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Jeff Breazeale Live at Red Hill: Friday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Jeff Breazeale will be Live in the taproom Friday night at 7:00pm. Come out have some dinner, a couple of brews, and listen to him rock out on his guitar. Red Hill has you covered for weekend fun. 21 Union St. Concord; http://bit.ly/37dG2Lt

We’re Sew Creative: Bernina Guide Class 1: Saturday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; This class covers the basic operations of your new Bernina Class. Free for those who are new owners of Bernina machines purchased at We’re Sew Creative.

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Angelina Jolie sells artwork by Winston Churchill for record-setting $11.5M

LONDON — A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain’s World War II leader.

“Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” sold at Christie’s in London for 8,285,000 pounds ($11,590,715). The pre-sale estimate was 1.5 million pounds to 2.5 million pounds, and the previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under 1.8 million pounds.

The image of the 12th-century mosque in Marrakech at sunset, with the Atlas Mountains in the background, is a piece of both political and

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AEG Presents & Avex Entertainment Announce Joint Partnership

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AEG Presents and Japanese music company Avex Entertainment Incorporated have announced the formation of a joint partnership called AEGX that promises to “create international opportunities in both artist development and live entertainment.”

Avex was launched as an independent dance music label in 1988 and its business has evolved to include music, artist and talent management, along with concerts, events, merchandising, fan clubs, and music and video subscription services. Avex Entertainment is responsible for the company’s music production and distribution, planning and production of live concerts and events, and merchandise.

In addition to continuing AEG Presents’ expansion in the Japan

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Sacramento turns to analog hobbies during covid-19 pandemic

When I think back to last spring, I remember feeling – outside of the omnipresent terror – heartened by all the creativity. I cringe to use the now-stale word, “pivot,” but that’s what we did. Individuals, institutions and brands all found some way to keep things interesting and stay afloat. Families built forts and threw Zoom birthday parties. Museum docents hosted adorable virtual tours on YouTube. Clothing brands threw virtual dance parties. Where absence formed, novelty crept in.

Then summer and fall happened, so packed with societal reckonings that I won’t try to sum them up here. And now here

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This Startup Wants to Tattoo Brain-Reading Electrodes on Your Skull

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A startup thinks that listening in on your brain waves could reveal medical mysteries — and perhaps even help connect your mind to virtual reality or video games — and it has an unusual plan to get access.

Brain Scientific is developing what it’s calling an “e-tattoo” that it can implant beneath someone’s scalp with a robotic device that looks like a conventional tattoo gun got mixed up with a 3D printer. The e-tattoo, which is a series of tiny electrodes, each just a fraction of the size of a human hair, basically gets

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Steal Like an Artist author Austin Kleon on how to be creative and make art.

On this week’s episode of Working, Rumaan Alam spoke with Austin Kleon, the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist. They discussed his advice for people trying to jump-start their creativity, why he identifies as a writer who draws, and how fatherhood has transformed his way of looking at art and the world. This partial transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Rumaan Alam: Have you ever thought of yourself as being in the self-help business?

Austin Kleon: I didn’t at first. It concerns me that there are people who want to be a self-help

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