Valley-based investment firm has come to Seoul to fund start-ups
Seoul – Your Next Destination for Opportunities: The City That Never SleepsThis is the journey of WeWork -- an American business that launched in the innovation hub that is Seoul
Seoul –Your Next Destination for Opportunities:Setting New Trends For The Next GenerationSeoul Mayor Park Won-soon on his city's 'Three Treasures'
Rare Salvador Dalí Work Stolen From Fine Art Gallery In San FranciscoA rare and famous etching by Salvador Dalí was quickly stolen from a San Francisco art gallery on Sunday. (10-14-2019)
Don't Miss Arenas Dance Company's 'Eso Si!' A Celebration Of Afro-Cuban DanceArenas Dance Company's director Susana Arenas Pedrosa and company dancer, Dr. Daktari Shari talk to Black Renaissance about their latest production 'Eso Si!' For more information about this celebration of Afro-Cuban dance, go to arenasdancecompany.com.
Raiders Tight End Darren Waller Talks About Life, Football & His Famous FamilyRaiders tight-end Darren Waller talks to BR's Vern Glenn about his life, his game and his famous great grandfather, the legendary Fats Waller.
Seoul, Next Destination for OpportunityWhy Americans should start business in Seoul: Introducing an American company that's successfully launched their business in Seoul.
Don't Miss The Drunken Film Fest At Bars In OaklandCreative director Bernadette McVerry and marketing director, Daniyel Turner talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Drunken Film Festival happening at bars across Oakland. For a schedule go to, drunkenfilmfest.com.
Experimental Flamenco Dance Company Sintonia Presents 'Tattooed'Sintonia artistic director Fanny Ara and her co-founder Marina Elana, talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about their collaboration on 'Tattooed,' an experimental flamenco dance performance happening October 4-5, at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco For tickets go to sintoniadance.com.
West Coast Premiere Of 'Mark Twain's River Of Song' Comes To TheatreWorks Silicon ValleyActor Dan Hiatt talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about playing storyteller Mark Twain in the west coast debut of 'Mark Twain's River of Song,' at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, October 2-27. For information and tickets go to theatreworks.org.
San Francisco Opera Guild Brings Music Education To ChildrenThe San Francisco Opera Guild is celebrating its 80th Anniversary. Opera Guild president Mary Poland and Caroline Altman, Director of Education talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Guild's mission, bringing music education to K-12 students since 1939.
Meet Emoji Artist Niki SelkenEmoji expert Niki Selken talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about how the world is communicates with what may be one of this century's most import art forms.
Don't Miss Cine+Mas 2019 SF Latino Film Festival 11Festival director Lucho Ramirez and director of 'Bring Me an Avocado' Maria Mealla talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about Cine+Mas 2019 SF Latino Film Festival happening September 20-29. For information about this and upcoming events, go to sflatinofilmfestival.org.
Meet Actor Jon-David Randle From 42nd Street Moon's 'Hot Mikado'Actor Jon-David Randle talks to Black Renaissance host Christin Ayers about his role in 42nd St. Moon's remake of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic, 'Hot Mikado.' Tickets are on sale at 42ndStMoon.org.
Massive Sculpture Built from Scraps of Old Bay Bridge Span UnveiledWhen the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge was demolished, people asked that the steel be used to benefit the community. So it was given to artists to create public art across California. John Ramos reports. (9-19-19)
MADD Teams Up With Velodyne Lidar To Raise Safety AwarenessMothers Against Drunk Drivers, or MADD, has teamed up with Velodyne Lidar to raise awareness about self-driving technology and keeping our roads safe. Natasha Thomas, MADD's N. California Executive Director and Sally Frykman, Velodyne's VP of Communications talk to Bay Area Focus about their upcoming events.
Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly Hologram Tour Kicks Off In San FranciscoDecades after their passing, rock legends Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will return to the stage as holograms as part of a nationwide tour that kicks off in San Francisco this week. (9/17/19)
Folks Find New 4-Legged Friends At The Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet FairThe Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair is going on all weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Devin Fehely spoke with fairgoers who are taking home their new 4-legged friends.
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)
Bay Area Rocker Eddie Money Dies at 70Eddie Money, the former New York City police officer who rose to rock fame with such hits as ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ has died at the age of 70, his family announced Friday. Allen Martin reports. (9-13-19)
Don't Miss Writer, Comedian Sampson McCormick At Freight & SalvageSampson McCormick talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his life as a gay, black comedian, writer and actor, and his upcoming show with Gina Yashere, Karinda Dobbins and Lisa Gedulig at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. For tickets and information go to eventbrite.com. or sampsoncomedy.com.
Don't Miss The 6th Annual PUSHFest Dance FestivalPUSH Dance Company artistic director Raissa Simpson and guest choreographer Gerald Casel talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the 6th Annual PUSHFest happening September 20-22, at ODC Theatre in San Francisco. For tickets and information go to PushDance.org/Festival.