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The Studio Series: “Tired” by Ragana at Shipwreck

Oakland Local and Oaktown Indie Mayhem present The Studio Series. One Oakland band, recorded in a local studio, highlighting the thriving local music community in our...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Jack London Square One of Oakland's oldest...
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Eastlake Music Festival’s deeper meaning

Unsuspecting joggers ran into the center of music at the Eastlake Music Festival on Saturday, May 23. Some detoured and went on their way but many stopped to join the hundreds of people who were spread out on...
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Celebrate Bay Area community with the Oakland Book Festival

As a landscape honored for its cultural roots and social progress, Oakland has an inherent knack for generating discussion around the evolving tides of society. On Sunday, May 31st, City Hall is hosting a...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Iveywood Fernando “Rush” Santos has a passion for...
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Chalk artists perform at Fairyland this weekend (Community Voices)

I met the delightful Chalk Twins a couple of years ago at a convention in Orlando, and I vowed I’d figure out a way to get them to Oakland and to Children’s Fairyland. It took a while, but as I write this,...
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On The Virtue of Hooks: Talking Music with The Seshen

The Seshen members are like a big family. You know, the type of family you really, really like. It makes it easy to see why their music moves in such fluid dynamism, a feat considering the dual vocalists and a...
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Vocal Rush’s Urban Aca Artistry sends a message (Community Voices)

By Margaret Huang, co-chair of the parent APT Public Relations Committee for Oakland School of the Arts, Vocal Music Department This past weekend, Vocal Rush, an a cappella group from Oakland School for the...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Bartlett (Upper Peralta Creek) Familia Aguilar. Claudia...
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“Patternscapes”, ceramic works by Tiffany Schmierer

Manna Gallery is pleased to present a selection of ceramic sculptures and wall pieces by San Francisco artist Tiffany Schmierer.  Exhibition opens Third Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 8 pm and continues to...