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07/16/2024

Green lawns and pruned trees stand in front of single-family homes on either side of Union Avenue, the heart of the partly unincorporated neighborhood of Cambrian Park. The homes sprawl for blocks in all directions with schools, restaurants, strip malls …

07/16/2024

Trombonist Ryan Heisinger explains, “It’s something that every band does: joking around and doing stupid things.”

07/16/2024

Chris Cain is a star in the blues world. The electric guitarist, singer and songwriter has just released Good Intentions Gone Bad, his 17th album and second for prestigious blues label Alligator Records.

07/16/2024

I hadn’t planned on seeing a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins one day after an attempted assassination on former President Trump. Five days ago, I was jazzed about my plan to see and write about one of my favorite shows …

07/16/2024

What does that word “ambrosia” mean to you? If you are of a certain vintage, you can’t help but think of a gelatinous pineapple, mandarin orange and Cool Whip creation—served upside down—that your grandma made on holidays. A special treat.

07/16/2024

As the Santa Clara County Fair prepares to celebrate 80 years of history, the ghost of Clyde Arbuckle lingers in a boarded-up building near the eastern fringe of the fairgrounds.

07/16/2024

Reporting by CalMatters.org

07/16/2024

Rarely does a show feature two artists without a single vowel to their names. Luckily, both compensate for their friction-heavy monikers effortlessly with rounded, dulcet, sonic landscapes. Though slchld only started making music a few years ago, he’s already found …

07/16/2024

Now in its seventh year, the International Surf Classic is back with a barrel roll of sound. Copresented by KFJC FM, this year’s artists are paddling in from NorCal (the Del-Novas), SoCal (Slacktone), New England (the Nebulas), New York City …

07/16/2024

Cumbia is an expressive form, a folkloric music and dance tradition from Colombia that embodies adventure and romance. As a foundational component of Colombian culture informed by even older Spanish and African traditions, cumbia’s popularity spread throughout Latin America in …

07/16/2024

Cole Porter was a prolific dude. The jazz-age lyrical and musical giant wrote the books for several musicals as well as several bouncy, pep-in-the-step, gleam-in-the-eye, this-one’s-for-our-boys-abroad love tunes in the ’30s and ’40s (and most likely responsible for keeping folks …

07/16/2024

In the poem “Spanish Dancer,” Rainer Maria Rilke writes about a dancer setting her hair afire “with a glance” and turning her dress into a “fiery rapture.” For anyone who would like to experience such fierce beauty in person, flamenco …

07/16/2024

Alt-country hero (and six-time Grammy winner) Jason Isbell has spent the year riding his 2023 album Weathervanes like a glorious stallion. Written during the pandemic and the filming of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon (in which Isbell starred), …

07/16/2024

There are many reasons to see The SpongeBob Musical that have nothing to do with the fact that Tony Award-winning Ethan Slater played the (Tony award-winning) role of SpongeBob on Broadway before he hooked up with Grammy winner Ariana Grande, …

07/16/2024

For more than 40 years, Taj Mahal and his quintet have explored various avenues of music, combining elements of the funk, reggae, Cajun and jazz genres. In the process, they have made a lasting impact on the blues tradition. With …

07/16/2024

The 1973 cult classic that indelibly intertwined the goths and science fiction nerds comes to life in downtown San Jose. Many have sung along to the movie starring Tim Curry but haven’t experienced the original staged production as it was …

07/16/2024

Conventional wisdom has long held that part of the appeal of the big band format is the almost subliminal communication and interplay among the musicians; the result is a massive sound that seems to come from a single organism composed …

07/10/2024

The only Bosnian graduate of Silver Creek High School to play for the New York Cosmos when Mick Jagger was on the board of directors recently returned to San Jose.

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