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Kevin Always Gets To The “Hart” Of What’s Funny

Cheyann Elmore

May 5, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Star of ABC-TV’s “Big House” and possibly one of the funniest comedians in the industry today, Kevin Hart had Oakland’s Paramount Theater erupting with laughter for the duration of his show. Originally there were two scheduled shows on Saturday night, at 8 and 11 p.m. Both shows sold out a...

Out of Prison and Onto the Stage

Cheyann Elmore

April 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

Rapper Lil Wayne performs at Oracle Arena to promote new album Released from prison only a few months ago, the man who many have dubbed “the greatest rapper alive,” Lil Wayne took the stage Sunday night and kept the sold-out Oracle Arena on their feet the entire show. Lil Wayne, also known a...

Burning Man Headquarters Relocates

William Wong

April 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

In a city that is rich in self-expression, the organizers of the annual event Burning Man are relocating its headquarters within the city of San Francisco. Currently located in the San Francisco Bay View area, Burning Man is scheduled to relocate their offices to the downtown area of Market Stre...

Jesse Ventura Tackles Conspiracy Theories and the Government

Katherine Forneret

April 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

In New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura’s newest book “63 Documents The Government Doesn’t Want You to Read,” the former Governor of Minnesota brings up many government conspiracy questions and asks American citizens to begin demanding the truth from their government officials. Ventura ...

Rapper “Royal-T” On The Rise

Lauren Lola

April 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Eighteen-year-old rapper Tim Montgomery (otherwise known as Royal-T) of Newark is an artist who does everything on his own, from creating music to mixing it. At a time when credibility and artistry in the music business is waning, Royal-T has brought back to life what it means to be an artist. He creates his own beats, writes his own raps and edits ...

Ex-Mobster Frank Calabrese Jr. Pens Autobiography

Katherine Forneret

April 14, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

When you think of Italian crime families with hands drenched in blood, you automatically think of some famous crime dramas like “The Godfather” or “The Sopranos.” The last thing you would expect is to find this elaborate world of crime right in your own backyard. But thanks to Frank Calabrese Jr., we are able to step...

Evangelion’s Rebuild Refines Original’s Vision

Mark Laluan

April 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

ANIME REVIEWS The silver screen adds luster to the latest iteration of Hideaki Anno’s landmark anime series,  “Neon Genesis Evangelion.” The second film in the re-booted film tetralogy, “Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance”, has finally arrived on American shores in the form of a D...

“Behind The Mask”

Lauren Lola

April 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

It’s been nearly two years since the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, died. Even in death, Jackson’s fame is still alive. “This is It,” the film that captured Jackson’s rehearsals for his tour was extremely popular, along with the release of his first posthumous album, “Michael.”...

“Sucker Punch” Has Great Effects But No Storyline

Stephanie Spearman

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

The high budget, special effect-packed film “Sucker Punch” wowed crowds with aesthetics, but confused the audience with a botched story line and lack of character development. The film centers around a 20-year-old woman who is admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a her mother dies. She accidentally kills her little sister in an attempt to save...

Fairfield Rapper Writes Explosive 2nd Album Despite Being Jailed

Brianna Travis

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

For Ronald "Preach" McClure, there is no million dollar contract, no manager to represent him and no big time endorsements, but the rap artist from Fairfield, Calif. has launched a successful career with just a dream and a Playskool recording device. Growing up, Preach followed a bad crowd and was...

Local Musician Shines

Richard Duboc

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Who says you can’t find good music in Hayward? You can. You just might have to go out looking for it. At the Bistro on B Street they pride themselves on providing a venue for local people to hear local musicians. If you head out there on a Monday night you might be able to catch more than what wo...

A Lesson in Cured Italian Meats

Ashley Matuszak

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Layout, Metro

You’ve seen them in delis, on sandwiches, and paired with a varieity of cheeses. Salami, prosciutto, and pancetta may all look similar, but they each have their own unique flavor profiles and can be used in several different applications. “Curing” is a preservation process used on meat and fish....

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