The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The soundtrack of his life

The recording of songs onto a cassette tape works as a strikingly modern form of autobiography,...

Beacon Quick Picks

Best-selling author Janet Evanovich's latest novel is a "between" book, meaning it's not the 13th...

Can you hear the Apples on your stereo?

But what does an album with talk of Pythagorean scales sound like? Well, imagine if those animals...

Anais Mitchell is a folky and righteous babe

Passing by the WERS studios at the Ansin Building, pedestrians have been hopelessly serenaded by...

The next big things in Boston#039;s rock scene

Independent bands are the heart of any town's music scene. Boston is no exception. The local...

Jon McLaughlin makes piano rock for God

It would, after all, allow us to use any or all of these following jabs. This album: (a) lets us...

Guster rocks planetarium with quot;Satellitequot;

In a dimly lit planetarium, subtle undertones of purple cast out over the audience. The...

The Beacon staff picks its favorites of 2006

staffRise Against; The Sufferer the Witness Rise Against made just what America under the Bush...

It#039;s the Rock! Stallone#039;s back in Rocky Balboa

Sylvester Stallone wrote and re-wrote Rocky Balboa until his hands were worn, as if they had just...

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BY Richard CherecwichTHE IRAQ STUDY GROUP; THE IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT; AVAILABLE NOW Here's a...

Alfonso Cuaron delivers suspenseful Children

Though at times cluttered and over the top, this new futuristic fable is an ambitious creation,...

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by Bryan O'TooleTHOMAS HARRIS; HANNIBAL RISING; AVAILABLE NOWHarris, who has devoted the majority...

A night at the opera ... in Coolidge Corner

Every other month, the art-deco cinema pairs with Boston Lyric Opera to present "Divas in the...

Gwen Stefani hollas back onto the pop scene

However, the resulting album cannot escape the dreaded sophomore slump, which is a shame as poor...

Dicaprio shines as the Diamond in the rough

DeBeers and the International Gemological Institute are worried about the effects of the film...