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The Peach Keeper: A Novel of The Mystery of Friendship

Katherine Forneret

April 4, 2011


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In the small, historical town of Walls of Water, North Carolina, there are secrets underground and ghosts on the wind. Bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen’s newest book, “The Peach Keeper,” tells the story of two women on opposite sides of the spectrum, and their interlocking histories that will inevitably draw them close...

CSUEB’s Own Jazz it Up

Richard Duboc

March 17, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

The best of CSU East Bay’s thriving jazz program was showcased at the world famous Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square. The crowd was treated to a smattering of everything that jazz has to offer in the 21st century, as ensembles ranging from contemporary, ...

“Rango” A Witty Cartoon for Adults

Stephanie Spearman

March 17, 2011


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With intelligent references and fun characters, “Rango” joins the list of cartoon movies that are enjoyable for both parents and children. “Rango” is the story of a theater-loving chameleon experiencing an identity crisis, who is unexpectedly thrown out into the barren Mojave Desert. A ...

Joseph Blea Sings the Blues at BART For Commuters

Richard Duboc

March 3, 2011


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Singing rings throughout the Hayward BART station at the end of the commuter rush. As people pass through the turnstiles, many take a second—if not a moment—to listen to the man responsible for bringing them sounds beyond the usual electronic ringing and fluttering of nearby pigeons. Some know h...

Prince Joined by Bay Area Legends at Oracle Arena

Cheyann Elmore

February 24, 2011


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Tickets went on sale only three days before the first show, and Prince gave the sold-out arena their money’s worth with his triple encore performance. “I got too many hits, we’re gonna be here all night, Oakland,” Prince said as he came back on stage for the first encore. The line to g...

“33 Men” Creates a Sense of Hope and Community

Katherine Forneret

February 24, 2011


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Award-winning journalist Jonathan Franklin delves into the lives of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in the San Jose mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert for ten weeks in his first book, “33 Men.” Franklin tells the true story of the 2010 San Jose mining accident and the miners who became trapped undergr...

Going from Barbarian Warriors to the World’s Language

Mark Laluan

February 24, 2011


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Language is the mirror upon which we reflect the content of our minds to the world. Speech has been employed by humans from our earliest beginnings. Writing has existed since the advent of settled communities in the Fertile Crescent around approximately 4000 B.C. The use of language in both spoken and written forms has be...

The Sights and Sounds of Mongolia

Lauren Lola

February 17, 2011


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Arranged by music professor Peter Marsh, a Mongolian performance group journeyed from Asia to give the clusters a performance of traditional Mongolian music and dance on Feb. 10. The first half of the presentation was a demonstration of traditional Mongolian vocal and instrumental music. Two musicians played a short piece with both a wooden flute and a Mo...

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s “Writing” Debut A Shore Miss

Stephanie Spearman

February 17, 2011


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As three out of seven “Jersey Shore” cast members were awarded book deals, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi beats the craze to death with an unimaginative account of life at Seaside Heights. Snooki’s publication debut, “A Shore Thing,” is a fictional novel describing the adventures of two co...

Wind and Symphony Orchestras Prepare for Concerts

Ashley Matuszak

February 17, 2011


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CSU East Bay's Music Department has two upcoming concerts that will give listeners traditional elements with an added flare. The Symphony Orchestra concert will be Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The Wind Symphony concert will be Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unive...

Justin Bieber Documentary a Surprising Win

Stephanie Spearman

February 17, 2011


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Girls all over the country with a case of ‘Bieber Fever’ will be pleased to know that there is a major motion picture documenting the 16 -year-old singing sensation’s life. Justin Bieber has been famous for less than two years, and he already has a concert style documentary recording the whirlwin...

Closure May Be Inevitable for Historic Lorenzo Theater

Natalia Aldana

February 10, 2011


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After 13 years, the Lorenzo Theater Foundation has still not met its monetary goal to fully restore the historic theater in San Lorenzo, according to the foundation. Even under its new owners, the Alameda County Redevelopment Agency, the Lorenzo Theater is still a work in progress, a $7 million dream. According to Bill Lambert, Economic Assis...

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