Gigs Galore: Coachella runoff

“I wish I was going to Coachella.” In the next couple of weeks, this will be the refrain uttered by scores of friends and classmates dreaming of one of the world’s greatest live music experiences. With a lineup chock-full of huge acts that redefines the term star-studded, this year’s rendition
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This Week in Sound: Free Show Extravaganza

Chairlift will be playing a free show on Lower Sproul tomorrow at noon. The Brooklyn synthpop duo were announced last month as Superb’s surprise concert. Collective Sounds/Courtesy Berkeley-native rock band Counting Crows are releasing their latest album Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). This marks the
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Noel in the Kitchen, Joan Brown (1965)

Google Art Project: Virtual Gallery

SF MOMA added to Google Arts Project

Even as digital technology revamps most cultural experiences, museum-going has remained relatively static. There is something sacred about making that trek to a gallery to stand with an art piece. But there’s also a clumsiness involved in navigating the crowds, children, security guards in the museum obstacle courses. Frustrations like
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Sample Sundays: The Emotions of Big Daddy Kane

It’s Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! (Monster truck rally commercial voice — I really wish I went to one of those as a kid.) So you know that your man (cough … me … James) has got you with another sample. Now, it’s a mystery as to why I haven’t covered this
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Filmmaker James Ivory

An interview with James Ivory

Director James Ivory is known best under the moniker “Merchant-Ivory,” which he shares with Indian-born producer Ismail Merchant. They are known for their stately period pieces and costume dramas, such as “A Room with a View” (1985), “Howards Ends” (1992) and “The Remains of the Day” (1993).


Onstage: Life of a Viennese Playboy

Beginning this Friday, Berkeley’s very own Aurora Theatre Company will present “Anatol,” a lighthearted comedy about a casanova’s attempt to find true love. The play is set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, which is faithful to the time period of the playwright, Arthur Schnitzler. Schnitzler was an influential critic, novelist and dramatist
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A Cinephile’s Journey to New York City

I’m not sure if Americans realize this, but the United States is one of the most surreal places for a foreigner to travel to. American culture, particularly cinema has an unparalleled global reach. I watch more American films in a year than my country has produced in its entire history.
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