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Patti Smith to headline Pathway to Paris concert at Masonic in SF

Legendary performers Patti Smith and Bob Weir are set to join a celebration of climate action during the Global Climate Action Summit. Pathway to Paris, together with 350.org and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a special concert on September 14th at the Masonic in San Francisco. Set …

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Casaba Melons in season at Cipponeri Farms

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Melons mean that summer is here and there are many varieties from which to choose at your local farmers’ market. From the familiar watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe to the Santa Claus and Persian melons, you’ll find varieties you most likely won’t find at the supermarket. But …

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Pick a Pepper at your Farmers Market this month

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Summer peppers are arriving at your farmers’ market this month, everything from mild and sweet bell peppers to wildly spicy Thai chile peppers. The hot summer months are perfect growing weather for these vegetables and we’re glad, because any pepper is a good pepper in our …

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Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking the stage at the Greek Theatre to a backdrop of old color television consoles broadcasting scenes of Robert Kennedy, Vietnam and the Mexico City Olympics protest, Ian Anderson and his band arrived to perform a 50th Anniversary celebration of the music of Jethro Tull Saturday night …

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Angélique Kidjo rocks the Talking Heads at UC Theatre in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER African musician Angélique Kidjo’s electrifying interpretation of the Talking Heads iconic album “Remain in Light” was a thrilling moment for those in attendance to experience at her concert Friday night at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Kidjo, a 57 year old three time Grammy Award winning Beninese …

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Roger Daltrey performs Old + New, Solo + Who in Oakland concert

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER For many seasoned fans of The Who, the iconic British rock band that has produced some of the most recognizable classic rock hits of the past half-century ceased to exist after bassist John Entwistle’s death in 2002, if not drummer Keith Moon’s drug overdose in 1978. But …

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Ian Anderson to celebrate 50 years of Jethro Tull in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull are coming to town on June 2nd as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration of the career of the Progressive Classic Rock band. Appearing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Anderson, a Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead …

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