.Arts Feature

Sep 19, 2023

Ruin and Renewal

Even regular visitors to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive may not realize that right around the corner is another local museum treasure: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to Cal Berkeley, the Magnes...
Sep 12, 2023

Freedom Art

Sep 5, 2023

Bloody Funny

Apr 5, 2023

The New Big

Museums are tackling contemporary issues with focus and flair  Museums are no longer mausoleum-like buildings displaying 2- and 3-D art on or within walls, most of it created by or plundered from its rightful owners and origins by...
Mar 1, 2023

Ancestral Embrace

Artist Amanda Ayala invites visitors to hug their ancestors Three woven baskets hold round pillows, each painted with a bright sun-like geometric design. On the wall behind them, scrawled in curly cursive, is the message, “Hug a pillow/...
Feb 22, 2023

Stepping Out

Step Afrika! dances Black American history Don’t attend Step Afrika! at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium on Feb. 25 if a preference is to sit on hands at a show. Step Afrika! performances, according to founder and executive director C....
Nov 16, 2022

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Become a believer in the power of love with rapper and MC Kurtis Blow If the idea of dragging yourself to see an annual Nutcracker ballet makes you want to scream, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is for you....
Oct 12, 2022

The Black Keys Keep It Simple: With stellar Bay Area performance, the blues-rock duo...

When it comes to creative process, no one can accuse The Black Keys of taking a complicated approach to scratching their musical itch. It’s an approach guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney have perfected since the...
Sep 28, 2022

Joe Satriani: Surfing between the worlds of music and fine art

The late French visual artist Henri Matisse once said, “Don’t wait for inspiration; it comes while working.” It’s a mantra storied guitarist Joe Satriani fiercely embraced as he weathered the pandemic with the rest of the world. While...
Sep 14, 2022

The Summer Stretch: Defy autumn’s onset with these events

Suddenly, it's September. Where did summer go? Wasn’t there supposed to be frolicking, foolishness and far-away travel? Fortunately, the Bay Area is devoted to enjoying free-form fun with friends and family, regardless of the season. Here then,...
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