Cover: Women of Jazz
The AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival sweeps into downtown San Jose this weekend in a flurry of brass, strings and wild beats. Featured artist Sylvia Cuenca has found her groove. It hasn't always been that way for female instrumentalists.
Best of the Fest: Metro writers offer some of their San Jose Jazz Festival picks.
The In Sideman: Versatile Bay Area pianist Smith Dobson branches out with a new group.
Grand Big Band: Bandleader Ray Brown gets great big sounds from his Great Big Band.
Keep on Danzon: Charanga Nueve's subtle rhythms have deep historical roots.
Hum-Drum Bum: A loafing oaf preaches macho nonsense in 'The Tao of Steve.'
Gold Standard: Miramax courts Oscar with 'Butterfly,' another boy-and-his-mentor movie.
Stage to Deceive: All the characters are putting on a show in clever Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of 'Cymbeline.'
Palate Pleaser: It's worth the trip to visit one of the Bay Area's most stellar chefs at Theo's in Soquel.
A La Carte: Willing spirits, winning wines, and free trips to Italy.
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