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Thursday, Aug. 21: 2013 Grammy Award-winning Latin rock band La Santa Cecilia will get things going, and then hand the stage over to Latin jazz legend Pete Escovedo and his Orchestra.

Thursday, Aug. 21: 2013 Grammy Award-winning Latin rock band La Santa Cecilia will get things going, and then hand the stage over to Latin jazz legend Pete Escovedo and his Orchestra.

"Everything I love can be summed up by the moment I get on stage, and start giving the people what they want. That's real love. That's real music."

Wiz Khalifa w/ Young Jeezy, Tyga, Rich homie quan, Iamsu, DJ Drama & Much More Live @ Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View Friday, August 22nd!!

ROC Race 5k is the original gameshow-inspired obstacle challenge that features larger than life obstacles like the infamous Wrecking Ball, the World's Largest Inflatable Water Slide, and the brand new Sweeper, among several other epic…

The Rewind tour is hitting the Shoreline on August 23 featuring Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. Unstoppable marked a turning point for these pop-country bros - gone were the modest guitar strums, sentimental virtues and…

"Nine Inch Nails were the most popular industrial group ever and were largely responsible for bringing the music to a mass audience. It isn't really accurate to call NIN a group; the only official member is…

Behold the living legends! Children of All Ages will believe in the unbelievable with the all-new circus spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS, coming to the Bay Area


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Music & Clubs

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Coming To Catalyst

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks.

It’s been two years since Animal Collective’s last album, Centipede HZ, but singer and multi-instrumentalist Avey Tare has used his free time to ratchet up that record’s tense vibe. Tare, whose real name is David Portner, has just released Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from his project Avey Tare’s Slasher… » Read More

Comedian Brian Regan At Mountain Winery

Brian Regan has made a career out of making the humdrum hilarious.

Brian Regan, who plays at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga this weekend, always re-ties his shoes before walking onstage. After all, it would look really unprofessional if a shoe came off in the middle of his performance. It’s a mundane ritual, but mundane is gold for Regan. The veteran comedian has made a… » Read More

Sleepy Sun Come ‘Full Circle’ At First City Festival

San Francisco-based Sleepy Sun formed in Santa Cruz. They play the First City Festival this weekend.

Bret Constantino spent last weekend on the phone with journalists, packing and getting his affairs in order. The lead singer of San Francisco psych rock revivalists Sleepy Sun is gearing up for a month-long European tour in support of his band’s fourth full-length record, Maui Tears. But before Constantino catches a flight… » Read More


'If I Stay'

Gayle Forman's best-sellers are the kind of thing that should make Young Adult authors feel uneasy about their craft; the work reads like someone describing what they've been watching on television. (Forman won an award once for "writing for reluctant readers." It's as if literature contained gluten.) If I Stay preserves the essence rare. The "ex-riot grrl" mommy Kat (Mireille Enos) consoles her child: "Life is this big fat gigantic stinking mess, and that's the beauty of it." Director R. J. Cutler visualizes the azure televisionistic glow of the book as a Thomas Kinkade view of alternative Portland, Oregon. » Read More

'B Movie Bombs' come to Camera 3

A film doesn't exist that's large enough to take in all of India, but Richie Mehta, director, writer and location manager for Siddharth, got a good portion of it. His nigh-completely melodrama-free quest film is in the neo-realist trad taken from Italian models like The Bicycle Thief. The story tells of an unimaginable tragedy, yet it's not an ordinary expose of a dysfunctional society. You can focus on the individual reactions and take in a sense of hope and endurance. » Read More

The Arts

Remembering Robin Williams and his Lesser-Seen Roles

We in Northern California took the death of Robin Williams personally and keenly. Williams sightings were common, and we felt, however presumptuously, that he was one of us. If, as the Northern Californian critic David Thomson put it, "'The Robin Williams Picture' had become a warning signal" we could make it a north/south thing and chalk it up to the stupidity of The Industry. They thought of Williams as the eternal boy, the alien in rainbow suspenders, all the way to the end; they judged that Mrs. Doubtfire required a sequel every bit as tedious as the first one. » Read More

'Ex Post Facto' at Empire Seven Studios

At the age of 7 Francisco Graciano already knew he wanted to be an artist. The East Side San Jose native figured that out when he handed his second-grade classmate a drawing he'd done-a cartoon character he'd created after carefully studying his uncle's "stash" of comics. "Seeing his reaction is what convinced me," Graciano says. » Read More

Features & Columns

Lou's Village Closing... Again

For 60 years, Lou's Village occupied a parcel of land at 1465 W. San Carlos Street, just past Meridian, as one ventures outbound from downtown San Jose. When Lou's opened in 1946, that part of town was essentially the western outskirts of San Jose. After decades of banquets, weddings, big band gigs, comedy, doo-wop, celebrities, scallops and tons of 49ers, Earthquakes and Sharks parties, the place closed in 2006. » Read More

Controversy Surrounds Transgender Participation in Professional Sports

Chloie Jonsson cycles through her clean complex, perfecting her form. With heels planted firmly to the mat, her hands grip a chalked-up barbell. Mind to muscle, eyes on the mirror, she watches her body in motion. She glides the bar up her shins and with a quick hop, flips her hands back, elbows up, and rests it on her clavicles while sinking into a squat. Rising again, steady, bar still at her neck. Release. The 165-pound weight slams to the rubber mat with a slight bounce. » Read More

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