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BottleRock festival

BottleRock Festival Returns to Solano County

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 [...]
Late vocalist Sista Monica Parker.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Sista Monica Saw No Contradiction in Blues and Gospel

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 [...]
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New Reality TV Show Starring ‘Major Prophetess’, Or Major Witches, Makes Mockery of True Prophetic Ministry

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 [...]
The "Soul Train" Line, circa 1980. Credit: Soul Train Holdings LLC.

Largest “Soul Train Line” in Oakland Set to Break Guinness World Record

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.
Left to right, Deborah Geddins and Irma Geddins stand next to a mural of their father, Bob Geddins. Photo by Adam Turner.

Family to Honor Oakland Blues Pioneer Bob Geddins

Even though blues pioneer Bob Geddins wrote and produced numerous national hit records between 1948 and 1961 – by such blues and R&B artists as Lowell Fulson, Sugar Pie DeSanto and Jimmy McCracklin, the Oakland [...]
Cast and crew of "Lord Why Can't I Do Right?" with playwright Richard Torrence.

Richard Torrence’s “Lord Why Can’t I Do Right?” Returns to Bay Area

Richard Torrence’s inspirational musical stage play, “Lord Why Can’t I Do Right?” is returning to the Bay Area with two shows at the Black Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, May 29 and 30. In association with [...]
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors Take The Lead In The NBA Weastern Confrence Semifinals 3 to 2 Against The Memphis Grizzlies

By Sir William G. McCray, ObnoxiousTV   The Golden State Warriors won the all-important Game 5 over the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night. It was some star power in the Oracle cheering for the [...]
Faye Carol

Bay Area African American Women in Music: ‘Music is in The Ear of The Beholder,’ Says Faye Carol

Veteran Bay Area vocalist Faye Carol doesn’t like being tagged a “jazz singer” or “blues singer,” although she sings both. “Music is in the ear of the beholder,” says the longtime Berkeley resident. “Those are [...]