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Hayward Mariachi Festival returns Sept. 16

Hayward's annual Mariachi Festival will be held Sept. 16 to coincide with Mexico's Independence Day.

Antioch will be singing the blues again on Sept. 17

Jarekus Singleton will headline annual downtown festival that alos includes international and local bands

Cheryl North: San Francisco Opera opens new season with a gala production of Giordano's 'Andrea Chenier'

The upcoming opening of San Francisco Opera's new season offers a fine example of how the cultures of the East can combine so fetchingly with those of the West, as can those of the well-trodden classical world with the contemporary.

Tri-Valley A&E: 17th O'Neill Festival offers substantial September lineup

The 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016 and the 17th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival in September are a happy collision that result in a series of events aimed at enlightenment on all fronts.

SFJazz bold new season addresses longtime issue

SFJazz has plenty of global stars in its fifth season, which kicks off Sept. 8, but also has features a steady dose of Bay Area musicians, something for which the organization has been criticized in the past.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.

Green Day's theater tour coming to Berkeley next month

Green Day releases 'Revolution Radio’ Oct. 7, plays UC Theatre on Oct. 20.

Bruce Springsteen has dealt with depression for more than 30 years

Bruce Springsteen said, like his father, he suffers from depression and the two managed to patch up their differences before his father died.

'Dream of the Red Chamber': how did S.F. Opera manage to adapt the epic novel for stage?

Even famed playwright David Henry Hwang that it was impossible to turn the sprawling classic novel 'Dream of the Red Chamber' into an opera, but he and composer Bright Sheng and other 'Dream' Team members made it happen.

Interview with a 'Madman': Ozzy Osbourne talks Black Sabbath farewell

Ozzy Osbourne notes he is 'feeling very nostalgic' as is band Black Sabbath returns to the Bay Area Sept. 15 to play Oakland's Oracle Arena, as part of its farewell tour.