Category Archives: Berkeley California

The Berkeley Rose Garden draped in photos and music

Today was my maiden journey to the paradise of Roses in Berkeley. No words can amply describe the effect such beauty had upon me. (Taking pictures was irresistible) Burgmuller’s “Tender Flower” was the perfect musical framing. P.S. I made a … Continue reading

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Piano Mania! and the Bezerkeley arrival of Steinway 1098!

Pianomania! is an apt title for a documentary about Stefan Knupfer, Steinway piano technician, who gallops upstairs and downstairs in a premier “Vienna concert haus,” trying to meet the needs of performing pianists, recording artists, et al. They demand the … Continue reading

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Ensler Lighting on Solano has a musical “connection”

In a routine search for a lamp shade to fit my old Stiffel, I stumbled upon an awe-inspiring space with a musical tie-in. Continue reading

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My new home in Berkeley, California

My dreams of living in Berkeley have been fulfilled! Continue reading

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