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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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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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