Articles by Tad Malone

Homeward Bound Makes its World Premiere at the Tabard’s San Pedro Square Stage

Homeward Bound Makes its World Premiere at the Tabard’s San Pedro Square Stage

Written and directed by the Tabard Theatre’s founder and producing artistic director, Cathy Spielberger Cassetta, Homeward Bound: An Orphan Train Journey makes its world premiere at the Tabard’s San Pedro Square stage this Friday. The plot of Homeward Bound is rooted in the journey 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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Jeff Chang’s New Book ‘Who We Be’ and the Failure of America’s Race Conversation

Jeff Chang’s New Book ‘Who We Be’ and the Failure of America’s Race Conversation

For decades now, Jeff Chang has been a student of the complex and interconnected issues of race, class and inequality in America. It only took him two books and subsequent book tours to realize that he was uniquely qualified to say something meaningful on the subject. And what he has to say isn’t exactly heartening.

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Review: San Jose Stage Company’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Does the Classic Justice

Review: San Jose Stage Company’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Does the Classic Justice

Known for its innovative sets and strong ensemble acting, the San Jose Stage Company lives up to its reputation in a new production of a classic of American theater, The Rainmaker.

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The Arsenal Hosts ‘Graphite Show,’ Restricting Local Artists to Just Their Pencils

The Arsenal Hosts ‘Graphite Show,’ Restricting Local Artists to Just Their Pencils

It has become an annual tradition at The Arsenal, the San Jose art shop, studio and gallery space. Each year, a mixture of graffiti artists, tattoo artists, fine artists, illustrators and designers come together to showcase their work in a particular medium. This year the artists have been limited to pencil and paper for the “Graphite Show,” which opens this weekend.

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Discrection Is Key: New Show of Vandal Railyard Art at The Arsenal

Discrection Is Key: New Show of Vandal Railyard Art at The Arsenal

Artists are usually eager to attach their names to their work. But when the art in question is also considered vandalism, signing the same name that appears on your birth certificate could land you on the wrong side of the law.

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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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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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Review: Katherine Levin-Lau Combines the Beautiful and Dreadful in New Show

Review: Katherine Levin-Lau Combines the Beautiful and Dreadful in New Show

Using typically off-putting images in beautiful ways—such as a skeleton superimposed against a flower—Levin-Lau’s pieces are examinations of the how life and death, the beautiful and dreadful, interact everyday if you dare to look.

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