Friday, May 22, 2015

Oakland Future Trio plays the Eastlake Music Festival

"3 boys. 3 instruments. Infinite talent," is how Oakland Future Trio categorizes themselves. Comprised of Ari Carpenter on Bass, Caleb Sankoh on Keys, and Mikhi Woodley on drums, the junior jazz trio has had a busy month performing for the Oakland Police Department, Oakland Drops Beats, Jazz in the Neighborhood and other locations around the Bay. Not quite pint-sized but very passionate about music, the three will hit the main stage of the Eastlake Music Festival tomorrow along with a plethera of Bay Area favorites. Can't make the festival? Catch them next month at the Orinda Library Summer Reading Festival or the Rock Wall Wine Company's Urban Palette, both on June 6.

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Monday, May 4, 2015


The Oakland Drops Beats music festival is back again this Saturday, May 9 with a plethora of Bay Area artists. Check the poster below to see if your favorite group is playing. Our favorite Jazz group, Oakland Future Trio, will be on the VAMP stage at 12 noon. Hope to see you there! For more information visit

Friday, April 24, 2015

LeBelle Moi launches the J. Cain Collection Sunday, April 26

Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm, LeBelle Moi launches the J. Cain Collection. Fashion and festivities take place at the Shadow Ultra Lounge, 341 13th Street, Oakland. See clothes with the "perfect fit for the perfect woman" and other designs by Le Belle Moi (the beautiful me) by visiting Learn what makes Jonez Cain the perfect muse by visiting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jonez Cain is Covered

We're about to run out of adjectives for this beauty actressmodelTV hostphilanthropist, and now singerJonez Cain.  A spiritual woman, Jonez pays tribute to the Creator on her new inspirational single, Covered. Are you Covered? Get the single, now available on CD Baby, here.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sneak Peek: Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story

We will hear plenty from famed football star Marshawn Lynch in his first film feature, Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story. Mario Bobino (Debonair Productions) released a teaser today of the film that begins with the Oakland native's high school football career and ends with his 2014 Super Bowl championship. Says Lynch of the film, "For me, it's just about having some fun... It's just a fun experience. I also get to shine light on the community and some of the things that we grew up doing and what we went through."

Written by Damon Hart, the film is co-produced by Ramasses Head (History In The Making Entertainment) and Shirley Sharp. Actress Jonez Cain (An Argument, Nina's Hot Spot) plays Lynch's mom, Sunshine Lynch, in the movie.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Hip-Hop Wins, Again!

Congratulations to singer John Legend and rapper/actor Common on their Oscar win for Original Song, Glory featured on the Selma soundtrack. Hip-Hop's other win took place in 2006 for It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp by Three 6 Mafia

Thursday, February 19, 2015

20,000 people watched An Argument with Jonez Cain

Based on true events, La Tretha E. Stroughter and Amalia E. Stroughter serve up intrigue and suspense in their short film, An Argument, where one word turns a pleasant lunch into a quarrel. The 15 minute short, produced by T.I.M.E.R.S. and directed by Christopher Ellis (Ceezar Films), stars Reginald Garner, Shakeel Sherman, Tina Gilton, and Hollywood newcomer Jonez Cain (Wives With Knives, Fruitvale Station). Viewers love it. In a short week, the film has garnered over 20K views since its February 8 release date, sparking conversation on the ways men and women communicate with each other. Team Stroughter is working on creating a television pilot from the film.

Cain, Garner, Gilton, and Sherman are a part of the Oakland indie film and television movement and have either worked together or supported their cast mates on the films Basketball 3:16, Watch Phoenix Rise, and The Shop.

The premiere of An Argument coincides with Jonez Cain’s debut of her own YouTube web series #THeGrind that chronicles her move from Oakland to Los Angeles, as she delves further into the acting arena.

See what the fuss is about watch An Argument on YouTube. Join the conversation; use the hashtag #AnArgument on Twitter and Facebook.