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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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New Mural in Japantown is a Commentary on California’s Water Crisis

New Mural in Japantown is a Commentary on California’s Water Crisis

A Union Pacific truck—riding the railroad tracks on specialized train wheels—stops just past the corner of Sixth and Empire streets, in front of a huge in-progress mural, and gives an obligatory warning before squeaking on. “I’ve never seen that guy before,” says Juan Carlos Araujo,…

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Ballet San Jose Begins Emergency Fundraiser

Ballet San Jose Begins Emergency Fundraiser

Ballet San Jose has just one week to raise $550,000 to keep its doors open, according to an Ballet San Jose press release. In January, the company decided that there was a need of $3.5 million by October to ensure that the company can face…

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‘Figure Studies’ Opens at San Jose Museum of Art

‘Figure Studies’ Opens at San Jose Museum of Art

Though he is best known for his vibrant, expressive, domineering and poignant mural work, an upcoming exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) will showcase a more delicate side to the process and output of renowned Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco. Pulling from…

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Art Meets Science With New Mountain View Exhibition

Art Meets Science With New Mountain View Exhibition

If mathematician and computer scientist Maria Klawe learned one thing while battling her way up through the ranks of the male-dominated fields of academia and high tech, it’s that it doesn’t pay to stand out—at least not until you’ve earned your stripes. She learned that…

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America’s Got Talent Auditions Coming to Santa Clara

America’s Got Talent Auditions Coming to Santa Clara

In it’s 10th season, No. 1 raking NBC show America’s Got Talent  is looking Bay Area talent to join it’s cast this weekend at Santa Clara Convention Center.  Open to all ages, auditions for the show are all day on Feb. 7 at the convention…

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Bonobos Guideshop Opens at Santana Row

Bonobos Guideshop Opens at Santana Row

Despite what some Silicon Valley evangelists might have us believe, digital disruption is not the cure-all for all modern needs. Back in 2011, four years into his online menswear business, Bonobos founder and CEO Andy Dunn realized this with the opening of Bonobos Guideshop in…

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‘Ser!’ Explores Being Bi-Cultural and Queergender

‘Ser!’ Explores Being Bi-Cultural and Queergender

Karen Anzoategui defies traditional definitions. With hair coiffed in a bold pseudo-pompadour, Anzoategui is genderqueer and self-identifies as “they,” as opposed to “he” or “she.” “I always felt different because when I was a child I was probably very showing that I was more of…

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FurCon returns to San Jose Convention Center

FurCon returns to San Jose Convention Center

Furries from all around will take over the streets of San Jose and the McEnery Convention Center for Further Confusion 2015. Further Confusion: London Fog- a Victorian Murder Mystery, will feature various events and seminars for the furry community—people interested in animal characters with human characteristics. Many…

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Whole Foods Breaks Bread After Much Anticipation

Whole Foods Breaks Bread After Much Anticipation

After eight years of waiting, Whole Foods on The Alameda in downtown San Jose opened to the public today. Hundreds gathered to break bread with community members, market managers and Sharkie of the San Jose Sharks. Adam Smith, executive coordinator of store development for Whole…

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