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Francisco Lo Vuolo: In Walked Francis

Sometimes the title of a record reveals that the music is something special. This is indeed the case with Argentinian pianist Francisco Lo Vuolo's solo piano album In Walked Francis .


Related Topix: Francisco, Blue Note, Jazz

Thu Apr 17, 2014

SF Weekly

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

Christ or cannabis -- which will it be? This weekend marks the passage of two important holidays: Sunday is both Easter, the celebration of Christ's resurrection, and 4/20, the celebration of...well, wait, uh, what were we talking about again? Chances are you probably don't care about either, which is a perfectly normal response.


Related Topix: Francisco, Marijuana

Track Listing Revealed for Elaine Paige's Ultimate Collection

Broadway and West End superstar Elaine Paige is set to release a career-spanning collection of her most memorable recordings on Monday, April 24th.


Related Topix: Cats, Musical Movies, Elaine Paige

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Gone Girl Gets A Teaser Trailer

David Fincher's follow up to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is one of the most anticipated movies of 2014.


Related Topix: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Books, Chanson, Charles Aznavour

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Jazz and Blues Vocalist Kim Nalley to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/10

Called "legendary" and a "San Francisco institution," Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes jazz and blues vocalist, Kim Nalley , for one performance only - Saturday, May 10 .


Related Topix: Francisco, Jazz & Blues, Jazz, San Francisco, CA

New Recess Monkey Album 'Wired' Out 6/17

Inspired by the breathtaking creativity and inventiveness of today's DIY kids, kindie music icon Recess Monkey celebrates "maker" culture with the band's eleventh studio recording, Wired.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Science / Technology, Inventions, Francisco, San Francisco, CA, us Travel, Travel

EQ Magazine

Christina Perri's 'Head or Heart' Availavle Now

"HEAD OR HEART," the new album from Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri, has made an awesome entry onto the SoundScan/Billboard 200, arriving at #4 in its first week on the chart with sales in excess of 40k- the acclaimed singer/songwriter's biggest sales week to date.


Related Topix: Christina Perri, Christina, Pop/Rock, Francisco, Late Show With David Letterman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Dancing With the Stars, Reality TV

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

Quick info

"He's a huge inspiration. Enormous. Probably the biggest overall, not just lyrically, but music and guitar playing," said Escovedo.


Related Topix: Francisco, Austin, TX

Eugene Weekly

Bummer, Dudes

New Bums apply a lo-fi Simon and Gar-fuck-it take to the tired old trope of two dudes with guitars.


Related Topix: Folk, Francisco, Music, Entertainment

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Christina Perri's 'Head or Heart' Bursts Onto Top 5 on Billboard 200

"HEAD OR HEART," the new album from Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri , has made an awesome entry onto the SoundScan/ , arriving at #4 in its first week on the chart with sales in excess of 40k the acclaimed singer/songwriter's biggest sales week to date.


Related Topix: Christina Perri, Francisco

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Miami Herald

With new album, singer BelO makes changes but preserves Haitian sound

An artwork's title can be an affirmation. For BelO, the Haitian singer and guitarist known for his catchy reggae- and world beat-influenced music and for his dedication to social issues, the title of his fourth album, is a way for me to say that my sound has changed a little bit, but I'm still Haitian," the musician says, speaking via Skype from ... (more)


Related Topix: Haiti, Central America, World News

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Trinadad Express

Are you intimate with food?

In Trinidad and Tobago, we pride ourselves on our exquisite cuisine. Nothing brings people together like a food lime.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, The Mighty Sparrow

The Reporter


Comparisons to Randy Newman and Tom Waits or Mose Allison are frequent for Mikel Paul.


Related Topix: Mose Allison, Jazz, Duke Ellington, Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Tom Taus gets crowd dancing

Former child actor Tom Taus, who is now known in the music scene as DJ Tommy T, got the crowd dancing at the local launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 held Thursday evening.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oasis, Martin Nievera

Thu Mar 27, 2014


Exciting News for Pregnant Kelly Clarkson: Hear Her New Single With Martina McBride

's gone completely country, y'all! Actually, that shouldn't come as a huge surprise to any of us Kelly fans, as she's been doing the crossover thing for quite some time.


Related Topix: Reba McEntire, Position, Entertainment


EMA's '3Jane' Is a Delicate Ballad About the Internet

EMA's second album, The Future's Void, is right around the corner and the San Francisco singer/shredder shares a third track today, the delicate ballad "3Jane."


Related Topix: Francisco

Illinois Entertainer

Stage Buzz : Gary Numan

As a licensed pilot, veteran New Waver Gary Numan used to live to fly, and fly to live.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Gary Numan, Francisco, Industrial, Nine Inch Nails, Boat Disaster

Wed Mar 26, 2014


Interview: J-Lo On Her New Album, Working With Rappers Again, And Her Favorite Thing To Eat In NYC

Jennifer Lopez needs no introduction. You've seen her movies, danced to her radio hits, and you'll never forget her famous green dress.


Related Topix: Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, J Lo, Celebrities

Anthony de Mare reimagines Sondheim and converses with Lara Downes

Last night pianist Anthony de Mare brought his Liaisons tour to the Recital Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for the latest installment of The Artist Sessions , founded and hosted by pianist Lara Downes .


Related Topix: Francisco, Classical, The Artist, Theater, Arts, Stephen Sondheim, Barber, Schubert

Tue Mar 25, 2014


11th Annual Hibiscus Fine Art & Music Festival adds new features

The 11th Annual Hibiscus Fine Art & Music Festival on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. will feature the Inaugural Professional Chalk Art Show and international award-winning professional chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro


Related Topix: Jennifer, Vero Beach, FL, Indian River County, FL, Photography