Marc Bamuthi Joseph is back as co-host on The Do List this week. He’s the chief of program and pedagogy at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and also a dancer, poet, and opera librettist. We talk about the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, some classic plays at Ubuntu, SF Playhouse and the Aurora, and a special Black Panther double bill. You can feel the show just lift off when Marc talks about why art matters. Take a listen.

Feb. 15-28: San Jose Jazz Winter Fest lights up San Jose.

Feb. 11: Jon Santos explores the sacred roots of Latin jazz at a Sunday concert in Oakland.

Feb. 13-24: The San Francisco Ballet showcases Justin Peck’s new take on Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.

Jan. 23-March 10: The post-war play Born Yesterday, about corruption in Washington, feels especially relevant today.

Feb. 2-25: A Streetcar Named Desire made for the streets of Oakland.

Jan. 26-March 4: GB Shaw’s first play is an indictment of capitalism and a moral tale about moral principles bowing to love.

Feb. 20-21: Shabazz Palaces bring their blend of Afrofuturism and hip-hop to San Jose and Noise Pop.

Feb. 20: A literary double bill pairs Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new film Black Panther at the Grand Lake Theater.

Feb. 14: Sonya Renee Taylor reads from her new book The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.

Feb. 21: Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell talk about American and Hollywood history, Lincoln, and assassinations at Cal Performances.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Cy Musiker in the studio at KQED
Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Cy Musiker in the studio at KQED. (Photo: Nastia Voynovskaya/KQED)

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Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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