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    A traditional ribbon cutting would not do for Flax art store's entry into the East Bay on Thursday. Instead, two people sawed through a titanium bar. When the bar dropped and the sparks went out, people strolled inside to make it official: What was San Francisco's alone for 78 years is now Oakland's.  
    The Bone Room -- a combination store and 'museum' featuring bones, skulls, bugs, feathers and other unusual items -- will shift its focus online to sales and pop-up events  
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    Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

    The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7