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BERKELEY'S NEWS • NOVEMBER 30, 2022

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Maya Thompson

Maya Thompson joined The Daily Californian's arts & entertainment staff in spring 2020 and currently contributes to the department as the 2022 summer training manager and as a senior staff writer. Her previous roles include film beat reporter (fall 2020, spring 2021), arts & entertainment assistant editor (fall 2021) and arts & entertainment head editor (spring 2022).

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In a sunny Berkeley debut, Headon and Templeman thawed the icy night air.
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In a sunny Berkeley debut, Headon and Templeman thawed the icy night air.
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British pianist Danny Driver delivered the healing balm of music to anxious audience members with his immersive and ethereal program, marking a promising debut recital with San Francisco Performances.
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British pianist Danny Driver delivered the healing balm of music to anxious audience members with his immersive and ethereal program, marking a promising debut recital with San Francisco Performances.
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As new beginnings abound on their tour, Templeman and Headon forge ahead in their career in the same way they’ve forged into their friendship: bottling happiness in liquid form.
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As new beginnings abound on their tour, Templeman and Headon forge ahead in their career in the same way they’ve forged into their friendship: bottling happiness in liquid form.
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“13 Tongues” eluded definition like a trout squirming from a fisherman’s hands and returning to sea.
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“13 Tongues” eluded definition like a trout squirming from a fisherman’s hands and returning to sea.
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“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” directed by Eric Appel, understands that genre is most interesting when it is unraveled, and no story is safe from the parodist’s trademark treatment.
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“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” directed by Eric Appel, understands that genre is most interesting when it is unraveled, and no story is safe from the parodist’s trademark treatment.
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Under the glow of a waxing crescent, San Francisco Symphony conjured the raucous spirit of Halloween on Oct. 28 for the “Frankenstein and Psycho” concert.
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Under the glow of a waxing crescent, San Francisco Symphony conjured the raucous spirit of Halloween on Oct. 28 for the “Frankenstein and Psycho” concert.
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By neutering the Rock’s charm and flooding his character in senseless plot soup, “Black Adam” creates a viewing experience akin to a hangover without the joy of getting drunk.
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By neutering the Rock’s charm and flooding his character in senseless plot soup, “Black Adam” creates a viewing experience akin to a hangover without the joy of getting drunk.
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“Ticket to Paradise” coasts on the couple’s swoon worthy meet-cute and Gede’s adorable dimples without much else.
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“Ticket to Paradise” coasts on the couple’s swoon worthy meet-cute and Gede’s adorable dimples without much else.
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Baumbach sculpts the script as a capsule of the past, putting character before plot to duck beneath low hanging fruit.
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Baumbach sculpts the script as a capsule of the past, putting character before plot to duck beneath low hanging fruit.
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Explosive and comprehensive, Wang played with unflappable virtuosity. She conquered epic ascending and descending runs, and she struck thick, stacked chords in rapid succession.
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Explosive and comprehensive, Wang played with unflappable virtuosity. She conquered epic ascending and descending runs, and she struck thick, stacked chords in rapid succession.
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