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The Whispers Will Be Home for the Holidays at the Paramount

The smooth velvety voices of The Whispers will come back to the Bay Area Nov. 28 at Oakland’s Paramount Theater.   Presented by Bay Area Productions, The Whispers’ “Home for the Holidays” concert will feature [...]
Marshawn Lynch. Photo: Starbucks.

Starbucks Unleashes “Beast Mode Frappucino” by Marshawn Lynch

  By Suzy Strutner, Huffington Post   This holiday season, Starbucks is going Beast Mode with the arrival of a new special blended concoction that is the epic handiwork of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn [...]
Kim Nalley

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Kim Nalley Uses Music to Say Black Lives Matter

  “Michael Brown is dead, and they still haven’t arrested that policeman,” Kim Nalley sings in anguished alto tones on “Ferguson Blues,” one of two original songs about the killing of African American teens on [...]
Katie Webster

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Blues Piano Queen Katie Webster, From West Oakland to World Fame

Blues pianist Katie Webster contributed to countless records by the likes of Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester and Lightnin’ Slim, and recorded some of her own featuring her robust contralto pipes.