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Review: San Jose Stage Company’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Does the Classic Justice

Review: San Jose Stage Company’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Does the Classic Justice

Known for its innovative sets and strong ensemble acting, the San Jose Stage Company lives up to its reputation in a new production of a classic of American theater, The Rainmaker.

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Seeing Things Gallery Is ‘Living in the Eighties’ with New Show

Seeing Things Gallery Is ‘Living in the Eighties’ with New Show

Christine Benjamin says she never really fit in at her high school. It was the end of the ’70s and she really didn’t like disco or big hair. But the ’80s—which bookended her college years—that was a decade she could get behind.

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San Jose Public Library Introduces Veteran Arts Program

San Jose Public Library Introduces Veteran Arts Program

San Jose Public Library is offering a series of programs that focus on the veteran experience of returning from war.

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Preview: ‘Art’ at City Lights Theater Company Aims at Friendship, Comedy

Preview: ‘Art’ at City Lights Theater Company Aims at Friendship, Comedy

The “art” from which Art takes its name is less a painting than a blank canvas. And while the stark white work sits figuratively and literally at the center of Yasmina Reza’s 1994 play, the production isn’t really so much about the piece, as it is about the way three friends respond to it and to each other over the course of of the play.

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Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Returns This Weekend

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Returns This Weekend

When it comes to chalking, the real art is gone by the time the chalk makes its final flick. Chalk art is really about seeing the lines and color in action—and that’s what brings the 5000 people to Backesto Park every September for the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival.

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C2SV Preview: Tech, Music and Booze

C2SV Preview: Tech, Music and Booze

Back for its second year, C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival returns September 11-14 with a new home in the SoFA District and an added emphasis on local influencers in tech and music.

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Cupertino College Student Gets ‘Tumblr Famous’ with Popular History Blog

Cupertino College Student Gets ‘Tumblr Famous’ with Popular History Blog

The Tumblr history blog Unhistorical has over 150,000 followers, several among them students at Homestead High School. But few know they had walked past its owner every morning inside their school hallways.

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The Arsenal Hosts ‘Graphite Show,’ Restricting Local Artists to Just Their Pencils

The Arsenal Hosts ‘Graphite Show,’ Restricting Local Artists to Just Their Pencils

It has become an annual tradition at The Arsenal, the San Jose art shop, studio and gallery space. Each year, a mixture of graffiti artists, tattoo artists, fine artists, illustrators and designers come together to showcase their work in a particular medium. This year the artists have been limited to pencil and paper for the “Graphite Show,” which opens this weekend.

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SJ Q&A: Rey Resurreccion on Growing Up into San Jose Hip Hop

SJ Q&A: Rey Resurreccion on Growing Up into San Jose Hip Hop

Rapper and San Jose native Rey Resurreccion can usually be found in his studio room, perched several floors above the bustle of downtown San Jose’s streets. Freestyling since 1999, the rapper now has multiple LPs and EPs and has gone on tours throughout the States—all with no record label.

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Palo Alto’s TheatreWorks Goes Behind the Curtain with the New Works Festival

Palo Alto’s TheatreWorks Goes Behind the Curtain with the New Works Festival

Audiences can sneak a peek behind the curtain of the South Bay’s premier theater company this weekend when TheatreWorks invites patrons backstage to see world-class playwrights in action.

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