On the Air: Cy and Marc's Do List Picks for Feb. 9, 2018

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The cumbia meets punk band La Misa Negra, one of the bands performing at the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest this month  (Photo: Courtesy of SJ Jazz Winter Fest)

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is back as co-host on The Do List this week. He's the chief of program and pedagogy at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and also a dancer, poet, and opera librettist. We talk about the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, some classic plays at Ubuntu, SF Playhouse and the Aurora, and a special Black Panther double bill. You can feel the show just lift off when Marc talks about why art matters. Take a listen.

Feb. 15-28: San Jose Jazz Winter Fest lights up San Jose.

Feb. 11: Jon Santos explores the sacred roots of Latin jazz at a Sunday concert in Oakland.

Feb. 13-24: The San Francisco Ballet showcases Justin Peck's new take on Aaron Copland's Rodeo.

Jan. 23-March 10: The post-war play Born Yesterday, about corruption in Washington, feels especially relevant today.

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Feb. 2-25: A Streetcar Named Desire made for the streets of Oakland.

Jan. 26-March 4: GB Shaw's first play is an indictment of capitalism and a moral tale about moral principles bowing to love.

Feb. 20-21: Shabazz Palaces bring their blend of Afrofuturism and hip-hop to San Jose and Noise Pop.

Feb. 20: A literary double bill pairs Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new film Black Panther at the Grand Lake Theater.

Feb. 14: Sonya Renee Taylor reads from her new book The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.

Feb. 21: Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell talk about American and Hollywood history, Lincoln, and assassinations at Cal Performances.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Cy Musiker in the studio at KQED
Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Cy Musiker in the studio at KQED. (Photo: Nastia Voynovskaya/KQED)

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