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Bay Bridge Lights Exhibit Might Be Permanent

Bay Bridge Lights Exhibit Might Be Permanent

The not-for-profit foundation supporting the “Bay Lights” sculpture has reached its $4 million funding goal to keep the 25,000 programmed LED lights on, signally that they soon could become a permanent nighttime fixture in SF. Next year, the lights have to be taken down for…

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Swedish American Music Hall to Reopen for Noise Pop Festival

Swedish American Music Hall to Reopen for Noise Pop Festival

Live music venue and event space Swedish American Music Hall will have a grand reopening during Noise Pop Festival this year, when it will also serve as festival headquarters. Located at 2127 Market Street, the historical landmark recently completed an extensive, yearlong restoration as part…

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Green Day Named to 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Green Day Named to 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Berkeley punk trio Green Day, Velvet Underground co-founder and rock pioneer Lou Reed and singer-songwriter Bill Withers have been announced as the leading inductees for next year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 2015 class also welcomes “I Love Rock and Roll” hit-makers Joan…

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Weird Al, Spinal Tap Creators to Headline SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival

Weird Al, Spinal Tap Creators to Headline SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival

San Francisco Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, announced a massive 2015 lineup featuring more than 200 shows, including tributes to parody genius “Weird Al” Yankovic and Spinal Tap creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The 18-day festival from January 22 to February 8 takes place in…

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Warriors Reveal New Images of SF Arena

Warriors Reveal New Images of SF Arena

The Golden State Warriors, flying high with the best record in the NBA, unveiled a polished new design for a future basketball arena in Mission Bay, after critics panned their previous concept for resembling a toilet bowl. The privately funded arena, scheduled for completion by…

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Dr. Dre Crowned World’s Highest-Paid Musician Of 2014

Dr. Dre Crowned World’s Highest-Paid Musician Of 2014

Rap icon, hip-hop mogul and extremely wealthy entrepreneur Dr. Dre earned $620 million before taxes in 2014, the largest ever single-year haul for any musician, making him the world’s top-earning musician for the year. Calculated by Forbes, Dre’s 2014 payday came in half a billion…

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Madison Bumgarner Wins 2014 Sportsman of the Year

Madison Bumgarner Wins 2014 Sportsman of the Year

Arguably no one had a better year than SF Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who set a career high with 18 wins this past season and won his third World Series championship, earning him Sports Illustrated magazine’s 2014 Sportsman of the Year Award and an awesome…

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Interview: Glass Animals Bring ‘Gooey’ Holiday Cheer to Soundcheck Party

Interview: Glass Animals Bring ‘Gooey’ Holiday Cheer to Soundcheck Party

Hailing from Oxfordshire, rising quartet Glass Animals headline Live 105′s sold-out Soundcheck Holiday Party at DNA Lounge on December 10. Projecting a smooth, soulful electronic style enriched by R&B elements, Glass Animals intricately harness a mature and unique sound. When aided by psychedelic visuals during…

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Disclosure, Deadmau5, ZHU Nominated for 2015 Grammy Awards

Disclosure, Deadmau5, ZHU Nominated for 2015 Grammy Awards

UK garage duo Disclosure, Deadmau5 and anonymous electronic musician ZHU are among the few highlights announced today for 2015 Grammy nominees. Disclosure and ZHU are both nominated for Best Dance Recording, along with British acts Duke Dumont, Basement Jaxx and Clean Bandit. Four of the…

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DJ Earworm Mixes 25 of the Year’s Biggest Pop Songs in One Mashup

DJ Earworm Mixes 25 of the Year’s Biggest Pop Songs in One Mashup

San Francisco-based Jordan Roseman aka DJ Earworm released his annual mashup, “United State of Pop 2014 (Do What You Wanna Do),” created using short snippets from 25 of the years’ top songs. DJ Earworm’s mixing style gradually layers samples, adds textures and builds momentum as…

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New Live Music Space ‘SoundBox’ Set to Open in Hayes Valley

New Live Music Space ‘SoundBox’ Set to Open in Hayes Valley

A new, experimental performance venue, SoundBox, is scheduled to open its doors in Hayes Valley on December 13 with a series of nighttime music selections curated by San Francisco Symphony. Previously used as a rehearsal room at the rear of Davies Symphony Hall, the space…

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World Series Trophy on Display at Vogue Theatre for Giants Movie

World Series Trophy on Display at Vogue Theatre for Giants Movie

One of San Francisco’s oldest operating cinemas, the Vogue Theatre, hosts a special screening of “The Giants World Series Movie” on November 25 with the 2014 World Series Trophy on display.

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