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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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‘When Dreams Are Interrupted’ Memorializes Japanese-American Internment

‘When Dreams Are Interrupted’ Memorializes Japanese-American Internment

When Wendy Maruyama collected names of the 120,000 Japanese Americans forced into concentration camps during World War II, she wrote them on paper tags and assembled them into 10 tree-like cascades.

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Stanford Exhibition Showcases Photographer Carleton Watkins’ Work at Yosemite

Stanford Exhibition Showcases Photographer Carleton Watkins’ Work at Yosemite

A new show at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center offers a rare chance to see some of photographer Carleton Watkins’ best views of Yosemite, the Pacific coast and Oregon.

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SJ Q&A: Mike Hennessy of Hot San Jose Nights on His Undying Love for Cars

SJ Q&A: Mike Hennessy of Hot San Jose Nights on His Undying Love for Cars

After a brief stint playing as a fullback in the NFL in the 70s, Mike Hennessy decided to pursue his ultimate passion: cars. Now he owns his own automotive repair shop, runs Hot San Jose Nights Car Show and has a television show that airs on local stations and YouTube.

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