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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Oakland’s Life is Livig Featival a big hit

By Tasion Kwamilele, The Oakland Post At least 2,000 people attended Youth Speaks’ 5th Annual Life is Living Festival hosted at DeFremery Park on Saturday, Oct. 12. With food vendors, local artist performances, a graffiti art exhibit, health screenings, face painting, and skateboard and BMX competitions, the festival brought out people from around the Bay Area. Local

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Oakulture: Life is Living, OMCA Days of the Dead, “The Institute”

Ever since its inception in 2008, the Life is Living festival has been one of Oakland’s most-anticipated annual cultural events. It’s not hard to see why: LiL (produced by Youth Speaks) is a compendium of several mini-festivals...

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

This Weekend in the YaY! Area through Oct 13

This is my favorite time of year and it starts in the witching month of October.  There is a different kind of chill in the air and you can feel the seasons turning even if you can...

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Oakulture: Oakland Female Vocalists Omega Rae, Mara Hruby, and Jennifer Johns Are As Good As It Gets

“Omega is the best female vocalist in the Bay,” guitarist Graal Swartz of Soul Mechanix told Oakulture, following the band’s set on Saturday at the West Oakland Grown Harvest Festival. Bandleader Swartz might be a little...