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March 1, 2018
Snap Judgment - Counted: An Oakland Story
A segment covering Dave's untimely death, the reaction of family friends and the community from Snap Judgment's Counted: An Oakland Story which chronicled some of the many lost to violence in Oakland during 2017.
August 7, 2018
Spinning On Air
Dave Deporis: An Extraordinary Life
A full-length audio documentary about Dave's life and music featuring interviews with his parents Stella Deporis and Gene Deporis, songwriters Peter Himmelman and Diane Cluck, and Dave himself in a 2005 Spinning On Air radio interview, as well as several songs and excerpts showing the music’s power and inventiveness.
August 14, 2017
Local Musician Dave Deporis Died Trying To Save His Music
Penny Nelson, Kevin L. Jones
According to friends, Deporis' music -- including his most recent recordings from a New York studio session -- was on his laptop. A thief snatched the computer from a cafe table where Deporis was working near 42nd and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
August 17, 2017
East Bay Times
In death, family, friends learn and share Oakland musician’s life
The calls and text messages came flooding into Gene DePoris’ cell phone last week. It was late in Sri Lanka, where he was on a trip, when another call came. This one he answered.
Aric Crabb / Bay Area News Group
July 25, 2005
Dave Deporis | Interview
Deporis's music is a treasure, buried away from deserving ears, from unknowing ears, but it merits, if not desires, an audience. A voice which does not overpower, nor take the breath away, but commands attention with it's presence. The man, like his music, is vaguely mysterious and although I posed him a series of questions I have not solved the mystery, just made it more tantalizing.
August 11, 2017
Musician Dave Deporis Robbed and Killed, Mourned by Regina Spektor, Anohni, Kimya Dawson & Others
Oakland musician Dave Deporis, 40, was tragically killed on Wednesday (Aug. 9) afternoon while pursuing a thief who stole his computer
November 10, 2015
The New York Times
A Vagabond Teahouse Pours Camaraderie, One Free Cup at a Time
Giuseppe Spadafora opened a side door of his white Ford bus, spread a light blue carpet on a sidewalk near McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and placed a small wooden sandwich board next to it reading “Free Tea.”
Chang W. Lee / The New York Times
August 17, 2017
A Story Of A Musician You've Never Heard Of
"There’s music that comes from the unknown. Music with a strangeness that is at first both annoying and arresting, music with a depth which proves that it issues from the mind of someone who has known pain and hope and unthinkable sorrow — someone, in other words, who knows a bit about life, and not from the outside, but from the core.
Dave is that musician.”