Posts Tagged ‘arts’

Oakland organizations rally behind city’s arts community

Winston Goertz-Giffen, co-founder of the Oakland Family Fund, which helps those affected by the Ghost Ship fire, poses with his wares. The art sale was set up to assist those affected by the fire, as well as the Oakland Warehouse Coalition and the nonprofit organization Land Action. Photo by Abner Hauge.

After weeks of rain, light from a clear blue sky filtered into the windows of the second-story ballroom at the Starline Social Club in Oakland on Sunday. Artists, musicians and community members walked slowly across the wooden dance floor, eyes fixed on the displays: bright watercolor and acrylic paintings, cassettes of albums by local musicians,…

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Bigger than ever, the Oakland Music Festival is back for nine days

They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it but what if your goal is to transform it? After three years of steadily increasing attendance and growing popularity, Oakland Music Festival (OMF) CEO and founder Alfonso Dominguez decided to do something different—change the format of the festively entirely. What started as traditional, one-day music festival…

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Children celebrate Black History Month at Ile Omode Elementary

Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and a number of famous African Americans ancestors made an appearance at an elementary school in East Oakland on the final day of Black History Month. Ancestor Day 2013 at Ile Omode, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school in East Oakland, consisted of four and five year-old students dressing up as…

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Annual Ragga Muffins Festival in Oakland

Ragga Muffins – Stephen Marley, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Julian Marley Fox Theater – Oakland Oakland, CA Fri, Feb 20, 2009 07:00 PM ($37.50) “God is black, if not just look at your shadow. Jah bless,” usually says Lee “Scratch” Perry while walking into the stage. The 72-year-old, Jamaican born, reggae-dub shaman will bring his delayed…

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