Arts & Entertainment

Berkeley Biodiesel Collective Hosts Aphrodesia at La Pena

Posted November 18, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

An 11-piece Afrobeat orchestra direct from San Francisco, Aphrodesia has been filling theaters around the country with their rowdy blend of African rhythms, exotic melodies, slamming percussion and monstrous horns. At once socially charged in the tradition of African greats
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Capote Falls In Love

Posted November 11, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

Truman Capote, writer, bon vivant, bitch and clever journalist would have been in his eighties if he had lived, and he probably would have relished the movie “Capote” now playing around the world. The main thrust of the movie is
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Bonnie Raitt Comes to the Warfield

Posted November 11, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

For Bonnie Raitt, her new album, Souls Alike, represents the joining of two communities. Known throughout her career for unearthing great new songwriting talent, she has once again gathered an inspiring batch of songs from some relatively unknown artists. “A
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Good Night and Good Luck

Posted November 4, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

IN THE 50’S CBS NEWS PERSONALITY EDWARD R. MORROW (DAVID STRATHAIRN) IS PRESSURED BY COLLEAGUES TO STOP GOING AFTER SENATOR JOSEPH McCARTHY WHO WAS LOOKING FOR COMMUNISTS UNDER EVERY CHAIR AND BED. This is a tricky road to follow. Stations
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Translator and John Ashfield at Cafe Du Nord

Posted November 4, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

Inspired by the Beatles, the four-piece Translator featured the talents of two singer/songwriters, Steve Barton (guitar) and Bob Darlington (guitar), and a sound that spanned Merseybeat to psychedelia. Larry Dekker on bass and Dave Scheff on drums completed the lineup,
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Cat On Hot Tin Roof Shocked In The 50’s

Posted October 28, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

Times have changed. Nothing shocks us anymore. If Tennessee Williams’ award winning play were written today the ending would have been much different. Brick would have left Maggie and Skipper and Brick would have moved in together and adopted a
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Chet Helms Tribal Stomp Memorial Concert

Posted October 28, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

Plus: Cas Lucas November TourChet Helms was one of the founding fathers of the psychedelic movement from the 1960’s. As promoter for the “Family Dog”, Chet developed the concept of the modern rock concert and was one of the founding
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Jazz Vocalist Shirley Horn 1934-2005

Posted October 24, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

One of my all time favorites, friend and mentor, the legendary vocalist Shirley Horn, passed away last week at the age of 71. Despite a long bout with diabetes, and the loss of a leg, Horn continued to perform up
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