Presented by Oakland musician and producer Paul Tillman Smith’s Chump Change Records, the new album gathers foundational East Bay R&B, soul and funk players — many of whom will perform this weekend in Berkeley.
In a discussion that spanned the impact of zoning laws and climate change on communities of color, the panel agreed it was important for the East Bay to lead the nation in having frank conversations about race.
Berkeley Half Marathon organizers are expecting 7,000 runners to participate in this year’s event which takes place on Sunday. Photo: berkeleyhalf.com BERKELEY HALF MARATHON The third annual Berkeley Half Marathon is closed in terms of signing up to participate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take part by cheering on the runners. It takes place Sunday, Nov. 22, and […]
Sean Vaughn Scott and Carla Hardiman thank the audience after the Black Repertory Group’s production of Mulatto. Photo: Phil James By Phil James The Black Repertory Group, a community theater initiative based in Berkeley, is currently halfway into its production run of Langston Hughes’ Mulatto: A Play for the Deep South, a play about a black […]
Joan La Barbara performing in 1976, the same year she first presented her Circular Song in Berkeley. She’s back tomorrow for round two. Photo: joanlabarbara.com JOAN LA BARBARA Some say Berkeley is still stuck in the ’70s. Music fans who wish that were the case should head to the L@TE event this Friday, March 14. It’s been 38 […]
Photo: Reed Sandridge Berkeley is facilitating free lunches and snacks for under-18-year-olds this summer at locations across the city. In the Berkeley Unified School District, 42 percent of students receive free or reduced lunch during the school year, which is easily accessible when school is in session but can become difficult to find during the summer. […]
The Junius Courtney Big Band: performs tonight, Wednesday, at Yoshi’s The Junius Courtney Big Band: performs tonight, Wednesday, at Yoshi’s The Berkeley Public Library might seem like unpromising territory to develop a thriving practice as a jazz trombonist, concert presenter, and all-around East Bay mover and shaker, but Pat Mullan is an expert at creating […]
Linda Tillery: “I have always believed that if you use the phrase African-American, the African part needs to be fully represented” Let us now praise soulful women. Linda Tillery and Faye Carol aren’t merely charismatic singers with an encyclopedic command of African American musical idioms. They’re activists who have devoted their lives to tending the […]