By SEAN J. O'CONNELL SFJAZZ Opening Night Concert with McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Bill Frisell, Bill Cosby, and more Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 SFJAZZ Center via NPR web stream Despite not having had regular employment for the last year or so, I have had the opportunity to see Radiohead perform live ... More >>
It's open! The SFJAZZ Center, the West Coast's first facility dedicated to jazz performance and education, opened its doors on Monday, and with only a few hiccups, most of which are now resolved. So it's time to party. And even if you're not the gala-hopping VIP-type, you can witness performances b ... More >>
A few months ago, we updated you on the progress of construction over at 205 Franklin Street -- the fancy new headquarters of SF Jazz -- which is set to open on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Jan., 21, 2013. Today, the nonprofit announced the lineup for artists that will performing at the very fir ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayCoffee is such a personal thing. If I like cappuccino, you like drip coffee black, and Bill Cosby likes a triple-tall nonfat extra-hot no-foam latte (apparently true), we're not going to agree on what the best coffee shop is. But I'm the guy with the pen keyboard soapb ... More >>
billcosby.com In a segment from a season 1 episode of "The Cosby Show," the sitcom's namesake delightfully illustrates how pop music can function as a generational wedge. "I thought it had come down the hallway," Bill Cosby says in reference to the deafening music playing on daughter Sondra's ... More >>
Gretchen RobinetteStephen MalkmusPavement The Authorities June 24, 2010 Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton, CA Better than: Any show where the local mayor doesn't come out to introduce the headlining band. Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg started Pavement in Stockton, Calif., more than two decades ag ... More >>
Raphael Brion/Eat Me DailyJell-O caviar, an entry in last year's contest.From molded salads that wowed 1950s dinner parties to Bill Cosby's Jigglers and vividly colored "shots" sucked out of flimsy paper cups by Jersey Shore cast members, Jell-O is an enduring cultural phenomenon, one that ha ... More >>
T. PalmerCandybar's Nacho Sundae.We've noticed a fun trend in San Francisco dining: Deceptive desserts fashioned to look like something other than what they are, whether another sweet item or something savory. Here are five of our faves: 5. Nacho Sundae at Candybar (1335 Fulton at Divisadero) Cin ... More >>
M. Ward's pleasing rock stylings are like Jell-O -- there's always room for it.They're both also sweet, easy to enjoy, and go better when accompanied by Zooey Deschanel. The only difference is M. Ward doesn't need Bill Cosby to aggrandize his upcoming album, Hold Time, due February 17. Ward will, h ... More >>
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