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Dizzy Wright, Casey Veggies, Pell Will Perform at Benefit for Eric Garner’s Family

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 [...]
From left: Lashawn Holcomb, Alvin Gilmore, ChauntiAna Thomas, W. Allan Taylor, Ricardo Moncrieff, Carol Thomas, Reggie Murray, and Oshalla Diana Marcus. (Not shown: Chauntina YaVette Keene-Thomas). Photo by Godfrey Lee.

Readers Theater Puts on August Wilson’s “Piano Lesson” at Hannah Gallery

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 [...]
Terry-T Butler (aka "Mr. Community") and D'Wayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! in the studio producing with Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. (1999)

Grammy Winning Star Beyoncé Got Her Start in Oakland

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 [...]
Group of young girls in the 2014 Oakland Teen Empowerment Pageant Scholarship.

Oakland Teen Empowerment Scholarship Pageant Empowers Young Girls to Lead

The 2nd annual Oakland Teen Empowerment Scholarship Pageant & Brunch is accepting applications from young girls, ages 13-18, to participate in the competition. The pageant promotes education and empowers young girls to “be the change” [...]
Jazz singer Mary Stallings

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Jazz Singer Mary Stallings Still Feelin’ Good After All These Years

Deciding on which of some 50 women to begin Women’s History Month in a projected yearlong series, “Bay Area African American Women in Music,” presented a dilemma since there are so many distinguished possibilities. &a
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Motown Soul Revue Teaches Influence of Music on Black History

Bay Area artists will bring their talents together on one stage for a charitable cause in the Motown Soul Revue on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.