Island Arts

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. 

“It’s a song about letting your friends know that you need their support, even if they don’t understand what you’re going through,” Wood said. The single was recorded in Alameda at Wood’s studio. 

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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. The event will also include “Poets Who Dance” and Alameda award winners from the 25th annual Dancing Poetry Festival.     

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. ACLC’s Poetry Club “The Mighty Pens” showed off their 2019 collection of poetry, featuring poems from more than 25 students. The enthusiastic crowd was highly impressed by the quality of poetry.

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. On Park Street between Pacific and Blanding avenues, Rhythmix arranged for local musicians to perform in front of storefront installations by local artists. In addition, Rhythmix celebrated entire art walk series with a party featuring videos from previous art walks plus more art and live music. Every event in the series was completely free and open to the public.

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