For the Week of
February 15-21, 2006
Cover Story: Frantic Search:
Bay Area maverick artist Michael Franti takes his musical mission to the Middle East.
News: Downtown Crossfire:
After the shootings in October, the hot topic in SJ is how downtown's nightclub scene should be policed. Charges of racial profiling are fanning the flames.
The Fly: As if San Jose needs another controversy, we may soon have 8-year-olds marching on the Dome, thanks to an ordinance that would restrict the use of inflatable houses in local parks.
Silicon Alleys: Synchronicity.
Rev: Venezuela Ride.
The Soul's Sanctum: Jennybird Alcantara's paintings explore the darker realms of human nature.
Again Young: Jonathan Demme films Neil Young in 'Heart of Gold,' with a mix of schmaltz and genuine magic.
'Classe Tous Risques': A classy re-release of a 1960 French crime thriller.
Summer Of '42: Fort Minor's Mike Shinoda talks about his family's internment camp story in 'Kenji.'
Fever Pitch: Augustana bridges Britpop and Americana to make a sound of its own.
Book Box: 'The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold' and 'Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945.'
Put a Cork In It: Three of the valley's top wine shops make it easier than ever to imbibe in style.
Live Feed: San Jose: Leaner, Meaner.
5 Things: Good Sushi Restaurants.
Hucksters And Believers: The debate over evolution gets an evenhanded airing in San Jose Stage Company's 'Inherit the Wind.'
Born to Act: Opera San José's stars filled the stage with high drama and emotion for 'La bohème.'
Any Way You Slice It: Short plays are long on audience impact at Pear Avenue Theatre.
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