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R.I.P. Tom Petty

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Righteous Reg at Streetlight Records

TOTALLY RIGHTEOUS: San Jose rapper Righteous Reg lives a normal life while also fighting the good fight.

Every time San Jose rapper Righteous Reg goes to 7-Eleven, he says he fears for his life. In his tracks, the outspoken artist wrangles with his reality of being young and black in a time when the news features men who look like him getting abused and killed on a frequent basis.… » Read More

POW! WOW! San Jose

DE LA CRUZIN: Local artist Aaron De La Cruz will be participating in this week's POW! WOW! San Jose.

Traditionally, a powwow is a celebratory gathering of Native Americans—a massive party centered around dancing, singing and cultural rites. Pow! Wow! San Jose is focused on the creation of public works of art, and aims to help foster a culture of creativity in the “Capital of Silicon Valley.” Empire Seven Studios, Universal… » Read More

San Jose Poetry Festival

WORDS: The San Jose Poetry Festival returns.

San Jose is celebrating its third annual poetry festival. The festival will commemorate the diversity within the local literary community and will feature readings and performances from several poets, such as Arlene Biala, Santa Clara County’s poet laureate. Other speakers include Native American writer and poet Deborah A. Miranda and Persis Karim,… » Read More

‘Capturing Pablo’ at the Flint Center

NARCOS:  Javier Peña and Steve Murphy share their boots-on-the-ground stories of fighting the drug war in Colombia.

Former DEA agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy offer a behind-the-scenes, boots-on-the-ground account of bringing down drug honcho Pablo Escobar—aka the King of Cocaine. Peña and Murphy were the inspiration behind the popular Netflix series Narcos, which tells the story of Colombia’s drug cartels and Escobar’s bloody, brutal struggle to maintain power… » Read More

Percussionist Ja Hsieh: ‘Pulse’ at De Anza

DRUMMER BOY: Ja Hsieh brings his new percussion program to De Anza.

Taiwanese percussionist Ja Hsieh and his newest ensemble, Percussion X, are bringing their latest work, “Pulse,” to De Anza College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center. Deploying a wide variety of instruments—including bongos, congas, marimba and chimes—“Pulse” promises to be an impressive display of the power of percussion. Hsieh is known for his… » Read More

Rolling Loud Festival Comes to Shoreline

ANTIDOTE: Travis Scott headlines the upcoming Rolling Loud festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

A new breed of underground South Florida rappers has gained mainstream traction while the region also serves as a springboard for a hip-hop festival with global aspirations. After three years of hosting capacity crowds in Miami, the Rolling Loud festival expands to the Bay Area this weekend, and plans are in the… » Read More

‘An Enemy of the People’ at The Pear

BROTHERS KEEPER: Siblings face off in 'An Enemy of the People,' coming to The Pear Theatre.

This enduring tale of an early whistleblower explores the perennial war between the press and politicians—a theme as pertinent today as it was when Henrik Ibsen finished the play in 1882. The work has since been adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. An Enemy of the People recounts the story of a scientist and… » Read More