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‘The Book of Mormon’ Makes San Jose Debut

‘The Book of Mormon’ Makes San Jose Debut

Two young Mormon missionaries are sent to Uganda to spread the good news of their faith. However, upon arrival they discover the local villagers—suffering under the rule of a cruel warlord—are more concerned with issues of poverty, disease, famine and violence than matters of religion. Sounds like a barrel of laughs, right?

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‘Vintage Electric’ Construct Quality E-Bikes in San Jose

‘Vintage Electric’ Construct Quality E-Bikes in San Jose

The vintage electric garage is tucked into a dusty armpit of the San Jose airport, fronted by old bay trees and sycamores. The facility is unmarked, as shops with the word “electric” in their name are a target for burglars, founder Andrew Davidge explains. Each…

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Underground Wrestling Alliance Finds a New Home at The Ritz

Underground Wrestling Alliance Finds a New Home at The Ritz

Bronson slumps in the corner of the ring, his face dripping blood. The greasy heel, Ref Guido, multitasks—delivering back-handed smacks, while taunting the crowd and covering a splintery, folding table in barbed wire and fluorescent light tubes. Suddenly, a surprise attacker whaps Guido in the…

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‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’ is Like a Dramatized Country Song

‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’ is Like a Dramatized Country Song

A troubled marriage. Vengeance in the Deep-South backwoods. Exit, Pursued by a Bear, written by Lauren Gunderson and making its South Bay debut with City Lights Theater Company, is like a dramatized country song. A Dixie Chicks number, perhaps, or an Appalachian murder ballad. In…

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Drought Landscaping Tips From Bay Maples

Drought Landscaping Tips From Bay Maples

The historic drought hasn’t stopped San Jose native Alan Hackler and his landscape business, Bay Maples: Wild California Gardens, from thriving. Bay Maples rips out lawns, educates and transforms yards to environmentally appropriate and sustainable gardens and landscapes. Hackler majored in Environmental Studies at San…

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Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

As the name of the event suggests, Free Comic Book Day—which comes swooping into local comic shops all over Silicon Valley this weekend—is about giving the gift of caped crusaders, mutants and other graphically augmented tales. But it’s about more than that, according to Bruce…

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‘Death of a Salesman’ Remains as Resonant Today as Ever

‘Death of a Salesman’ Remains as Resonant Today as Ever

Arthur Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman is widely recognized as a masterpiece, its everyman antihero Willy Loman one of the most famous characters in theater. Taking on such a renowned work—the Pulitzer-winning staple of many an English class curriculum—could prove risky, but San…

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Cassey Ho Brings Viral Pilates Workout to San Jose

Cassey Ho Brings Viral Pilates Workout to San Jose

As part of a national tour to promote her book Hot Body Year Round, viral workout instructor Cassey Ho will be stopping by 24 Hour Fitness on Parkmoor Avenue on April 12. Cassey, who has a worldwide following of more than 2 million subscribers with…

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Blood Sweat and Teal Reimagines Sharks Players at Seeing Things Gallery

Blood Sweat and Teal Reimagines Sharks Players at Seeing Things Gallery

Jason Adams grew up skating the concrete wastelands of San Jose and eventually went pro. He became a Sharks fan because he identified with the sport. Similarities emerged right off the bat. Also, as an artist, Adams is known for gritty, stencil-based, multilayered, skater-influenced visual…

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Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley Ponders the Collision of Dance and Technology

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley Ponders the Collision of Dance and Technology

Ballet wasn’t supposed to become Amy Seiwert’s passion. When she was six, she planned to pursue gymnastics like her sister, so she had a real problem with her mom enrolling her in a dance class. Back then, the tomboy equated ballet with pink and tutus….

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