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Michael Wirgler, in white, is retiring from the Golden Gate Park Band after 43 years. (Courtesy photo)

Sundays-in-the-park band leader Michael Wirgler retires

Maestro Michael Wirgler’s fondest memories of making music in Golden Gate Park…

 

From left, Daryl Hall, John Oates and Charlie DeChant played favorite hits at SAP Center. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears gleefully bring back the ‘80s

It was a rockin’ 1980s revival at SAP Center in San Jose…

 

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day works the hometown crowd at the UC Theatre in Berkeley on the band's "Revolution Radio" tour. (Christopher Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)

Green Day saves best for hometown Berkeley crowd

East Bay rock stars Green Day somehow have managed to keep punk…

 

Yusuf/Cat Stevens brought his 2016 tour to Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy photo)

Yusuf/Cat Stevens concert an amazing ride on the peace train

The 1970s songs by Yusuf/Cat Stevens sound really, really good in 2016.…

Yusuf/Cat Stevens brought his 2016 tour to Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy photo)
Adele served up hits and conversation at SAP Center in San Jose on Saturday. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Adele, the personable superstar, sings, chats in California

Adele, bringing her wildly popular “Adele Live 2016” tour to town, simply…

Adele served up hits and conversation at SAP Center in San Jose on Saturday. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Radiohead, LCD Soundsytem and Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands

Radiohead, LCD Soundsytem and Lionel Richie will headline this August's Outside Lands…

Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” tour begins with a big number featuring warrior-like dancers. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Madonna takes control in San Jose

It’s really hard to determine exactly which part of Madonna’s “Rebel Heart”…

Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” tour begins with a big number featuring warrior-like dancers. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Aretha Franklin (pictured in concert last year)  remains the  undisputed Queen of Soul.  (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Aretha Franklin shows why she’s the greatest singer of all time

It would be dishonest to say that Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s…

Aretha Franklin (pictured in concert last year)  remains the  undisputed Queen of Soul.  (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)