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Learning to report

Mind the Gap

Whether or not Audrey noticed any outward changes in how I covered shows, she unwittingly helped me feel like I was capable of being a reporter.
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‘Mortified’ brings comedic embarrassment on stage

Haven’t had enough of a laugh lately? “Mortified” — a live reading one weekend of every month in which adults showcase their embarrassing childhood mementos — can help. “Mortified” encourages people of all kinds to come and “share the shame” in major American cities and overseas. On Feb. 13, “Mortified”
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An interview with Grammy-nominated singer Emily King

In February, New York-based singer-songwriter Emily King will be embarking on her first headlining North American tour. Known for her strong, soulful voice and poignant, laidback melodies, King has received notable recognition in the R&B world — earning a Grammy nomination for her debut album East Side Story in 2007.
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G-Eazy at his signing at Rasputin Music last Thursday.

G-Eazy comes home for fan appreciation show

“This shit is a motherfucking moment to celebrate,” local rapper G-Eazy cried over the opening bars of “Stay High” at his show at the New Parish in Oakland on Saturday evening. With the recent release of his album These Things Happen — which reached No. 2 on the iTunes album
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Surfer Blood creates waves on Oakland stage with synth-rock sound

Surfer Blood strode onto the New Parish’s stage Friday night alight with the crowd’s love. After two openers, French Cassettes and GRMLN, the audience’s anticipation radiated throughout the venue for the synth-heavy indie rockers’ set. John Paul Pitts, Surfer Blood’s singer, talked to The Daily Californian after the show: “The
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Mobb Deep reaches into the past for New Parish performance

Citizens of New York City and direct victims of poverty, institutional racism and gang violence Kejuan Muchita and Albert Johnson turned to music to address the growing problems in their society. Forming the rap duo Mobb Deep, Muchita (Havoc) and Johnson (Prodigy) reached critical acclaim with their albums The Infamous
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On Tour: Anya Kvitka, We Are Twin and Foxes

On Friday, the New Parish in Oakland was full of so many strong, soaring voices that it was enough to knock your head off.  San Jose singer Anya Kvitka opened up the night with her own eclectic mix of jazz, hip-hop, reggae and rock. Mixing it up with a variety
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