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David Bradford’s Picks of the Week

BareStage Productions performs ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’ Ever wondered what life would be like for Charlie Brown, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang as angsty teenagers? Ever imagined Linus as a pothead and Pigpen as a ladies man? UC Berkeley’s very own BareStage Productions
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UC Jazz Ensembles exchange music

UC Jazz Ensembles facilitated an intensive three-day exchange with Japanese musicians

In a small studio in the basement of Cesar Chavez Center, three dozen people sit and watch as a jazz combo plays John Coltrane’s “Moment’s Notice.” The guitarist, bassist and drummer take solos and add a flourishing end to the climactic tune. There is applause and then someone speaks. “That
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BareStage presents adult version of Peanuts comic

‘Dog Sees God’ brings Snoopy and Charlie Brown into 2013

When you open your newspaper (if those things even still exist) and turn to Charles M. Schulz’s legendary “Peanuts” comic strip, you know what to expect. There will be some Snoopy hijinks, a “good grief,” maybe some “wah-wahs” and most certainly an effervescent feeling of warmth bubbling somewhere in the
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Spring Trends 2013: Your guide to fashion on a college budget

(Givenchy, Balenciaga) Ruffles and Frills: At Nicolas Ghesquiere’s final collection for Balenciaga this spring, architectural ruffles were everywhere from hemlines to sleeves. His structural designs in black, white and gray countered any audience’s stereotypical conceptions of frills as twee and girly. Although such dramatic frills may not be manageable for
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Cloud Cult: Love

“Environmentally friendly” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an alternative rock band. However, that is the main driving force behind Cloud Cult, an extraordinary eight-member experimental “chamber rock” group.
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