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What's Happening
10.31.2014

“Six paintings in three days? Who do you think I am—Dali?” Pablo Picasso paints his way into our hearts in ‘A Weekend With Pablo Picasso’. Stark Insider preview.

Bay Area Stage
10.29.2014

Singer-Songwriter Michelle Schmitt credits artists like Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Carole King, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant, Tracy Chapman, & Stevie Nicks for her inspiration.

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(l to r) Christopher Livingston (Malik), Steven Sapp (Omar), and Reggie D. White (Solias) perform in UNIVERSES’ Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song that unlocks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords at Berkeley Rep.

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At Berkeley Rep, Jesse J. Perez (Tito, center), performs in Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song that unlocks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords.

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Party People press photo
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(l to r) Christopher Livingston (Malik), Sophia Ramos (Maruca), and Reggie D. White (Solias) perform in UNIVERSES’ Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song that unlocks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords at Berkeley Rep.

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Party People press photo
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At Berkeley Rep, Christopher Livingston (Malik), performs in Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song that unlocks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords.
Necessary
BY | 10.27.14

“They said you can be an American.”

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The Arts
BY | 10.27.14

Like how Memphis, Egypt sits on the river Nile, she points out, her Memphis is also on a river. Things move slowly. People and situations don’t really change – and when they do, it’s rarely for the better.

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What's Happening
BY | 10.24.14

In honor of the centennial of the “Christmas Truce” — in which World War I troops on both sides staged an impromptu cease-fire on the battlefields of France on Christmas, 1914 — this World Premiere tells the story of the truce through scenes, vignettes, live music and song, letters, and documents.

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The Arts
BY | 10.22.14

Fall shows to mark on your calendar.

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Haddock. Lots of haddock.
BY | 10.20.14

The killer comedic timing of Neuenfeldt, Ward, and Noble keeps this fast-paced spy thriller, which serves more as a Brit equivalent to Get Smart!, than an alternate take on the Hitchcock original, moving forward.

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The Arts
BY | 10.17.14 VIDEO

Can music change (save) the world?

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Film
BY | 10.15.14

Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) sets record with 61,000 attendance. Watch highlights: Elle Fanning, Hilary Swank, Kristin Davis.

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Theater & Arts
BY | 10.15.14

Joan Crawford: your play is ready. Divas unite.