The B’z leave The Fillmore abuzz

Friday, July 22 was a typical chilly San Francisco summer evening, but The Fillmore heated up quickly with more than 1,000 fans eager to see the Japanese rock band B’z. This was their second gig on their North American tour, “B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-.” This two-man band, one of the biggest rock […]

NorCal community raises relief funds for Northern Japan at Cherry Blossom Festival

Joining communities all over the world in taking action, San Francisco’s Japanese-speaking and Japanese American communities have been using art, food and other aspects of their culture to raise funds for the relief efforts following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and ongoing nuclear crisis. As it did to aid the Japan during previous times of […]

Wesley United Methodist Church to hold ‘Mission Possible’ concert in SJ’s Japantown

SAN JOSE — Wesley United Methodist Church will hold their “Mission Possible! Concert and Auction” on Saturday, March 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, located at 566 North Fifth St. in San Jose’s Japantown. The concert will benefit the church’s youth, adult, and young adult mission team work. The concert will […]

A world through Coltrane: Asian American Orchestra pays tribute to jazz legend

“India & Africa: A Tribute to John Coltrane” is an hour-long set that Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra premiered on Sept. 29 at Yoshi’s San Francisco. The two-part concert plays tribute to jazz legend John Coltrane’s religious and spiritual expression found in his later works, when they became particularly spiritually oriented with the 1964 release […]