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August 30, 2012
At La Peña, in the Café Valparaíso, the subtext is entirely political, the wine and beer is mixed with peace and justice. The spirit of the campesinos is always present. As it should be, you coul...
August 30, 2012
If you don’t have any other plans, this is what you’re doing one day this weekend: You’re going to this art and music festival in downtown Sausalito. Northern California’s version of Americana...
May 18, 2012
The Barbary Coast concert at Davies Hall on Thursday, May 10th was completely different from what I’d expected. I’d anticipated classical music--quiet, refined and maybe a bit hard to stay awake d...
May 18, 2012
The May 10th performance of Barbary Coast and Beyond drew in crowds of all ages to Davies Symphony Hall....
May 18, 2012
On Thursday evening, May 10th, 2012, the San Francisco Davies Symphony Hall held a performance under the name of Barbary Coast and Beyond. The performers were the San Francisco Symphony and the United...
May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 10, I entered the grand Davies Symphony Hall my hopes high with anticipation to see the Barbary Coast and Beyond concert. The conductor of Thursday’s concert, Michael Tilson Thomas, ha...
May 18, 2012
Entering Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco's Civic Center, no one knew what to expect....
May 18, 2012
Barbary Coast and Beyond was an amazing display of musical diversity: classical, marches, marimba, banjo, national anthem medleys, musical saw, opera, and a piece that was written for fourteen pianos....
May 18, 2012
The Barbary Coast and Beyond was a night of the most diverse group of pieces I have ever heard. The tribute to San Francisco’s musical history glorified the city’s musically tainted past....
January 6, 2012
It's hard to be at your best when you don't take care of yourself, and your string instrument is no different. Neglect can lead to long term damage or, at the very least, your instrument not sounding ...

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