.Addie Mahmassani

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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.
Les Lullies in San Jose
Feb 27, 2024

Les Lullies in San Jose

It’s still a rollicking listen even for those who don’t speak French; rock ‘n’ roll of the Les Lullies variety doesn’t necessarily need to be understood to be felt.
Mean Girls High School Version
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Mean Girls: High School Version in San Jose

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The Sound of (Black) Music at Stanford
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The Sound of (Black) Music at Stanford

Vocalists Brianna Thomas and Charenée Wade lead a stellar cast in a performance that is not only entertaining but also evocative of the largely erased impact of Black music on American culture. It’s a perfect way to introduce families of all ages to such themes.
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International Guitar Night in Saratoga

Brazilian composer Marco Pereira leads the pack as a seasoned tour member. A new generation fills the slots with Vietnamese luminary Thu Le, country-electric wonder Minnie Marks and Italian virtuoso Luca Stricagnoli.
Masood Boomgaard in San Jose
Feb 13, 2024

Masood Boomgaard in San Jose

Though he seems to prefer the online format (doable from his kitchen in South Africa with his cat nearby), he is emerging for a run of live shows. He is proudly “your favorite alternate life coach”—and who doesn’t need one of those these days?
Rigoletto in San Jose
Feb 13, 2024

Rigoletto in San Jose

With absurdly catchy songs like “La donna è mobile (Women are Fickle),” sung by the oh-so-detestable Duke, this opera was an instant hit upon its premiere.
Junkyard in San Jose
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Junkyard in San Jose

Their 2017 comeback, High Water, has thrilled fans from those early decades, as has their stellar new 21st-century lineup. They are joined on tour by fellow glam rockers Jetboy.
Ballimaaraan in San Jose
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Ballimaaraan in San Jose

Ballimaaraan premiered in 2016 and quickly gained a cult following, with high-energy songs like “Aarambh” and “Husna” winning over younger generations throughout India.
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