Arts & Culture

Freespirits from the Cirque du Soleil show VOLTA.
Cirque du Soleil
Melissa Culross
June 30, 2020 - 10:13 am
One of the biggest performing arts brands in the world is now a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
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FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the "Dick Van Dyke Show," during the annual Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo, File)
AP News
June 30, 2020 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98. Reiner’s...
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The statue of a Confederate soldier and plinth sit on a flatbed truck at the Old Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, June 21, 2020. After protesters pulled down two smaller statues on the same monument Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of several other monuments to the Confederacy, citing public safety concerns. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
AP News
June 21, 2020 - 5:55 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Spectators in North Carolina's capital cheered Sunday morning as work crews finished the job started by protesters Friday night and removed a Confederate statue from the top of a 75-foot (232 meter) monument. Across the country, an initially peaceful protest in Portland, Oregon...
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The front window of the iconic City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco.
Megan Goldsby/KCBS Radio
Megan Goldsby
June 18, 2020 - 5:00 am
The iconic City Lights bookstore in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood reopened this week and the world-renowned business has a whole lot of donors to thank.
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Oakland's art community is working to preserve protest art
Holly Quan/KCBS Radio
Holly Quan
June 16, 2020 - 9:28 am
Time is ticking on dozens of colorful protest murals that adorn the plywood covering up windows in downtown Oakland.
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San Francisco's Christopher Columbus statue was vandalized late last week.
Andy Clausen/KCBS Radio
Melissa Culross
June 14, 2020 - 3:37 pm
Vandals have again targeted the Christopher Columbus statue in San Francisco, this time as a worldwide conversation about statues with a controversial or racist connection grows.
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"Black Lives Matter" mural covers three blocks of San Francisco's Fulton Street
Margie Shafer/KCBS Radio
Margie Shafer
June 12, 2020 - 5:12 pm
A “Black Lives Matter” art mural was painted on the streets of San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood Friday on a street that leads to City Hall.
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Sister Mamie reposts signs that were removed form the Lafayette Park parameter fence at the site of protests, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, near the White House in Washington. The protests began over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AP News
June 10, 2020 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost as soon as the towering black fencing was erected last week to seal off Lafayette Park, the barrier became an art gallery and a sounding board for the demonstrators protesting years of black deaths at the hands of police officers. Now, with much of the temporary fencing...
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The Bernal Heights rock has "Black Lives Matter" painted on it once again.
Jim Taylor/KCBS Radio
Jim Taylor
June 10, 2020 - 3:35 pm
For years, the Bernal Heights rock was a source of neighborhood expression. Lately, the rock finds itself in the headlines because of the Black Lives Matter movement. The rock has been painted and repainted a half dozen times this week alone.
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Napa Valley Film Festival
Jim Taylor/ KCBS Radio
Melissa Culross
April 20, 2020 - 3:30 pm
Jason E. Squire is a professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and editor of The Movie Business Book , and he told KCBS Radio that movie and television studios and agencies have furloughed employees, and small businesses that support film production are in danger...
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