Since George Bernard Shaw is one of the playwriting greats - and the only person ever awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar - you have to assume that his cocktail conversation would either veer toward fascinating or insufferable. Since we have no way of knowing for sure (he's been dead awhile, making a chat over brandy unlikely), check out Candida instead, getting the Cal Shakes treatment this month.
On August 11, the worlds of fashion, music, and art collided at Supperclub bringing an explosion of emerging talent to the forefront of entertainment. The white runway was lined with glowing VitaminWater Zero bottles, giving the atmosphere an energized vibe which was accentuated by the tunes spinning from DJ Ajax's turntables
Carlton Hair winner Margarita Melano lit up the red carpet when she entered with her sleek and funky up-do created at the nearby Carlton Hair Salon. WIth over one thousand text-in votes valued at $3,000, Larissa Verdussen was crowned as the winner.
Photos: Viet Q. Mac with BLoTheC Photography
Oakland's tUnE-yArDs, although fairly new on the scene, is already blowing minds. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Merrill Garbus just performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, drumming up insane amounts of anticpation for her early show. And the hype is completely warranted. Garbus does what most musicians wouldn't dare to do onstage for fear of screwing up: she bravely creates and loops all her drums and vocals on the spot, layering tribal beats and melodies underneath soaring, pitch-perfect singing that sounds like its coming from the throat of an African man.
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