The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Friday at the Orpheum: Let them listen to CAKE

"We don't put it out there if it's bogus," he said. The trumpet player is talking about the wry,...

Reitman#039;s Juno: Teen pregnancy done right

In a typically cheery middle class home, we are introduced to young Juno MacGuff.,Juno is Knocked...

Substance isn#039;t left behind in Sun#039;s No Child...

In considering an 80-minute play with 20 characters, one expect to see a considerable number of...

Darfur Now doesn#039;t stress the Now quite enough

However, this is just about the only evidence of the intense violence in the area that viewers...

Metal and glam: Music subcultures in Boston

by Christopher ThompsonMetal was one of the most popular music forms in the world in the late...

Eclectic films fill the multiplex and arthouse

In Richard Linklater's 1995 intercultural study of post-collegiate observations and...

Stanford is not a successful John Mayer rip-off

All new male singer/songwriters want to win the Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal...

New box set proves Nick Drake#039;s day is not done

Fame eluded singer-songwriter Nick Drake during his brief lifetime. In 1974, at the age of 26,...

Genre-bending musicians bring world to Boston

The line is taken from the song "Tell Me," one of ten luscious tracks off Sharon Jones and the...

Rosa Passos infuses musical history and fresh beats in her songs

Since Rosa Passos' career re-launch in 1985, the Brazilian singer/songwriter has been bringing...

Country proves Coen Bros. are not Old news

After a series of ingenious, quirky and, most recently, inconsequential (Intolerable Cruelty, The...

In like a ferocious Lion, out like a lame Lamb

It wasn't the wisest move of Academy Award-winning director Robert Redford to try to incorporate...

Carbon-copy Darko adaptation leaves no marks

As a follower during my high school years of the Darko cult sensation myself, the thought of...

Sweeney avoids piety, bakes up bloody treats

Few composers can manage to make a truly terrifying tale out of a usually harmless occupation: a...

Walker#039;s ambiguous art is not black and white

As dark as a black hole, and just as unsettling, is the fallen silhouette of a young girl with a...