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Oakland Symphony’s New Season Offers Abundant Surprises

The orchestra promises to invigorate the classics with some unpredictability.
September 25, 2019

Writer Elaine Beal Connects With Place

The Oakland author plumbs her past and present surroundings to fuel her fiction and nonfiction.
September 24, 2019

Five Days of Old Time Music

Fiddles, banjos, and other stringed instruments are the thing at this year’s Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.
September 16, 2019

Lorri Holt Revives Her One-Woman Show on Sylvia Plath

The longtime actor and Berkeley resident turns on a dime in Who Killed Sylvia Plath, her 70-minute show at The Marsh in Berkeley.
September 12, 2019

Brian Wilson Teams Up With The Zombies

Surf sounds and pop tunes from the 1960s come to the Fox Theater via Brian Wilson and The Zombies.
September 10, 2019

Benjamin Terry Works at Johansson Projects

Modernist abstraction and Dadaist provocation come together in the cut and painted plywood assemblages of Dallas artist Benjamin Terry.
September 10, 2019

Making Big Names

These stars got their starts at Oakland School for the Arts.
September 5, 2019

A Berkeley Film Foundation Mini-Retrospective

Outdoor screenings showcase Berkeley Film Foundation’s first decade of moviemaker love.
September 5, 2019

Paul Brekke-Miesner Talks A’s, Warriors, and Raiders

One of The Town’s original sports junkies, Paul Brekke-Miesner has his finger on the pulse of Oakland sports.
August 28, 2019

Composer Jason Becker Is a Miracle Man

Jason Becker — long since deprived of his ability to walk, talk, play guitar, and breathe on his own — is composing epic songs, cracking jokes, and inspiring people across the globe.
August 26, 2019