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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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Artists at the Art Ark Gallery Explore “Repetitive Stress”

Artists at the Art Ark Gallery Explore “Repetitive Stress”

“Everybody can relate to the idea of repetitive stress,” says artist Yvonne Escalante, who will be showing her metal work at an upcoming exhibit, appropriately titled “Repetitive Stress,” at the Art Ark Gallery. “There’s so much going on here all the time that somehow repetitive stress becomes second nature to us, just to survive for life.”

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The Theatre on San Pedro Square Gets Loud with TOSPS Tuesdays

The Theatre on San Pedro Square Gets Loud with TOSPS Tuesdays

Whether they’re playing blues-heavy beats, retro soul or German Umpapa, local musicians have been making Tuesday nights at San Pedro Square loud.

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Discrection Is Key: New Show of Vandal Railyard Art at The Arsenal

Discrection Is Key: New Show of Vandal Railyard Art at The Arsenal

Artists are usually eager to attach their names to their work. But when the art in question is also considered vandalism, signing the same name that appears on your birth certificate could land you on the wrong side of the law.

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