Rhythmix Cultural Works

 

On the night of May 20 the air hung with quiet expectation at the Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery. The space was adorned with the vivid artwork of the Alameda Women Artists (AWA).

 

A special performance by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir has been set for this Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) will host. Under the direction of Emmy winner Terrance Kelly, the choir will express joy and unity through black gospel and spiritual music.

 

Interested in learning more about the essential music of The Beatles? Rhythmix Cultural Works has just the class to satisfy that need. Over four evenings in May and June, celebrated Carnegie Mellon music professor Stephen Schultz will share the secrets of hit songs from the “Fab Four,” arguably one of the most influential bands in rock-and-roll history.

 

Two events coming up here in the Island City are focused on learning to appreciate the artform of opera. Today, at 1:30 p.m., catch “The Exceptional Giuseppe Verdi,” a new performance by Mastick Senior Center music director John Kendall Bailey at the center.

Then next week, it’s “A Night at the Opera” at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at Rhythmix Cultural Works. The evening will include the powerful, uplifting voices of Eileen Meredith.

 

Walking into the K gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works to view the recent exhibition, Coupled, I was greeted with walls adorned by exquisite paintings, astonishing photographs, clay sculptures and an air of illuminative artistry. Going from section to section, I had the opportunity to embrace the progress of love, the memory of the love and the happiness in finding love through each individual’s artistic story. 

 

Listening to and learning more about a favorite genre of music often evokes a sense of nostalgia. That is why long-time professional rock musician, writer and teacher, Peter Elman, is dedicated to sharing with others the history of and his experiences playing rock ‘n’ roll music. 

Elman has lived in the Bay Area for 40 years. He has played music since 1963. He also has extensive experience teaching music history. He has produced more than 30 albums and worked with a number of prominent musicians, like Nils Lofgren and Lacy J. Dalton.

 

Alamedans have a convenient way to blaze in the new year with heart-pumping blues and soul courtesy of the Island’s cultural mecca, Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW). RCW has invited diva Terrie Odabi to perform two sets of her honest, soulful and intoxicating music New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, at 7 and 10 p.m. The later showing includes a Champagne toast.

 

Diverse family fun abounds at the Island’s center for art, comedy and music

The holidays are just around the corner and Rhythmix Cultural Works, located on Blanding Avenue, has a roster of fun seasonal events for everyone to enjoy. From music, to comedy, to flamenco, to bubbles!

 

Wine Women & Song fundraiser concert set for Saturday

Alameda’s destination for global arts and culture, Rhythmix Cultural Works, presents the third annual Wine, Women & Song Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event support free cultural arts education programs for local youth.

The festivities will spotlight women winemakers, musicians and artists, and will culminate in a concert from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring the one-night-only reunion of acclaimed Latin jazz fusion band Wild Mango. 

 

Throughout history, specific events have caused waves of population to crash onto Alameda’s shores. Whether Gold Rush settlers, World War I and II veterans or recent tech transplants, certain groups have arrived at various times to change Alameda’s population significantly. Through the discussion of 12 historic waves of immigration, local historians Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos will discuss events that transpired around the world to move people to Alameda.

The talk takes place at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. at 7 p.m. tonight.

 

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