No Parade But Pride Month Concludes With Plenty of JoyWhile the big Pride parade down Market Street isn't happening for a second year the SF Pride executive director said "There will be plenty of rainbows in San Francisco for anybody who would like to find them." Andria Borba reports. (6-25-21)
BR Goes On A 'Date Stroll' With Artist Shomari SmithArtist and gallery owner Shomari Smith talks to BR's Jan Mabry about his work, the E14 Gallery in the heart of 'Old Oakland' and takes us down Broadway Ave. on a Covid-safe ‘Date Stroll’ where his ‘Thank You’ series lines the storefront windows once boarded up with plywood. To learn more about this new space, visit e14gallery.com. See more of Shomari's amazing work at shomarismith.net.
Meet The Legendary Afro-Cuban Singer, Songwriter, Bandleader Bobi CéspedesLegendary Afro-Cuban singer, songwriter and bandleader Bobi Céspedes celebrates her lauded 40-year career and the release of a new studio album, Mujer y Cantante. Don't miss Bobi will be opening San Francisco's Yerba Buena Festival on June 26. To learn more, visit bobicespedes.com.
2X Grammy-Nominated Artist Tommy 'Soulati' Shepherd Talks About 'Black Daddy'2X Grammy-nominated, artist, educator and activist Tommy 'Soulati' Shepherd talks to BR's Jan Mabry about the upcoming movie 'Black Daddy,' which reflects on the experience of being a black father in America. He shares details about making of the trailer featuring Tommy, Dame Drummer and their children.
Sculptor Dana King's 'Monumental Reckoning' Reframes Public Art in Golden Gate ParkLast year, protesters toppled a monument to Francis Scott Key in Golden Gate Park. Key, who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, also owned slaves. The city has now launched a review of its public art collection. Devin Fehely reports. (6-20-21)
San Francisco Nightlife: Lively Again But Not Quite Back to NormalOn the first Friday of reopening, restaurants were back to full capacity, not just in street-side parklets but in the inviting interiors San Francisco dining is all about. Andria Borba reports. (6-18-21)
Stephen Colbert to Host First 'Late Show' with Live Audience in 15 MonthsMichael George reports on preparations for the first 'Late Show' hosted by Stephen Colbert in front of a live audience since the pandemic shutdown (6-14-2021)
San Mateo County Fair Offer: Get the Shot, Get Free AdmissionHealth officials are looking for ways to convince unvaccinated people to get the shot. San Mateo County has come up with an incentive that may appeal to people from across the Bay Area -- at least those who long for summer. John Ramos reports. (6-5-21)
San Francisco's Kearny Street Workshop Provides Support to Asian-American ArtistsOver the years, Kearny Street Workshop has grown into a springboard for thousands of Asian American artists. Sharon Chin reports. (5-30-21)
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Vaccinations Top 1 Million; Great America ReopensThe Bay Area's largest county hit a major milestone this week when it surpassed its millionth COVID-19 vaccine administered, Santa Clara County health officials announced Saturday. Maria Medina reports. (5-22-21)
A Surprise Hit, Filipino-Theme Home Movie Filmed in Daly City Spawns SequelAfter a Filipino American home movie shot mostly in Daly City became a hit, the makers created a sequel, which has already won an award. Sharon Chin reports. (5-14-21)
San Jose Arts Committee Votes to Remove Controversial StatueSan Jose's public art committee voted this week to have the controversial statue of Thomas Fallon stored indoors and away from the public eye. Maria Medina reports. (5-6-21)
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)
Maestro Roderick Cox Conducts SF Opera's Amazing Return To Stage - 'The Barber Of Seville'Berlin-based American Maestro Roderick Cox talks to Black Renaissance host Jan Mabry about returning to the stage after more than a year of COVID as SF Opera presents the first-ever drive-in opera, "The Barber of Seville". For tickets and information visit sfopera.com.
Author Rob Kenner Talks About His Book 'The Marathon Don't Stop, the Life & Times Of Nipsey Hussle'Vibe co-founding editor Rob Kenner talks to BR host Jan Mabry about his new book, 'The Marathon Don't Stop, the Life & Times Of Nipsey Hussle,' and explains how the man born Ermias Asghedom changed the music 'game' by eliminating the middleman.
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)
San Mateo Police: Murder Of Rap Artist Cutty Banks Believed To Be Mistaken ID RetaliationTwo people who allegedly killed a Bay Area rapper in San Mateo in a twisted revenge plot. But as Stacy Butler reports, police said the suspects got the wrong guy. (4/21/21)
Popular Golf and Entertainment Complex Opens in San JoseTopgolf is a hit in places like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Austin. Now the popular golf and entertainment complex is opening up its first Bay Area outpost. Len Ramirez reports. (4-16-21)
California to Allow for Indoor Gatherings, Concerts April 15California will allow indoor concerts, theater performances and other private gatherings starting April 15 as the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus nears a record low. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-2-21)
Live Indoor Concerts, Theater, Other Events Set to ReopenIt's another sign of hope on the road to recovery: indoor concerts, live theater and other events will be allowed in a matter of days. Andria Borba reports. (4-2-21)
SF Artist Creates Healing Heart To Express Support For Asian Community After AttacksA San Francisco artist is showing her support for the Asian community after all the recent attacks. Betty Yu tells about the message behind the new heart in Chinatown.
Fmr. Warriors Player Kelenna Azubuike Talks About Dubs, The Athletes' Corner And A Great CauseFormer Warriors swingman Kelenna Azubuike is back. But he's not on the floor, he's on NBC Sports Bay Area giving smart commentary, analysis and more. BR's Vern Glenn got a chance to talk to Kelenna about his new organization 'The Athletes' Corner' and a great cause, 'Swishes for Dishes,' turning high scores into meals for people who need them.
Winner Named in Design Contest to Create San Jose LandmarkA San Jose community group held a competition to design a San Jose centerpiece and, out of nearly a thousand submissions from around the world, a winner has been found. Elizabeth Cook reports. (3-25-21)
COVID: San Jose Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 1 Year After Shelter-In-Place – ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’A year since the Bay Area was ordered to shut down and stay home at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds gathered in San Jose to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and return to some semblance of normalcy. Maria Medina reports. (3/17/21)