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Music, All Shook Down Malcolm X Jazz Arts Fest This Saturday

Malcolm X Jazz Arts Fest This Saturday

For the past nine years, Oakland culture-keepers Eastside Arts Alliance have presented the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival , an annual, free event in San Antonio park. This year's event, which happens Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., features jazz legend…
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Music, Howard Wiley Gains Inspiration from an Unlikely Locale: Angola Prison

Howard Wiley Gains Inspiration from an Unlikely Locale: Angola Prison

"All American music originates straight from here," says 27-year-old tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley. He's discussing the music behind his Angola Project, a large, unusual ensemble he formed two years ago to perform his reinterpretations of vocal music from the Angola…
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Calendar, Night&Day Museum-Quality Jazz

Museum-Quality Jazz

The de Young Museum launches its 2008 Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young program in style, teaming up with Intersection for the Arts to present an ambitious showcase for eight commissioned compositions from an impressive range of local…
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Culture, Stage Unchained Melody

Unchained Melody

There's nothing very musical about doing time. There's not much poetry in being stuck in an isolation cell. Yet from Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol, to Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End…
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