The color pencils are sharp, lined up like fence posts in their unscuffed box. So are the crayons, the pens all wear caps, and notebook covers are free of doodling. The backpack seems [...]
By Terri Schlichenmeyer Music almost always does it for you. After a long day, nothing makes you feel better – especially when you pair soft tunes with hot bath and solitude. [...]
When Sheila E. met First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House five and a half years ago, the percussionist said, “Hi, honey.” She hugged the First Lady but stepped back immediately, showing [...]
The City of San Leandro invites the public to an evening of classical Indian dance with the Shri Krupa Dance Company, in celebration of Indo American Heritage.
Conservationists and environmental groups have been working for years to protect bobcats in California, where they’re sometimes trapped for their fur. But in the East Bay Regional Park District, the short-tailed felines are [...]
A national hip hop competition, Jack’N for Beats, is searching for the hottest unsigned MC to crown as this year’s winner with a $10,000 grand prize and studio session with hip hop mogul and [...]
Oakland-born vocalist E.C. Scott specialized in performing songs popularized by other artists – Etta James, Nancy Wilson and Al Jarreau among her favorites – during the early stages of her career.
The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) will present the 14th annual Music on the Main summer concerts Wednesdays, July 22 and Aug. 26, from 5 p.m. -7:30 p.m. in the lot next to the [...]
Oakland native Tova Ricardo was chosen as the 2015 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, a top literary honor for both the city and its hometown hero. Ricardo, 16, was awarded with a $5,000 [...]
Ida Lewis grew up listening to lots of lively zydeco and Cajun music played on accordion in Beaumont, Texas during the 1930s and ‘40s. She was fascinated by the instrument but never considered [...]