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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...
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...

Richmond Art Center: building community through art

You don’t need to be an artist to work with clay or fibers. All you need is the desire. And a little support from your friends doesn’t hurt. The Richmond Art Center provides artistically inclined...