At 88, the iconic songstress, Oakland resident, and antiwar protestor who palled around with Lenny Bruce, Louis Armstrong, Pete Seeger, and Jane Fond, still sounds like “Bessie Smith in stereo.”
The talented vocalist and flutist from Berkeley is having a breakout year with some of the biggest stars in jazz.
Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.
Emeryville’s Orton Development gets the go-ahead to mastermind the revival of the 101-year-old venue that’s been dormant for a decade.
Pluck and good luck are trademark traits of the Berkeley-based singer-songwriter with a gift for innovation and collaboration.
How did our Mayberry by the Bay become a mecca for so many misfits, outcasts, and rebels?
A Berkeley law school graduate gives her singing a career a chance in her search for a more soul-filled existence.
A Cal State University, East Bay bass/baritone lands in Milan, where he is connecting Italians and international students through a website he created.
Oakland pop rockers Midnight Cinema has a new business model for getting its music out, and at the moment it doesn’t involve major recording studios or record labels.
Better known as “Bean,” this drumming and dance phenomena takes her students on percussive tours of African and Middle East from the confines of Rhythmix Cultural Works.