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Symphony San Jose Taps Classical Music Veteran Robert Massey

Massey is the successor to symphony founder Andrew Bales, pending his long-planned retirement.

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Limelight’s ‘accidentally timely’ show opens May 6

Limelight by South Valley Civic Theatre’s upcoming comedy is about a family who is stuck in a rut and rarely gets out of their house. It’s a timely show that resonates with much of the country, following two years of …

Image caption: From Past to Present: The range of California art in the museums listed below is represented by the Crocker Art Museum’s exterior: one half completed in 1872, the other added in 2010.
Golden State Treasures

Gold Rush-era landscapes, funk art sculptures, pop art statements, Chicano art movement masterworks—here are 10 places to explore the work of California artists.

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Garlic Festival: ‘Massive’ events no longer realistic

The Gilroy Garlic Festival will not host its traditional event this year or for the “foreseeable future,” organizers announced this week. A series of smaller, more intimate events still on tap for 2022 aim to bring the festival back to …

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The ‘Sounds of Summer’ return to Los Gatos

Plans are underway for this summer’s return of Music in the Park, the downtown Promenades and the 20th annual Jazz on the Plazz concert series. Los Gatans are so eager for summer fun that Jazz founder Teri Hope has been …

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Planting seeds for the future: Artists unveil downtown mural

A group of Gilroy artists unveiled their new mural April 15 on the side of 6th Street Studios and Art Center downtown, a work that represents the past, present and future of the Santa Clara Valley city. Armando Franco led …

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Poppy Jasper festival celebrates filmmakers at gala

The stars not only gathered in the clear night sky above Gilroy on April 8, but also under one roof downtown. The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, back for the first time in-person since its 2019 iteration, celebrated its filmmakers, …

Image caption: State Sen. Steve Glazer speaks at a hearing of the Governmental Organization Committee on March 29.
Calling Emergency to Save Journalism

California has lost 25 percent of its newspapers and seen a circulation plummet over the past 15 years. A bill in the State Legislature, SB 911, could help.

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Los Gatos’ country station selling to K-LOVE owner for $3M

It traces its roots to North Santa Cruz Avenue. Its second studio was on Royce Street. And even after moving its air room to San Jose, Los Gatos has remained 95.3 KRTY’s home, as far as the Federal Communications Commission …

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It’s showtime for Poppy Jasper festival

Juliet Landau’s feature directorial debut, “A Place Among the Dead,” has been “striking an artery, not just a nerve,” she noted. Perhaps it’s the film’s focus on narcissism that’s been resonating with viewers. Described as a “genre-bending art film,” “‘A …

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Photos: Art Walk is back for 2022

Artists showcased their work to downtown visitors during the Third Friday Art Walk on March 18, organized by 6th Street Studios & Art Center. This month’s walk, the first of 2022, featured seven stops along Monterey Street and surrounding areas.

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Local Scene: Poetry contest, Youth Commission seeking applicants

Poetry contest now open Poets of all ages are encouraged to enter the Los Gatos Poetry Contest hosted by Los Gatos Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian.  Individuals who live, work or attend school in Los Gatos are eligible to submit one …

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Nominations sought for Architectural Awards

The Gilroy Historical Society wants to honor those who have invested in the preservation and beautification of their historic home or building. The public is invited to nominate a building for the 2022 Architectural Awards. Include your name, the street …

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Bar’s rebirth stirs Los Gatos

The Houserockers brought a packed house down as they belted out their rendition of “Shout” by Otis Day and the Knights, along with plenty of other classics, Feb. 26. Venue owner Alex Hult couldn’t have hoped for anything more for …

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Golden State Podcasts

Travel, food, true crime politics—there’s a show for everyone. Here are some top-rated podcasts that focus on some aspect of California culture.

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Artist creating video portraits for downtown Gilroy residency

A visit to Benton C Bainbridge’s downtown Gilroy studio is like taking a step into a 1990s electronics store. CRT televisions sit on tables and the floor, next to a JVC VHS player, wood-paneled video synthesizers and even a Vectrex …

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After two-year delay, ‘Cabaret’ is ready for the stage

It may have taken two years because of circumstances beyond its control, but South Valley Civic Theatre is at last ready to perform its dark musical, “Cabaret,” in front of a live audience.  Ten performances will run on select days …

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Music in the Park Announces Three 2022 Shows, New Promoter

The San José Downtown Association selected downtown-based entertainment industry veteran Mauricio Mejia to promote future concerts.

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Organizer: New Fresno garlic festival not a competitor to Gilroy

The organizers of a new garlic festival in Fresno County say the event is not meant to rival Gilroy’s long-standing tradition, but rather, is a celebration of the California-grown bulb and the people behind it. The National Garlic Festival, put …

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A life of beauty: Iconic collector Gracie Garcia dies at 82

Gracie Garcia was a world traveler, who has floated down a river in India while looking up at the stars in a houseboat, explored the Hermitage Museum in a Russian palace, and partaken in countless other adventures. She not only …

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