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Posted inArts

One to watch: BHS grad, musician Spencer Stevens

Producer, engineer, manager and DJ Spencer Stevens. Photo: Courtesy of Kris Contresas Ask Spencer Stevens how he became so musically inclined and he’ll probably give you a modest response. Something like: “I don’t know, I’m just blessed,” or “A lot of time and effort.” Whatever humble answer the 22-year-old Berkeley High graduate chooses, he’s downplaying […]

Posted inObituaries

Herb Wong: Visionary founder of BUSD’s jazz program

As principal of Washington Elementary School in the 1960s, Herb Wong, center right, seen here with Duke Ellington, invited world-class big bands to perform for students. Photo: Suzanne McCullough As principal of Washington Elementary School in the 1960s, Herb Wong, center right, seen here with Duke Ellington, invited world-class big bands to perform for students. Photo: Suzanne […]