KQED ARTS
Oakland Fire Benefit Serves Up Tears, Sweat and Musical Catharsis at the Fox Theater

DEC 15 2016 – There was a moment last night, sometime around 11pm, when the view from sidestage at the sold-out Fox Theater was absolutely perfect. As Hieroglyphics, the collective/record label that helped put Oakland on the hip-hop map in the early ’90s, launched into their classic “’93 ’til Infinity,” the silhouettes of two Oakland residents just slightly… Read More

POLLSTAR PRO
Executive Profile: Gregg Perloff

APR 19 2016 – We all know Another Planet Entertainment CEO Gregg Perloff from years as one of the top concert promoters in the country, dating back to his time booking concerts for the University of California’s Cal Performances series, to Bill Graham Presents and now with his own independent company. But what makes him a… Read More

7X7
The Legendary Rescue of the Fox Theater Oakland

OCT 28 2015 – Mario and Erma DeLucchi were running late to the auction. It was 1978, and the historic Fox Theater in Oakland was going up for sale at any moment. One company wanted to turn it into a parking lot, but the DeLucchi family were determined to save it. Mario dropped off his wife… Read More

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Tale of two Uptowns: Chicago and Oakland, Calif.

AUG 9 2015 – At the heart of a once-bustling neighborhood known as Uptown, a large, shuttered-for-decades theater sits amid pawnshops, beauty parlors, a used bookstore, a nearby old theater and empty storefronts. Then the theater reopens, the Uptown arts and entertainment district is launched, crowds flock to nearby restaurants, bars and other attractions, and the… Read More

ROLLING STONE
Atoms for Peace Will Play Arenas, Won’t Play ‘Creep’

SEP 16 2013 – Atoms for Peace were done with their 16-song set at Oakland’s Fox Theater, but the crowd made it very clear they weren’t going anywhere. It was April 14th, 2010, and the newly named group – featuring Thom Yorke, Flea, Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco – realized they… Read More

OAKLAND MAGAZINE
Best of Oakland and the East Bay, Best Live Music Venue

JUL 2013 – Fox Oakland Theater: It’s no coincidence that Oakland’s Uptown renaissance coincided with the 2009 reopening of the historic Fox Theater after being shuttered and in disrepair for nearly four decades. The multimillion-dollar facelift restored the one-time movie palace (it opened in 1928) to its original glory, so now it even rivals the Art… Read More

HUFFINGTON POST
Oakland Named Most Exciting City In The Country

MAY 3 2013 – Yes, you read that right. Oakland is hella exciting. While it often seems to lose out on “cool factor” when compared to another Bay Area city that shall remain both nameless and expensive, Oakland topped all other major American metropoles in a listicle put out this week by real estate blog… Read More

THE NEW YORK TIMES
The 45 Places to Go in 2012

JAN 6 2012 – 5. Oakland, Calif. New restaurants and bars beckon amid the grit. Tensions have cooled since violence erupted at the recent Occupy Oakland protests, but the city’s revitalized night-life scene has continued to smolder. The historic Fox Theater reopened in 2009 and quickly cemented its status as one of the Bay Area’s top… Read More

EAST BAY EXPRESS
Best Of The East Bay 2009, Best Venue

JUL 15 2009 – Wow! What a difference $75 million makes. The Fox, built in 1928 as a movie house and closed in 1996, reopened in February with red-carpet hoopla and fanfare, and Oakland’s new and most impressive venue has been selling out shows with top-name class acts ever since. It’s easy to see why,… Read More