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Courtesy PhotoThe new recording from 30 Seconds to Mars was created in the wake of a big battle the group had with its record label.

Jared Leto blasts off with new Mars music

“Love Lust Faith + Dreams,” the new fourth recording  from Jared Leto’s…

Courtesy PhotoThe new recording from 30 Seconds to Mars was created in the wake of a big battle the group had with its record label.
Courtesy PhotoBanjo virtuoso Bela Fleck performs a solo recital at the SFJAZZ Center this Sunday.

May 19: Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 19, 2013. SOMETHING TO READ The World’s…

Courtesy PhotoBanjo virtuoso Bela Fleck performs a solo recital at the SFJAZZ Center this Sunday.
Courtesy PhotoMexican pop and rock singer-songwriter Carla Morrison performs at the Independent this Monday.

May 20: Carla Morrison at the Independent and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 20, 2013. Who’s in town Mexican pop…

Courtesy PhotoMexican pop and rock singer-songwriter Carla Morrison performs at the Independent this Monday.

Kastle takes high road to house

  Unabashedly intellectual San Francisco producer Kastle hears a huge “Boom!” from…

Courtesy PhotoApricots are a Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top pick this weekend.

May 17-19: Bay to Breakers and other weekend events

FRIDAY On the town Birthday dinner: Affordable-housing provider Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation…

Courtesy PhotoApricots are a Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top pick this weekend.
Courtesy PhotoSinger Daryl Hall

Hall lends voice to Lyme foundation benefit in Portola Valley

For Daryl Hall and millions of others, living with Lyme disease is…

Courtesy PhotoSinger Daryl Hall
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May 16: Sandra Bernhard and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 16, 2013. Who’s in town Comedian, actress,…

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Courtesy PhotoR&B song stylist Janelle Monae appears with the San Francisco Symphony in a special gala concert.

Stylish chanteuse Monáe visiting symphony

Cutting-edge neo-soul stylist Janelle Monáe, who dreamed of having an entire orchestra…

Courtesy PhotoR&B song stylist Janelle Monae appears with the San Francisco Symphony in a special gala concert.
Courtesy PhotoFolk singer Laura Marling created her  new recording

Laura Marling is taking flight in more ways than one

Listeners don’t need to know the narrative behind her new fourth effort,…

Courtesy PhotoFolk singer Laura Marling created her  new recording
Courtesy PhotoBreast-cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love gives the keynote speech at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum.

May 15: The fourth annual Stanford Women's Health Forum and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 15, 2013. Who’s in town Breast-cancer specialist…

Courtesy PhotoBreast-cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love gives the keynote speech at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum.
Courtesy PhotoSinger Olly Murs

From football field to Fillmore stage

As a kid, Olly Murs heard the adage that only two career…

Courtesy PhotoSinger Olly Murs
Courtesy PhotoNAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout

May 12: Walk the Wiggle and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 12, 2013. SOMETHING TO READ Tiger Babies…

Courtesy PhotoNAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout
Courtesy PhotoFormer U.S. Rep. Barney Frank discusses his political life at the Fairmont Hotel Monday evening.

May 13: Barney Frank talks politics and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 13, 2013. Who’s in town Former U.S.…

Courtesy PhotoFormer U.S. Rep. Barney Frank discusses his political life at the Fairmont Hotel Monday evening.
courtesy photoGet your byke pride on at the 44th annual San Francisco Pride parade!

May 10-12: A great Mother's Day hike and other weekend events

FRIDAY Wild reeds: Clarinet Thing performs a concert of original works and…

courtesy photoGet your byke pride on at the 44th annual San Francisco Pride parade!
Courtesy PhotoDJ duo Bells & Whistles moved from San Diego to San Francisco for a more diverse music scene.

Bells & Whistles accessorize Harlot

San Francisco-based house-DJ duo on the rise Bells & Whistles returns to…

Courtesy PhotoDJ duo Bells & Whistles moved from San Diego to San Francisco for a more diverse music scene.
Courtesy PhotoKate Nash has morphed from her rosy-cheeked

Kate Nash is bursting out

On her BRIT Award-winning 2007 debut, “Made of Bricks,” Kate Nash was…

Courtesy PhotoKate Nash has morphed from her rosy-cheeked
Courtesy PhotoPaula Cole has self-released her new album “Raven.”

Post pop years, Paula Cole comes back

Sometimes discretion is simply the better part of valor — just ask…

Courtesy PhotoPaula Cole has self-released her new album “Raven.”
Courtesy PhotoBorn Ruffians

May 8: Born Ruffians rock Slim's and other San Francisco events

Who’s in town Award-winning fiction writer Jill McCorkle talks about “Life After…

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May 7: Harrison Ford honored and other San Francisco events

Who’s in town Harrison Ford receives the San Francisco International Film Festival’s…

Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP
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The mythological Rolling Stones live on

The Rolling Stones rocked Oakland California with the same fever pitched style…

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