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“Behind The Mask”

April 8, 2011

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...

“Sucker Punch” Has Great Effects But No Storyline

April 4, 2011

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...

Fairfield Rapper Writes Explosive 2nd Album Despite Being Jailed

April 4, 2011

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...

Local Musician Shines

April 4, 2011

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...

A Lesson in Cured Italian Meats

April 4, 2011

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...

The Peach Keeper: A Novel of The Mystery of Friendship

April 4, 2011

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,”...

CSUEB’s Own Jazz it Up

March 17, 2011

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...

“Rango” A Witty Cartoon for Adults

March 17, 2011

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...

Joseph Blea Sings the Blues at BART For Commuters

March 3, 2011

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...

Prince Joined by Bay Area Legends at Oracle Arena

February 24, 2011

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...

“33 Men” Creates a Sense of Hope and Community

February 24, 2011

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...

Going from Barbarian Warriors to the World’s Language

February 24, 2011

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...

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