Arts & Culture

Haight-Ashbury Music Center holds a liquidation sale as its owner, Massoud Badakshan, plans to close its doors on Monday after 40 years in business.
Carrie Hodousek/KCBS
Melissa Culross
January 20, 2020 - 1:31 pm
After nearly 40 years, the Haight-Ashbury Music Center went out of business in San Francisco.
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Bart Lee of the California Historical Radio Society has been involved in work to preserve materials from KCBS Radio's broadcast about the assassination of President John Kennedy in 1963.
Margie Shafer/KCBS Radio
Margie Shafer
January 03, 2020 - 10:01 am
Original wire copy that crossed on the teletype machines on the day President John F. Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet in 1963 is being preserved and archived in Alameda.
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, the "Man" burns on the Black Rock Desert at Burning Man near Gerlach, Nev. Burning Man organizers sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to recover millions of dollars they say the government has overcharged them in fees over the past seven years at the counter-culture celebration in the Nevada desert. Black Rock City LLC, the nonprofit that produces the annual Burning Man event, filed the lawsuit Dec. 13, 2019 in U.S. District Court in Washington. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
AP News
December 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man organizers sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to recover millions of dollars they say the government has overcharged them in fees over the past seven years at the counter-culture celebration in the Nevada desert. Black Rock City LLC, the nonprofit that produces...
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Homeless tombstones are on display at San Jose City Hall.
Mike Colgan / KCBS
Mike Colgan
December 23, 2019 - 3:43 pm
The grounds of San Jose City Hall took on a somber mood with a display of 161 tombstones honoring the homeless people who died in Santa Clara County this year.
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Alvin Attles Classic
December 08, 2019 - 12:00 pm
The Al Attles Classic is a newly created college basketball showcase, put on by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo, performers fill the stage for the final number of the musical "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The campy small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years is closing its curtain. The show, which spoofs politics and pop culture, started in 1974, making it the nation's longest continuously running musical revue. Its final performance is set for New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
AP News
December 21, 2019 - 8:31 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When you think of America's longest-running musicals, Broadway favorites such as “The Lion King” or “Chicago” may come to mind. But there's a small San Francisco show that's been a must-see for tourists and locals alike for more than 45 years — and now the curtain is closing...
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Lidia Valledor and Liam (Photo credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)
Liam Mayclem
December 10, 2019 - 11:32 am
Cafe Zoetrope, opened in 1999, was created with much thought from Francis Ford Coppola. Many of the items on the menu are his own recipes and the European ambiance is something he cultivated. The Cafe functions as a wine bar and a restaurant in the style of a Roman Trattoria...
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A U.S. Border Protection officer stands in heavy rain near the border fence between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
AP News
December 05, 2019 - 6:44 am
Ours is a world of sweeping vistas, and intimate scenes. In 2019, Associated Press photographers captured both. A single Border Protection officer stands in the rain at the border; pieces of heavy equipment, replacing a stretch of border wall, are dwarfed by the open, blue sky. And the bodies of a...
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A scene from the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of "The Tale of Despereaux."
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Melissa Culross
November 27, 2019 - 12:16 pm
There are a lot of things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area over Thanksgiving weekend. Some highlights include the San Francisco Auto Show, a screening of "Ghostbuster" with a live symphony accompaniment and holiday tea at a festive hotel.
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