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Posted inCommunity

Berkeley honors community activists, artists and students at its ‘Outstanding Women of the Year’ ceremony

By Delency Parham & Maya Cueva More than 50 people gathered at City Hall on Tuesday night to commemorate outstanding women who serve as leaders in the community and who advocate for improving the conditions of young Bay Area women. The event was held by the Commission on the Status of Women, which awarded six […]

Posted inArts, Events

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Is Berkeley Brooklyn west?

Scanning the February music listings it seems like Berkeley has become the western-most neighborhood of Brooklyn, with a steady stream of exceptional improvisational ensembles performing in intimate settings. Last week, the Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet played a breathtaking set at the California Jazz Conservatory. On Sunday percussionist Ches Smith returns to the Bay Area with […]

Posted inArts, Events

Soul Queens on the scene: Linda Tillery and Faye Carol

Let us now praise soulful women. Linda Tillery and Faye Carol aren’t merely charismatic singers with an encyclopedic command of African American musical idioms. They’re activists who have devoted their lives to tending the roots so that rising generations can draw spiritual sustenance from that same gloriously rich culture. On Tuesday, a glittering cast gathers […]