Island Arts

Island High Students Explore Identity Through Poetry

Mar 24,2016


Each year, seniors at Island High School have a chance to write and perform poetry as part of a “Poetry Slam” unit in teacher John Nolan’s English class. The resulting poems treat a wide number of topics in a broad range of styles. 

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Courtesy photo  Jackeline Rago will bring her Venezuelan Music Project to Alameda on March 18.

Visit Venezuela Right Here in Alameda

Mar 03,2016

You can get to Venezuela on the northern end of South America in 10 or 15 hours from Oakland International Airport. Or you can get to Rhythmix Cultural Works the northern end of Alameda for an authentic Venezuelan experience engaging all the senses.

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Knights Hold Fundraiser

Feb 26,2016


The Knights of Columbus is holding an e-waste fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 5, in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. There are no drop-off fees and donors can arrange pickups prior to the event by calling Guido at 415-806-9176. 

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Local Pens First Book

Feb 25,2016

Alameda resident Cathy Dana recently released her first book My Dad Believed in Love, at Books Inc., Feb. 11, to a packed house of more than 110 people.

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Julia Park Tracey

Island Poets Read March 2

Feb 25,2016

Alameda Island Poets’ reading March 2 will feature Alameda Poet Laureate Julia Park Tracey and retiring St. Joseph Notre Dame teacher Elizabeth Norris. The reading will take place at Books, Inc. at 7 p.m. Free. Open mic will follow featured readings; sign up at 7.

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