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A local designer on Project Runway; Portuguese folk music comes to Berkeley; and Mark Knopfler plays the Paramount


Portuguese folk musician Ramana Vieira

Courtesy of Ramana Vieira

Runway  Showdown

Fashionistas, set your TiVos—the smash show Project Runway wraps its sixth season and crowns its newest star designer. Watch for an interview with Oakland designer Amy Sabari, a hit on Runway this season, in the May issue of Diablo.

April 22, Lifetime Channel.

World Music Treat

Centuries of traditional Portuguese folk music get a 21st century upgrade when East Bay native Ramana Vieira, the top Fado singer in the United States, comes to Berkeley’s spectacular new Freight and Salvage Coffee House location on April 3. Vieira will perform selections from her acclaimed 2009 album, Tears of a Queen.


Straits Shooter

Guitar gods don’t come any classier than Mark Knopfler, and concert venues don’t get more gorgeous than the Paramount Theatre. The Dire Straits frontman brings his solo band to Oakland’s art deco palace for a blissful night of thoughtful songs with extended solos.

April 13, apeconcerts.com

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