August 8, 2012
There are many great programs for youth in the San Francisco Bay Area – among them, AileyCamp at Cal Performances, Destiny Arts, Oaktown Jazz Workshop, Dimensions Extensions and Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, founded by Angela Wellman.
June 3, 2012
I would like to wish all the fathers a blessed and happy Fathers’ Day 2012. It is a hard time to be a parent of a youngster, not to mention an adolescent or youth. The challenges are great, in direct proportion to the rewards. I’d like to congratulate the young fathers who are stepping up and participating in their children’s lives, especially when society equates parenting with one’s largess or paycheck.
November 10, 2008
This profoundly moving rendition of “N’Kose Sikelei Africa” (“God Bless Africa”), the South African National Anthem, featuring Miriam Makeba, who made her transition Nov. 10, and Ladysmith Black Mombazo, is a clip from Paul Simon’s film “Graceland: The African Concert,” taped in 1987.