Sarah Dash, Singer and Co-Founder of Labelle, Dies at Age 76 | KQED
Labelle started out as the conventional girl group called Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and changed into an Afro-futuristic glam rock group (even changing the name to Labelle to complete the transformation) in 1971.
Coming Out Changed Her Life. Now, Lalin St. Juste Is Ready to Sing About It | KQED
In the short film that accompanies The Seshen's 2020 album, CYAN, you can tell that singer Lalin St. Juste is not at peace.
Strange Spectacles Abound at The Residents' Castro Theatre Performance | KQED
The Residents have been creating delightfully wacky music, performance and multimedia art in the Bay Area since 1969, making them as much of an institution as, say, the San Francisco Symphony or the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Notebook: A Month Into R. Kelly's Trial, Here's What it's Been Like in the Courtroom | KQED
In this courtroom artist's sketch made from a video screen monitor, R. Kelly (left) and lawyer Thomas Farinella listen during the opening day of his trial on Aug. 18, 2021 in Brooklyn.
Watch: Rick Astley Performs The Smiths' 'This Charming Man' Better Than Morrissey | KQED
Then, in 2018, Morrissey made things even worse by giving an interview to his own website in which he expressed a variety of opinions best described as abhorrent.
In Gabriela Ortiz's 'D'Colonial Californio,' a Contemplation of El Camino Real | KQED
The Silicon Valley Symphony kicks off its season with two favorites: Dvorak's New World Symphony and Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture and Scherzo.
10 Years of 'Soy Raka': A Look Back With Panamanian Hip-Hop Duo Los Rakas | KQED
Before traveling the world and letting audiences know "Soy Raka," they got their start in music working under the tutelage of two late Bay Area luminaries.
The Best Moments From the MTV VMAs | KQED
The queen of pop celebrated her decades-long relationship with MTV-and New York City- in a video sequence that showed her in the back of a taxi, in Times Square and eventually live onstage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, surrounded by screens projecting some of her iconic music videos (and dropping her trench coat to reveal a cheeky leather outfit).
Britney Spears' Father Has Filed a Petition to End Her Conservatorship | KQED
James Spears called for a court investigation of these and other allegations, saying they were issues that were beyond his control because he had stepped down as conservator of his daughter's person, handing the role off to court-appointed professional Jodi Montgomery.
On Hiero Day, Tajai Massey Says Culture Needs Physical Spaces | KQED
One of the most popular music festivals in Oakland, Hiero Day, will look a little different this year.