Maestro Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony and Chorus, next week will commemorate Oakland’s tradition of activism and the arts, particularly paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black [...]
Local artist Anthony Holdsworth is an iconic urban landscape painter who has chronicled the complex urban landscapes in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Week after week, he is at his easel [...]
After a week of engagements at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall and other large venues up and down California, Rhiannon Giddens brought her banjo, fiddle and radiant alto voice to the more intimate environs of [...]
By Mary Kenny, SF State News SF State graduate student Candy Guinea recently received the prestigious 2016 Princess Grace Award, which honors a new group of emerging artists in theater, dance and film [...]
Dressed in a carefully tailored black suit, a boy walked slowly and sedately into the auditorium at the West Oakland Youth Center to the sound of Haitian drums and Kreole chants.
In a wide ranging four-day conference thousands showed up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, held last weekend at the Oakland Museum of California.
Tucked away between a beer bar and a trendy Thai food place on Telegraph Ave. is Catered To You, a narrow kitchen of a restaurant operated by one chef who serves up one of the [...]
The EastSide Arts Alliance and the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland are presenting The Sacred Roots of Latin Jazz, a musical excursion of ritual, sacred tradition, homage and improvisation, featuring the John Santos Sextet.
There are few media outlets that exist purely to support and raise the voices of the homeless community. “Street Spirit,” a newspaper serving the Bay Area’s homeless, breaks mainstream media trends by reporting on [...]
President Barack Obama presented awards last Thursday at the White House to two-dozen recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal, including music producer Berry Gordy, author Sandra Cisneros, playwright and [...]