Beefed-Up Security Helps Keep the Vibes Mellow at BottleRockThousands of fans are attending BottleRock and security is extra tight. It's the first big Bay Area music festival since a gunman opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-25-18)
40th Anniversary Carnaval to Introduce Diverse 'Royal Court'This Sunday, as Carnaval celebrates its 40th parade in San Francisco, organizers are also breaking ground with a new royal tradition. Joe Vazquez reports. (5-25-18)
BottleRock Festival Kicks Off in NapaOrganizers are expecting roughly 120,000 people at this year's BottleRock music festival in Napa. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-25-18)
Black Women Rock Comes To YBCA's 2019 Spring Transform FestivalBay Area Focus welcomes artist jessica Care moore, producer of Black Women Rock! They will be performing this year at the 2018 Spring Transform Festival at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts.
The Stanford Harmonics & UC Berkeley Men's Octet Perform LIVE!The Stanford Harmonics and the UC Berkeley Men's Octet give Bay Area Focus a sneak preview of their upcoming show at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, 'College Notes.' Enjoy!
George Cole Performs L-O-V-EGeorge Cole performs L-O-V-E for host Michelle Griego. It's a sneak peak at his Valentine's Day performance with the George Cole Trio at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco..
Meet Michael Gene Sullivan From The Cast Of Widowers' HousesActor Gene Sullivan talks to host Michelle Griego about 'Widowers Houses,' George Bernard Shaw's play about gentrification and social justice playing at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
S.F. Symphony Concert, Chinese New Year Parade Celebrate Year of the DogThe annual Chinese New Year Parade through downtown San Francisco is expected to draw tens of thousands to the city to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Andria Borba reports. (2-23-18)
San Francisco Symphony Rehearses Chinese New Year Concert at DaviesOn Saturday, the San Francisco Symphony will hold a Lunar New Year concert at 3 p.m. at Davies Symphony Hall as well as a post-concert dinner. The family event draws on ancient and contemporary Asian traditions. Elizabeth Cook reports. (2-23-18)
Discover Robert Moses Kin's Latest Work 'Bootstrap Tales'The dance company Robert Moses Kin, now in its 23rd season is premiering a new work titled, Bootstrap Tales.Choreographer Moses talks to BR's Christin Ayers about the show.
Donald Lacy's One-Man Show 'Color Struck, Surviving The Trumpocalypse'Actor, comedian and playwright Donald Lacy has never been afraid to bring tough topics to the stage and his latest one-man show is no exception. It's called 'Color Struck, Surviving the Trumpocalypse,' and takes on racism in the era of Trump.
Bay Area Hip-Hop Group 'Alphabet Rockers' Nominated For GrammyA Bay Area hip-hop group has been nominated for a Grammy. Betty Yu met the 'Alphabet Rockers' who are up for Best Children's Album.
Bay Area Favorite K.Flay Is Lone Woman Among Grammy Rock NomineesMore than 90 percent of Grammy nominees since 2013 have been men. But among the 10 percent is an artist with deep Bay Area ties. Betty Yu reports. (1-26-18)
Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Benefit Concert at Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumTop artists performed to a packed house at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to raise funds for North Bay wildfire victims at a second "Band Together" benefit concert on Thursday night. Betty Yu reports. (12-14-17)
12-Year-Old Music Prodigy Sells Out Shows in San Jose in MinutesShe's an accomplished violinist, pianist and composer and she's only 12. Alma Deutscher is about to make her American debut in Silicon Valley. Len Ramirez reports. (12-1-17)
Katie Maupin & Brian Watson Stars Of 'The Secret Garden'Actors Katie Maupin and Brian Watson talk to host Kenny Choi about the Tony-Award winning production of 'The Secret Garden' playing at the Gateway Theatre from December 6 through the 24th.
Oakland Symphony Conductor Michael MorganOakland Symphony Conductor Michael Morgan talks to Bay Sunday about upcoming concerts and activities.
'Broken Seeds' Tells Story Of A People Through Classical Indian Dance, ArtArtistic Director of Nava Dance Theatre Nadhi Thekkek and Oakland-based artist Rupy C. Tut talk to Bay Sunday host Kenny Choi about 'Broken Seeds Still Grow.'
At Issue: Fundraising for Wildfire ReliefLast week's benefit concert at AT&T Park raised millions for wildfire relief. Phil Matier talked with Daniel Lurie, director of Tipping Point, to find out where all the money is going. (11-12-17)
'Band Together' Benefit Concert Raises Millions for Wildfire ReliefFirst responders and fire victims were in the front row at the Band Together benefit concert to raise money for those affected by the Wine Country wildfires. Betty Yu reports from AT&T Park. (11-9-17)
Rapper G-Eazy Entertains Wildfire Victims at Benefit ConcertKPIX 5's Betty Yu talks with G-Eazy as he gets ready to take the stage at AT&T Park. (11-9-17)
Salesforce CEO Hopes Dreamfest Fundraiser Helps Inspire Compassion, End To DiscriminationSexual Harassment and gender discrimination have been a hot-button issue in Silicon Valley and Betty Yu spoke about that issue with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at the huge Dreamfest fundraising event in San Francisco Tuesday evening. (11-7-17)
Interview: Rich Chigga Talks With Big Reid!Indonesian Hip Hop star Rich Chigga stopped by 99.7 [NOW!] to talk with Big Reid about how he got started, his musical influences, his tour and even shared his craziest moment on the road! This is Rich Chigga's first radio interview in the United States!
S.F. Boosts Security For Music Fest, Fleet Week CrowdsMore than a million people are expected to crowd into the city by the bay for Fleet Week weekend activities as well as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park. In the wake of the Vegas rampage police say they have to prepare for anything. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-6-17)