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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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Liquid Bread Gastropub Succeeds in Taking Risks Few Would Dare

Liquid Bread Gastropub Succeeds in Taking Risks Few Would Dare

Three years ago, when I first dined at Liquid Bread Gastropub in downtown Campbell, the lasting impression was that the food and drinks were excellent and the prices were high for small portions. The meal was memorable for the well-cooked squab, veal pasta, and perfectly…

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Hermitage Brewery Ages a Favorite Stout in Old Whiskey Barrels

Hermitage Brewery Ages a Favorite Stout in Old Whiskey Barrels

A few summers ago, Hermitage Brewing Company‘s head brewer Greg Filippi poured a batch of his flagship coffee-black stout into freshly dumped barrels of Kentucky bourbon. He then tucked the oaken vessels away in a cellar corner to let the osmosis transpire. Vanilla-rich whiskey crept…

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Former Wrestler Mick Foley Brings Punchlines Instead of Punches to Improv

Former Wrestler Mick Foley Brings Punchlines Instead of Punches to Improv

Tens of thousands of wrestling fans from around the world will be descending on the south bay this weekend for the WWE’s Wrestlemania, the 31st annual championship blowout that will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, March 29th. A host of…

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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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The Best Date Spots, Even if the Person You’re with Kind of Sucks

The Best Date Spots, Even if the Person You’re with Kind of Sucks

Your dates may be awkward—sometimes painfully awkward—but your food doesn’t have to be. Just like there are many kinds of people who could be a potential match, not all dates call for candlelight or chocolate cake. The right ambience, cocktail or shareable plate can make…

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Bacon and Beer Classic Set to Take Over Municipal Stadium

Bacon and Beer Classic Set to Take Over Municipal Stadium

There are few things more American than the love of baseball, bacon and beer and the Bacon and Beer Classic brings it all together for a day of tastings, interactive games and live entertainment on March 21 at the San Jose Municipal Stadium. With two…

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Orchestria Palm Court Impresses as a Throwback to a Simpler Time

Orchestria Palm Court Impresses as a Throwback to a Simpler Time

In Silicon Valley, where anyone looking to be the next someone competes to create the future, it becomes the norm to keep an eye on the horizon. Orchestria Palm Court, a small restaurant in downtown San Jose, dares to remain in the past, a time…

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Pi Day Celebrations in Silicon Valley

Pi Day Celebrations in Silicon Valley

Math and science enthusiasts everywhere maybe be overwhelmed with excitement just thinking about this Saturday’s special holiday, Pi Day. Pi Day, 3.14, is the celebration of the the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter. The number is never ending but this…

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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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