The One About Occupy, a Hot Club and The Shakes
Suzie Racho and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up an international choral competition, Occupy art, some Harlem Renaissance, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
From the men responsible for legendary musicals like Chicago
and Cabaret comes The Scottsboro Boys, a new classic that has already been nominated for twelve Tony Awards.
Staged by Susan Stroman (The Producers), the musical tells the shocking tale of nine young African American men who
are unjustly accused of a heinous crime and whose lives catalyse the Civil Rights Movement. You won't want to miss this one!
The Scottsboro Boys opens Wednesday and runs through July 22, 2012 at the American Conservatory Theater.
The music of local singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz has been compared to the likes of Brian Wilson, the Velvet Underground, Nick Drake, and Leonard Cohen. Not a bad lot to be associated with! Decide which great he makes you think of when he plays Cafe du Nord tonight!
Inspired by three stories by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, CalShakes' Spunk depicts African-American life in the first half of the 20th century in raucous, blues-infused fashion. The play runs through July 29, 2012.
The week-long Golden Gate International Children's and Youth Choral Festival brings kids from places as far as China and Lithuania for cultural exchange and some friendly competition. It's like the UN mixed with The Sound of Music. The mostly free festival runs from Saturday through next weekend at venues all over the Bay Area and culminates with the Gala Closing Concert at Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium with a massed choir of over 600 voices on July 14, 2012.
Occupy groups from every corner of the country recently ended their week-long gathering in Philly. No worries if you happened to miss all the action though. The Yerba Buena Center of the Arts is presenting an exhibit of 25 local artists that focuses on the art and politics of the Bay Area Occupy movement. Occupy Bay Area will be at YBCA's Gallery 3 from July 7 through October 14, 2012.
Americas longest-running and finest gypsy swing band, the Hot Club of San Francisco have a brand new album called Live at Yoshi's San Francisco and that's exactly where they'll be celebrating its release this Wednesday.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
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