Cat Town held a cabaret fundraiser at East Bay Community Space, featuring musical pair Katzenduo.
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A teaching artist with Thingamajigs taught a weeklong workshop at charter school East Bay Innovation Academy on "sound engineering," where students learned about physics, design, and mathematics by making their own instruments and learning about...
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Peralta Hacienda Historical Park unveiled a new art exhibit in early October called "Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories," that features the creations of undocumented day laborers through paintings, quilts, graphic art, song...
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Before every 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekend screenings at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater, Gordon Pratt pays tribute to the vaudeville--an act made obsolete by technological advancements in sound. While the ushers are still cleaning...
Late night bites can soon be a reality for anyone who purchases a ticket to a New Parish show.
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A group of disabled musicians, poets and other artists use their music for social justice work. Specifically, they aim to raise awareness and promote the disabled community.
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Tagged artist, disability, disabled, Joy Elan, Keith Jones, Krip Hop, Krip Hop Nation, Leroy Moore, music, Oakland, poetry, rap, Spoken word
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...
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The third-annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival, a daylong celebration of African-American history and culture, took place at Oakland’s Mosswood Park on Saturday.
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In the early 1980s, the Bay Area was at the center of thrash metal music, one of the many subgenres of heavy metal. During that decade, heavy metal became incredibly popular around the world; kids...
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Oakland does not attract big record labels but it “wakes your game up.”
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Some 1,600 people filled the Fox Theatre for this year’s Notes & Words concert. The concert, in its seventh year, benefited the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland and featured local talent like the Oakland...
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Host, Brad Bailey, explores music ranging from innovative music education programs in Oakland to some of the city's most passionate Springsteen fans.
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Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold a winter concert on February 21 at the San Leandro High School Performing Arts Center.
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Every Friday night the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is home to a diverse array of people, music, and dance.
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The New Parish in Downtown Oakland is packed. About 300 attendees wave their hands and clap as five purple stage lights illuminate the silhouette of a guy wearing a plaid suit, a red vest, a...
For one night, dancers at Oakland’s Skyline High School transported the auditorium’s occupants to the shores of West Africa with rhythmic drumming that reverberated through the room. Dancers stomped and moved rapidly across the stage,...
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