Bay Area Stage has a new home!

It’s Broadway on Broadway! Bay Area Stage has an official, full time home! The intimate, 100 seat “Broadway Bay Area Stage Theatre” is located at 515 Broadway Street, Vallejo; conveniently near shopping and restaurants, and is situated across from a large, public parking lot meaning there’s parking aplenty! Grand Opening to be announced soon. BAS is determined to make this space work as a showcase-house for new works and new talent and most assuredly as a shared space for folks around… Continue reading

Why call it “UpBay”?

Why are a bunch of hipsters branding Vallejo “UpBay”? Many Vallejoans grew up calling it “Northbay”, yet news media and outfits like Craigslist lump Vallejo in with the Eastbay. “Northbay” means Marin in popular usage, and “Eastbay” means Berkeley-Oakland-Richmond. “Northeast Bay” is more accurate, but too wordy to catch on, so we borrowed an old sailing term: UpBay. Sailing upBay is like sailing upstream, only up a bay.  Sailors bound for Vallejo said they were going “up Bay”. And once a sailor, always a sailor. The savor of… Continue reading

Cleven Goodie Goudeau 1932-2015

Many people don’t know how much of an Icon Goodie really is He’s not gone but just transcends He transformed this art movement In a world that is so deep rooted in hate And gave so many of us Not only a vision but a platform And showed us not only how to build but create I will never forget his words to me He said “it doesn’t matter what other people say What do you believe?” He said “That… Continue reading

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