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Veretski Pass Shares the Klezmer Sounds

Berkeley trio brings their bold klezmer sounds to the JCC East Bay for the KlezCalifornia Yiddish Cultural Festival.
November 24, 2015

John Santos Throws a Birthday Bash

Oakland-based percussion great John Santos plays a big bash at SFJAZZ for his 60th birthday.
November 13, 2015

Barbara Dane’s Wild Ride

At 88, the iconic songstress, Oakland resident, and antiwar protestor who palled around with Lenny Bruce, Louis Armstrong, Pete Seeger, and Jane Fond, still sounds like “Bessie Smith in stereo.”
October 16, 2015

The Spotlight Shines on Elena Pinderhughes

The talented vocalist and flutist from Berkeley is having a breakout year with some of the biggest stars in jazz.
October 8, 2015

2015 Fall Arts Preview

Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.
September 26, 2015

Kaiser Auditorium Renovation Underway

Emeryville’s Orton Development gets the go-ahead to mastermind the revival of the 101-year-old venue that’s been dormant for a decade.
September 26, 2015

Diana Gameros Can’t Say No

Pluck and good luck are trademark traits of the Berkeley-based singer-songwriter with a gift for innovation and collaboration.
September 26, 2015

Alameda, Post-Punk Paradise

How did our Mayberry by the Bay become a mecca for so many misfits, outcasts, and rebels?
September 26, 2015

Tiffany Austin Seeks a Soulful Path

A Berkeley law school graduate gives her singing a career a chance in her search for a more soul-filled existence.
July 29, 2015

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.
June 22, 2015