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(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. Sponsored by Olay and Toyota, the weekend was filled [...]
Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah’s “The Life You Want Weekend” Comes to San Jose

Oprah Winfrey will close out her national eight-city arena tour, “The Life You Want Weekend,” Nov. 14-15 in San Jose with a transformational weekend and a team of handpicked inspirational leaders, produced by Harpo Studios, [...]
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D’Wayne Wiggins Featured in New TV Ad for Rebecca Kaplan

Oakland-born D’Wayne Wiggins — nationally famous for his work with musical group Tony! Toni! Toné! — has produced a TV ad encouraging voters to support Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan, her campaign announced Monday. &nb