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Play examines life, love and death within community

Play examines life, love and death within community

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor
October 29
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

A Pulitzer Prize winning production, “Our Town” follows the lives of two families, the Webbs and the Gibbs through life, love, marriage and death. Directing the production is Darryl V Jones, a CSUEB professor of 10 years who previously directed several productions on campus including, “In t...

Art exhibit showcases faculty and staff

Art exhibit showcases faculty and staff

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
October 22
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Campus art exhibits are normally for students to display art they create during the academic school year. Now, students can visit the University Art Gallery to see the artwork of different professors for the 2015 annual faculty and staff art exhibition. The exhibit runs from Oct. 13 to Nov. 12 an...

Zombie improv emerges in Walnut Creek

Zombie improv emerges in Walnut Creek

by Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor
September 30
Filed under Arts & Life

Fear the walking dead — or spend an evening with them — when Synergy Theater presents their Halloween event, Z is for Zombie: An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. “What makes this play special is that we’re not just improvising in the style of a...

BART approves station art

BART approves station art

By Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
August 26
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

BART’s board of directors voted unanimously Aug. 13 in favor of a project dubbed “Art in Transit,” which will give artists the opportunity to decorate designated areas in stations in addition to some current decorated areas. The three stations mentioned in BART’s plans include 19th Street...

Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens new season

Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens new season

Ian James Vitaga,
Contributor
August 26
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre kicks off a new season this month with “By The Way Meet Vera Stark,” a satire by award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage that portrays one woman’s hardships with racial profiling in the film industry during the 1930s told as a satire. “This season is about secrets...

Kendama: Wood toys with infinite possibilities

Kendama: Wood toys with infinite possibilities

Vanessa Pineda ,
Contributor
August 13
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

My 11-year-old brother David is fiercely playing with his Kendama as we’re walking through Valley Fair Mall in San Jose. Another young boy approaches him and says, “Wanna play?” and David says “Yes.” The two begin to perform tricks, seeing who can land the most and claim victory. The Kendama is a woo...

Education takes center stage

Education takes center stage

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor
July 22
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Music played throughout the Berkeley Repertory Theater as people scurried to their seats before Anna Deavere Smith’s most recent show began. The lights dimmed and the audience sat silently as the actress and playwright took the stage. Each of the four acts of Smith’s “Notes from the Field: Doing...

The drought through the eyes of an almond farmer

The drought through the eyes of an almond farmer

Tremayne Wilkins,
Contributor
July 8
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Almonds have been a topic of debate ever since the drought became a serious issue. According to Business Insider it takes farmers one gallon of water to produce a single almond. This situation begs the question: What would happen if farmers in California stopped growing almonds? Two-thirds of the alm...

East Bay residents play in the buff

East Bay residents play in the buff

Brianne Kaleo,
Contributor
July 1
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Dave Crutois is 63 years old and wears a suit to work as an engineer, but on the weekends, he wears nothing but a coat of sunscreen on the lawn at Sequoians Nudist Recreation Center, down Cull Canyon Road between the hills of Castro Valley. “My daughter wonders where I get the tan all the time,”...

Bingo isn’t just for grandma anymore

Bingo isn’t just for grandma anymore

Brianne Kaleo,
Contributor
June 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The image of bingo is traditionally that of a big hall with bad lighting, a monotone ball caller and grandmas with 30 bingo cards fastened to a table with adhesive tape. Rhythmix Bingo has changed the old feel of bingo into an evening filled with music, dance, live entertainment, celebrity ball callers...

The man of metal skills

The man of metal skills

Bryan Cordova,
Managing Editor
June 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Wizard, Jedi, writer, metal singer, Christopher Lee was a man who wore many hats. Lee, most popularly known as Saruman from the “Lord of the Rings,” films passed away June 7. While the world of mainstream entertainment mourns the loss of a man whose career spanned seven decades, very few may know...

East Bay owned and East Bay brewed

East Bay owned and East Bay brewed

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor
June 4
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Tap into your inner coffee connoisseur and let your cup runneth over with coffee from local mom and pop cafés. Indie Coffee Passport now has an East Bay edition that hopes to turn you into the authority on coffee shop culture in the East Bay. “The idea is to explore the East Bay and really get a feel for...

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