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Big Thief vocalist Adrianne Lenker (right) sings during the group's concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Oct. 29

Indie rock stars host emotional night

Indie rock band infused with folk roots from Brooklyn brings out showstopper
By Jose Arebalo, News Editor December 11, 2019
Their songs revel in the intimacy they create with listeners, unafraid to tackle topics like the dualities we find in our lovers and the passing of time.

Former professor directs play revival

By JoJuan Johnson, Advocate Staff December 11, 2019

In a move that builds on expanding cast diversity in local theater, Contra Costa College African American theater instructor Terrance Ivory premiered “Hype Man-A Break Beat Play” Oct. 10 at Los Medanos...

Raymond’s Pizzeria: Fresh artisan pizza delights

By Janet Lira, Advocate Staff December 11, 2019

Pizza is usually thought of as another greasy junk food, but Raymond’s Pizzeria in Point Richmond has taken the idea of an over-commercialized snack food to new heights through a variety of ingredients. This...

Sukie’s Kitchen, located across El Portal Drive from Contra Costa College, offers a wide variety of American comfort food in a classic, spacious dining room that’s been in operation for over 40 years.

Longtime establishment delivers classics

American-style cuisine serves local community
By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff November 13, 2019

Nestled between an international supermarket, and Contra Costa College in San Pablo, lies a small diner, Sukie’s Kitchen, that has been serving up breakfast for locals for more than 40 years. Sukie’s...

A young Frida Kahlo, played by Vanessa Crisostomo Garcia (right), shows Diego Rivera, played by Carlos-Manuel Chavarria, her artwork during “Frida Kahlo: The Artist; The Woman” in the Knox Center on Oct. 24.

Trailblazing effort brings Frida Kahlo’s story to life

By Jose Arebalo, News Editor November 13, 2019

A young actress seamlessly embodied the soul of Frida Kahlo as the drama department put on the world premiere of an emotionally explosive biographical play that gave audiences a glimpse into the heartbreak...

Urban natives re-claim untold familial stories

Urban natives re-claim untold familial stories

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor October 23, 2019

Centuries of systemic erasure of Native American (Indian) culture other than street names and sports team mascots pushes the Indian populations living in cities into the shadows. But Tommy Orange’s...

Joaquin Phoenix portrays the Arthur Fleck, the Joker, in the new film 'Joker' directed by Todd Phillips

‘Joker’ raises the bar

Todd Phillips tackles society’s mental health issues in gritty villain origin story
By Luis Lopez , News Editor October 23, 2019

Todd Phillips has directed and co-written the greatest comic book-based movie ever made with “Joker” because in this film there is an actual attachment to the character that other comic book movies...

Actress embraces stage for first role

Frida Kahlo will stay forever with a new performer after show
By Jose Arebalo, Advocate Staff October 9, 2019

Excitement filled the air as a small group of thespians rehearsed for their upcoming opening of a Spanish language only production of “Frida Kahlo —The Artist; The Woman” which opens Oct. 18 in the...

Kyle “Bugha” Geirsdorf is awarded $3 million after winning the Fortnite World Cup this past summer.

‘Fortnite’ targets esports success

16-year-old champ earns $3 million
By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor September 25, 2019

This past summer a 16-year-old professional gamer earned more prize money in the Fortnite World Cup than Tiger Woods won at The Masters and more than San Francisco 49ers star tight end Greg Kittle’s...

 Marcus, played by Dontae Clark (left), Benny, played by Santiago Rosas (middle), and Nina, played by Reyna Amaya (right) deliver biting satire in the new comedy webseries “The North Pole.”

Oakland comedy embraces culture

Absurd humor, biting satire drive webseries
By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor September 25, 2019

A great satire is able to weave many different issues into one narrative. Connecting the intersections of climate change, gentrification, immigration and gun violence in Oakland is what “The North Pole,”...

Analyzing Bastille's New Album

Analyzing Bastille’s New Album

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor September 4, 2019

It can feel like the apocalypse is upon us when all that is talked about are the threats of climate change, chaos created by destructive politicians and fighting a battle with our internal conflicts. As...

Art is on display at the “SERIES OF 7” exhibit, created by seven women from Contra Costa College, at the BridgeStorage and ArtSpace in Richmond. This exhibit runs through Oct. 25 and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

‘Series of Seven’ display student work

CCC students work shown
By Cindy Pantoja , Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2019

The Contra Costa College art department will celebrate the beginning of the fall semester with an art exhibition showcasing the work of seven of its most talented women artists. The event is organized...

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