.Addie Mahmassani

Addie Mahmassani is a poet based in Santa Cruz. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark and is currently an MFA student in creative writing at San Jose State University. There, she is a Teaching Associate as well as the lead poetry editor of Reed Magazine, California's oldest literary journal. She also surfs, sings and loves a part-sheepdog named Lou.
Sep 26, 2023

Try the Pie in San Jose

Heavy Lemon presents a lineup of local legends to launch October with Try the Pie at the helm. Tongan-American vocalist and guitarist Bean Kaloni Tupou formed Try the Pie in 2006 and has since developed a poetic indie rock sound fusing country, Bay Area punk and Polynesian influences.
Michael Feinberg in San Jose
Sep 26, 2023

Michael Feinberg in San Jose

Autumn and jazz pair as gloriously as pumpkin and pie; one could say the same about Michael Feinberg and Jeff “Tain” Watts, who take the stage together this Friday to celebrate the release of Feinberg’s 10th album Blues Variant.
Romeo and Juliet in San Jose
Sep 20, 2023

Romeo & Juliet in California Theatre

In 1867 the French composer Charles Gounod gave one of the world’s most famous love stories the opera treatment, resulting in Roméo et Juliette. Upon the adaptation’s release, a prominent London critic described it as “a series of very pretty duets, varied by a sparkling waltz air for Juliet.”
Senri Oe
Sep 19, 2023

Senri Oe in San Jose

Japanese musician Senri Oe performed an astonishing act of shapeshifting at age 47: after decades as a pop star, he became a jazz pianist. He kicked this era off with a move to Manhattan to study jazz at The New School in 2008, his dachshund puppy Peace in tow.
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, Morris Hirshfield, artist, painter
Sep 13, 2023


Cantor Arts exhibit brings a modern artist out of the shadows. Genre defying artist Morris Hirshfield gets the retrospective treatment.
Sheldon Alexander Quartet in San Jose
Sep 12, 2023

Sheldon Alexander Quartet in San Jose

Drummer Sheldon Alexander’s turning point in music arrived when he came across the 1973 breakthrough jazz-funk fusion album Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock. The young musician was living in Arizona at the time and felt instantly captivated by the narrative richness Hancock achieved, thinking of it as “storytelling music.”
Bald Sisters in San Jose
Sep 12, 2023

Bald Sisters in San Jose

San Jose Stage launches its 2023-2024 season with Vichet Chum’s latest play Bald Sisters, which takes on a particular brand of sibling rivalry that any two sisters will understand. When Him and Sophea lose their mother, they are forced to confront a flood of interpersonal issues they’ve been avoiding for years, from childhood grievances to quandaries surrounding their Cambodian heritage.
Sep 5, 2023

All Girl Summer Fun Band in San Jose

All Girl Summer Fun Band puts a Portland, Oregon spin on the concept of “endless summer.” These rock ‘n’ roll best friends formed their band in the summer of 1998, thinking it was only for the summer.

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