In spite of concerted efforts by civic and political actors, the plight of the homeless population continues to plague communities throughout the Bay Area and elsewhere. These issues come to the fore in "Street Requiem," a new choral work that addresses the struggle of life on the streets. Composed by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch, the work promises a range of music styles from neo-Baroque to gospel and Celtic strains. Derek Tam will lead a performance by the Berkeley Community Choir and Orchestra in partnership with the Berkeley Women's Community Chorus and First Church Berkeley Choir, featuring... [Read More]
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On Friday at President Donald Trump's rally in Charlotte, NC, one of his supporters failed to believe the news about serious bomb threats sent to CNN and Democrats. Arvil Runyon, an older white man, said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton most likely mailed the bombs to themselves. "Y... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast National Security Adviser John Bolton championed a plan to send U.S. troops to the southern border to keep migrants out, two senior administration officials told The Daily Beast. After rejecting a proposal by the Department of Homeland Security to enlist the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to set up migrant camps in Mexico, Bolton shared his thoughts directly with a like-minded Donald Trump, cutting out Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, those officials tell The Daily Beast. "Senior officials in the administration are concerned that the... [Read More]