Ever since she answered a newspaper classified ad in 1967 that read, “Wanted: One Soul Singer” – which happened to be the title of her favorite Johnnie Taylor album – Linda Tillery has been one [...]
Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan continue their popular and insightful annual “Notes from . . .” series this season with “Notes from Mexico,” featuring composer/performer Diana Gameros, pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and [...]
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, arguably the greatest blues woman of the second half of the 20th century, was alternately tough and tender whether singing on stage and on records, or interacting with musical and [...]
San Francisco – When you are passionate about your job, the day goes by fast. You lose track of the time because you are knee deep in work. All the different projects, deadlines and [...]
James Brown’s rise from juvenile delinquency to Soul Brother #1 was one of the great musical success stories of the second half of the 20th Century. <
The Bay Area event production collective HGMNY is hosting a “Concert for Justice” to benefit the family of Eric Garner, Thursday, April 9, at the New Parish, 579 18th St.in Downtown Oakland. The fundraiser will [...]
A “Color Up San Leandro: A Run for Fun!” will be held to support the Youth Advisory Commission of San Leandro (YAC) on Saturday, March 21 starting at 9 a.m. at the San Leandro Marina.
August Wilson’s play “The Piano Lesson” was performed at the Hannah Gallery in Marin City Friday, Feb. 27. Oshalla Diana Marcus directed the play, presenting it as a Community Readers Theater in which actors read [...]
Las Vegas, the mecca for boxing, hosted the first series of fights in the Premier Boxing Championship (PBC) boxing series this past weekend at the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena.
Beyoncé is one of the greatest female artists of all time. Like many other artists, during the course of her career with Grammy-award winning group Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé’s big break in the music industry was [...]