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“F.A.M. Fest” Debuts in Stockton

The “F.A.M. Fest” on Saturday, Dec.14 will bring together independent artists in film, art, and music to showcase their talents at the Stockton Arena. Inspired by the SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival, an annual conference [...]
Unite 4: Good with Sydney Nicole

Unite4good Launches Acts of Kindness

Unite4Good and Bright Future International (BFI), organizations that look to provide resources for underprivileged youth, have partnered with Berkeley Youth Alternative and other non-profits to kickoff its ‘Act of Kindness’ initiative this holiday season by [...]
Netta Brielle

FREESTYLE: Rising Artist Netta Brielle Represents the Bay Area

A singer at the age of three and performing by the time she was 6-years old, Oakland-bred songstress Netta Brielle always knew that her dream of one day taking the stage as a solo artist [...]
Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Nominate an Oakland School Child to Join Holiday Party and Receive a Gift

Councilperson Desley Brooks and Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin are looking for 100 young people to join them for an afternoon of Holiday Cheer at their 6th Annual Holiday Party. Each youth will also receive a [...]
Alicia Hall Moran as Bess and Nathaniel Stampley as Porgy in 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' running at Golden Gate Theatre until Dec. 8. Photo credit: Michael Lutch/SHN

‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” Opens at Golden Gate Theatre

Staged against a backdrop of George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and the Southern Gullah culture of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, the popular Tony Award-winning opera ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” opened to a packed audience [...]
Dwayne Wiggins

FREESTYLE: “Don’t Talk About It – Be About It,” Says Dwayne Wiggins

Oakland has served as the kick-off place for young artists working to make their dream come true. From old school acts like The Pointer Sisters, En Vogue, and MC Hammer to modern day names like [...]