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Start: 11/04/2012 8:00 pm

VocolotVocolot, the Bay Area a cappella ensemble with universal heart and Jewish soul, celebrates 25 years of musical activism with a new album, Vocolot at 25, and a reunion concert at the Freight, bringing together for the first time many of the group’s past members, including jazz vocalist Ellen Robinson, Los Angeles-based singer Alison Lewis, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer, Cantor Felicia Sloin, and former Beach Blanket Babylonian, Jennifer Karno, along with the current edition of the group, fea

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Start: 11/05/2012 7:30 pm

Catch a glimpse of the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriters Competition, where members perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on! Guest judges award “Best Song” and “Best Performance.” The most active association of songwriters in the country, WCS is dedicated to providing the environment, opportunities, and tools to nurture and promote successful songwriters.

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Start: 11/06/2012 6:00 pm

Live radio coverage of the election returns with KALW host Rose Aguilar and OLLI @Berkeley instructor Larry Bensky.

Rose AguilarROSE AGUILAR is the host of the KALW program “Your Call.” In 2005, Rose took a six-month road trip through the so-called “red states” to find out why people vote the way they do (or not) and what issues they care about. She wrote a book about her experience called Red Highways: A Journey into the Heartland.

 

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Start: 11/07/2012 8:00 pm

Harry ManxYou’ve got to hear him to believe him, but you will believe. Harry Manx blends traditional blues with classical ragas of India to concoct his own unique potion of clever covers and creative originals. Billboard Magazine has called him “Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player” – but that doesn’t quite capture the Indian influence.

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Start: 11/08/2012 8:00 pm

Wake the DeadNews flash: After 11 years of solid success blending Celtic traditional music with the songs of the Grateful Dead, the world’s first Celtic all-star Grateful Dead jam band is bringing its unique brand of musical alchemy to the Summer of Love, much to the delight of Deadheads, folkies, rockers, and lovers of Irish reels. The Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” the Youngblood’s “Get Together,” Steven Stills’ “Love the One You’re With” – all receive the band’s unique Celtic twist.

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Start: 11/09/2012 8:00 pm

Chris SmitherChris Smither goes way back – to New Orleans in the 60s, when he first heard the music of Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, to Boston in the 70s, when he met Fred McDowell, Son House, and Bonnie Raitt, who made a hit out of Chris’s song, “Love Me Like a Man.” Since then, Chris has recorded more than 20 albums, including his latest, Hundred Dollar Valentine, which the music magazine MOJO called “a thing of profound beauty; deep, sad, wise songs, allied to perf

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Start: 11/10/2012 8:00 pm

Chris SmitherChris Smither goes way back – to New Orleans in the 60s, when he first heard the music of Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, to Boston in the 70s, when he met Fred McDowell, Son House, and Bonnie Raitt, who made a hit out of Chris’s song, “Love Me Like a Man.” Since then, Chris has recorded more than 20 albums, including his latest, Hundred Dollar Valentine, which the music magazine MOJO called “a thing of profound beauty; deep, sad, wise songs, allied to perf