The unusually cool weather that has been hovering over The City this summer didn’t do anything to dampen the spirit — or the numbers — of music lovers who flocked to Golden Gate Park for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.
For a slideshow of photos from Friday evening, click on the photo to the right. Read More
In its fourth year, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival already has become one of The City’s most anticipated and well-attended musical, cultural, culinary — and people watching — events. The 2011 edition looks as enticing as ever.
To see a map of the Outside Lands festival and photos of bands, click on the photo to the right.
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In the olden days – okay, just the 1970s, in truth – bands like Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show used to whine about finally appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in actual song.
This year, things were different – in a Garnier Fructis-sponsored contest dubbed ‘Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?’, the magazine and Atlantic Records offered 16 acts the chance to not only be splashed across said cover, but to nab a recording deal as well. Read More
Eating Food: Chef Anthony Strong serves Roman fare that takes advantage of California’s superb local ingredients at Locanda, an adventurous eatery from the proprietors of Delfina. Drinking Read More
San Francisco voters were promised improved public education funding when they passed Proposition H in 2004, but they’re not getting what they expected, and some say arts budgets are taking the hit.
At Tuesday’s school board meeting, teachers and students pleaded with officials to save music and art programs that individual schools were threatening to cut. Read More
Who's in town
Comedian Tina Fey appears in conversation at the Orpheum Theatre. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” and the film “Date Night” are a few of her credits. City Arts and Lectures presents the sold-out event. [8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in town
Recording artist Janet Jackson brings her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.] Read More
As Maureen Boland busily oversees the clamor of Lipman Middle School’s final dress rehearsal of its annual theater production, one troubling thing lingers in the back of her mind.
Amid district budgetary woes, this may be the school’s final musical. Read More
A man in Missoula, Mont., was so entranced by his loud music that he didn’t notice a freight train coming toward him before it struck his car behind the driver’s door. The car was badly damaged, but the driver was not injured. Police say alcohol or drugs were not involved. However, the music-loving motorist, who is in his 30s, will likely be ticketed for failing to stop at a railroad signal. Read More