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Cover | Kyra Baldwin

Untitled (oil pastel). Berkeley High student Kyra Baldwin’s “Untitled” oil pastel is the winner of The Monthly’s Seventh Annual Student Cover Contest. Baldwin’s piece captures the seeming detachment of a boy in her freshman art class. Monthly publisher Karen Klaber will present awards to the three top and honorable-mention winners on Sunday, October 7, 6 p.m. at Blick Art Materials, 811 University Ave. in Berkeley. For more information, contact Blick general manager Sarah Gaiero at (510) 486-2600. Click here for more about the cover artist and about the Student Cover Contest.


September 2007 Issue:
Table of Contents

|  Muscarella Makes Her Mark
Susan Muscarella launched the Jazzschool just 10 years ago, building it into an East Bay institution. A groundbreaking musician herself, Muscarella has pioneered music education and brought jazz greats to the school as teachers. But in this 10th year, after Yoshi’s released a CD that failed to include African-American jazz artists, Muscarella found herself center-stage in a jazz scene full of controversies over race. By Andrew Gilbert

IN FARO’S GARDEN  |   An Avoided Asteroid
The gardener finds something “stink-eee” in his garden while pondering how memory is lost and found.   By R.E. Faro

EAST BAY LIFE |  A Developer? In Berkeley?
Developer Patrick Kennedy has waded through the often-contentious zoning debates in Berkeley to be one of the city’s most prolific builders. Although he sold his properties this spring, the controversial developer has a vision that’s bigger than ever. By Eve Kushner

Shopping Around | After-school Daze
Children and parents are heading back to school and back to after-school. How much activity is enough for your child and how much is going to send you over the edge? We look at after-school possibilities, including dance, gymnastics, music and more.  By Mary Lee Shalvoy

The Kilduff File |  Jason Victor Serinus
The professional warbler—the voice of Peanuts’ Woodstock —teaches others how to pucker up.  By Paul Kilduff



Editor’s Note


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Food for Thought

Dining Guide

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Marketplace: Personal & Creative Services

Kartoon Korner

The Monthly’s Seventh Annual Cover Contest

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