UC Men’s Octet members’ voices ring with tradition, spirit

The halls of the Cesar Chavez Student Center’s basement are quiet and empty. In the distance, from a room in the student musical activities department, the sound of singing leaks through the thin walls. The tenor and bass voices of eight men break the eerie silence. The tune is strikingly
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Delicious delivery by actors in ‘The Lunchbox’

The Mumbai dabbawala system, the popular lunch delivery service to Indian corporate employees, has been studied by Harvard University researchers and has even been praised by Prince Charles, who famously invited multiple dabbawalas, the deliverers, to his wedding in 2005. What is impressive about the organization is its ability to
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Duo Happy Fangs takes bites from various genres

Armed with war paint, a guitar and a powerful yet chipper voice, San Francisco duo Happy Fangs unleashes flurries of pop energy and punk grit. Since the band’s conception, the driving force has been the claws of Mike Cobra’s guitar riffs clashing with the sweet, piercing vocals of Rebecca Gone
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The Pixies are back with a sprightly sound at the Fox Theater

An alien green light washed over a bald rock star screaming his lungs out at Oakland Fox Theater on Friday night. It didn’t matter that he started singing in a different meter; the audience members screamed back the version of “Where Is My Mind?” they knew in cathartic unison. The
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‘Finger Lickin’ ‘ rave barely whets the appetite

The often quiet, grassy park and neighborhood area of Fort Mason in San Francisco played host to an unfamiliar crowd of young adults clad in fishnet tights, spandex shorts, furry hats and plastic bead “kandi” jewelry Sunday night. Goldenvoice Entertainment’s “Finger Lickin’ ” event, hosted in the large shipping warehouse
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