Arts & Entertainment

Buster Poses

The Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto screens two Buster Keaton silent comedies— ‘Steamboat Bill, Jr.’ and ‘The Three Ages’—on Sept. 9

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Lurching Along

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This Wednesday (Aug. 31) the big Zombie-O-Rama takes over downtown San Jose with a zombie crawl and a screening of 'Fido'

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Sense and Sensibility is a Success

TheatreWorks mounts an engrossing stage version of Jan Austen's famous novel

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Ring Thing

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's new show is led by ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott, a San Jose native.

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The Big Beat

Taiko Jam 2011 at Stanford features five Japanese drum ensembles from around the world

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Magnificent Mizuno

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music scores with a wonderful orchestral piece by Shuko Mizuno    

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South First Fridays

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After a small hiatus, the South First Fridays event returns this Aug. 5 with art, music and shopping opportunities in San Jose’s SoFA District from 7 to 11pm.

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Fellini Fun

City Lights Theater Company delivers a sexy version of ‘Nine,’ the popular musical based on the Fellini movie.

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Booked Up

Two shows at the Cantor Arts Center reveal riches of the printers’ art that no ebook can duplicate.

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On Target

One of San Jose’s largest summer events, the Target Summer Pops Free Music Festival, which runs July 30–Aug. 7, provides audiences an opportunity to experience the excitement of orchestral, world and pop music from the comfort of their blanket

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Timeless Love

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'Aida,' opening this weekend at Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, is reinvented as a modern story with new twists, catchy tunes and the timeless bond shared between a Nubian princess and Egyptian commander.

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Hot-Hand Luke

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In his solo show at SJ Rep, Charles Ross will condense 'Star Wars.'

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Book Review: Cracked Up

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Mark Arnold's 'If You're Cracker, You're Happy' is not just the best book about the history of 'Cracked' magazine, it’s near certain to be the only book about it.

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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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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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