Alt-country kingpin and part-time thespian Dwight Yoakam lately has been offered prestigious acting gigs, like playing Gen. George Meade in the Civil War miniseries “To Appomattox” and Doc Miles in the Jason Statham franchise “Crank.”
He even was briefly attached to Gore Verbinski’s still-filming reboot of “The Lone Ranger,” but after false starts, Yoakam, who plays Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Sunday, opted to finish his new album “3 Pears” instead. Read More
“What I always tell people is think locally, act locally.”
Warren Hellman walked many paths in life — he was a savvy businessman, a philanthropist, an environmentalist and a political moderator. He worked with people who, if all in a room, may not have had much in common, but they all describe Hellman with the same words: A champion.
The San Francisco philanthropist died Sunday at the age of 77. He had leukemia. Read More
Schools across San Francisco are strapped for cash, so for those around Golden Gate Park, this month’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival was a big opportunity. Over the festival weekend, Parent Teacher Associations manned the schools’ parking lots, charging concertgoers up to $25 to park.But some PTA volunteers were surprised when inspectors from the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office showed up during the weekend and demanded that they collect a 25 percent tax on parking. Read More
Sunny weather and free music brought out a sizable but tame crowd at the three-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
A record crowd of approximately 800,000 people showed up to Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park for the free music, festival spokeswoman Tracey Buck said Monday. Last year, 750,000 attended. Read More
After last week’s heat wave that wasn’t, San Francisco residents hoping for a few more warm days may be disappointed with this week’s forecast.
The National Weather Service is forecasting cool, seasonal weather in the low to mid-60s.
“It should be cooling off here in the next few days,” the National Weather Service’s Diana Henderson said. “We’re heading into fall now.” Read More