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Rebecca
Oakland Symphony
APRIL
The O’Jays
Caetano Veloso
& Gilberto Gil
Pop-Up Magazine
Kirk Franklin
Goldfinger
MAY
Oakland Symphony
Calendar of Events
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Live Taping of the
17th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $25.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
No Children Under The Age of 4 Years will be allowed into the event.
17th ANNUAL SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION - Live Taping of the 17th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. We’re Bringing Inspiration to the Biggest Game on Earth!
    The only NFL Gospel Concert and the only place you can see:
  • Grammy Award-Winning Musical Artists
  • Active & Retired NFL Players (Including Hall Of Famers)
  • Special Performance by The NFL Players Choir
  • Celebrity Guests include:
    Kem, Anthony Hamilton & The Hamiltones, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, Canton Jones, Charles Jenkins, and Jonathan McReynolds
  • [more...]
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Tickets on sale Thursday, January 14, at 12:00 noon

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Oakland Symphony
NOTES FROM VIETNAM
Michael Morgan, Conductor

Doors open 90 minutes before show time
  • Vân-Ánh Võ: Lullaby for a Country – World Premiere
    (Vân-Ánh (Vanessa) Võ, dan tranh zither)
  • Dvorák: Carnival Overture
  • Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    [Program]
[Single tickets on sale at oaklandsymphony.org]

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
NEW DATE!
Merle Haggard
Because of an illness, Merle Haggard's Paramount Theatre performance, originally scheduled for Friday, December 4 has been postponed to Saturday, February 13, 2016. All tickets purchased for the December 4, 2015 concert will be honored at the door on Saturday, February 13.

If you cannot make the rescheduled date, refunds are available. If you would like to make other arrangements, please contact the SFJAZZ Box Office at boxoffice@sfjazz.org or call 415-788-7353.

If you bought your tickets through Ticketmaster and would like a refund please call their customer service hotline at 1-800-653-8000. If you bought your tickets at the Paramount Theatre Box Office and would like a refund, please visit our Box Office during regular business hours.

We apologize for this inconvenience and we look forward to presenting Merle Haggard on Saturday, February 13, 2016.
Merle Haggard

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $120.00 | $90.00 | $65.00 | $45.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
MERLE HAGGARD - One of country music’s enduring legends, GRAMMY-winning guitarist, fiddler and vocalist Merle Haggard has enjoyed a 50-year career as a giant of American songwriting and early originator of the California-bred take on country music called “the Bakersfield Sound.” Haggard was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. He has recorded 38 songs that have hit #1 on the Billboard country chart, including the classics “Mama Tried”, “Okie from Muskogee”, “The Fightin’ Side of Me”, and “Pancho and Lefty” with fellow country legend Willie Nelson. Don't miss the country music legend that Rolling Stone calls "a master performer, storyteller and bandleader."
[more...]
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Bollywood Berkeley 2016
Bollywood

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Orchestra Star: $35.00 (first two rows) | Orchestra General Admission: $25.00 | Balcony General Admission: $20.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
Children who have celebrated their 2nd birthday require a ticket
Bollywood Berkeley 2016 - Now in its 16th year, Bollywood Berkeley showcases not only the artistic and technical features of Bollywood dancing and the incredible talent of the top teams from around the nation, but also the dazzling costumes and enthralling scenery typical of Bollywood films and dances. Teams representing different universities compete to win thousands of dollars in prize money and, more importantly, bid points towards the esteemed Bollywood America competition to prove themselves as the premier dance team in America. Each year, over 2000 people come to watch the best fusion teams compete.
[more...]
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics

THE TERMINATOR
[Running time: 107 minutes | Rated "R"]
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00 (ticket prices include facility fee)
ALL AGES REQUIRE A TICKET
THE TERMINATOR (1984) - "In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created THE TERMINATOR."
A cyborg sent from a post-apocalyptic America back to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress named Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is relentless and seemingly indestructable. All that stands in its way is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a resistance soldier from the future whose mission is to protect Sarah Connor at all costs. This is the film that established director James Cameron as a master of action and special effects, while turning Arnold Schwarzenegger into the pumped-up star of the 1980s. Schwarzenegger's physical presence and sparse dialogue rendered him both chilling and charismatic, and his "I'll be back" catch phrase still resonates over three decades later. This is the very first of The Terminator films. This is the one not to miss!
[more...]

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Storytelling….With A Beat
Snap Judgment LIVE!
Snap Judgment

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Advance Tickets: $54.00 | $41.00 | $21.00
Day of Show Price Increase: $5.00 per ticket
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
SNAP JUDGEMENT LIVE! - The hit show from WNYC and NPR comes home to Oakland for a one-night only live Storystravaganza! Hosted by Snap's Glynn Washington, Snap Judgment LIVE features amazing performances by the nation's top storytellers including James Judd, Josh Healey, and more. Smile pretty, cause we're filming the magic for a television special.
Raw. Sexy. Intimate. Dramatic.
Storytelling, with a beat. Snap Judgment, LIVE . . .

[more...]
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Tickets on sale Friday, January 15, at 12:00 noon

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016
TWO SHOWS: 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM

PRINCE: Piano & a Microphone
Prince

Doors open @ 5:30 pm for the 7:00 pm show | Doors open @ 9:00 pm for the 10:00 pm show
Tickets: $250.00 | $175.00 | $99.00
Tickets sold online through Ticketmaster ONLY
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
PRINCE - Just a piano... just a microphone... and just Prince! The iconic muscician and singer/songwriter will be performing an array of hit songs and rarities drawn from his huge catalog of 39 albums along with other surprises. These February 28 performances at the Paramount Theatre will be the very first two concerts of his North American tour.
[more...]
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Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 24, at 12:00 noon
(No box office sales - online Ticketmaster sales only)

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics

REBECCA
[Running time: 130 minutes]
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00 (ticket prices include facility fee)
ALL AGES REQUIRE A TICKET
REBECCA (1940) - "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again..." And with that opening line from the greatest of Alfred Hitchcock's early movies, we are sucked into one of the finest adaptations of a gothic novel ever filmed. While vacationing on the Riviera, a shy young woman is courted by the aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter, and within days, the two are married. But when the bride arrives at her new home, the decaying estate of Manderley, she finds she’s not welcomed by all. Manderley's longtime housekeeper Mrs. Danvers instantly regards her with undisguised hostility and the memory of Rebecca, Maxim de Winter's deceased wife, increasingly overshadows her marriage. Rebecca's death is veiled in secrecy and the new Mrs. de Winter begins to uncover the shocking truth about her predecessor. Joan Fontaine is exquisite as the innocent bride who narrates the film, Lawrence Olivier is masterful playing the secretive Maxim, and Judith Anderson is unforgettably creepy as the sadistic Mrs. Danvers. Just as memorable as the cast is the mansion of Manderley which exudes an atmosphere of psychological menace that pervades the film. Adapted from the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca was the first Hollywood movie Alfred Hitchcock directed and garnered two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Cinematography, as well as nominations for Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. [more...]

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Oakland Symphony
BEETHOVEN’S CHOICE
Michael Morgan, Conductor

Doors open 90 minutes before show time
  • Cherubini: Requiem
    Oakland Symphony Chorus, - Lynne Morrow, Director
  • Martin Rokeach: Piccolo Concerto – World Premiere
    (Amy Likar, piccolo)
  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 2
    [Program]
[Single tickets on sale at oaklandsymphony.org]

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Live in Concert
The O’Jays
O'JAYS

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Advance Tickets: $89.75 | $69.75 | $59.75 | $45.75
Day of Show Price Increase: $5.00 per ticket
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
THE O’JAYS - They are one of the most legendary R&B groups still singing today - a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. Don't miss them LIVE at the Paramount!
[more...]
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Tickets on sale Friday, January 15, at 11:00 AM

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
SFJazz presents
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $150.00 | $115.00 | $85.00 | $65.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
No infants under the age of 12 months | All Ages Require A Ticket
CAETANO VELOSO & GILBERTO GIL - This is a monumental concert event with the two living giants of Brazilian music making a rare Bay Area appearance together, celebrating 50 years of incredible songs and performing material from their new live album, Dois Amigos, um Século de Música (Two Friends, a Century of Music). Founding members of Brazil’s Tropicália movement and both born in the cultural hotbed of Bahia, Gil and Veloso radically reinvented Brazilian popular music in the mid-60s by combining Beatlesque psychedelia, art rock and Brazil’s northeastern roots rhythms. Both were jailed and later deported as dangerous musical subversives by the Brazilian government in the late '60s. This will be the duo's only performance on the West Coast!
[more...]
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Tickets on sale Friday, February 12, at 11:00 AM

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 @ 7:30 PM
Pop-Up Magazine
POP-UP MAGAZINE

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $67.00 | $57.00 | $47.00 | $27.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine - a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. With photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a big cast of talented people.
Past shows have included bestselling authors like Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean, and Baratunde Thurston; Oscar-winning filmmakers; public radio and podcast personalities from shows like This American Life, Radiolab, and Another Round; renowned photographers like Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Cheryl Dunn, and Richard Misrach; artists and actors like Beck, Sasheer Zamata, and John C. Reilly.
Your favorite story may come from someone you're discovering for the first time.
The show is unrecorded, and one night only. You have to be there.

[more...]
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Tickets on sale Tuesday, March 15 @ 12:00 noon

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $65 | $40 | $35 | $30
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
KIRK FRANKLIN - For nearly two decades, he's been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music and a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. Kirk is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show Sunday Best, the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its fourth season. To date, this musical trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY Awards; an American Music Award; 39 Stellar Awards (gospel); 16 Dove Awards (CCM); eight NAACP Image Awards; two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous other accolades. Don't miss him LIVE at the Paramount!
[more...]
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics

GOLDFINGER
[Running time: 110 minutes]
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00 (ticket prices include facility fee)
ALL AGES REQUIRE A TICKET
GOLDFINGER (1964) - James Bond (Sean Connery), Agent 007, is back! His assignment this time is to track millionaire gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) who has hatched a plot to "neutralize" the United States gold reserve at Fort Knox. Goldfinger won't put up with Bond's interference with his nefarious plans (or with Bond's interference with his women) and unleashes one of the most memorable of all of Agent 007's adversaries - the mute Korean strongman, Oddjob (Harold Sakata). Just as unforgettable as the villains are the Bond women - the 24-karat Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton), and the (unattainable?) Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman). Sean Connery's performance of Agent 007 achieves brutally suave perfection in this, the third Bond film, which set the standard for the entire series and established the hallmarks of the succeeding movies: the action-packed pre-title sequence, the memorable title song, and the incredible gadgets. Bond’s Aston Martin makes its film debut, with its bulletproof windows, front-mounted machine guns, oil slicks, smoke screens, and passenger ejector seat. Goldfinger deservedly took home the Oscar for Special Sound Effects. [more...]

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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Oakland Symphony
STRAVINSKY & SILVERMAN
Michael Morgan, Conductor

Doors open 90 minutes before show time
  • Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
    Oakland Symphony Chorus - Lynne Morrow, Director
  • Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
    (2014 Toland Vocal Arts Competition Winner: Nicole Greenidge, soprano)
  • John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur
    (Tracy Silverman, electric violin)
  • Ravel: La Valse
    [Program]
[Single tickets on sale at oaklandsymphony.org]

TUESDAY, JUNE14 @ 7:30 PM
The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire
AMAZING TOUR IS NOT ON FIRE

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $112.00 (VIP*) | $77.00 | $57.00 | $42.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket

*A limited amount of VIP tickets are available. Entry to the VIP Area begins 2 hours and 15 minutes before the advertised start time of the show. It is a dedicated room within the theatre set up by Dan and Phil complete with snacks, beanbag seats and a special music playlist! Dan and Phil come to say hi to the VIP guests and then meet everyone individually. Each guest can have one item signed and one selfie or regular photo with Dan and Phil. Every VIP also receives an exclusive tote bag containing customized VIP tour merchandise (not for sale anywhere) and other surprises! There is also a guest book to sign that Dan and Phil will take home.
The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire - A theatrical stage show with hilarious anecdotes, sketches, lots of audience interaction we'll probably regret, a loose story tying it all together and some SURPRISES you'll never see coming. This is The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire! Come see Dan and Phil - LIVE - at the Paramount!
[more...]
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