KQED Arts

California Shakespeare Theater's New Director on 400 years of the Bard

On Saturday, Shakespeare fans in England and around the world observed the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. And at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, new artistic director Eric Ting is trying to breathe contemporary life into the Bard's work. An upcoming staging of Othello, for example, reimagines the ...read more

Nothing Compares…

It didn't much matter how old you were or where you were from -- if you loved music, you had a moment with Prince.

WATCH/LISTEN: The KQED Stories That Won a 2016 Edward R. Murrow Award!

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. We're thrilled to announce that five KQED stories — on radio, television and online — have just won prestigious regional Murrow Awards. The ...read more

Bill Graham and the 'Rock & Roll Revolution'

From the mid 60's until his death in a helicopter crash in 1991, Bill Graham was at the center of the Bay Area's rock and roll scene, producing nearly every significant rock concert in the region including The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendix, Pink Floyd and The Who. Now he's at ...read more