Posted May 5, 2014 by Editorial Staff in Arting Up SF

ARTS & CULTURE by Tyra Fennell

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The Cast of Motown the Musical

The Cast of Motown the Musical

Last week I had the opportunity to not only see the amazing Motown musical at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco but also able to meet the talented cast. For those of you living under a rock or maybe under the age of 12, Motown Records is a record company founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in Detroit in the early 60s. The label with Barry’s leadership and song writer Smoky Robinson’s partnership spawned the music careers of greats such as the Temptations, Marvin …more >>



On Thursday, June 19, 3rd on Third in the Bayview Hunters Point community continued to enliven the Third Street corridor with over 500 patrons in attendance. 3rd on Third, a reference to the third Thursday of the month and the event location, Third Street works to encourage healthy foot traffic and economic growth for local merchants in the Bayview Town Center (McKinnon to Quesada Streets). During the last event celebrating both Juneteenth and 3rd on Third’s one-year anniversary, the planning team amended the format from prior events which saw …more >>

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Tyra Fennell

Tyra Fennell is all things arts and culture in San Francisco. A former cellist and song writer, Tyra now uses her arts experience to develop programs and events in the City which connect economic development and the arts to revitalized emerging communities. Tyra currently works for the San Francisco Arts Commission, and serves as a Board Member for the Bayview YMCA and the Museum of the African Diaspora’s Leadership Council.
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The views expressed are Tyra’s alone and not meant to represent those of the San Francisco Arts Commission or any of her affiliated entities.

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