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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 [...]
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 [...]
Oprah Winfrey (right) and Toyota Brand Ambassador Amy Purdy (left) with Kimberly Bryant (middle), founder of Black Girls Code, recipient of the Toyota “Standing O-Vation” Award on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Photo Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc./George Burns.

Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant Wins “Standing O-Vation” Award at Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend

Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend recently made its last tour stop in San Jose, encouraging attendees to start living the life they visualize for themselves.