Saturday, June 4, 2016

UC Theatre Berkeley Reopens

After an extensive and lengthy renovation, the UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall is now open as a live music venue in downtown Berkeley. Originally opened in 1917, the theater closed in 2001 before recently reopening to the delight of Bay Area music fans. Fans enter the UC Theatre for a concert by The Rides, featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg, in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

UC Berkeley will cut 500 jobs, 6% of workforce over next two years

The University of California at Berkeley will be eliminating 500 jobs in an attempt to balance its budget over the next two years, a memo from Chancellor Nick Dirks said this week. More

Monday, February 22, 2016

Harlem Globetrotters Entertain Berkeley Students

BERKELEY -- The sixth-graders filling the gym bleachers Tuesday at King Middle School erupted in laughter when their classmates, playing wheelchair basketball with a couple of the famed Harlem Globetrotters, accidentally collided with one another. They cheered when sixth-grader Torin Whittle made the first basket of the game from his borrowed wheelchair, and roared when one youngster tried to steal the ball from Globetrotter Orlando "Elgato" Melendez. Beyond the fun and laughter, the message from the Globetrotters and the Berkeley-based organizations that sponsored their appearance at the school -- the Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program and the Center for Independent Living -- was serious. More.

Friday, January 8, 2016

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

That certain night, the night we met There was magic abroad in the air There were angels dining at the Ritz And a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square I may be right, I may be wrong But I'm perfectly willing to swear That when you turned and smiled at me A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square The moon that lingered over London Town Poor puzzled moon, he wore a frown How could he know, we two were so in love? The whole darn world seemed upside down The streets of town were paved with stars It was such a romantic affair And as we kissed and said goodnight A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square When dawn came stealing up, all gold and blue To interrupt our rendezvous I still remember how you smiled and said "Was that a dream? Or was it true?" Our homeward step was just as light As the dancing a feet of Astaire And like an echo far away A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

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