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From Berkeley to the international stage with the Cataracs

Niles Hollowell-Dhar and David Singer-Vine were just sophomores at Berkeley High School when they formed the Cataracs in 2003. Deriving their name from a Snoop Dogg lyric (“Smoke ‘till your eyes get cataracts”), the duo rose to Bay Area fame as a definitive force in the hyphy movement. After their
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The Jonas Brothers: burnin’ out?

Boy band struggles to find mature voice, falls flat live

The facts are these. On the night of Tuesday, August 13, 2013, I went to a Jonas Brothers concert. I am 23 years old. I have seen every Jonas Brothers music video, I have (with one of my best friends) watched every episode of their short-lived Disney Channel sitcom and,
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13-06-24 App of the Week, EasilyDo

App of the week: EasilyDo

Name: EasilyDo Smart Assistant Platform: Android & iOS Price: Free Mission: EasilyDo gets you the right information and gets things done. Though most of us possess smartphones, we can all agree that the vast majority of the apps on these phones are anything but intelligent. They do a singular task
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Marina and the Diamonds performed at the Fillmore on Wednesday night. Click through for more photos from the show. Sarah Brennan/Staff

Marina and the Diamonds dazzle at The Fillmore

Madonna. Britney. Marina. Indeed, British pop princess Marina Diamandis has earned her place in that list among the world’s premier female pop stars. A glorious, sparkling diva, she is every bit the archetypal mesmerizing songstress. Her act, Marina & the Diamonds, may in fact prove to be even better than
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Best Coast surfs into Oakland’s Fox Theater

When Best Coast’s frontwoman Bethany Cosentino waltzed up center stage, dirty blonde ringlets a flux and fashioning an adorable scalloped white romper, it was hard not to swoon. Oakland’s Fox Theater swarmed with young people who had just finished the last long days of the semester, brimming with anticipation for
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