Island Arts

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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Courtesy Alameda County Safe Routes to School &nbsp&nbsp At the skills-and-drills bicycle rodeo, kids to learn confidence and ability while riding a bike.

Citywide Bike Festival & Rodeo Scheduled for Sunday, May 19

May 09,2019

Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., will play host to the sixth annual Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo set for Sunday, May 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to this family friendly event with the goal to inspire, educate and encourage bicycle riding.

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Frank Nijenkamp &nbsp&nbsp Martial arts students including Francisco Ninjenkamp (left) and Marcus Dalander took the day to celebrate both Earth Day and their instructor’s birthday with a surprise beach cleanup April 22.

Martial Artists Clean Bay Farm Coast

May 09,2019

Students at Alameda Martial Arts on Harbor Bay Parkway surprised their instructor, Erik Lee, with a beach cleanup for his 53rd birthday April 22, the same day as Earth Day.

Coach Lee is known for giving “life lessons” and his students know how much he dislikes litter.

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Danny Tan &nbsp&nbsp Jesus Diaz presents a blend of Afro-Cuban influences and dance music this Saturday, April 27.

Island Arts Concert Series to Launch this Saturday

Apr 25,2019

From this weekend into the summer, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., will host the Island Arts Concert Series to celebrate the traditions and culture of islands around the world. The concert series spotlights local artists with diverse backgrounds on four upcoming Saturdays at 8 p.m.

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