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    Nelson Mandela and Maurice Sendak To Be Celebrated at This Year’s Pride Concert

    Nelson Mandela and Maurice Sendak To Be Celebrated at This Year’s Pride Concert

    This weekend, the 36th Annual Pride Concert: Together Strong! celebrates the lives of two very different sup­porters of the LGBT community with premieres of original music for chorus and wind…

    Dance-Along Nutcracker Takes You to the Caribbean This Holiday Season

    Dance-Along Nutcracker Takes You to the Caribbean This Holiday Season

    By Heidi Beeler “Blockbuster!!!” isn’t the sort of exclamation you would typically apply to a show performed by a symphonic wind ensemble showcasing a roomful of untrained ballerinas. Of all…

    Making Music Through History

    On June 25, 1978, a skinny, mustachioed music teacher blew a whistle, and a block of 70 musicians in jeans and red visors swung onto Market Street playing “California, Here…

    Grand Avenue Theft Auto

    Grand Avenue Theft Auto

    Nothing makes me feel my middle age more than when my Action Adventure car comes back from one of its zany Oakland escapades. Dateline: Oakland, Monday, September 23. Nine commuters…

    Pete Nowlen: New Artistic Director of the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

    Pete Nowlen: New Artistic Director of the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

    White smoke wafts from the concert hall. After a year-long search and a finalists’ concert series, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band has chosen Pete Nowlen, director of concert bands…