The Farm’ debuts at Laney’s Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
You can bet that The Fusion Theater Project of Laney College has done it again. Their latest production, Jon Tracy’s “The Farm,” assimilates the company’s consistent abundance of talents as they excitedly and all too unnervingly make you rethink the society in which we live.
Directed by Michael Torres, chair of the Theater Arts department, “The Farm” vividly portrays the satirical fairy story of George Orwell’s 1945 novel “Animal Farm.”
Theater Review: 'Pericles, Prince of Tyre'
The mystery surrounding who wrote some (or all) of Shakespeare's plays comes to the fore in "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" now at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Originally published in 1609, the play appeared for the first time in the Third Folio in 1663 and its authorship remains a contentious topic.
Cat Vid Fest: a social experiment
It was enough to make Grumpy Cat smile. The Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival, held May 10 and 11, was a rousing two-day celebration of the Internet, art, and most importantly—cats.
‘42’ an important statement for baseball and public
The movie “42” is based on the life of Negro League star and Major League baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson.
DIY exhibit ‘customizing’ at OMCA
Patrons interact with models of consumer goods
An exhibition showcasing mass-produced consumer goods that have been customized for artistic expression is currently on display at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA).
Earth Day Eco Fest grows again
Laney College hosted its third annual Eco Fest on April 25 in order to promote global awareness and sustainability to students and staff alike.
Laney Cosmetology raises $1,500 for MS
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, which degrades many basic abilities such as speech, coordination, and eyesight. All races and genders can be diagnosed with MS, and no certain cure exists. This condition hits home for Laney cosmetology students, one of whom was diagnosed with MS early in her life.
Wang laments TV news ‘on the cheap’
KGO-TV news reporter Alan Wang visited the Mass Media and Society class April 9 and gave clear insight into the changes in the media that he has experienced first-hand.
Oakland Veg Week 2013 is coming
Laney students will compete in veggie cooking competition
“If everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, over a year, the effect on emissions would be the equivalent of taking 7.6 million cars off the road.”—Environmental Working Group.
All we are saying is Laney gives peace a chance
Laney College will be hosting a “Peace Offering Concert” in an effort to address gun violence in the Oakland community. The concert will be held at the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m.
Culture shock in ‘Against the Grain’
Former Laney student produces new movie
Award-winning screenwriter and former Laney Student, Elias G. Mael was tired of played-out Hollywood stories in which disadvantaged inner-city youth made it out of poverty by succeeding in sports or entertainment.
‘Virgin Soul’: The tale of a young radical
Laney professor Juanita’s first novel explores woman’s turbulent experiences in ‘60s
“I joined the Black Panther Party when I was 20, and I knew then it was an exciting, historic moment. About five years later, when I had begun teaching, I started to make notes about the activities I participated in,” Juanita said.