Cinequest 2015 Festival Picks

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Poetic Justice is a free open mic event that's open to all forms of expression, but poetic the nonetheless. Every Monday - Doors Open at 9pm

Celtic Thunder, the singing group from Ireland, debuted in August 2007 in Dublin. Accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra under the direction of David Munro, the musical director of the group, Celtic Thunder have become a…

Johnny V's hosts a night of Rap, Reggae, R&B and more at this weekly Tuesday dance party.

There are not enough words to describe this extremely versatile and talented drummer, Dennis' musical journey started at age ten when he began playing drums live on the radio and church with his brother Myron Dove (Santana) and…

Being a rock star may be great, but becoming a rock star is a slog. You schlep yourself and your bandmates in a dirty van to seedy venues that pay too little in the hope that someone important will notice.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are back out on the road this Spring for their Ride Out Tour. The tour is Seger's most extensive since 2006/2007 Face The Promise Tour and will give Seger & his Silver Bullet Band the opportunity to…

Carlos Mencia is one of the most today's most popular entertainers and comics, and now comes to the stage at the San Jose Improv. He is known for his jokes about race, culture, criminal justice and social class, delivered with his…

South First Fridays is an ecletic evening of arts a culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA district every first friday of the month, excluding January and July. The art walk is self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and…

Chris Brown has been compared to Michael Jackson thanks to his smooth vocals and flawless dance moves. With the chart toppers "Ayo" and "Loyal" to his credit, Chris Brown is one of R&B's most exciting stars.

Endangered Species are an American Alternative/Rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Formed in February 2012, the group consists of Raoul Steven Steele (Song writer, lead/rhythm guitar, Diego Sosa (Drums) and Dave…

Cinequest, San Jose's annual film festival, brings 188 films with 80 world and U.S. premiers and more than 700 visiting film artists to Silicon Valley. From around the world, short, feature and documentary filmmakers will be competing…


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Music & Clubs

Kris Bowers Mixes Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz At Winterfest

‘Misfit’ Maestro: Kris Bowers mixes pop influence in with highly technical jazz and classical on ‘Misfits + Heroes.’

While the majority of his generation is expected to jump frequently between jobs and even careers—as they seek out higher wages and a sense of fulfillment—Kris Bowers is content to stay right where he is. “I’ve never had another job, fortunately,” he says. The pianist and composer, slated to play San Jose Jazz… » Read More

Local ‘Folk Metal’ Shredders, Valensorow, Play O’Malley’s Sports Pub In Mountain View

Great Odin’s Raven: Pairing accordion, flute and mandolin with brutal shredding and double bass, Valensorow’s ‘folk metal’ songs sound like an invading viking army.

According to Valensorow’s lead vocalist, Joseph Scanlan, his band’s last full-length album—the sprawling and ambitious Neptus—took longer to complete than anticipated. Surely the album was held back by the complex arrangements, and the difficulty that comes along with nailing highly technical drum fills and lightning-fast guitar runs. But there was another reason… » Read More

Barb Rocks Kickstarting Bay Area SXSW Showcase

The Trims are one of five local bands playing SXSW as part of the locally organized Ugly Wale showcase.

Encouraged by the success she had  booking two local bands at last year’s South By South West, San Jose-based promoter Barbara Wahli—better known as Barb Rocks—is upping the ante this year, throwing her very own showcase at the yearly music, technology and film festival. She’s calling her showcase Ugly Whale. The name… » Read More


Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem

It's not anti-Semitic to mention the importance of dispute in Jewish culture; the questioning and counter-questioning is hardwired into the religion since the days of the Patriarchs. Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz's fine courtroom drama demonstrates what it's like to be a petitioner at the mercy of an Israeli rabbinical court, particularly during the complicated process of obtaining a divorce (a gett, in Hebrew). » Read More

'What We Do In the Shadows'

It may seem to be unnecessary-both as another mockumentary and yet one more vampire flick-but What We Do In the Shadows hits the mark by approaching its undead subjects the same way TV's The Surreal Life took on the celebrities whose careers just can't be killed. Of the 60 or so vampires living in New Zealand, four get to see a lot of each other. They're housemates in a decaying flat, unveiling their problems before a documentary team's camera. (The crew was protected by crucifixes at all times, says a title.) » Read More

The Arts

The Computer History Museum marks 25 years of Photoshop with 'Adobefest'

Remember how wildly colorful geometric patterns and crazy fonts were all the rage in early '90s graphic design? Well, according to Bert Monroy, you can place the blame for that questionable aesthetic on one, solitary entity: Adobe Systems. With the introduction of its two game-changing programs-Illustrator and Photoshop-the San Jose-based Adobe Systems was responsible, at least in part, for all those wacky jogging pants you thought were so cool back in the day. » Read More

The Works of Bruce Conner at the SJ Institute of Contemporary Art

In Wichita they shut him down. The faculty just couldn't deal with him. The legendary artist Bruce Conner (1933-2008) barely even spent that much time at the University of Wichita (now Wichita State), but he was there during what now looks like an explosive kick off to a lucrative career upsetting the applecarts of authority. It was in Wichita in the early '50s that Conner and his crew organized provocative exhibitions that were stymied by the stuffed-shirt faculty within 48 hours. » Read More

Features & Columns

Breaking the Internet: 'Killswitch' Screens at Cinequest

We want everything in the whole wide world from the World Wide Web. We want information at our fingertips, and, yet, we want our information kept private. We want to connect openly with friends on social media, and feel that those awful little memories of social embarrassment that keep you awake in the night didn't really matter after all. We want both freedom and safety, and the vast machineries of government spying revealed by Edward Snowden show us that we have neither. » Read More

Cinequest Shorts Program

At Cinequest, the short programs can help launch a director's career and give audiences a glimpse at future mavericks. What's more, those who program the shorts inhabit the cutting edge right here in San Jose. This time around, for the festival's 25th anniversary, a wide smattering of snippets will explode off the screen. Every emotion imaginable will be thrown right in your face, from the extremes of uncomfortable darkness to joyous tear-jerking. » Read More

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