Music

Celebrating Life Outdoors: the annual Shoreline Festival at Point Pinole Regional Park

Bay Area residents celebrate the Shoreline Festival organized every first Saturday of October by dozens of volunteers at Point Pinole Regional Park. This year, attendees enjoyed nature walks, birdwatching and local art.
A local committee hopes to gain support for public art in private developments as well as public spaces. Pictured is an example of public art at the Sheridan Point Park. Photo courtesy of Michele Seville.

PAAC continues effort to require public art in new business developments

Last Tuesday, Richmond’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) met to discuss Percent for Art in Private Development, an ordinance that would earmark one percent of large-scale private development project funds for the creation and inclusion...

Despite loss of thrash metal scene in Bay Area, musicians find reasons to keep playing

In the early 1980s, the Bay Area was at the center of thrash metal music, one of the many subgenres of heavy metal. During that decade, heavy metal became incredibly popular around the world; kids...

National Park Service asks for input in designing the Richmond Wellness Trail

National Park Service (NPS) agents in the East Bay have been working with administrators from the city of Richmond and other community partners since last year to create a wellness trail for Richmond as part...

Tales of Two Cities #6: Music in the East Bay

Today’s episode of the Tales of Two Cities podcast is all about music! From innovative music education programs in Oakland, to the Contra Costa Chorale in Richmond, celebrating their 50th anniversary, it’s clear that music...

Introducing the Tales of Two Cities Podcast, radio stories from Richmond and Oakland

Dear Readers/Listeners, The combined staff of Oakland North and Richmond Confidential is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast featuring radio stories from Richmond and Oakland, as well as interviews with our reporters, community leaders and other news-worthy...
Natasha Vinakor (center) sambas her way down MacDonald Avenue at the Spirit and Soul Festival. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

Spirit and Soul festival aims to revive downtown

The seventh annual Spirit and Soul Festival filled downtown with the rhythmic beats of jazz musicians and the enticing smells of fried chicken and barbecue. Put on by the Richmond Main Street Initiative, a nonprofit...

11th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival draws big crowd to diverse parkland

More than 1,200 people gathered on a sun-splashed Point Pinole for the eleventh annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival Saturday.

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at school board meeting

Dancers and musicians from local middle and high schools spiced up Wednesday's WCCUSD school board meeting. The students' performances were in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.