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Art Review: Frames of War

Artist and Hanna Hannah uses scenes of international tragedy—South African shanty towns, a child buried in debris—and decontextualizes them in her show 'Frames of War' at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Continental

Two new features— 'Viva Riva!' and 'Africa United'—examine the seamy and the sentimental sides of life in Africa.

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Point of View

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Three artists at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara examine how an abstract perspective can change the way we think about landscapes.

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Good Help

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California Theatre Center's production of 'The Servant of Two Masters' shows how a centuries-old play can stay funny and relevant.

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Iranian Beat

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Spurned at home, musicians Kayhan Kalhor and Pezhham Akhavass keep Persian music tradition alive and well on June 18 at Cubberley Auditorium in Palo Alto.

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Race to the Finish

TheatreWorks presents the regional premiere of [title of show], a musical comedy about the making of a musical comedy—in just three weeks.

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Puppet Masters

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The puppets in 'Avenue Q' talk dirty and do things they never did on 'Sesame Street' in San Jose Stage Company's new production of the Broadway hit.

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A Really Big Show

A model of a mammoth straight from the Guadalupe River shows up for a new exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

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Fine Steins

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Two new museum shows collect superb examples of the avant-garde art by Picasso, Matisse and others assembled by Gertrude Stein and her siblings.

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Tree Huggers

Metal koalas now inhabit the eucalyptus trees near the Fourth Street entrance to SJSU thanks to a new city of San Jose art project.

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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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Comics Convention Preview

Sergio Aragones, longtime contributor to 'Mad' magazine, is one of many guests slated to appear at the Big Wow! ComicFest, May 21-22 at the San Jose Convention Center.

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Page Makers

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As the old drug peddler said, "First one's free." Free Comic Book Day is back this May 7, and comic stores across the country and throughout Silicon Alley will be offering samples from various publishers. The annual custom started nine years ago at Concord's Flying Colors Comics and has since spread worldwide.

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Finding Truth

A young Bay Area company named Inferno Theatre looks back at the family life of astronomer Galileo and his two devout daughters.

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La Bohème

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The men have all the fun and the women do the suffering in Opera San Jose's fine production of Puccini's classic opera about the artistic life of bohemians.

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