Although singer Denise Perrier was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her music education didn’t really begin until she relocated to Oakland with her mother and older sister in 1945.
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 [...]
Matthew Major is a violinist in the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. A member of the orchestra since 2013, he is a junior at Castro Valley High School and plans to become a violin soloist [...]
Brother Will is an individual who has been through a lot, but will not let anything deter him from moving forward. As a former Howard University student and also a club promoter during his [...]
Vicki Randle snarled over her throbbing electric bass lines and the bashing beats of the other three Skip the Needle women band members during an original song, “We Ain’t Never Going Back,” last Thursday at [...]
As part of Creative Time’s Dreaming in Daylight series in Central Park, poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph will present a new art experience, “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos,” that celebrates Black life. <
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 [...]
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 [...]
“Jack London” George Rowan, Jr. recently gave a piano and vocal performance at the April 14 meeting of the California High Speed Rail Authority in support of California’s Bullet Train, which is planned to run [...]