Gary Singh

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City of San Jose to broadcast World Cup finals on Jumbotron downtown July 11
By Gary Singh (Jun 08, 2010)
DURING the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, San Jose Earthquakes star Landon Donovan, who was then 20, helped lead the country to its first-ever World Cup quarter-final match. Although they unarguably outplayed Germany in that game, Team USA lost with their heads held high. More »
After a couple of off years, the San Jose Earthquakes are off to a good start
By Gary Singh (May 02, 2010)
AT PRESSTIME, the San Jose Earthquakes were headed into last Saturday’s home match against Toronto FC with their best start since their Major League Soccer championship era, from 2001–03. With a 5-2-1 record and four straight shutouts, coach Frank Yallop is finally seeing the boys play like he wants them to play. More »
A new exhibit looks at the legacy of the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan
By Gary Singh (May 01, 2010)
HE CONQUERED half the world. He wiped out entire civilizations. He was both a warrior and a statesman. His brutal childhood and his nomadic heritage helped shape him as an unparalleled leader. At first, one might not perceive a direct connection from Genghis Khan to Silicon Valley, but after one experiences the new exhibit at the Tech Museum, it won’t matter. More »
A wedding night goes awry with comic consequences at Renegade Theatre Experiment world premiere
By Gary Singh (Dec 27, 2010)
RICHARD LAMPARSKY (Ron Talbot) is a washed-up romance novelist going through a midlife crisis at age 40. There he is at an upscale hotel bar, putting away drinks and waiting for his ex-wife to meet him, which apparently isn’t going to happen. She’s a no-show. In walks Gloria Winwood (Helena Clarkson), a powerful older woman with her own predicament More »
Gary Singh suggests some truly unusual presents for the oddballs on your list
By Gary Singh (Nov 01, 2009)
THIS WEEK, [i]Metro[/i] once again provides the definitive gift guide for the South Bay. Apropos of the situation, allow me to humbly present in this space a few back-alley ideas for those whose extra dollars can be used toward gifts for some local causes. More »
The Blank Club remembers the San Jose club on Nov. 27
By Gary Singh (Oct 25, 2009)
IN the late ’80s, downtown San Jose was going through massive redevelopment, with seemingly endless construction everywhere. At the same time, a thriving counterculture scene grew organically on a stretch of First Street that wasn’t part of all the redevelopment. A nightclub called F/X opened at the corner of First Street and San Salvador in the old Pussycat Theatre, providing a creative antidote to the meat-market bars that constituted what little nightlife existed in other parts of downtown. At F/X, variety was crucial. You’d see national touring bands, B-movies, British motorcycle events, fetish dancing, oddball costume contests or even Tw More »
A Nov. 21 fundraiser draws attention to a campaign to designate a Little Italy neighborhood in San Jose
By Gary Singh (Oct 19, 2009)
THIS WEEKEND, the campaign to designate a Little Italy neighborhood in San Jose will blossom even more when a gala fundraising dinner erupts on Saturday (Nov. 21) at 100 N. Almaden Ave. The Little Italy San Jose committee will host a grand-scale evening of authentic Italian cuisine and entertainment—a multipronged effort to raise $200,000 for an official Italian business and cultural district. The funds will go toward three new gateway arches to the old River Street neighborhood, plus murals depicting Italian-American history in Santa Clara County to be installed underneath the Guadalupe Freeway underpass. More »
At the HP Pavilion, Leonard Cohen wowed an ecstatic San Jose crowd
By Gary Singh (Oct 16, 2009)
On Friday, Nov. 13, an almost-full HP Pavilion in San Jose saw the future—and it was Leonard Cohen. The 75-year-old singer/songwriter, poet and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer wrapped up his 2008/09 tour by returning to Northern California a second time. More »
The poet king has become a touring success
By Gary Singh (Oct 13, 2009)
WHEN Leonard Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, he appeared at the podium with the serenity of a Zen monk and humbly declared: “This is a very unlikely occasion for me. It is not a distinction that I coveted, or even dared dream about. So I’m reminded of the prophetic statement of Jon Landau in the early ’70s. He said, ‘I have seen the future of rock & roll and it is not Leonard Cohen.’” More »
Rick Kaffel spins a tale of Silicon Valley intrigue in new novel
By Gary Singh (Oct 11, 2009)
IN SILICON VALLEY, it isn’t enough to just win. The competition also has to lose, which is why ruthless billionaire CEOs would realistically take such advice from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War when trying to steal someone else’s company. This is just one of three main threads embroidered in Keith Raffel’s new set-in–Silicon Valley thriller, [i]Smasher[/i]. Protagonist Ian Michaels, CEO of Accelnet, is going through the usual rows with his board members because the seventh-richest dude in America is scheming to crush his company. More »
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