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In "The Jewelry Box," a young Brian Copeland heads to the "mean streets" 
of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. 
The show is at The Marsh San Francisco until December 27. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Brian Copeland’s “The Jewelry Box” Shows at The Marsh

Actor, comedian, writer, and radio talk show host Brian Copeland comes back to the stage this holiday season with an entertaining and humorous one-man show on finding the perfect gift for Christmas in his play [...]
Shabaka Henley, Delroy Lindo, and Danny Glover perform a scene from August Wilson's "Joe Turner Come and Gone" at a rally to save Marcus Books on Saturday, December 13. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Delroy Lindo, John Burris Rally for Marcus Books

Rallying to support Marcus Books – Oakland’s historic African American bookstore – Delroy Lindo hosted the “Black Men Speak” series last Saturday with Danny Glover, Shabaka Henley, and John Burris at the Heart & Soul [...]
Jesus Ibn El, founder of the Urban Legends talent competition. The show will hold a live taping on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the New Parish in Oakland.

Urban Legends Talent Competition Gives Local Artists a Platform

The Urban Legends live performance talent competition is creating a platform for inner-city artists to express their creativity and be seen by the world. Organized by a group of Bay Area producers, the show will [...]
(Left to right) Jonathan Finlayson, trumpeter with Five Elements, Marcus Gilmore, drummer, Steve Coleman, alto saxophonist & leader of Five Elements, John Handy, prominent jazz saxophonist, Ron Finlayson, Brenda Pugh and Tilman Pugh. Photograph: Conway Jones

Award-winning Saxophonist Steve Coleman Performs in Bay Area

  Saxophonist Steve Coleman, whose quintet performed last Sunday at SFJazz in San Francisco, was honored recently with a MacArthur Fellow, an award presented to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in [...]
Vallejo Museum

Spanish- American War Exhibit at the Mare Island Museum

The Mare Island Museum is proud to announce the opening of their Spanish-American War Exhibit, highlighting the critical roll Mare Island played in a war that was pivotal to the United States’ history.The exhibit showcases [...]
The Harriet Tubman Christmas Story.

“Go Tell It! A Harriet Tubman Christmas Story” Comes to Bay Area

The musical drama “Go Tell It! A Harriet Tubman Christmas Story” takes one back in time to the day before Christmas in 1854 when Harriet Tubman discovered that her brothers, enslaved in Maryland, were to [...]
DDT

Dimensions Dance Theater Rites of Passage Youth Program Celebrates 20 Years, Dec. 7

Dimensions Dance Theater, the Bay Area’s preeminent African- American dance company for more than four decades, is announcing a holiday showcase of student performances in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its youth outreach program, [...]