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Calendar, Night&Day Sweet 15

Sweet 15

Fifteen years ago, two local jazz musicians were having trouble getting their music produced. Francis Wong and Jon Jang soon discovered they were not alone; many local Asian-American artists were marginalized by the recording industry for creating music that defied…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Hear ThisThe Oakland-San Francisco hub stands out for its embrace of both intra- and cross-cultural connections, a proactive stance toward self-determination, and an enduring belief that respect for tradition is about forging one's own path by using examples of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Asian-American Summit

Asian-American Summit

As one of the foremost erhu (a two-stringed Chinese violin) musicians in the world, Jiebing Chen was well aware of the traditional limitations imposed on her instrument -- for example, that it had rarely been used for improvisation and that…
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Various Artists Supernatural Fairy Tales: The Progressive Rock Era, Volume 1 (Rhino) Despite having sunk deeper than the Atlantean groves often depicted in its album art, progressive rock still has its apologists. Liner notes for Supernatural Fairy Tales, an impressively…
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