Charlie Swanson

Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.
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Musical Treats, No Trick: Concerts Come Back for Halloween

By Charlie Swanson After Halloween 2020 was all but cancelled in the North Bay and across the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, trick-or-treaters and...
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Culture Crush: A Great Pumpkin Party, FUNtazmagoria, Hometown Halloween in Napa, and More.

Sonoma Great Pumpkins The community gathers for a fall celebration at the Sonoma Community Center’s Great Pumpkin Party. Attendees can bring their already-carved and/or -decorated pumpkins...

North Bay Senior Dog Sanctuary Leads National Campaign to Save Elder Pups

Formed in 2009, North Bay nonprofit organization Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues, re-homes and fosters senior large-breed dogs throughout Northern California. This week, Lily’s...

Marin Shakespeare Company Breaks Ground on New Home

Founded in 1990, nonprofit organization Marin Shakespeare Company creates a cultural community through live theater, education and social justice engagement. The North Bay knows Marin...

Jazz-pianist and composer Helen Sung shares selections from her new album

SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN Jazz-pianist and composer Helen Sung shares selections from her new album and speaks about artistic women in an online presentation hosted...

Marin Center Undergoes Seismic Upgrades

While in-person events and indoor gatherings are becoming more frequent in the North Bay, no events will take place in the Marin Center's Exhibit...

Best Way To Pack in a Summer Full of Learning

When it comes to education, kids need to be engaged all year long to spark and feed their sense of curiosity. Especially after a...

Best View at a Music Festival

From the top of Mount Tamalpais, you can see it all. A clear day will yield views of the entire San Francisco Bay and...

Culture Crush: This week’s concerts, markets and more

San Rafael Pied Piper Productions connects kids to live theater through educational programs ranging from music and theater classes to full-fledged productions in Marin County....

West Marin World Music Star Fires Up New Album in August

Best known musically for his heartfelt renditions and upbeat adaptations of classic Kirtans, West Marin world music artist Jai Uttal is renowned worldwide for his mixture...

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