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Brandon Biggs Won’t Let Sightlessness Interfere With Opera

A Cal State University, East Bay bass/baritone lands in Milan, where he is connecting Italians and international students through a website he created.

How Midnight Cinema is Bypassing the Record Industry

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.

Tina Blaine Inspires Dance and Drumming at Rhythmix

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.

And Now, the Linen Guitar

The lightweight instruments are perfect for traveling, sound great, and have roots traced back to Oakland.

Fantastic Negrito Earns the Limelight

Xavier Dphrepaulezz is an Oakland musician whose star seems to be rising, thanks to beating out 7,000 other contestants from around the world for NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert Contest.”

Toro Y Moi’s What For? Is More Alt, Less Chill

The Internet’s hottest electronic pop artist Toro Y Moi (real name Chaz Bundick) talks about his April 7 release and life the East Bay.

Soul Singing Pays Off for East Oakland Resident

Performer Dee Dee Simon feels that her life-long dreams of becoming a major R&B singing star may be close at hand.

Dee Dee Simon Rises on the R&B Circuit

Performer Dee Dee Simon feels that her life-long dreams of becoming a major R&B singing star may be close at hand.

Terrie Odabi is On the Road Again

The singer takes her blues back to Memphis on the heels of a new release.

On the Road Again

Terrie Odabi takes her blues back to Memphis on the heels of a new release.