Weekender Picks

Nate Silver
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1. Nate Silver, “wunderkind” (pronounced: “brand”) and statistics whiz who left the New York Times last year to launch his own site under ESPN, FiveThirtyEight, is speaking at Zellerbach Hall on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. More information about the event (and tickets) are available here. 2. In case
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Despair and joy at UC Berkeley orchestra benefit concert

The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and UC Chamber Chorus treat audiences in Hertz Hall to a stunning performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

On May 10 and 11, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performed Ernest Bloch’s “Schelomo” cello concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor to a packed house in Hertz Hall. The two pieces, separated by an intermission, contrasted each other in both tone and inspiration, coming together to display
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