Zero holds major significance for El Teatro Campesino founder

“The power of zero is the power of all human beings,” said Luis Valdez. As the founder of El Teatro Campesino, a theater company extremely influential in the farmworkers’ movement and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations of the 1960s, Valdez has a long history of activism — if anyone knows something about
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Disney on Ice skates through Oakland

A crowd of pint-sized princesses and Mickey Mouses with flashing ears teetered down the steps of Oracle Arena this weekend, all clamoring toward the bright-white sheet of ice glistening in the center of the stadium. As they took their seats, the crowd buzzed in anticipation of the magical night ahead
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Arts, tech and urban planning intersect at Open City/Art City

“I am a postcard machine from the future!” a pseudo-robotic female voice says from inside a colorful fabric booth, along with a few “beeps” and “boops.” Through a wide slot in the “postcard machine,” a hand slides out a card, embellished with backstitches and drawings done by hand. It confidently
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Freight and Salvage Dwells in Affectionate Memory of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, the great American folk-singer who traveled across the United States singing passionate ballads and hitch-hiking rides along the way, played another concert in spirit last Thursday. Memories of the American icon lay in the heart-felt and earnest production of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” playing through July 22nd at
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