Performing arts can facilitate peaceful dialogue and free speech

With the recent high-profile cancellation of Cal Performances’ season-opening performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, originally scheduled for the evening of Sept. 21 at the Hearst Greek Theatre, the increasingly uneasy relationship between geopolitics and the arts — and the global issue of free speech — landed directly
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An illustration of columnist Annalise Kamegawa.

Annalise: Doesn’t know music

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But I did realize that my freshman year of college has marked a start of a significant period in my life — one in which I’ve begun to hear the music that plays behind my dearest memories.
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UC Berkeley graduation address goes viral

Padda wasn’t out of the limelight quite yet. His speech, “A Sikh’s Graduation Speech to Unite the World,” has gone viral in the past month — over a million people have watched since it was shared by Upworthy in early June.
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