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Geoff Downes, left, is on tour with Yes on its 50th anniversary. (Courtesy Gottlieb Bros.)

After five decades, Yes goes on making good music

After 40 years in showbiz, British keyboardist Geoff Downes, who’s been in…

 

San Francisco's Journey (pictured in the early days) is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Courtesy Hall of Fame)

Scoop: They may not be rockers, but Joan Baez, Tupac join Hall of Fame

In what represents an unorthodox group of inductees, the Rock and Roll…

 

Jon Anderson (pictured), Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are playing from the Yes catalog at the Masonic. (Courtesy Dan Higgins)

Yes songs live on with Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman

Although he is no longer technically in Yes -- the prog-rock ensemble…

 

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is promoting his book “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White” in a talk at the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

Aug. 30-31: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Literary Pop, Yoga Hosers Premiere Party, Seafood Stories, Piggybanks in the Park, Yes

TUESDAY, AUG. 30 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The basketball legend and cultural commentator appears…

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is promoting his book “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White” in a talk at the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)
The Seshen -- from left, Kumar Butler, Mirza Kopelman, Chris Thalmann, Aki Ehara, Lalin St. Juste, Akasha Orr and Mahesh Rao --  kicks off a month-long concert series in the East Bay. (Courtesy Emalyn Lopez)

Sept. 8-9: The Seshen, Yes, Toto, The Throwaways

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 September residency: The Seshen, a Bay Area band playing…

The Seshen -- from left, Kumar Butler, Mirza Kopelman, Chris Thalmann, Aki Ehara, Lalin St. Juste, Akasha Orr and Mahesh Rao --  kicks off a month-long concert series in the East Bay. (Courtesy Emalyn Lopez)
COURTESY JEN ROSENSTEINJason Mraz

New optimism for Jason Mraz

When you’re spoofed on Seth MacFarlane’s cartoon “Family Guy,” you’ve made it…

COURTESY JEN ROSENSTEINJason Mraz
Cindy Chew/Special to the S.F. ExaminerJon Davison

Jon Davison's dream comes true as fill-in frontman for Yes

A year ago, Jon Davison, singer for Los Angeles prog-rock outfit Glass…

Cindy Chew/Special to the S.F. ExaminerJon Davison