Island Arts

Courtesy photo Cienna Johnson as Tracy Turnblad and Nicolette DeLong-Silva as Penny Pingleton.

EHS Thespians Stage New Grand Musical

Mar 20,2014

The Encinal High Drama Department is currently presenting the mega opus extravaganza: Hairspray.

Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, this musical is ostensibly centered on 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues; but don’t be fooled.

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Reflecting, an oil on panel painting by Fernando Reyes is part of The Figure opening tomorrow night.

Show Celebrates Figurative Art

Mar 13,2014

The Figure, A Bay Area Legacy, the latest exhibition of works at Gary Francis Fine Art, opens tomorrow night at 6 p.m. as part of Alameda’s second Friday art opening tradition.

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Alameda Author Wins Top Honors

Mar 13,2014

Alameda author and editor Julia Park Tracey annouced Monday her latest book in The Doris Diaries series: Reaching for the Moon won the grand prize at the Great Northwest Book Festival, which honors the best titles of the late winter and early spring season.

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Lincoln Middle School Marching Band’s drum major Emily Tran leads the way at this year’s Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco. This marks the eighth year that the band has participated in the parade. Photo by Brian Ho

LMS Band Shines in Lunar New Year Parade

Feb 27,2014

The Lincoln Middle School (LMS) Marching Band, directed by Tyra Ingram Cable and led by drum major Emily Tran, made its eighth appearance in San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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Martial arts demonstratrions are just part of the fun at the annual Spring Festival at the Harbor Bay Landing. File photo

Celebrate the Year of the Horse

Feb 27,2014

Lunar New Year is one of the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. This year, the Lunar New Year began on Jan. 31 marking the start of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac.

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Ever hear the one about the evil tuna? He was rotten to the albacore. File photo

Confessions of a Sandwich Snob

Feb 27,2014

Like most gluttons, culinary obsessives, annoying recreational eaters, imperious food snobs and occasionally successful cooks, I have entertained the dubious notion of opening a restaurant.

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Clausen House Show Opens at FBCA

Feb 20,2014

A unique show of mixed media work by clients of Oakland’s Clausen House are now on display in the Signature Gallery of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA). The show continues through March 2.

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