.Arts & Culture

February 23, 2024

Caroline Paul’s Adventurous Aging

Setting out to resolve a puzzling question about why women over the age of 50 choose or are forced into lives of fear over flat-out fun and fulfillment, New York Times bestselling writer Caroline Paul uncovered the answer of her dreams: They don’t have to. In her new book, Tough...
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Queer Rock Opera and Neo-Expressionist Dance Light Up Zellerbach Hall
December 27, 2023

Queer Rock Opera and Neo-Expressionist Dance Light Up Zellerbach Hall

Taylor Mac and collaborator Matt Ray's four-hour "rock opera meditation on queerness," featuring 55 songs from all genres of American music, will be presented at Zellerbach Hall in February, while Pina Bausch's dance to Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," first performed in 1975, will be presented by an ensemble of more than 30 dancers from 14 African countries in February.
Gift Guide: Delight All the Parts
November 29, 2023

Gift Guide: Delight All the Parts

One would never think the best gifts for giving gustatory, olfactory and optical satisfaction—respectively, taste, smell and sight—would come from a factory, a nonprofit community kitchen seeking to boost the food security of people in need, a...
D. King Gallery's Rock Posters
November 27, 2023

D. King Gallery’s Rock Posters

In the mid-’60s, The Fillmore Auditorium and the Family Dog’s Avalon Ballroom became ground zero for the psychedelic rock revolution. Bill Graham began booking shows at the Fillmore with local, soon-to-be legendary bands, like The Grateful Dead,...
A Bluegrass Love Story
October 24, 2023

A Bluegrass Love Story

Manning Music bills itself as a community of teachers and musicians who love bluegrass, old-time, fiddle and acoustic music. At present, the Berkeley-based school has nine teachers: Robin Fischer, Rowan McCallister, Leah Wollenberg, Yoseff Tucker, Arvram Siegel,...
Mother-Daughter Art Magic
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October 24, 2023

Mother-Daughter Art Magic

People entering the Laurel Burch Studio flagship store in West Berkeley will not only see and be surrounded by immeasurable beauty; they will be seen. Amid the elongated cats; lavish and layered flowers; bold butterflies; iconic swirl,...
Hedwig to Heartland
October 24, 2023

Hedwig to Heartland

Talk about pent-up demand. The East Bay is truly bustin’ out all over this fall with arts and entertainment. From theater to touring musical artists, now’s the time to book seats for some extraordinary shows. The several...
From Celebrated Cartoonist to Corporate Consultant
September 25, 2023

From Celebrated Cartoonist to Corporate Consultant

Lloyd Dangle was still a boy when his father took him to the Detroit Institute of the Arts. There, in the courtyard of the gorgeous white marble Beaux-Arts building that dated to 1927, Dangle gazed up at...
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