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California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The Memorial Day weekend at the Monterey County Fairgrounds was filled with music, art, food, drinks, camping, cannabis and lots of good vibes. The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival started Friday and lasted through Sunday evening. Festival-goers could catch musicians on two...

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

For Jack and Alise Eastgate, this past year has been a busy one. They were chosen along with forty-nine other artists to contribute their take on the Oakland Athletics elephant mascot, Stomper, for the A’s 50th anniversary “Paint the Stomper” event. This in addition to the Eastgates being selected...

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

As part of the first Oakland Art Month sponsored by Visit Oakland, nine muralists were selected to create a series of murals throughout the Jack London District. Previously known as the Oakland Mural Festival, muralists were given the option to express themselves unlike in years past where they were g...

8BitBrand mixes retro art and pop culture

8BitBrand mixes retro art and pop culture

Daniel Aziz,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Chris Hurtt, a freelance illustrator from Oakland, is pushing to bridge the gap between retro art and music culture with 8BitBrand, a sticker, art print, and poster company. What started off as a side project while he was a design communication student at San Francisco State, his hobby quickly turned...

Musicians to watch at this year’s Cali Roots Festival

Musicians to watch at this year’s Cali Roots Festival

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

California Roots, also known as Cali Roots, will hold its ninth annual Music and Arts festival on May 25-27 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The Memorial Day weekend is three days filled with drinks, food, art and music with two stages where audiences will get watch live performances and DJ sets. ...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron was a cannabis activist and a leader in the movement to legalize marijuana. He co-authored Calif...

Trees at the core of Hayward photography exhibit

Trees at the core of Hayward photography exhibit

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Artist Glenn Hemanes likes going to Navarro Beach for the bonfire leftovers which he calls “rescue wood.” He turns what some may see as leftover debris into pieces of artwork that he can sell. He specializes in vessels, wooden hand-made hollow containers, that look similar to bowls. Hemanes recently...

Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Alita: Battle Angel” lacks ethnic representation Anime and manga remakes are difficult for me to watch. Japan, where anime and manga are from, does a good job of portraying and casting characters close to the original. The United States is not as successful. The live action  “Death Note...

‘She Loves Me’ makes way to Cal State East Bay’s stage

‘She Loves Me’ makes way to Cal State East Bay’s stage

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The cast of “She Loves Me” gathered together on stage for their warm-up, stretching their vocal chords and bodies in preparation for their rehearsal of their new upcoming musical. The pace of the music increased with intensity as it became faster and faster and their voices grew louder as one. Then...

CSUEB alumna co-writes SF production

CSUEB alumna co-writes SF production

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features

“The Geek Show” prepares for its return The past few years have been busy for 26-year-old CSUEB alumna, Lauren Lola. Since the debut of her two novels, “A Moment’s Worth” in 2014 and “An Absolute Mind” in 2016, the author decided to open up her writing skills to the theatre. She recently co...

Adobe Art Gallery features Bay Area Artists

Adobe Art Gallery features Bay Area Artists

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Winifred Thompson’s watercolor painting “California Sun” depicts a sunrise over the horizon. Her use of colors makes everything seem as if the sun is the origin where all her shades of red, yellow and orange are emanating from. The colors also reflect off the water in background, adding a layer o...

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a Southern California native, Oakland’s First Friday is one of my favorite Bay Area events. I’ve been living in the Bay Area going on five years now, and I do my best to take part in anything that originates in the Bay. Although, it’s not far from home the Bay feels like an entirely different...

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