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.

New 30-Day Program Honors Martin Luther King Jr in the North Bay

For over 50 years, the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has empowered individuals and strengthened nonprofit organizations in the North Bay. The Center’s...

Adam Traum Embraces His ‘Legacy’ on New Record

Many musicians grew up in a house of song, but North Bay–based guitarist and singer-songwriter Adam Traum still creates music with his father, Happy...

Green Music Center Announces Virtual Season of Shows

The Green Music Center–Sonoma State University’s live music venue and educational complex made up of Weill Hall, Schroeder Hall and more–is accustomed to packing...

‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Exhibit Will Let You Step Inside the Art

In the 1990 film Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, an art student is transported to within a painting by Vincent van Gogh. There, he meets the...

Folk Artist John McCutcheon Virtually Visits the Bay Area for Annual Tour

Even though he lives in the city of Smoke Rise, Georgia, veteran folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon is a popular fixture in the...

Joan Baez Art Show Opens in Mill Valley

In an iconic career spanning six decades, Joan Baez has conquered several artistic worlds.  She’s a “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” inductee who helped...

Marin Theatre Company Co-Producing New Play on Noted Virus Hunter

Years before the Covid-19 pandemic, award-winning virologist Dr. Nathan Wolfe proposed a plan to protect the economy from pandemics. Even though Wolfe was named one...

North Bay Groups Open the New Year with Online Events

Even though 2020 is officially done and the New Year is here, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to make in-person gatherings a tricky endeavor in...

DocLands Plans for Virtual 2021 Film Festival

DocLands Documentary Film Festival, hosted by the California Film Institute, brings compelling true-life films to Marin each spring, though the festival will look quite...

Marin Artist Coalesces New Works for Point Reyes Exhibit

West Marin artist Toni Littlejohn is best known in the North Bay as a founding member of Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station,...

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