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 Documentary ‘Vinyl Nation’ Screens Virtually at the Alexander Valley Film Festival

What was once called a revival is now hailed as a renaissance. The vinyl record has had its ups and downs over the last...

Santa Rosa Symphony Debuts on Television in Marin This Weekend

Last year, the Santa Rosa Symphony–the resident orchestra of the Green Music Center–changed it’s production model in the face of a pandemic with the online...

Marin Open Studios Goes Live with Gallery Show and Art Tours

Marin Open Studios has connected art lovers with local art makers each spring for nearly 30 years with self-guided tours of artist’s studios throughout...

Culture Crush: Consider These North Bay Events This Week

Virtual Event Get a Job More than 95 businesses and employment recruiters will be on hand for the North Bay Regional Job Fair, which gathers virtually...

Local Authors Turn the Page with New Books

Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” This spring, several North Bay writers...

Spotlight on San Rafael: Take a Spin at Glaze and Confused

San Rafael looks different today than it did 12 months ago. While Fourth Street remained a fixture for socially-distant outdoor dining throughout 2020, many of...

J.Lately Takes a Hip-Hop Road Trip on New Album

Pairing a laid-back flow and a relentless drive, North Bay native J.Lately has crafted relatable and engaging hip-hop since his days at high school. Now...

North Bay Electronica Artist Casts a Dance Party Spell on Debut Album

Like the Big Bang, the music of North Bay solo artist Krane Alis began with a spark of an idea before expanding into a...

Changes Coming for Marin County Fair This Summer

Even as Covid-19 vaccines are distributed throughout California, the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic's immediate future is forcing many summertime events and gatherings to delay...

MarinMOCA Receives Major Donation Amid Management Change

North Bay philanthropist Ronald R. Collins is one of the region’s most eclectic art collectors and most generous supporters. One of his favorite North...

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