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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...

Traditional African music graces campus

Traditional African music graces campus

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

February 26, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Former member of the performance ensemble group Sweet Honey On The Rock, Ysaye Barnwell, led “A participatory singing journey through African American history” on Tuesday night, as part of the CSUEB Week of Inclusive Excellence by the Office of Diversity. Her visit drew faculty, staff, students, and ...

The Bistro: Hayward’s source for local shows

The Bistro: Hayward’s source for local shows

Sam Benavidez,
Arts & Life Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The Bistro, a bar and restaurant on the corner of B Street and Main Street, is one of the only live music venues in Hayward since 1994. From open mic nights to local and touring musical acts, The Bistro is an entertainment venue in a city that otherwise does not offer live entertainment on a regular ...

The Real Meaning of Holiday Songs

The Real Meaning of Holiday Songs

Bryan Cordova, Metro and Spanish Editor

December 23, 2014


Filed under Blog, Showcase

Confession time, I don’t like holiday music. I know it’s a scrooge moment but a long time ago I listened to the songs, like really listened, and it ruined me. Figuring out what these lyrics meant was worse than finding out that (Spoiler Alert) Santa isn't real. But you're clearly using the internet...

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley

Mexican revolution commemorated in Berkeley

Richard Zepeda,
Contributor

November 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Berkeley’s La Peña Cultural Center recently commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a performance from Gloria Arjona, Ph.D., a Spanish professor at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. In her performance, Arjona used images, narration, poems, and ballads...

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