May 7: Lunch Love Community at the Brower Center

Lunch Love Community is an online documentary project offering shareable films, community engagement, and creative resources to inspire change in the way kids eat. This evening will include documentary shorts and lively discussion among filmmakers, educators, and food specialists about Berkeley’s role in food reform and food justice movements in area schools and neighborhoods.  Continue reading

May 3, 8:00 PM: Broadway to Hollywood and All That Jazz

Beginning in the late 1920s, there was a subtle shift in the jazz repertoire as combos and big bands began to perform and record songs from the Broadway stage and Hollywood musical. To be sure, tunes based on the blues, older jazz forms (ragtime, quadrilles, etc.), and original compositions continued to be an important part of the jazz “book.”  Still, the Great American Songbook grew in ever-increasing importance where the jazz repertoire was concerned.

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