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San Francisco Loses Bid for 2024 Olympics

San Francisco Loses Bid for 2024 Olympics

Boston is one step closer to hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics after the U.S. Olympic Committee picked its bid over San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. “We’re excited about our plans to submit a bid for the 2024 games and feel we have an…

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Visit The Exploratorium for Free This Year

Visit The Exploratorium for Free This Year

Admission to San Francisco’s hands-on science museum, the Exploratorium, will be free on six different days this year, with the first date arriving on February 1. Clothing retailer Uniqlo is sponsoring the free days to inspire the next generation of innovators, according to the company….

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Coachella 2015 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

Coachella 2015 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

For those unable or unwilling to make the trip to the Indio desert this April for Coachella, many of acts performing make their way to the Bay Area for shows during the dates surrounding the two-weekend festival.

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AC/DC, Drake and Jack White to Headline Coachella 2015

AC/DC, Drake and Jack White to Headline Coachella 2015

The complete Coachella 2015 lineup has arrived with Aussie classic rock band AC/DC, former White Stripes front-man Jack White and hip hop superstar Drake headlining. Taking place over two weekends in April (10-12 and 17-19) at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, this year’s lineup…

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No Doubt, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant to Headline BottleRock Festival

No Doubt, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant to Headline BottleRock Festival

The third edition of BottleRock Napa Valley festival arrives May 29-31, headlined by Gwen Stefani’s So-Cal ska punk band No Doubt, Las Vegas rock quartet Imagine Dragons, former Led Zeppelin vocalist and lyricist Robert Plant and Snoop Dogg. JANUARY 27 UPDATE: The daily lineup has…

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Dates for Major Music Festivals in 2015

Dates for Major Music Festivals in 2015

With the page officially turned to 2015, the buzz begins to build surrounding the year’s biggest music festivals. Festivals have been separated by those located in California and other big events that take place beyond the Golden State. Lineup announcements have been sparse thus far,…

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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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