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San Francisco Symphony breathes new life into childhood classics

I have never cried during a movie, but every time I get close, it’s because of a Pixar film. By combining heartwarming characters and moving theatrical scores, Pixar manages to convey valuable life lessons in an entertaining package for both children and adults. While school teaches children about the way Read More…

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Indie music takes over Windy City at Pitchfork Music Festival

Say what you will about Pitchfork and its fanbase, but it does know how to run a music festival. Sure, every fifth person at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park was wearing cutoff jeans, every 10th person was smoking a cigarette, and almost everyone was white. Cups of craft Read More…

OK Go collaborates with crowd at the Independent

At a sold-out concert at the Independent, the band OK Go showed San Francisco the true meaning of power and vivacity. The opening DJ, Myles Hendrik, poured whiskey into the mouths of those brave enough to stand in the first row. OK Go started in Chicago in 1998 and has Read More…

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Chilly redwood entertainment brings music to warm the soul

During the chilly summer evenings in the East Bay area, families and students alike search for local and affordable activities. The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley offers some sought-after local entertainment for these long weeknights. Every Thursday throughout the summer, the Botanical Gardens’ Redwood Grove hosts a variety of concerts Read More…

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Berkeley-bred rapper G-Eazy on the brink of fame

“From a BART train to a tour bus / Still the same game except I’m pulling more sluts / More butts, more bucks never giving more fucks,” raps Oakland-born MC G-Eazy in “Far Alone,” the second track from his new album, These Things Happen. This sets the tone for the Read More…

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A new shade of cool on Lana Del Rey album

Lana Del Rey authenticates her niche as a retro-pop act on her latest LP, “Ultraviolence,” with stronger yet less-catchy songs than on her debut studio album under the moniker Del Rey, “Born to Die.” She has traded in hip-hop sampling for a new team of producers, including the Black Keys’ Read More…

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Sasquatch proves to be a Gorge-ous fest with a stellar lineup

Tucked between billowing hills and jagged rock formations, Quincy, Washington’s Sasquatch! music festival drew thousands to the magnificent Gorge Amphitheater this Memorial Day weekend. Unlike some festivalgoers who attend music festivals for the fashion, glamour and Instagrams, Sasquach! attendees sacrificed luxury and basic hygiene to camp out for three days Read More…