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Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Dance performance chills on Hayward campus

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

On Dec. 2, the California State East Bay Theater and Dance Department will host the 11th annual ICE and ICE-X productions, an annual holiday dance production that will feature live music, theatre, singing and drumming. “We advocate for making the arts more inclusive and accessible in general,” said Ku...

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Bay Area great for live entertainment, not Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Bay Area is a gold mine for concerts and live music. The Fox Theater, Yoshi’s, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Greek Theater; the list goes on forever. In just one month, I saw Nas, Lauryn Hill, SchoolBoy Q, Joey Bada$$, Bambaata Marley, Little Simz and Ezale perform. Even better, all of the ...

Al Fresco shakes up campus

Al Fresco shakes up campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

For the 28th time in Cal State East Bay history, the annual fall festival al Fresco took over the Hayward campus yesterday. More than 100 booths and tables lined the Arts and Education walkway to showcase clubs, organizations, departments, students services and other campus resources, which aimed t...

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Nothing says welcome to a new school year at Cal State East Bay like a free concert. The university will continue its tradition of ringing in fall term with its 28th annual al Fresco, a festival hosted by the Student Life and Leadership department. This year’s celebration will feature li...

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In 2015, Ronald Gacayan Jr., aka JR traveled with Blackalicious as an assistant tour manager and stage director in support of their latest album, “Imani Volume 1.” The music producer, sound engineer, and mix engineer from San Francisco is now the head recording engineer for the group’s next...

Music professor honored with concert

Music professor honored with concert

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Campus

Cal State East Bay has lost an icon. On June 23, Allen Gove, a Cal State East Bay professor emeritus of music, died in Castro Valley after he suffered two strokes last month, according to his daughter Carolyn Pexton. Gove was 86 and would have turned 87 at the end of July. According to the CSUEB...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

Hayward jazz festival takes over campus

Hayward jazz festival takes over campus

Devon Hanna,
Contributor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Renowned jazz saxophonist Brad Leali jammed side by side with Rhythm section combos and the Jazz Orchestra at Cal State East Bay’s 31st Annual Jazz Festival, a three-day event, held at the University Theater on campus earlier this month. The festival kicked off on April 14 and featured Irvin Mayfield,...

T-Pain joins the Mayhem

T-Pain joins the Mayhem

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Campus

Nappy Boy, T-Pain, will headline the Associated Students, Inc. annual Spring Mayhem event May 30 at the California State University, East Bay main campus in Hayward.. Spring Mayhem is an outdoor festival open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. In previous years, the event was called...

Oakland record store expands to SF

Oakland record store expands to SF

Sam Benavidez,
Arts & Life Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Prior to 2008, walking down 40th Street between Webster Street and Shafter Avenue in Oakland would have been just another stroll in the Temescal District passing small, unmarked businesses without many retail options. When 1-2-3-4 Go! Records opened, things started to change. Originally a block with not m...

Berkeley music festival gives ‘outcasts’ a shot

Berkeley music festival gives ‘outcasts’ a shot

Sam Benavidez,
Arts & Life Editor

March 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Geekfest, the Bay Area local music festival that started in 1997 and ended in the early 2000s giving ‘outcasts’ of the music scene an all ages place to play, is returning to Berkeley on Saturday. “If you are having a hard time finding a place to play your music or create your art, don’t w...

Wind Symphony to perform at CSUEB

Wind Symphony to perform at CSUEB

Sam Benavidez,
Arts and Life Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Photo Galleries, Showcase

The CSUEB Wind Symphony will give its annual quarter performance at 7:30 p.m. at the University Theater on Wednesday, showcasing a variety of song selections, and feature the CSUEB Brass Choir. The concert will consist of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. “Unlike a big band, it does...

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