Redefining Classical Music

Within the modern architecture and sandstone of the Mondavi Performing Arts Center this past Wednesday night, the historically and internationally acclaimed Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg awed listeners with renowned symphonic repertoire by Wolfgang Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert. ...

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Column: Pay attention

I'm starting to think Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most devastating and widespread diseases today, simply judging from the number of people who tell me they have it. Everyone and their kids, family and friends apparently have ADHD - even their pets suffer, too. ...

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Pop-cultured professor presents new book

1989. Most UC Davis undergraduate students will remember this year as the year they took their first steps, spoke their first words or had their first brush with that bully on the kindergarten playground. To Joshua Clover, Associate Professor of English at UCD, the year signifies something greater. To him, 1989 evoked images and sounds of a year that had the cultural revolution of the century. ...

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‘Spaces of Asian Cinema’

Film today has been reduced to white noise in our generation's culture. To be said quite relatively, film is a medium that directors use in order to convey a specific message, be it educational or simply for pure artistic expression. ...

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CD Review: Kings of Convenience

The new Kings of Convenience album, brilliantly titled Declaration of Dependence, will go a long way for you if you're into bands like Feist, Belle and Sebastian and Simon and Garfunkel. The album consists of quiet folk-pop music formed by light layers of bass, cello, viola, acoustic guitars, piano plinks and vocal harmonies between the winsome, whispery vocals of Norwegian duo Erlend Oye and Eirik Glambek Boe. ...

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CD Review: Flight of the Conchords

"[There's] too many dicks on the dance floor." Yes, this is the kind of profound lyrical content New Zealand a cappella/rap/funk/electro-pop/folk comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement sing about. ...

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