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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Cinco de Mayo is upon us again which means tequila shots, margaritas, chips, salsa and guacamole are served in more copious amounts than usual. This is because most of America and it’s advertisers know no better way to commercialize and celebrate this historically Mexican holiday. The fifth of May, wh...

Reclaiming Latino and Latina

Reclaiming Latino and Latina

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Metro

At a recent  “Una Noche de Poesia” event in the Diversity Center at Cal State East Bay, the aroma of café y pan dulce — coffee and sweet bread — filled the dimly-lit room. The evening was dedicated to the work of a unique group of poesia y artistas — poets and artists — who are part of a ...

A first: BottleRock sells out in advance

A first: BottleRock sells out in advance

Richard Freedman,
Times-Herald
May 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

Almost as soon as tickets for the BottleRock Napa Valley went on sale Jan. 7, David Graham popped the wine corks in victory. “We realized that we would be selling the show out during the first day of the ‘on-sale,’” Graham said Thursday with the announcement earlier this week that the May 27-29 mu...

Hardcore Henry: Old concept, new experience

Hardcore Henry: Old concept, new experience

AJ Luna,
Contributor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

Have you ever sat through a movie and felt your adrenaline pumping? That’s what I felt after watching “Hardcore Henry,” an action movie shot entirely from a first person perspective. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, the movie premiered on April 8 in theaters. The premise is that Henry, who the viewer is made to ...

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,...

Prince was in the house, at least in spirit, during Weekend 2 of the Coachella festival

Prince was in the house, at least in spirit, during Weekend 2 of the Coachella festival

Gerrick Kennedy,
Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

The buzz going into the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was how the event’s organizers and artists would pay tribute to Prince, who died Thursday, a day before the Indio festival reopened its gates. Throughout the weekend, fans could be spotted in T-shirts wi...

Keep it lit on 420

Keep it lit on 420

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

The one day when it’s acceptable and even celebrated to roast a bone out in public, April 20 evokes the gathering of thousands in one of the biggest sessions of the country, right here in the Bay. Tons of misconceptions and myths about the origins and cultivation of the term 420 linger in the air,...

BBQ in Hayward: The choice is yours

BBQ in Hayward: The choice is yours

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

As a lifelong Hayward resident, there is one thing I have come to learn about my city: people have distinct tastes when it comes to their barbecue. For some, any place will do. However, for many Hayward residents like myself, a choice must be made. That choice: Carmen’s or Everett & Jones? If yo...

UC Theatre grand reopening postponed

UC Theatre grand reopening postponed

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Metro

The grand reopening of Berkeley’s historic UC Theatre on March 25 was postponed due to electrical issues, which resulted in one show being canceled and another rescheduled, confirmed David Meyeri, owner of the venue and president of Berkeley Music Group. After 15 years of vacancy, the repertory theat...

The UC Theatre reopens after more than a decade

The UC Theatre reopens after more than a decade

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

A once popular movie theater in downtown Berkeley, known for its 22 year stretch of midnight screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is reopening after sitting vacant for 15 years. But the days of film screenings have passed. Located at 2036 University Avenue, the UC Theatre has been c...

Kendrick Lamar is here to deliver us from evil

Kendrick Lamar is here to deliver us from evil

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

First, let us all take a second to thank LeBron James. Second, Kendrick Lamar did it again. A tweet from James to Lamar was the final push to the release his compilation album “untitled unmastered.,” a number of unreleased, saucy tracks previously recorded from “To Pimp a Butterfly” se...

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

Raymundo Pedroza,
Contributor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life

What do I do when when my favorite pastime is driving above legal-limit speeds on hot sticky tires, screeching on red hot brakes and other potentially dangerous automotive activities? I take it to the track. When I attend a “track day” at concrete racetracks in Salinas and small towns all around...

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