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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Oakland Thanksgiving: Singer Netta Brielle

(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of short pieces about what Thanksgiving means to some Oakland personalities and leaders.) Netta Brielle is a urban pop songstress, who is best known for her remix of Tha Jacka’s “Glamorous Lifestyle.” And fans should be happy to hear she is dropping her mixtape “Love, Pain

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Oakland Thanksgiving: Heart-throb singer London

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of short pieces about what Thanksgiving means to some Oakland personalities and leaders.) London is Oakland’s own soulful singer, signed to the legendary Motown Records. Best known for...

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Oakland Christmas: Breakthough artist Bobby Brackins

Bobby Brackins became famous earlier this year for his hit “143” featuring R&B singer Ray J. Many people may not have believed that the unique voice of this 21-year-old Oakland native would have captured mainstream music, but...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

G.U.R.L.S. Rock Summit celebrates young,bold community leaders in Oakland

More than 90 girls of color from around the Bay Area gathered at the inaugural G.U.R.L.S. Rock Summit Saturday, eager to learn and to be a part of a larger community. While entering the summit, I noticed...

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Oscar Grant reflection through art reception opens in Oakland this Thursday

This Thursday, Aug. 19, at Oaksterdam Tattoo at 815 Washington in Oakland, photographer Curtis Jermany will debut The MooD-ology Art Reception, featuring original photos related to the Johannes Mehserle verdict. Mehserle is the former BART officer who...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Video Views: Mistah FAB’s Advice to Young Artists

“If you’re going to get in the industry or the game, don’t just do it for the money or the fame,” says Oakland music treasure Mistah FAB in a recent video he shot directed at the hundred of young local musicians...