Veteran Bay Area vocalist Faye Carol doesn’t like being tagged a “jazz singer” or “blues singer,” although she sings both. “Music is in the ear of the beholder,” says the longtime Berkeley resident. “Those are [...]
By Thomas Levy, UC Berkeley News Berkeley RADICAL, a new initiative to promote artistic literacy among the millennial generation, is driving Cal Performances’ 2015-16 season, which starts with a weeklong residency by conductor Gustavo Dudamel [...]
Toast of Richmond Toastmasters Club is a place where anyone can learn to confidently express his or her thoughts and ideas. Chartered with Toastmasters International, Inc. in 1999, weekly meetings are held on Mondays, [...]
Thirty seconds. That’s all it took. You barely had time to yell, but that didn’t matter. The ponies racing on the ground below the stands probably couldn’t hear you anyhow, or see you jump [...]
A new anthology, “Talking Back: Voices of Color” (Red Letter Press, 2015), presents an unusually diverse group of writers speaking out on issues affecting communities of color.
The sounds that surrounded Etta James while living with her mother in San Francisco’s Fillmore District, 1949 to 1955, had a pronounced influence on her development as one of the most versatile vocalists in the [...]
Well, 84-year-old Bettina “Betty” Washington is having her say! The octogenarian is spilling all the juicy bits of her life, including her love affair with celebrated actor/director Ivan Dixon (“Raisin in the Sun,” “Nothing But [...]
By Paul Rockwell Congresswoman Barbara Lee played a pivotal role in bringing about the historic normalization of relations between the U.S and Cuba. Lee traveled to Cuba 21 times, organized baseball diplomacy, and brought [...]
By Sally Douglas Arce The 26th Annual Open Studios Shipyard Artists Spring Dream ~ Live With Art showcases 140+ exhibiting artists at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios in San Francisco from [...]
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just go to sleep.