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Dorothy Morrison

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Dorothy Morrison Still Performing 40 Years after “Oh Happy Day”

Dorothy Morrison, whose spirit-filled contralto lead vocals sparked the 1969 hit “Oh Happy Day” by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, sat in a semicircle last Thursday rehearsing “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America” and other patriotic [...]
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TPNG Partners with the Post in “Down On The Corner With Paul Cobb”

By Brian Joseph Donovan     The Positive Network Group, LLC (TPNG) and HAVEN, headquartered in Oakland with media divisions in Internet radio and television, is collaborating with the Post News Group to launch “Down [...]
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 [...]