When Matías Tarnopolsky steps down at the end of this month after nine years as executive and artistic director of Cal Performances in order to take the reins of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he’ll be leaving behind a lot of people who are sad to see him go.

Interim leaders named for Cal Performances

Chancellor Carol Christ today announced the selection of an interim director for Cal Performances, with this message to the UC Berkeley community:

For the Berkeley Rep revival of 'Angels in America,' the play is the thing

Students - get tickets to 'Angels in America' by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre through the student arts access app!

Lil B gives eclectic talk, shows eclectic art at BAMPFA

Museumgoers were still perusing Lil B’s seemingly unspectacular exhibited collection — a series of iPhone photographs and crayon-drawn pictures ripped from a sketchbook — when the indoor stage at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, or BAMPFA, was flooded with ominous techno music.

UC Berkeley student Ellis Newton talks DJing in the Bay Area

Name: Ellis Newton (Stage name Versâam)

Age: 22

Hometown: Long Beach, California –– a bustling LA County city that, despite its eclectic music scene, is not where Newton found his musical inspiration. The Bay Area inspired Newton to become serious about his music.

Goosebumps and godsends in Berkeley Rep's 'Angels in America'

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” opened Saturday, with a magnificent all-day run of its two parts, “Millennium Approaches”and “Perestroika.” The opening was at once joyous and life-affirming, a performance deeply committed to its own history.

“I decided the world needed more female serial killers,” murderer Josephine De’Ath (Mykaela Barnes) shrugs.

Long distance duet tests how sound travels

 

Saturday’s tribute to legendary film composer and former Boston Pops Orchestra conductor John Williams wouldn’t have been complete without a rendition of the “Main Title” from “Star Wars.” You know the one: the triumphant march that accompanies the scrolling yellow text of every film in the main saga.

With the hotly anticipated release of “Avengers: Infinity War” finally upon us, audiences worldwide are preparing to witness what promises to be Marvel’s most ambitious film yet.