The Pioneer

Stein Captures Complex Life Issues With a Subtle Touch

Stephanie Spearman

May 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

College students rarely get the opportunity to read a book not required for class, so the easy to read, relatively short novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is the good way to break from textbook monotony and enjoy a reading experience. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is an insightful, creative and inspiring story that wil...

Marable Writes A Gritty Account of Malcom X’s Life

Katherine Forneret

May 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

When you think of African American rights and activism, many people first think of Martin Luther King Jr., but others might recall another hero of African American rights, Malcolm X. Much is known about the public speaker who was able to rally thousands of black Americans to follow his particular American dream. Although many hav...

Local Producer Sells Beats Online To Help Rising Musicians

Phillip Davis

May 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Producer and rapper Traxamillion, from San Jose, Calif. has music in his blood. He feels his musical abilities are inherited as his father was a musician and his maternal grandfather was involved in church music. “I’ve always thought of myself as a natural musician since music is in my family,” he said...

Von Luck’s Memoir is a Tale of “Duty” and “Fatherland”

Mark Laluan

May 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

History is an unremitting waltz that moves to the three beats of war, peace and revolution. Hans von Luck’s war memoir “Panzer Commander” showcases the life of one man caught up in an era of social revolution, brutal war and tenuous peace. Von Luck’s autobiographical account of his service ...

Hugh Jackman Captivates San Francisco Audiences

Hugh Jackman Captivates San Francisco Audiences

Ashley Matuszak

May 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

Wolverine can sing! Performing at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco until May 15, Hugh Jackman gives audiences a nearly two-hour show, full of his favorite Broadway and pop songs, backed by a 17 piece band. Jackman seems very comfortable on the live stage, the place where he began his acting career. ...

Seven Deadly Sins, Taboos And Other Bodily Delights

Seven Deadly Sins, Taboos And Other Bodily Delights

Amanda Zepeda

May 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

CSUEB Theatre and Dance decides to tackle the concept of sin, the human condition, virtue and vice. In a theatrical performance that meshes both theatre and dance so cleverly together, Cal State East Bay introduced “Seven Deadly Sins” and “Sins, Taboos & Other Bodily Delights” last weekend. In a show that displays why CSUEB has excelled in theatre and performing arts...

Kevin Always Gets To The “Hart” Of What’s Funny

Cheyann Elmore

May 5, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Star of ABC-TV’s “Big House” and possibly one of the funniest comedians in the industry today, Kevin Hart had Oakland’s Paramount Theater erupting with laughter for the duration of his show. Originally there were two scheduled shows on Saturday night, at 8 and 11 p.m. Both shows sold out a...

Out of Prison and Onto the Stage

Cheyann Elmore

April 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

Rapper Lil Wayne performs at Oracle Arena to promote new album Released from prison only a few months ago, the man who many have dubbed “the greatest rapper alive,” Lil Wayne took the stage Sunday night and kept the sold-out Oracle Arena on their feet the entire show. Lil Wayne, also known a...

Burning Man Headquarters Relocates

William Wong

April 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

In a city that is rich in self-expression, the organizers of the annual event Burning Man are relocating its headquarters within the city of San Francisco. Currently located in the San Francisco Bay View area, Burning Man is scheduled to relocate their offices to the downtown area of Market Stre...

Jesse Ventura Tackles Conspiracy Theories and the Government

Katherine Forneret

April 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

In New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura’s newest book “63 Documents The Government Doesn’t Want You to Read,” the former Governor of Minnesota brings up many government conspiracy questions and asks American citizens to begin demanding the truth from their government officials. Ventura ...

Rapper “Royal-T” On The Rise

Lauren Lola

April 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Eighteen-year-old rapper Tim Montgomery (otherwise known as Royal-T) of Newark is an artist who does everything on his own, from creating music to mixing it. At a time when credibility and artistry in the music business is waning, Royal-T has brought back to life what it means to be an artist. He creates his own beats, writes his own raps and edits ...

Ex-Mobster Frank Calabrese Jr. Pens Autobiography

Katherine Forneret

April 14, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

When you think of Italian crime families with hands drenched in blood, you automatically think of some famous crime dramas like “The Godfather” or “The Sopranos.” The last thing you would expect is to find this elaborate world of crime right in your own backyard. But thanks to Frank Calabrese Jr., we are able to step...

California State University East Bay
Arts & Life