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Metro Issue: May 25–May 31, 2018

Metro Cover Story Photo: Summer Guide 2011

Summer Guide 2011

Metro's annual guide to everyone's favorite season: A look at upcoming concerts and plays, as well as local music, parks, museums and attractions.

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The New News

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The Eight Annual Innovation Journalism Conference brings a new generation of journalists from around the globe to Stanford.

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The Fly: Panic Room

Mayor Chuck Reed and most of the San Jose City Council took a two-hour tongue lashing Tuesday from city employees, retirees, union representatives and even staffers of several state legislators, then voted 8-3 to push forward with Reed’s declaration of “fiscal and public safety emergency.”

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Silicon Alleys: Tasty Thoughts

The author's trip to Vancouver brings up some thoughts about new ideas for eating in San Jose and the possibilities at the soon-to-be San Pedro Square Public Market.

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Voodoo Blues

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The Santa Cruz Blues Festival, May 28-29, takes Jimi Hendrix back to his beginnings with an appearance by Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox and a lineup of musicians influenced by Hendrix, from David Hidalgo to Keb' Mo'.

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Review: Prince

No two Prince shows are ever alike, as the mercurial performer proved last week at HP Pavilion in San Jose.

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Review: Love in American Times

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Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda has won acclaim for depicting the Asian American experience; his latest work, Love in American Times, now at San Jose Repertory Theater, is something of a departure for him.

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Review: ‘Distracted’ at City Lights

Lisa Loomer's 'Distracted,' a recent play about a troubled American family and a mother's search for answers to her son's ADD, had its own trouble coming together on the first night of its run City Lights Theater  in San Jose.

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Summer Screens

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The summer cinema season brings the usual sequels and comic-book superhero adventures, along with one genuinely great film that will keep people talking for a long time: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life.'

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Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen sends his surrogate on a trip back to the heady creative days of Paris in the 1920s.

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The Hangover Part II

The three friends from the popular first movie get drunk and into trouble all over again—this time in Thailand.

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Review: Fahrenheit Lounge

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The stalwart downtown ultralounge now has a new chef, Christopher Glaze, and a tasty new Asian California fusion menu.

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