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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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SJ Q&A: Larry Clark, founder of the Rose, White and Blue Parade

SJ Q&A: Larry Clark, founder of the Rose, White and Blue Parade

Larry Clark is a founder of the Rose White and Blue Fourth of July Parade, which draws thousands of spectators each year. The parade takes place in San Jose’s Rose Garden neighborhood, with a third of the route following the historic main street, the Alameda….

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ShakesBEERience Brings a Pint and a Play to Cafe Stritch

ShakesBEERience Brings a Pint and a Play to Cafe Stritch

Long-time South Bay theater artist John McCluggage presents the next installment of ShakesBEERience San Jose with The Taming of the Shrew on June 30 at Café Stritch, where theater fans can enjoy the presentation with an equally enjoyable beverage in hand.

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San Jose Stage Company’s Musical Bonnie & Clyde Keeps It Real

San Jose Stage Company’s Musical Bonnie & Clyde Keeps It Real

As tales of anti-heroes go, the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow is as American as apple pie. Eighty years after their deaths, the trigger-happy couple have become legends, but a new show about the pair aims to keep it real.

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Homegrown San Jose Comedy Troupe Presents ‘Jokes and Validations’ at Blackbird Tavern

Homegrown San Jose Comedy Troupe Presents ‘Jokes and Validations’ at Blackbird Tavern

After a dozen years in the corporate world, Otis Gates had a lot of pent-up funny to let out. Teaming up with friends and family, he formed the “Heart on Comedy” troupe—concocted, he says, over bubbly beverages on a porch in the deep shadows of the sprawling metropolis of San Jose.

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Stage Review: ‘The Language Archive’ Stays Thoughtful, But Messy

Stage Review: ‘The Language Archive’ Stays Thoughtful, But Messy

The acting of the entire cast is superb; the dialogue is fast-paced, expressive and able to make some of the play’s lofty ideas more digestible. But The Language Archive is structurally a mess.

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Artik Art and Architecture Hosts Annual Local Art Reception

Artik Art and Architecture Hosts Annual Local Art Reception

This week, a reception marks the 20th anniversary of gallery exhibitions at Artik Art & Architecture, a San Jose-based firm.

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Hugh Laurie Couldn’t Be Happier to Play the Blues

Hugh Laurie Couldn’t Be Happier to Play the Blues

“I spent pretty much 10 years solid in the US and nine-and-a-half months a year was spent in a large building with no windows. And that’s the great part of going on tour. The adventure of it is getting to know people and see places. It’s a big place.”

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