Cal Performances staff involuntarily laid off for fall semester

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Twenty Cal Performances staff members have been involuntarily laid off due to budget shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the layoffs are meant to be temporary, there is no definite date for when the layoffs will cease.

While campus leadership previously released voluntary workforce actions for faculty and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Cal Performances staff members have been involuntarily laid off.
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You don’t even have to tell us, we already know. You drink Pabst Blue Ribbon out of a yogurt container, you think Judith Butler is the 21st century Gandhi (which, let’s be real, is kind of true), and you’re shocked to learn that other schools use Scantrons for their philosophy
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Before a viral video gets to the viewer, the clips are extensively edited, color-corrected and oftentimes auto-tuned to perfection prior to launching into the web for the world to see. Though many are doubtful of these online musicians’ ability to deliver on a live stage, superstar a cappella group Pentatonix
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Greek Theater audience swoons for Beirut’s worldly folk

Sure, Beirut’s brand of jet-setting, theatrical folk music may strike some as idyllic — the musical embodiment of an afternoon stroll down the streets of Paris, even. And it doesn’t help that the band’s catapult to indie fame was a one-off sidewalk performance in Paris. But Beirut’s set at the
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