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March 20, 2020

It Takes A Village

February 6, 2020

Voices from the Violins of Hope

January 16, 2020

Encore: Here we go again ...

January 2, 2020

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March 20, 2020

What a difference two weeks can bring. Those of you that follow this space know that I recently was on vacation. The coronavirus was just awakening in our consciousness as I boarded a plane to New York City. “Wash your hands” became our new mantra and life was still bu...

February 6, 2020

Oakland Greek Festival enthusiasts are in for a visual treat this year when the three-day festival kicks off on May 15th in the Oakland hills. After all, you can’t entertain and feed hundreds of visitors without advanced preparation and this year is no exception, until...

January 16, 2020

Today, January 16, marks the opening of the eight-week residency of a priceless collection of fifty recovered and meticulously restored Holocaust-Era violins.Violins of Hope, in its West Coast debut, features instruments that were once played by prisoner-musicians in t...

January 2, 2020

Happy new year! Frosene Phillips is celebrating the new year today. During her absence, she shares another gem from her father Perry Phillips’ archives. Phillips’ Night Sounds column ran in the Oakland Tribune from 1962 until his passing in 1991. Today’s column excerpt...

December 26, 2019

RENO IGNITES. Following a successful run as the first resident production Harveys Tahoe hosted in its Cabaret in over a decade, Ignite Cabaresque heads to Reno to the legendary Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah’s.

           

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December 19, 2019

YES, IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN where I send along holiday greetings to the many people I encounter “On the Scene” throughout the year. For all of you faithful readers out there, I send a special message with a little help from William Shakespeare. Simply circle the ...

December 5, 2019

One of the joys of the season is the many wonderful musical offerings to embrace. On Friday, December 6, the Ascension Liturgical Choir presents its annual holiday concert “An International Christmas” for the 50th time.

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November 21, 2019

The first outdoor ice skating rink in the Tri-Valley made its debut last Friday, November 15 at City Center Bishop Ranch (CCBR) in San Ramon with the opening of the first Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Skating Rink.

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November 7, 2019

The Elios Charitable Foundation (ECF) recently announced the plans for its biennial Hellenic Charity Ball which is slated for Saturday, November 16 at the historic Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco.

The evening honors prominent Greek-Americans for thei...

October 17, 2019

If it’s October then the Halloween decorations are out in full swing at the Fat Lady Restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Regulars anticipate this annual tradition and newcomers dine among gastronomical treats with awe as the restaurant is complete transformed i...

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