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

9 min
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.

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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)

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