Steep Ravine swaps songs for Hawaiian hamburgers

Making its start in January 2013 as a Hawaiian-bar-and-grill jam band, Steep Ravine and its unique version of bluegrass has recently found its way into the Bay Area music scene. Fresh out of UC Santa Cruz, the group hopes to put down roots in the East Bay, where three of
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Bruce Beasley: internationally known lord of the rings

Walking to UC Berkeley from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, onlookers have noticed a peculiar development. A cluster of interlocking rings marks the campus’s westernmost entrance. And it’s crawling with kids. The creator, Bruce Beasley, could not be more delighted.  The sculptor is a rock star in the art world.
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Standup comedienne stands up for sushi servers

Fitzpatrick’s new standup performance about working in an exclusive sushi restaurant in Aspen, Colo., mixes an insider’s look at the outlandish lives of wealthy vacationers with quippy “service industry” humor and interwoven personal epiphanies.
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Voices: An international sound out of Cloyne Court’s cellar

Originally formed in 2009 at the Berkeley student cooperative Cloyne Court, Waterstrider has gone through quite a few metamorphoses since their incarnation. Guitarist and singer Nate Salman started as a solo artist and then quickly joined forces with other musicians, including conga player Brijean Murphy. This turned into a six-piece
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East Bay artist takes a musical look at Oakland

Zarouhie Abdalian, recipient of the 2012 Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award from SF MOMA, has her first solo exhibition with the Berkeley Art Museum’s MATRIX Program, presenting three pieces that show the subtle and dynamic relationship between sight and sound and interior and exterior spaces. Her SECA
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