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Posted inArts

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

East Bay writer and urban farmer Novella Carpenter will be at the Claremont branch of the Berkeley library today at 4 p.m. Photo: courtesy Novella Carpenter NOVELLA CARPENTER AT THE LIBRARY Today, Friday, local writer, urban farmer, educator and activist Novella Carpenter will take part in a free author chat at the Claremont branch of the Berkeley Public Library. […]

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Sparkler, or a Berkeley High reunion at the Freight?

Peter Apfelbaum “has essentially assembled a Yellow Jacket conclave with his new electronica-laced band Sparkler,” playing at The Freight on Monday, July 6. Photo: Sparkler Peter Apfelbaum “has essentially assembled a Yellow Jacket conclave with his new electronica-laced band Sparkler,” playing at The Freight on Monday, July 6. Photo: Sparkler Did you hear about Monday’s […]

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Black women rock: Skip the Needle, Sistas In the Pit, and Dolorata play triple bill in Berkeley

Sistas in the Pit: Playing at the Freight on Thursday June 4, along with Skip The Needle and Dolorata. Photo: Stefan Lisowski Sistas in the Pit: Playing at the Freight on Thursday June 4, along with Skip The Needle and Dolorata. Photo: Stefan Lisowski Though they’ve rarely received due credit for their contributions, black women played an […]