Island Arts

Thomas Stanton, poet laureate

Island Poets Meet July 3

Jun 27,2019

The Alameda Island Poets monthly poetry reading will feature poetry broadcasters and Benicia poets: Nina Serrano, Thomas Stanton, poet laureate; Johanna Ely, poet laureate emeritus; poet, painter and musician Sam Morse and legendary Beat Poet QR Hand on Wednesday, July 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Join Summer Reading Fun Underway at Library

Jun 13,2019

Registration for the 2019 Summer Reading Program at the Alameda Free Library is now open. Created to encourage reading as well as life-long learning, this eight-week program is open to everyone from birth through adult.

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Courtesy photos &nbsp&nbsp The West Coast Dancers are ready to “Dance to the Music” starting Wednesday, June 19.

West Coast Dance Theatre Set to Perform in 46th annual Revue

Jun 13,2019

Marnell Xavier’s West Coast Dance Theatre (WCDT) is now preparing for its 46th annual musical song and dance productions, “Dance to the Music.” Two different productions on two different days, but both are a cavalcade of fluorescent colors, pop tunes and funky, fancy footwork. 

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Sand Castle Contest Slated for this Saturday

Jun 06,2019

The 53rd annual Sand Castle & Sculpture Contest will be held along Alameda’s shoreline this Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thousands look on as architects and sculptors compete for best in show. Judging starts at noon; awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

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Music Cuts Protested

May 30,2019

A newly created community group called Alameda Bands Together formed in April upon learning about a sudden two-thirds cut to the music program at Encinal High School for the next school year as well as the subsequent reassignment of its long-time music director to Alameda High School (AHS), which

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Cover art by Kyle Wonzen &nbsp&nbsp Lorenzo Wood’s new single is already winning awards.

Young Alameda Musician Releases New Single

May 30,2019

Local pop musician Lorenzo Wood announced his new single, Jacket (I’m Sensitive.) It is available now. The single won Best Song in January at the West Coast Songwriter’s Redwood City Chapter. 

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