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Aggregate Space Gallery Specializes in Installation

S.D. Willis and Conrad Meyers want viewers to experience art at their surprising warehouse gallery that accommodates large-scale projects.

John Vanderslice to Open Tiny Telephone Recording Studio in Oakland

A San Francisco recording artist branches out to the East Bay, brining his old-school style of recording studio to the Longfellow neighborhood.

Dawn Harms, Ward Spangler, and Rebecca Roudman of the East Bay Oakland Symphony Orchestra Discuss Their Alternative Musical Careers

A violinist, percussionist, and cellist keep their artistic creativity revved up by playing interesting music that falls outside the purview of their regular symphony personas.

Kizomba Gains Popularity on the Oakland Dance Scene

Instructor Emile Carter and his wife, Nika, teach the East Bay about the intricacies and intimacies of an African-born, European-grown dance sensation.

When the Surrealist Met the Magical Realist

Arts draws an oil-painting couple, Bill Weber and Arianna Siegel, together.

The Most Exciting Block in Oakland

A group of artists with a vision and a sense of community turn a strip of blight into a river of creativity.

Lobbing Jokes Across the Barroom

The East Bay may not be the comedy mecca that New York or Los Angeles is, but the stand-up scene has surged, with downtown Oakland the epicenter of worthy paid and free comic showcase venues.

Oakland FamilySearch Library Helps Would-be Genealogists Trace Their Roots

Oakland’s FamilySearch Library at the Mormon Temple helps people find their people in a state-of-the-art setting.

Hella Enters the Vernacular

Joining Silly String and "the wave" on a long list of cultural phenomena with strong East Bay links, the word "hella" has hit the mainstream big time.

Shebooks Publishes Books by Women for Women

Shebooks, a new digital publisher, hopes to give women readers what they want, the way they want it: short e-books, all by women, which can be downloaded and read in an hour or two.