Award-winning artist Cheryl Derricotte gives Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry a tour of the new Villa San Francisco, and shares a 'complicated conversation' about art, Thomas Jefferson and mac n' cheese.
Award-Winning Artist Cheryl Derricotte's 'The Wolf And The Wheat' At Villa San FranciscoAward-winning artist Cheryl Derricotte gives Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry a tour of the new Villa San Francisco, and shares a 'complicated conversation' about art, Thomas Jefferson and mac n' cheese.
New Mural Behind SF's Battery Club Conveys Message Of Wildfire RecoveryA new mural with a message of recovery from the wildfires is being painted in San Francisco at the back of The Battery club in the financial district
Bay Area Artist's Mexican Roots at Core of Her ArtInes Chapela's art is inspired by her travels and nature but it's her culture that is at the heart of every piece. Michelle Griego reports. (10-18-20)
Bay Area Family Keeps Halloween Tradition Alive With Drive-Thru Haunted HouseThanks to the pandemic, Halloween traditions will look very different this year but one East Bay family is still giving neighbors a fright. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-16-20)
Art - Not Visitors - Crowds New Exhibit at S.F. deYoung MuseumSan Francisco's deYoung museum is showing how local artists continue to thrive in their work amid the pandemic. Emily Turner reports. (10-10-20)
SF Company Offers ‘Screaming Telegrams’ From Terrifying ClownsA San Francisco production company that can’t open its annual Halloween attraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a creative seasonal service to offer instead: “screaming” telegrams delivered by terrifying costumed clowns. (10-8-20)
Comedians Rally to Help Struggling East Bay Bowling AlleyFor Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord the coronavirus has certainly been no laughing matter. Don Ford tells how a group of comedians is trying to revive revenue at a venue they've relied on. (10-8-20)
Regal Cinemas Closing Due To Lost Revenue During PandemicBay Area movie theatres may have gotten the greenlight to reopen this week, but Regal Cinemas will be staying dark. Andrea Nakano tells the pandemic and lost revenue is closing down the nation's second largest movie chain.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Reopens to General PublicArt lovers lined up Sunday morning to get back inside S.F. MoMA after months of coronavirus closure. The museum will restrict occupancy to 25 percent of normal. Devin Fehely reports. (10-4-20)
'Peanuts' Comic Strip Turns 70The late Charles Schulz debuted the Peanuts comics in seven American newspapers on Oct. 2, 1950. Sharon Chin spoke with his wife Jean at the Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa. (10-2-20)
Kevin Hart Brought Message Of Financial Literacy To Oakland...Then Everything ChangedJP Morgan Chase brings comedian Kevin Hart to Oakland to school students on financial literacy, tour businesses and team up with the Warriors' Steph Curry just days before the COVID-19 shutdown. Oakland Promise CEO Mia Bonta talks to BR's Jan Mabry about how to keep students on track during the pandemic
Watch Black Renaissance - September 2020 EpisodeWATCH Black Renaissance | September 2020 Episode - Featuring comedian Kevin Hart, Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry, Oakland Promise CEO Mia Bonta, OAACC President Cathy Adams, AASEG Ray Bobbitt and Humble Horsemanship owner Brianna Noble. Host: Jan Mabry
Dr. Yusef Salaam Of Central Park 5 Discusses New Book 'Punching The Air'Co-author Dr. Yusef Salaam of the exonerated 'Central Park Five' and National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi talk to BR host Jan Mabry about their new young adult book, 'Punching the Air.'
Bay Area Movie Theaters Reopen but Will Audiences Show Up?One of the Bay Area's largest movie theater chains reopened its doors Friday but no one expects anything like a "boffo" box office. Andria Borba reports. (9-25-20)
De Young Museum Reopens With Frida Kahlo ExhibitThe De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park has opened its doors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced its closure in March. (9/22/20)
Bay Area Thrash Metal Legend Survives Deadly Case Of COVID-19Bay Area thrash metal drummer Will Carroll is happy to be alive after COVID-19 brought him to the brink of death. Kiet Do got a chance to meet with him and hear his story.
San Jose Casino Reopens With Tents In Parking Lot For Outdoor GamblingCasinos in Santa Clara County are betting big on outdoor gambling. Kiet Do is at Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, where they are setting up tents in the parking lot.
Rangers Kick Jazz Pianist Out Of Golden Gate Park Where Live Music Once ReignedThe pandemic has been hard on musicians who now have fewer venues to play. As John Ramos reports. now even Golden Gate Park -- where live music and jam sessions have played since the 60s, is on the list of forbidden places.
San Francisco Black Panthers Artist Influenced Generations of Civil Rights LeadersIn pamphlets, posters and the Black Panthers newspaper, Emory Douglas used his artwork to paint a picture of what was going on as American culture underwent seismic changes six decades ago. Kenny Choi reports. (8-27-20)
Can-Do Spirit Animates East Bay Youth Theater ExpansionCrews have begun work in preparation for construction of a new performing arts center for young people scheduled to open January in Danville. Don Ford reports. (8-27-20)
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)
Bay Area Filmmaker Shares Story Of Her Family Divided By A CultA Bay Area filmmaker is sharing the story of how she escaped a cult and the impact that had on her family. Joe Vazquez tells us more about the documentary, 'Blessed Child.'
Oakland City Concilwoman Proposes Converting Coliseum Parking Lot to Drive-In TheaterOakland council member Rebecca Kaplan and others are working with the Coliseum authority to install massive screens in the parking lot of the Coliseum to show movies and live baseball to socially-distanced fans. Don Ford reports. (6-29-20)