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ELECTION 2022: What to know | WILDFIRES: Prepare | COVID: Get a booster | IDEA MAKERS EVENT: Jay Caspian Kang + Khiara Bridges

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

SMUIN BALLET/UC ALUMNI CHORUS ONE NIGHT ONLY There’s a treat in store on Saturday when Berkeleyans have the chance to see the UC Alumni Chorus performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana along with dancers from one of the country’s top-tier dance companies, Smuin Ballet. The program features three top Bay Area soloists: soprano Shawnette Sulker, tenor Brian Staufenbiel, and baritone Eugene Brancoveneau. Bawdy, […]

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Book Review: ‘The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art & Culture – The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life’

Last year, when Alla Efimova stepped down as the Jacques and Esther Reutlinger Director of UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life after ten years at its helm, she left the institution a magnificent parting gift. “The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art & Culture, The Magnes Collection” traces the origins of The […]

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‘Saved by the Bay’ at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life explores lives of academic refugees

Saved by the Bay: The Intellectual Migration from Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley, the exhibition currently on view at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley through June 27, may be a bellwether of that institution’s recent metamorphosis. The new, reconfigured Magnes is no longer a privately funded museum housed in a […]

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

COLLEGE BOUND Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and others want to create a “college-going” culture in the city. To that end, the mayor’s office, in conjunction with the Berkeley Alliance and UC Berkeley’s Center for Educational Partnerships is organizing the first city-wide College and Career Day on Friday. The idea is to help all students “visualize and prepare […]

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At Magnes, fictional woman illuminates 20th-century life

 By Marcia Tanner Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker occupies a single gallery in the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Within its four walls, this fascinating multimedia exhibition interweaves the lives of three extraordinary European-born women, the evolving chronicles of a fourth, fictional woman, and decades of 20th-century European literary, artistic, intellectual and […]