Dean SchafferMcCoy Tyner Oct. 16, 2011 Herbst Theatre Better than: Listening to a scratched up jazz record from the '60s for the thousandth time. When 72-year-old McCoy Tyner walked onstage, his steps were small and almost fragile. When he spoke, his voice barely rose above a whisper. But ... More >>
Carlos Santana thinks the Grammys shouldn't take away its Latin Jazz award.When the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences -- the organization that gives out Grammy Awards -- eliminated 31 categories from the awards process last month, it seemed like a modest step toward streamlining ... More >>
San Francisco, a city quite accustomed to ostentatious displays of affection, this past week has played host to one so shocking that locals have felt compelled to look the other way. We're talking about the love-fest between the left-wing intelligentsia at The New Yorker magazine, and Michael ... More >>
Local genre-tweakers Mushroom meld with jazz giant Eddie Gale
They interrupt your conversation, serenade your girlfriend, then ask for a tip. They're an S.F. institution. And they don't play "mariachi" music.
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As a civil rights advocate, Bob Demmons called in the federal government to end racism in the Fire Department. Now that he's chief, he has to remove federal control and prove that firefighters can manage race relations on their own.