Brenda Vaughn didn’t know quite what to expect when in the late ‘80s her friend, the late Oakland soul singer Jacquii Marshall, recommended her for a gig at Eikokan, a nightclub in Osaka, Japan.
The Berkeley Juneteenth Festival, held annually in south Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor, is produced by the Berkeley Juneteenth Association. This year’s festival will be held Sunday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The [...]
The San Francisco Black Film Festival, completing its 17th year, featured nearly 100 films throughout the city last week. The festival showcased the work of dozens of emerging and established filmmakers, including “Beyond the [...]
Even before her rise to national fame began 11 years ago, Oakland soul singer Ledisi had formed a mutual admiration society of sorts with some of the best vocalists in the business.
Solano County will be rocking for three days this weekend when the annual BottleRock festival returns. BottleRock is a three-day, delicacy-fueled foray into the absolute best music, wine, food and beer the world has [...]
The public is invited to attend the 2015 Cherry Festival Parade, which will take place on Saturday, June 6 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will commence at the San Leandro Boys & Girls [...]
The late vocalist Sista Monica Parker was blessed with an uncanny power to move people. She could bring audiences to tears, whether belting the blues on nightclub and festival stages or wailing gospel songs in [...]
By William G. McCray, ObnoxiousTV Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God… Lifetime is rolling out a new docuseries called Preach in June. Core Media Group is producing the series, which [...]
Blending soul, dance, and community, Oakland is set to break a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Soul Train Line” on Saturday, June 20 at deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland.
The Hannah Gallery in Marin City honored the mothers and grandmothers in Marin City at the gallery’s third annual Mother’s Day Brunch Saturday, May 9. Oshalla Diana Marcus was the mistress of ceremonies.