Arts & Entertainment

The Magick Lantern preview box shows some of the upcoming classic, art and foreign films that will be shown at the Point Richmond theater. Owner Ross Woodbury said audiences are hit-and-miss at the one-screen theater. (Photo by Kevin N. Hume)

One year after opening, Point Richmond art film theater struggles to find crowds

Ross Woodbury's one-screen art film theater, The Magick Lantern isn’t making any money one year after opening. While many people show up for the free Thursday classic movie screenings, crowds are hit-and-miss for the $7...
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Community events honor Martin Luther King’s legacy

As the nation pauses to pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, the Bay Area will join the celebration with community service events, marches and musical tributes. Richmond organizers are encouraging residents...
Francisco Rojas, 17, stands with his portrait of Noemi Candelas, who shared how she lost her brother to cancer, as part of the American Teenager Project. The project features more than 100 portraits and interviews on display at the Richmond Art Center from Jan. 11 to March 7. (Photo by: Kevin N. Hume)

Art event to showcase teen photography, give insight into growing up in Richmond

More than 100 portraits of Richmond teenagers and the stories they shared with 19 young photojournalists will be on display at the Richmond Art Center from Jan. 11 to March 7 as part of "Unlock...
Artist Daud Abdullah inspects Richmond trashcans dropped off by the Parks and Landscaping department outside his Bridge Storage and Art Space studio. Abdullah creates mosaic art pieces to decorate the bins. (Photo by: Kevin N. Hume)

Richmond artist turns trashcans into art pieces, teaches youth

Richmond artist Daud Abdullah recently received a $3,000 grant from the city to decorate most of the city’s 300 trashcans with his mosaic art and teach the youth.
Johnae Callins, 16, at the Phoenix Rysing performance at the RYSE Center in Richmond. (All photos by Sara Lafleur-Vetter)

A new creative workshop helps Richmond youth express grief

“Phoenix Rysing,” is a bi-weekly intensive writing workshop, specifically created by RAW Talent and the California Shakespeare Theater to address the trauma of losing loved ones to violence.
A flyer advertising the premier of the "Street Literature" video made by local Richmond youth.

“Street Literature” music video takes a stand on discrimination

Richmond residents gather at RYSE Center to celebrate the premier of “Street Literature” a hip-hop song and video created by local youth to speak out against the criminalization of minorities.
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Grand opening celebrates four businesses in Point Richmond

Nikki Dycus holds a wig in each hand. Both are made of wavy brown hair, and if they were on someone’s head, it would be hard to tell the difference between them. When Dycus compares...