Mar 22, 2023

Spellling Magick

East Bay artist conjures charm Ominously distorted minimal synth chords bang underneath a whooshing chant cranked on my best speakers while I think about how best to describe this music. The artist’s name is Spellling because that is what she does, cast spells. “I would say it's progressive, pop,” said Chrystia...
Mar 15, 2023

Season to Taste

Mar 8, 2023

One Such Way

Mar 1, 2023

Iconic & Unseen

Feb 22, 2023

Bridging the Gap

Ukrainian musicians and artists perform with some of the Bay Area’s hottest talent at San Jose Winterfest  Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 marks the one year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion and the war in Ukraine. Those in the...
Feb 15, 2023

Exodus to Eden

Oakland Theater Project explores ‘History vs. Hope’ By Janis Hashe In conceptualizing its 2023 season, Oakland Theater Project (OTP) is weaving together the ideas of “wholeness” and “holiness,” according to Michael Socrates Moran, OTP’s co-artistic director. The season’s theme,...
Feb 8, 2023

Abolition and Action

Angela Davis ushers in a new generation of Black women activists and artists If there is hope and determination in 2023 that the abolition of carceral and racist systems and institutions is ever to occur—oh, that it might...
Feb 1, 2023

The Sky Is Not the Limit

Cal scientists star in Webb Telescope exploration Astrophysicists and space buffs worldwide erupted into cheers after the perfect launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on Christmas Day 2021. Days later, they held their collective breaths as...
Jan 25, 2023

Oh Sandwich, My Sandwich

‘Clyde’s’ is about hope—topped with aioli In Clyde’s, which previewed at Berkeley Rep Jan. 20, and opens Jan. 25,  a hero can be a sandwich—but it can also be someone trying to rebuild their life. The 2022 Tony-nominated play...
Jan 18, 2023

Coming in From the Cold

The Bay Area presents winter arts to warm the heart and stimulate the spirit There is nothing chilly—or, in the case of California’s relentless, torrential atmospheric river storms in early January, nothing soggy—about the 2023 winter arts scene...
Jan 18, 2023

GZA’s Genius Comes to Oakland

The pioneering member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan comes to Yoshi’s to rock mics and move rooks  Among the list of legendary solo album releases by the Wu-Tang Clan, some could say that GZA’s Liquid Swords is the...
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