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

MUSIC EVERYWHERE  The Downtown Berkeley MusicFest kicks off tonight and runs for four days, involving over 35 performances at ten downtown venues, including Bec’s, Bobby G’s, Jupiter, the Jazzschool, Shattuck Down Low, and Subterranean Arthouse. It’s the fifth MusicFest, which is organized jointly by the Downtown Berkeley Association and the Freight & Salvage Cofeehouse. There’s music for all tastes, […]

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

PREPARE TO BE BEWITCHED   Thaisa Frank’s short fiction has been captivating readers for decades, even before the publication of her highly regarded and widely translated novel Heidegger’s Glasses. Now Frank has collected 61 old and new stories in Enchantment: New and Selected Stories, published this week by Berkeley’s Counterpoint Press. As Booklist puts it:”The title […]

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

“THERE’S A BIG CARIBBEAN VOICE INSIDE THAT TINY WHITE CANADIAN,” music critic Dennis Cook wrote about Mana Mady. He wasn’t exaggerating. The British Columbia-born, Oakland-living Madeline Streicek describes herself as being raised on a “healthy diet of Maria Callas, Joni Mitchell, and Bach suites,” all of which she combines into songs that blend classical, jazz, […]