On the Air: Cy and Tomás' Do List Picks for March 23, 2018

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An example from one of Goldberg's most popular series, 'Foolish Questions' (Courtesy of the estate of Rube Goldberg)

Our favorite arts administrator Tomás Riley (formerly with CounterPulse) is back as co-host, and the show is music heavy (a good thing), with electro-pop from Emily Afton, a new song cycle about being black in America by Lawrence Brownlee, and the ugly pop of Skating Polly. Enjoy.

March 23 and 24: Emily Afton's wary but positive songs deserve a wider audience

March 23: Ingmar Bergman's warmest film, Fanny and Alexander, plays at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley

March 27:  The San Francisco Public Library screens Ferlinghetti – A Rebirth of Wonder, Christopher Felver's film about the founder of City Lights Books 

March 31: Tenor Lawrence Brownlee's updates the classical repertory with a new song cycle about Black Lives Matter.


March 31: The Living Earth Show presents Affirmative Action a concert by five composers of color

March 15-July 8: An exhibition celebrates Rube Goldberg's slapstick inventions and serious editorial cartoons

March 24 and May 6: Diana Gameros makes traditional songs fresh again

March 27: Skating Polly makes ugly pop that is so beautiful

March 29-April 1: Richard Fouts play about how the Vietnam era draft changed the lives of a generation  

April 14: The Teen Poetry Slam returns to Youth Speaks

Tomas Riley and Cy Musiker of KQED (Photo: Chloe Veltman/KQED)