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Vendors and musicians make Farmers’ Market lively

BERKELEY, Calif. —  Just approaching the already busy block of Saturday’s Farmers’ Market, the smell of all different types of food and flowers meet you at the entrance. You can see a woman playing her guitar, another dressed in a clown suit holding balloons and several street musicians. The Kashiwase Farms is already busy, slicing…

Rasputin Music: Berkeley icon endures

BERKELEY, Calif. — Along Berkeley’s bustling Telegraph Avenue, amid street vendors and coffee shops, lies a hidden treasure: Rasputin Music. While its faded exterior is easily overlooked, the shop holds a wealth of music merchandise. Covering three floors and dominated by a sea of CDs, movie and record collections, Rasputin Music has attracted music lovers…

Rasputin Music is Berkeley hot spot for vinyl and more

BERKELEY, Calif. — On the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Channing Way since 1982, Rasputin Music is a popular destination for music lovers throughout Berkeley. While the Berkeley location isn’t the only one, it is the oldest and most famous. As vinyl loses more and more popularity to digital downloads, an old-school place like Rasputin…

Mad Noise enlivens downtown market

BERKELEY, Calif. — Primarily known for its organic, sustainable food, and upbeat atmosphere, Berkeley’s Ecology Center Farmers’ Market has been a hot spot for vendors, locals, tourists and musicians since 1987.  Walking through the market, various types of performers line the streets showing off their unique talents.   One particular band that caught the attention of  many walking through…