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KQED’s Cy Musiker and David Wiegand share their picks for big events around the Bay Area this week. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/thedolist/2017/02/TDL20170224.mp3 The list goes on this week for some amazing stuff we couldn’t fit into the show. Yiddish songbird Heather klein firsts his new solo musical, Shanghai Angel, about her grandmother’s emigration from Austria to Shanghai to …

MARTIN DE RUYTER The 2017 Winery Tour audiences try to stay dry in the light rain at Neudorf Vineyards. This is the tenth year of The Winery Tour. Beautiful vineyard locations and top New Zealand musicians. It’s a winning combination. The show at Neudorf Vineyard opened with Benny Tipene. It placed third on New Zealand’s …

“La La Land” is deceptively innovative. It evokes classic musicals while advancing the genre; it’s both old-fashioned and modern. Damien Chazelle makes his daring intention clear from the start: Drivers stuck on a crowded highway ramp get out of their cars to sing and dance in a dazzling fireworks display. When the music stops, they …

Bruno Mars kicked off Black History Month in a big way, explaining in his profile with Latina magazine that almost all musical genres in America come from black culture. Mars, who is half Puerto Rican, even attributes Latin genres to Africa, claiming that even “salsa music goes back to the homeland.” “When you say ‘black …