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Celebrating Independence Day Hawaiian Style

Stephanie Spearman

August 11, 2010

Though the Islands of Hawai’i are far away from the nation’s capital, residents honor all 50 states with a little aloha flavor. The Aloha state, the 50th state to join the union, celebrates America’s birthday in the traditional way with fireworks, a presentation of the flags, the national anthem...

Documentary Shows the Real Art Scene

Londre Holmes

May 31, 2010

Art, Redefined: “Exit Through the Gift Shop” shows Guetta’s journey in finding art that transcends the big names in the scene. What do you call an artist that has broken all the rules of an art form that’s based on breaking all the rules? An artist who, at his first gallery, sold over a million...

“God’s Ear” Shows Raw Human Nature of Losing Children

May 31, 2010

By Saúl Galdamez GonzalezA&E Editor     Berkeley’s Ashby Stage opened its doors to an almost full house May 21 for the opening performance of  “God’s Ear”   The play is presented by The Shotgun Players and was well received by Bay Area residents.   “God’s Ear” was writte...

Cult Horror Movie Garners Nationwide Buzz and Reactions

May 30, 2010

By Casey ScheldNight Editor   There are cult movies that obtained that status for not catching on with the mainstream, and then there are cult movies that set out to be that way.  Dutch filmmaker Tom Six’s latest picture, “The Human Centipede: First Sequence,” definitely falls into the lat...

“In the Wake” Explores Issues of Politics, Sexuality and Family

May 30, 2010

BY Brianna HeadstenA&E Editor   An awkward holiday gathering, an exploring of one’s sexuality and beliefs, powerfully charged political debate and a soul-crushing breakup may sound like the plot of a soap opera, but it’s the turn of events in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s lastest production, “...

Meeting Adult Playdates for Innocent Fun

May 24, 2010

By Dannette Smith Staff Writer         Play Date, located in Oakland, is a fun and exciting atmosphere for adults to enjoy food, cocktails, listen to music, socialize and meet other people, all while playing childhood games. Some featured games are “Connect Four,” “Musical Chairs,...

True, Raw Music

May 24, 2010

By Ashley Matuszak Staff Writer Popular culture has defined for us what we may consider to be “good” music.  What the music industry fails to acknowledge is that music is an art form and should know no boundaries. Shores of Acheron, an East Bay hardcore band, has risen in popularity in the local ...

Witch Trials Revoke in “The Crucible”

May 24, 2010

By Brianna Headsten A&E Editor Arthur Miller’s infamous play about the Salem Witch Trials, “The Crucible,” is now being performed at Fremont’s Broadway West Theatre Company. Occupying the second floor of a brick building in the Irvington District of Fremont, the Broadway West Theatre Co...

Oakland Bar Handcrafts Drinks and Orginal Artwork

May 24, 2010

By Londre Holmes Staff Writer   As a student at Cal State East Bay, it can be easy to default to crossing the bridge to San Francisco when searching for a pulse in the night life. However, a new bar in Oakland has started to change that notion, one bridge toll at a time. Era Art Bar and Lounge...

Tattoo Removal Brings Clean Start

May 21, 2010

By Kim McCaul Staff Writter For Bay Area residents who have managed to pull themselves from the reins of gang life, their tattoos may be one of the only things left haunting them. With the Hayward New Start Tattoo Removal Project through St. Rose Hospital, people are getting a second chance at a ...

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