Readers’ Poll Winners: Arts and Culture

Best Annual Event
Oakland Art & Soul

Best Artist
Anthony Holdsworth

Best Art Gallery
Vessel Gallery

Best Arts Organization
Pro Arts

Best Band
Aja Vision (formerly Psychic Handbook)

Best Booker at a Club
Larry Trujillo, the Uptown Nightclub

Best Club
The New Parish

Best Dance Club
Ashkenaz

Best DJ
DJ Miggy Stardust

Best Jazz Combo
Mo’Fone

Best Local Album
Carpal Tunnel Vision Quest — Cash Pony

Best Local Author
Michael Chabon

Best Local Blog or Website
Oakland Local

Best Local Book
The Essential Urban Farmer — Novella Carpenter

Best Local Film or Documentary
Hella Brown: Real Sex in the City

Best Poet
Jamie DeWolf

Best Protest Artist
Boots Riley

Best Radio Show
Forum

Best Record Label
1-2-3-4-Go! Records

Best Singer
Goapele

Best Theatrical Production
Hoodslam

Best Underground Cultural Event
Tourette’s Without Regrets

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