Island Arts

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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Island Poets to Launch New Book June 5

May 30,2019

The Alameda Island Poets reading, Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) will feature a book launch for The Art of Awe III and the Power of Your Artists Journey, by Natica Angilly.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Members of the student poetry club “The Mighty Pens” teamed up with the Alameda Island Poets for a reading May 1. Left to right, back row: Cat Crawford, Sammy Oster, Truly Edison, Josie Whittock, Cathy Dana; front row, left to right: Elizabeth Pelaez Norris, Ellie Dodds, Phoenix McCain-Novakowski.

‘Mighty Pens’ Read with Island Poets

May 16,2019

Student poets from Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School were featured together at the Alameda Island Poets reading at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts May 1.

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All photos: jzlim.com &nbsp&nbsp Top, the Christelle Durandy Trio performs on Park Street in front of Jessica Eastburn’s artwork; The Mother exhibit inside the K Gallery; Randy and the Gypsy Boys peform in front of the Alameda Marketplace; and Taller Bombalele, the Puerto Rican Bomba drum ensemble drums and dances at the Rhythmix after-party.

Scenes from ‘Love Our Island’

May 16,2019

Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda’s destination for global arts and culture, celebrated the eighth instance of its “Radical Beauty, Love Our Island” art walks last Friday.

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