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Q&A with SF Int’l Film Fest Award Winner Peter Lord, Co-Founder of Aardman Animations

Q&A with SF Int’l Film Fest Award Winner Peter Lord, Co-Founder of Aardman Animations

As part of the SF International Film Fest, the team behind animation studio Aardman Studios, best known for their charming and memorable stop-motion feats like Wallace & Gromit, Creature Comforts, and Shaun the Sheep, will be given the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award. Since 1997,…

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Stern Grove Festival Full Lineup of Free Concerts Announced

Stern Grove Festival Full Lineup of Free Concerts Announced

Stern Grove Festival is a San Francisco summer tradition and just announced its 79th Season of admission-free concerts. The 2016 Season showcases an eclectic roster of popular performers from the Bay Area and beyond. This summer’s 10-week concert series features Janelle Monáe, George Clinton, Hieroglyphics,…

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Photo of the Week: David Nguyen

Photo of the Week: David Nguyen

Photo of the Week by David Nguyen (San Jose) Nice to meet you David. Tell us a little bit of yourself? Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path? David: I’ve been a lover of the creative arts since I could…

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A Makeshift Guide to This Weekend’s Art Fairs: Parking Lot Art Fair, Art Market, & stARTup Art Fair

A Makeshift Guide to This Weekend’s Art Fairs: Parking Lot Art Fair, Art Market, & stARTup Art Fair

This weekend the art fairs are coming! You can stroll all three art fairs in a day, or take a more leisurely strategy to seeing a weekend-full of artwork. Literally there will be artwork by hundreds of artists and over a hundred art galleries, so perhaps…

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HARD Summer Transforms Into 2-Day Camping Festival, Headlined by Ice Cube & Major Lazer

HARD Summer Transforms Into 2-Day Camping Festival, Headlined by Ice Cube & Major Lazer

The organizers behind HARD Summer announced a number of changes to their premier annual EDM festival, including a new location at the Auto Club Speedway in Southern California and options for camping for the first time. The 2016 edition of the electronic-heavy festival happens July…

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The Evolution of Thao and The Get Down Stay Down: Interview, Album & Show at the Fillmore

The Evolution of Thao and The Get Down Stay Down: Interview, Album & Show at the Fillmore

San Francisco songwriter, Thao Nguyen, is on the road with her band, The Get Down Stay Down, in support of her latest record, A Man Alive, including a stop at the Fillmore on April 30th. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, originally formed in…

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Live Review: Jazz Fest Weekend One Shines Bright

Live Review: Jazz Fest Weekend One Shines Bright

The first weekend of the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival concluded with all smiles, as the weather conditions kept perfect and the diverse artistry impressed on all stages. Three straight days of sunny conditions on the Fair Grounds Race Course, made the…

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Five SF Restaurants That Embody Springtime Vibes

Five SF Restaurants That Embody Springtime Vibes

Technically, spring has been around for some time now, but it’s only in recent weeks that we truly feel it in the air. Sunnier, better times are upon us, and until the fog turns our summer into a “pack your suitcases to find a warm…

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Legendary Pop Icon Prince Dead at 57

Legendary Pop Icon Prince Dead at 57

Illustrious musician Prince was found dead today at his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota after police were called for a medical emergency. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schuer, released the following statement on the death of the amazing singer: “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming…

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All Eyes on Fixed Bikes: Mission Crit 3

All Eyes on Fixed Bikes: Mission Crit 3

Keep the leisurely weekend biking in Golden Gate Park this weekend, because Saturday, April 23 biking will be getting serious in the Mission. The Mission Crit, which is the only fixed-gear crit in SF, is expected to bring some seriously skilled cyclists and bike bad-assery to…

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Photos: Hippie Hill at Bill Graham Civic with Cypress Hill & Berner

Photos: Hippie Hill at Bill Graham Civic with Cypress Hill & Berner

Bay Area rapper Berner (Taylor Gang Records, Cookies) brought together his friends (Juicy J, J Boog, Chronixx, Kool John, Dizzy Wright) for a massive 420 celebration at the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco last night. All photos by Abe Coloma. See the entire gallery…

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The Coachella Review: Weekend One

The Coachella Review: Weekend One

The trek from The Bay to Indio can look a little like the scene from Swingers. Your Vince Vaughn-like friend-of-a-friend hypes up the carpool with Coachella chants while there’s still an 8-hour, traffic-plagued drive ahead. Coachella, baby, ‘chella. Smash cut to drive complete, campsite set, Vince…

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