Proposed arts program cuts could be a death blow to Santa Clara Ballet. City-funded grants help pay for the venue at the convention center, where they hold Nutcracker performances every year. Kiet Do reports. (6-3-21)

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Deep Funding Cuts to Arts Programs Could Doom Santa Clara BalletProposed arts program cuts could be a death blow to Santa Clara Ballet. City-funded grants help pay for the venue at the convention center, where they hold Nutcracker performances every year. Kiet Do reports. (6-3-21)
San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Reopens for In-Person Worship ServicesOn Sunday, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco celebrated a rebirth of sorts, opening its doors to worshipers for the first time since the pandemic began. John Ramos reports. (5-23-21)
Rapping Senior Citizen Dancers Beat Back Asian Hate in San Francisco ChinatownA group of senior citizens in San Francisco's Chinatown are making their own moves against Asian hate crimes with a new rap that's mostly in Cantonese. Sharon Chin reports. (5-9-21)
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San Francisco Opera Performs a Drive-In 'Barber of Seville' at Marin CenterSixteen months ago, the San Francisco Opera closed their curtains. Friday night was the company's first performance in front of a live audience since December 2019 but that audience stayed safely and comfortably in their cars. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-23-21)
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1906 San Francisco Earthquake Commemoration Returns to Lotta's FountainMayor London Breed spoke Sunday morning at Lotta's Fountain on Market Street where a hardy group of early-risers gathered for a San Francisco tradition: the ceremony commemorating the 1906 earthquake and fire which devastated the city. (4-18-21)
Delighted Giants Fans Return to Oracle Park on Splendid Opening DayOracle Park was buzzing with excitement all day Friday. Giants fans had a chance to sing "take me out to the ball game" while actually *being* at a ball game for the first time in more than a year. Wilson Walker reports. (4-9-21)
California to Allow for Indoor Gatherings, Concerts April 15California will allow indoor concerts, theater performances and other private gatherings starting April 15 as the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus nears a record low. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-2-21)
Live Indoor Concerts, Theater, Other Events Set to ReopenIt's another sign of hope on the road to recovery: indoor concerts, live theater and other events will be allowed in a matter of days. Andria Borba reports. (4-2-21)
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Rooftop Rock: San Francisco Nightlife Adapts to Social Distance DemandsMusicians in the city that knows how are climbing the walls to bring back live music during the pandemic. Don Ford reports. (2-25-21)
Arts Festival Organizers Sue San Francisco to Allow Spring Outdoor EventThe San Francisco International Arts Festival wants to hold a performing arts event in May. The organization and the performers believe they are protected by the first amendment. Da Lin explains. (1-29-21)
SF Dancer Creates International Virtual NutcrackerAfter live performances of The Nutcracker ballet were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a San Francisco dancer created a way to keep them going virtually. Susie Steimle reports. (12-24-20)
National Coming Out Day Observed by LGBT Community in San FranciscoSunday is “National Coming Out Day,” an invitation to those identifying as LGBT to go public with their feelings and the goal is to provide a safe space and day for them to do so. John Ramos reports. (10-10-20)
Can-Do Spirit Animates East Bay Youth Theater ExpansionCrews have begun work in preparation for construction of a new performing arts center for young people scheduled to open January in Danville. Don Ford reports. (8-27-20)
25 Years After Jerry Garcia's Death, Grateful Dead Fan Base Endures, ExpandsJerry Garcia’s death might have felt like the end of the story for Deadheads in 1995 but it has not worked out that way. Wilson Walker reports. (8-8-20)
Drive-In Concerts Extend Entertainment Options at Alameda County FairgroundsThe Alameda County Fairgrounds is doubling down on the drive-up entertainment model this summer. Devin Fehely reports. (8-7-20)
Socially-Distanced San Franciscans Join Tony Bennett Virtually to Sing 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco'The city by the bay's favorite adopted son led a virtual singalong of his “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” classic Saturday to raise spirits and salute caregivers during the coronavirus outbreak. John Ramos reports. (4-25-20)
Coronavirus Crowd Control: Arts, Entertainment and Sports Events Canceled, PostponedCOVID-19 ripple effects are reaching into the worlds of sports and entertainment where large crowds are a given. Andria Borba reports (3-12-20)
Italy Coronavirus Outbreak Nixes Tour Plan for Bay Area Rock ViolinistYoko Miyakawa plays violin in a heavy-metal rock band Flesh God Apocalypse whose Italian tour dates have been postoned. Don Ford reports. (3-12-20)
History Comes Alive: Monterey County 8th Graders See 'Hamilton'Every 8th grader in Monterey County has an opportunity to see the live stage performance of Broadway mega-hit "Hamilton" thanks to the Dan and Lillian King Foundation. Allen Martin reports. (3-5-20)
San Francisco Native Johnny Mathis Brings New Tour to Bay AreaWhat were the chances Johnny Mathis would still be touring 64 years after recording his first album? Sharon Chin reports. (2-28-20)

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