Super Bowl 50

The Top 5 Happenings for Super Bowl 50

It is officially Super Bowl week, and San Francisco is even more abuzz with activity (and activism) than usual. With the big game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers  just days away (in San Jose, by the way, […]

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Kathy Sledge courtesy Pacific Electronic Music

Artist to Artist: Kathy Sledge—Sisterhood, Soul, and Song

As the youngest member of the ground-breaking, Grammy-nominated group Sister Sledge, Kathy Sledge was part of a musical movement that not only

Lanita Smith

Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter 4 Winner Lanita Smith Invites You to ‘Listen to Your Heartbeat’

Singer/songwriter Lanita Smith is set to take flight as she readies the release of her debut EP, Listen to Your Heartbeat. As


In Memoriam: David Bowie

Innovative. Theatrical. Eccentric. Eclectic. Strange. Each of these adjectives can—and have—been used to describe the genius that is David Bowie. Born David

Meghan Trainor courtesy ASCAP

ASCAP’s Top 10 New Pop Holiday Favorites

What do The Temptations’ “Silent Night,” The Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” and Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” have in common? They’re

Eryn Allen Kane

Artist to Artist: Eryn Allen Kane Takes Flight

One might say that 2015 has been an enchanted year for newcomer Eryn Allen Kane, whose ascent to superstardom began with a

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Album Review: Prince’s ‘HITNRUN: Phase Two’

If there’s one thing we can always expect from Prince, it is the unexpected. While his entire career has been a case

Chi-Raq Movie poster wTeyonah Parris

Movie Review: Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’

Heavy-handed. Ham-fisted. Preachy. All of these terms—and dozens more—have been used to describe and critique Spike Lee’s work. From his debut theatrical

Sylvester Stallone as Rocky and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis in 'Creed'

Movie Review: ‘Creed’

Director Ryan Coogler’s (Fruitvale Station) Creed officially opens today, after months of anticipation that had fans of the Rocky

Cynthia Robinson

In Memoriam: Pioneering Trumpeter Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone

When we think about Sly and the Family Stone, the iconic band birthed in the Bay Area that added more than a

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