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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

The program for Berkeley’s third annual Black History Month Celebration Sunday at the Ed Roberts Campus includes a screening of Fair Legislation: The Byron Rumford Story BERKELEY BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION Berkeley’s third annual Black History Month Celebration takes place Sunday, Feb. 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Ed Roberts Campus. The theme this year is “History Makers” and throughout […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Cal basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin. Photo: CalBears COACHING FOR LITERACY EVENT Coaching for Literacy has partnered with Cal Bears basketball to offer an “all-access” fan experience to raise funds for literacy work during the Saturday Feb. 6 Stanford game in Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears join 17 other NCAA institutions and the Washington Wizards as a member of Coaching […]

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The utopian vision of the Ben Goldberg School

Ben Goldberg and the Ben Goldberg School play Saturday night at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Photo: Adam Goldberg Interviewing choreographer Twyla Tharp for an upcoming story about her 50th anniversary tour I was struck by her description of her new dance “Preludes and Fugues” set to J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier as belonging to a utopian […]

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New music in Berkeley: Leaping into unexpected realms

Cal Performances and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players present Project TenFourteen, a series of four concerts featuring world premieres commissioned from 10 different composers. Photo: courtesy San Francisco Contemporary Music Players There’s something irresistible about experiencing a composition at its premiere, about the possibility of witnessing an imaginative leap into unexpected musical realms. On […]

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The It List: Six things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Appetite Obscure, a potluck collective, will be putting on a carnival-themed potluck this Saturday. Photo: Apetite Obscure REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI  Aug. 6 and 9 mark the 69th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki by U.S. armed forces, effectively ending World War II. This Friday, to commemorate these anniversaries, the Newman […]

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Aoife O’Donovan: Off the crooked path

Aoife O’Donovan: plays the Freight Friday. Photo: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse Aoife O’Donovan: plays the Freight Friday. Photo: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse After a decade-long run as lead singer in Crooked Still, Aoife O’Donovan is taking full advantage of her unattached status. Since the popular Boston string band announced an amicable disbanding in 2012, O’Donovan seems to […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell sings opera, Jewish cantorial music and Yiddish art songs. His Convergence will be performed at the Jewish Music Festival this weekend. Photo: Anthony Russell CONVERGENCE One of the highlights of this year’s Jewish Music Festival will be Sunday night’s performance of Convergence by Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, together with Bay Area […]