The One About Wine Country Jazz and Native Dance
Musiker and Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up jazz in Healdsburg, a Swede from New Orleans, a comedian in San Francisco, and much more!
Events Mentioned in this Episode:
The Benue River Valley in central Nigeria is the source of some
of the most abstract, dramatic, and inventive sculpture in Africa. Discover the history of the region through masks, elaborate
bronze and iron regalia, and more at Central Nigeria Unmasked at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford through October,
2012. And to sweeten the deal, it's free!
Ernest Ranglin, the legendary guitarist credited as having helped give birth
to the ska genre in the 1950s, still has it after all of these years. To ring in a new album and his 80th year (!!!), Ranglin
will play the Great American Music Hall tomorrow night.
In its 13th year, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival continues to celebrate the indigenous
American art form known as Jazz. World-renowned musicians such as Roy Haynes, Vijay Iyer, Kenny Burrell, and Sheila Jordan
will do their thing in diverse settings, from theaters to boutique restaurants to wineries. The festival kicks things off
tonight with a pair of concerts and continues through next weekend.
Apart from being Larry David's first choice for the role of Kramer and playing
a creepy robe-wearing neighbor on Friends, Larry Hankin is also one of the pioneers of improv and a founding member of San
Francisco's The Committee. In a rare return to the stage, Hankin brings Street Stories to the Marsh in San Francisco tonight
and tomorrow night.
For five weekends in a row, the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
is serving up heaps of dancing from the best around the world. The festival opens with a world premiere by Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Saturday at 4 and 8pm at Fort Mason's Cowell Theater in San Francisco. For the rest of the line-up, check out the festival's website.
Originally from Sweden (that cold place that inexplicably pumps out the very
best in pop music), Theresa Andersson now calls New Orleans home and has made more than a few friends there, recording and
performing with the likes of Allen Toussaint, the Neville Brothers, the Meters, and Betty Harris. Hear songs from her new
album Street Parade when Andersson plays the Swedish American Hall Monday night.
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