Island Arts

Courtesy photo  Jack Pace, left, and Nick Yajko, right, flank Lincoln Middle School music director Tyra Cable. The student musicians represented Lincoln Middle School at the recent California Music Educators Association Winter Conference.

Students Represent in Honor Band

Jan 21,2016

Two eighth-grade Lincoln Middle School musicians — Jack Pace on trumpet and Nick Yajko on alto saxophone — represented Lincoln on Jan. 8 and 9 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), Winter Conference and Honor Band Concert.

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Courtesy photo  Cheryl Kettell and Linda Benson let the Alameda Sun shine on the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City.

Local Pair Attends Utah Parliament

Jan 21,2016

Courteous. Warm. Kind. Respectful. 

These are the words Cheryl Kettell and Linda Benson used to describe the people they met in October at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. 

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Courtesy photo. Poet Patricia Caspers

Poetry Reading Slated

Dec 30,2015

Alameda Island Poets present the first of 2016’s monthly readings, with two Alameda poets. A poetry reading featuring Julia Park Tracey and Patricia Caspers, with open mic to follow, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 6.

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Donna Eyestone (right) and her 11-year-old daughter, Emma. Courtesy photo

Gingerbread Masters Unveil ‘Crab Cove’

Dec 23,2015

Donna Eyestone (right) and her 11-year-old daughter, Emma, have created the seventh in a series of Alameda gingerbread replicas. This year’s creation is the Crab Cove Visitors Center on McKay Avenue.

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R. Beach  The New Esterhazy Quartet kicks off Rhythmix Cultural Works’ first-ever classical concert series Friday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m.

From Beatles to Baroque, Rhythmix Has it in 2016

Dec 17,2015

Among the many musical talents that swirl around Alameda’s own Rhythmix Cultural Works, (RCW) is Stephen Schultz, a professor of music at Carnegie Mellon University. Schultz has put together two exciting musical offerings at RCW for the New Year. 
Classical Fridays at Rhythmix

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Courtesy photo  Alameda resident Bryan Schwartz has penned Scattered among Nations that describes isolated Jewish communities throughout the world.

Book Explores Jewish Diversity

Dec 10,2015

On Dec. 8, Bryan Schwartz released Scattered among the Nations, a collection of photos and stories from the world’s most isolated Jewish communities.

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