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 December 2009

December 2009


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December 2009, Volume 9, Number 7

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December Features

The First Family of Gospel Music

by Lee Hildebrand

I’ve been through so many storms in my life,” Lynette Hawkins Stephens wails in robust contralto tones at August’s Art & Soul Oakland festival. The 40-voice Love Center Choir answers her with...

December Departments

Out on the Town

by Mary Lee Shalvoy

Find Local Events Here

Around the Town

by B. Patrick Higgins

Flamenco Guitarist Practices — and Records — What He Preaches

From the Editor

by Judith M. Gallman

Alameda is a community steeped in tradition. This time of year, Christmas Tree Lane (aka Thompson Avenue) is awash in blinking Christmas lights, and Palmera Court in the Gold Coast will...


by Susan E. Davis

Christmas is the biggest holiday with more than 20,000 lights strung around the house and the decorations placed carefully around the yard.

Commis Oakland upscale cuisine

by Derk Richardson

In Oakland’s most ambitious new gallery, the walls are bare and the art appears on plates.

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