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Music For The People

Musician Stevie Wonder has said, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” It’s an essential form of communication, with or without words, serving as a medium for people from all walks of life to express their deepest thoughts and emotions. That has been the life-long purpose of the Community Music…

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Red Cross Rocks!

  We are all reminded of the connection we have to our neighbors when disaster strikes; a major emergency like the 2014 Napa Earthquake was a wake-up call and a profound example of humanitarianism that is possible in the face of distress. The 2015 American Red Cross Gala echoed this very message of unwavering support…

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Upping the Ante with Downing at the Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show

  When Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing was a boy, he insisted his mother find babysitters, “who looked like Stevie Nicks.”  The models he sent down the runway at the 34th Annual Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show would have passed his prepubescent casting call, after all.  Had they been alive in his hometown of Seattle…

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SF’s Couture Crush

  Once upon a time, the world’s best fashions and lifestyles were entrusted to London, Paris and NYC. Things change. San Francisco has risen and developed some serious style and an even bigger appetite for it. Whether it’s for a premiere, gala or a tech–launch soiree, The Bay Area’s best dressed citizens have set their…

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SF Conservatory of Music is Classy and Brassy

  When was the last time you heard The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” played on piccolo trumpet? If you had attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, you could answer that question with enthusiasm. The annual black-tie event was filled with unexpected melodies, joyous collaborations, sumptuous surroundings, and a shared love of music that bound…