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Photo Essay: Touring with SWIMMERS

Last week, I ditched nine lectures and five discussions to go to Australia. My band SWIMMERS was given the opportunity to play at a music festival that toured through Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. While about half of my journal entries read, “slept on the floor last night. I am
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Make exercise a playful affair for life

Safe, Sane and Consensual

We don’t need exercise to be healthy. We don’t need to hit the gym for hours every week. We don’t need to run on treadmills like lab rats until the conveyor belt whisks us off the end. And we certainly don’t need to lift weights until our muscles bulge like
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Karen O. (above) of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs one of the most anticipated performers billed for FYF Fest this weekend. The edgy pop-punk band will be closing out the festival on Saturday.

LA’s FYF Fest boasts diverse lineup

This weekend brings us the 10th annual FYF music festival, which is being held in the heart of Los Angeles, a city that most of us know and love. The festival was started in 2004 by music promoter Sean Carlson under the name “Fuck Yeah Fest” and was held at
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SXSW showcases creative spirit

Lauded music festival brings artistry and entertainment diversity to Austin

SXSW had a series of short comedies that were shown before each feature. The one I remember most fondly played during my first morning in Austin after the red carpets for “Mud.” An out-of-town festival attendee is in a theater, talking with disdain about how he isn’t sure if the
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Last Sundays Festival on Telegraph

On Sunday, August 26, the world came together on Telegraph Avenue for a day of crafts, indie bands, and fun. It was free and for all ages. Watch a video of the festive day.

Stevie Wonder plays the keytar at the Main Stage Sunday night. (Gracie Malley/Staff)

Photo Gallery: Outside Lands 2012

The 5th Annual Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park was held this weekend. Dozens of bands played each day. The festival takes place at the Polo Fields, Speedway Meadow, and Lindley Meadow and consists of four stages: Sutro Stage, Twin Peaks Stage, Panhandle Stage, and the Main Polo Field
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Carolyn's Creole Kitchen, a catering business based in Oakland, was one of the many participating food vendors at the Juneteenth Festival.  (Sarah Brennan/Staff)

VIDEO: Berkeley Juneteenth

The Berkeley Juneteenth festival commemorates the date of the last state to emancipate slaves.

Live Oak Arts Festival

Live Oak Park Festival

The 42nd annual Live Oak Park festival featured 110 artists and craftsmen as well as live music on June 9th and 10th in Berkeley.