Music | Dec 10, 2013
The California Report's Steve Hochman provides his list for the best California albums of 2013. By Steve Hochman
Movies | Dec 09, 2013
Indelible images from a pretty good year in film. By Michael Fox
Music | Dec 09, 2013
The California Report's Andrew Gilbert picks his ten favorite California jazz CDs for 2013. By Andrew Gilbert
Visual Arts | Dec 08, 2013
Local book shop and publisher Last Gasp has a large collection of devilish items celebrating Krampus, Santa's Satanic twin. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | Dec 07, 2013
An exhibition by local artist Greg Ito in a new SOMA arts space brings together workplace and vacation references to create a surreal playground of delectable surfaces, high contrast patterns, and humorous gestures. By Sarah Hotchkiss
These albums might be strange bedfellows, but that's how we listen. This is the music that shook us up, sucked us in, commanded our respect and kept us dancing this year. Get in there.
Steve Inskeep talks with the Wall Street Journal's Marc Myers about the season's best holiday music. Myers sifted through more than 100 Christmas albums to find his favorites.
Hear two tracks from the Irish band's infectious debut Swoon when you download this week's podcast.
Recognized as two of roots music's most respected singers, songwriters and instrumentalists, O'Brien and Scott took a break from their busy solo careers in 2000 to record their first album as a duo, titled Real Time. This year, the two joined up again for Memories and Moments. Hear them perform songs from both albums live on stage in Tennessee.
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KQED Celebrates the Holidays
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