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Forbes Spotlights SoFA District Arts Hub Anno Domini

Forbes Spotlights SoFA District Arts Hub Anno Domini

San Jose had a rare non-tech headline on Forbes.com this week with a blog post on local champions of the arts Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder, founders of Anno Domini art gallery in the SoFA District.

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Former Napster CEO Aims to End Homelessness in Five Years

Former Napster CEO Aims to End Homelessness in Five Years

“We really never want to call ourselves a “program” because that implies curfews and drug tests and other restrictions. We do something completely different.”

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San Jose Skate to Close in May

San Jose Skate to Close in May

Due to waning interest in skating and accompanying lower revenues, San Jose Skate has decided that closure of the rink is the best option.

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Opera Cultura Draws from Mexican Immigrant Stories to Create Relevant Opera

Opera Cultura Draws from Mexican Immigrant Stories to Create Relevant Opera

Opera may have been around since the 16th century, but the team at Opera Cultura feel it’s time for an update. Cuentos de Peregrinacion or Tales of Pilgrimage is a new hybrid show that combines operatic singing with staged readings that tell of immigrants’ experiences coming to the United States.

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“On the Cusp” Connects San Jose, New York Art Worlds

“On the Cusp” Connects San Jose, New York Art Worlds

To the uninitiated, San Jose seems flat, uncultured, flatulent, stunted and dangerous. Contrary to the beliefs of those folks, San Jose is doing quite well in the culture department, growing right under the noses being thumbed at it. One of many examples of this growth is Shona Sanzgiri’s pop-up at Black and Brown: “On the Cusp.”

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SJ Q&A: Documentary Filmmaker Tricia Creason-Valencia on Comicbooks and Inspiration

SJ Q&A: Documentary Filmmaker Tricia Creason-Valencia on Comicbooks and Inspiration

“I was working as a community organizer for violence against women and girls issues and through that job we had a small grant from the state of California justice department that we decided to use to produce a video to help our cause. The experience of making that video left an impact on me.”

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Review: Katherine Levin-Lau Combines the Beautiful and Dreadful in New Show

Review: Katherine Levin-Lau Combines the Beautiful and Dreadful in New Show

Using typically off-putting images in beautiful ways—such as a skeleton superimposed against a flower—Levin-Lau’s pieces are examinations of the how life and death, the beautiful and dreadful, interact everyday if you dare to look.

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SJ Q&A: Ryoga Vee, Local Ninja Warrior

SJ Q&A: Ryoga Vee, Local Ninja Warrior

He’s not a bird, not a plane, and not quite a super hero (yet) but Ryoga Vee is a Ninja.

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Symphony Silicon Valley’s ‘Library Acts of Culture’ Brings Music to Surprising Places

Symphony Silicon Valley’s ‘Library Acts of Culture’ Brings Music to Surprising Places

Many choose to study or read at a library because it’s a quiet place with many resources—until a string quartet shows up and launches into Beethoven in the stacks.

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Dalai Lama Stresses Compassion and Kindness at Santa Clara University

Dalai Lama Stresses Compassion and Kindness at Santa Clara University

Downplaying the significance of his own presence, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, visited Santa Clara University on Feb. 24. It marked the first visit by a Dalai Lama in the Jesuit institution’s 162-year history.

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