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In operation since the mid-1990s, the PARTI Program is committed to elevating youth voices and co-creating projects with the community that promote the development of young people's social and emotional well-being.

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Executive Director of New Museum Los Gatos Steps Down


After more than two years as executive director of New Museum Los Gatos, Ami Davis announced she is stepping down at the end of March. Davis stated it was “a difficult decision to leave the incredible staff and board at NUMU.”

New Education Director Joins Los Altos Stage Company


Judging by her impressive theater background, Los Altos Stage Company picked the right person in Kristin Walter to become its new education director and help develop its youth program.

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Los Gatos shoe designer says creations are meant to inspire women

Flor de Maria Rivera, a Los Gatos shoe designer, has been staying in Carmel-by-the-Sea in recent days, spending time with family. The power outages she’s been dealing with there have reminded her of growing up in South America. “I feel …

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Gilroy concert lives to see another Day on the Ridge

Day on the Ridge, a popular benefit rock concert held at a home in the Eagle Ridge community, is back after a three-year pandemic-related hiatus. To celebrate its return on May 28, organizers hosted a party at the Milias Restaurant …

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South Valley Civic Theatre reveals upcoming season lineup

South Valley Civic Theatre recently announced its 2023-2024 season lineup at its two venues: Morgan Hill Community Playhouse and Limelight at the Gilroy Center for the Arts. Kicking off the season at the Community Playhouse is “Moana Jr.” from Sept. …

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After 3 Year Pause, A Statue For Ballybunion Opens at 3Below

When the crew of A Statue for Ballybunion last gathered on stage, it was the day before lockdown. March 2020. A few things have changed in the world since then. Now a full three years later, Playhouse San Jose will …

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San Jose DIY’s Growing Pains

On Alum Rock Avenue, at the entrance to San Jose’s Eastside, a crowd packs a small graffiti-splattered room, watching rappers share a bluetooth mic and a solitary speaker. Across town, a crowd of young punks waits impatiently to enter an …

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Adobe Video and 3D Technologies To Be Center Stage at the 2023 Oscars

Adobe said10 Oscar-nominated films used Adobe creative applications, including Everything Everywhere All at Once, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Top Gun: Maverick.

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Poppy Jasper International Film Festival announces 2023 lineup

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (PJIFF) on Feb. 27 announced its full film lineup for its 2023 edition.  This year’s festival—which will screen at venues in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister and San Juan Bautista—will take place April 12-19. The …

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Speculative South Bay

It’s trash day in Japantown and, even still, it’s easy to find parking a few blocks up from Roy’s Station. Outside it is sunny, flat, pleasant—whistling weather. Though the houses are innocuous and orderly, in neighborhoods like these, a telepathic …

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Downtown San Jose’s Tabard Theatre to Close April 2

When the curtain falls after the last performance of the Tabard Theatre Company’s production of "Once," it will be for the last time, the San Pedro Square theater announced today. The announcement was posted on the theater company’s website and …

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Colibri Gallery donates to 6th Street Studios

Colibri Gallery in Morgan Hill recently donated $2,345 to a local nonprofit, 6th Street Studios & Art Center in Gilroy, to support its children’s art programming. Colibri Gallery hosted its second annual Morgan Hill Plein Air Paint Out in October. …

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