Don't Miss Diablo Ballet's 'A Swingin' Holiday' & 'The Nutcracker Suite'Diablo Ballet Artistic Director Lauren Jonas talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about two upcoming productions, 'A Swingin' Holiday,' and 'The Nutcracker Suite,' happening in November. For more information go to lesherartscenter.org or call 925.943.SHOW.
Don't Miss The Champions Of Magic At Broadway SF's Golden Gate TheatreArtists Richard Young and Fernando Velasco from the 'Champions Of Magic' display their amazing skills for Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego. Don't miss them at Broadway SF's Golden Gate Theatre. November 27 through December 1. For tickets go to broadwaysf.org.
Don't Miss 'Gypsy!' At San Francisco's Alcazar TheatreBurlesque striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee's son, Erik Preminger, along with actor Jade Shojaee, talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the artistry, the musical and the extraordinary life of this fascinating woman.
Don't Miss Tisha Campbell & Tachina Arnold Co-Hosts Of BET's Soul Train Awards!BR's Jan Mabry chats up co-hosts Tisha Campbell and Tachina Arnold, from the 90s hit show Martin, just hours before the curtain goes up at the BET Soul Train Awards. Big fun... don't miss it!
Murals Honoring Latino Activists Defaced In San Francisco's Mission DistrictMurals honoring immigrant and workers' rights activists Delores Huerta and Cesar Chavez were defaced in San Francisco over the weekend. As Kiet Do reports, the artists have a strong message for whoever did it.
Common Says He'd Meet With Milpitas High Teacher Who Imitated Him In BlackfaceGrammy-winning rapper Common broke his silence about a white Bay Area teacher who dressed up as him in blackface on Halloween. (11-7-2019)
Don't Miss Hello Dolly! At The Douglas Morrisson Theater In HaywardThe blockbuster Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! is playing the Douglas Morrisson Theater in Hayward, from November 7-24. Theater manager Mary Jo Price brings hats to the set and talks to host Michelle Griego about this beloved classic.
Mural in Downtown S.F. Depicts Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta ThunbergThe newest addition to the San Francisco skyline is a work of art -- a mural depicting Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, designed to draw attention to climate change. Joe Vazquez reports. (11-7-19)
'Oscars Of Science' Brings Hollywood Stars, Silicon Valley Elite TogetherIt was a meeting among earthlings from the worlds of science, entertainment and tech that doesn't often happen. The 8th annual Breakthrough Prize, dubbed the 'Oscars of Science,' was at the NASA Ames Research Center Sunday. Betty Yu reports. (11-3-2019)
Don't Miss San Francisco Opera's 'The Marriage of Figaro'San Francisco Opera's brand new production of Mozart's masterpiece 'The Marriage of Figaro' opened to rave reviews. Bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, who plays Figaro, and soprano Nicole Heaston, who plays the Countess, talked to BR host Jan Mabry about this highly-entertaining opera about lust, power gossip and weddings.
Meet The Cast Of 'White Noise' -- A Play By Suzan-Lori Parks At Berkeley RepPlaywright Suzan-Lori Parks new play 'White Noise' opened at Berkeley Rep and as always Parks goes deep, taking the audience way out of their comfort zone. BR's Jan Mabry got a chance to meet the cast. 'White Noise' is playing through November 10. For tickets and information, go to berkeleyrep.org. (Photo(l to r) Chris Herbie Holland (Leo), Therese Barbato (Dawn), Aimé Donna Kelly (Misha), and Nick Dillenburg (Ralph) in Berkeley Rep’s production of White Noise written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jaki Bradley.)
Actor Will Smith Talks About His New Hi-Tech Action Movie 'Gemini Man'Will Smith was in San Francisco at a reception for his new movie, 'Gemini Man,' hosted by Tech Crunch. The actor slayed hearts when he posed with the young ladies of Black Girls Code, and later talked to BR's Betty Yu about the creation of his 22-year old computer-generated co-star -- himself.
Hillary Clinton And Daughter Chelsea Discuss Their New Book In Bay AreaHillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea were in San Francisco Sunday on a tour for their new book "The Book of Gutsy Women." They spoke to a full house in San Francisco before heading to an event in Danville. Betty Yu reports. (10-20-2019)
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.