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Burning Man Seeks to Expand Festival to 100,000 Attendees

Burning Man Seeks to Expand Festival to 100,000 Attendees

The Playa may soon be much larger and more popular in the coming years. Organizers for the annual counter-culture festival in Black Rock City, Nevada recently met with state officials from Bureau of Land Management to discuss the impacts of eventually expanding capacity to 100,000…

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Nina Simone Celebrated Among the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Nina Simone Celebrated Among the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2018 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, highlighted by iconic musician Nina Simone. Other inductees include American rockers The Cars and Bon Jovi, as well as British rock bands Dire Straits and The Moody Blues. The Rock & Roll…

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Star Wars Trilogy Heads to the SF Symphony for Live Score Performances

Star Wars Trilogy Heads to the SF Symphony for Live Score Performances

George Lucas’ first three Star Wars films will return to the big screen in 2018 above the Davies Symphony Hall stage, accompanied by live performances of the soundtrack from San Francisco Symphony. This announcement is part of its 2018 Summer with the Symphony series and…

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2018 Grammy Award Nominations Showcase Strong Diversity in Music and Performances

2018 Grammy Award Nominations Showcase Strong Diversity in Music and Performances

Based on the nominations for the 60th annual Grammy awards, it is evident that hip-hop and R&B genres are currently the dominant genres of the music industry. Rapper Jay-Z led the field with eight nominations followed closely behind by Kendrick Lamar who received seven. No white males…

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2017 Essentials: High Times, Game of Thrones, Snoop Dogg, & More

Record Store Day Black Friday 2017 Essentials: High Times, Game of Thrones, Snoop Dogg, & More

More than 1,200 local record stores nationwide are expected to participate in Record Store Day (RSD), a much-anticipated Black Friday event for those vinyl fans looking to grab the latest and greatest, exclusive titles and holiday gifts. For some history, the first Record Store Day took…

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SF Symphony Film Series Returns, Plus SHN’s Harry Potter Live Orchestra Performances Announced

SF Symphony Film Series Returns, Plus SHN’s Harry Potter Live Orchestra Performances Announced

It’s hard to beat the visual and sonic experience of watching a movie on the big screen, while the soundtrack is being performed live by an orchestra in the same room, with that said, the film series at the San Francisco Symphony knows just how…

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10 Family-Friendly Holiday Happenings in San Francisco

10 Family-Friendly Holiday Happenings in San Francisco

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of the holiday event organizers have already confirmed plans for upcoming end-of-year activities. Whether its ice skating or tree lighting, there are plenty of options for friends and families to check out and embrace that once-a-year holiday spirit. Here…

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SF Sketchfest Lineup Announced: Over 200 Shows, Including Ricky Gervais, Dick Cavett, Jane Lynch

SF Sketchfest Lineup Announced: Over 200 Shows, Including Ricky Gervais, Dick Cavett, Jane Lynch

The 17th annual Sketchfest Comedy Festival returns to San Francisco in January with a long list of shows, including over 200 shows across 16 local venues and over 17 consecutive days. That’s a whole hell of a lot of laughs, provided by comedians from around…

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Seeking Input: How Should the City Use the Old SF Mint?

Seeking Input: How Should the City Use the Old SF Mint?

Since late in 2015, San Francisco and the California Historical Society have partnered to transform the Old Mint into a vibrant, sustainable place for history and culture. The city is seeking ideas from the local community for how to best use the “The Granite Lady,”…

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Honoring Harvey Milk: A Day of Remembrance, Illuminated Art Installation & Harvey Milk Plaza Re-Imagined

Honoring Harvey Milk: A Day of Remembrance, Illuminated Art Installation & Harvey Milk Plaza Re-Imagined

This week marks 40 years since the election of civil rights activist Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official, and San Francisco community leaders have big plans to commemorate the major milestone. This includes a large-scale, peaceful and positive public gathering set to take place…

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Au Revoir! SF Symphony Director Michael Tilson-Thomas Announces Plans to Leave after 25 Years

Au Revoir! SF Symphony Director Michael Tilson-Thomas Announces Plans to Leave after 25 Years

Earlier this week, SF Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson-Thomas (MTT) announced that he will step down from his post after the 2019-20 season, marking 25 years in his current role, and perhaps an end of an incredible chapter for the symphony. MTT’s creative influence and musical prowess has helped…

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Flying Robot International Drone Film Festival Brings the Best of Aerial Filmmaking to San Francisco

Flying Robot International Drone Film Festival Brings the Best of Aerial Filmmaking to San Francisco

Drone enthusiasts – start your engines! The Flying Robot International Film Festival (FRiFF) returns to San Francisco to showcase their curated collection of short-length drone films and to celebrate the filmmakers who made them. The single-evening event at the Roxie Theater will a premiere screening followed…

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