.Gary Singh

Gary Singh
Gary Singh’s byline has appeared over 1500 times, including newspaper columns, travel essays, art and music criticism, profiles, business journalism, lifestyle articles, poetry and short fiction. He is the author of The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy (2015, The History Press) and was recently a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. An anthology of his Metro columns, Silicon Alleys, was published in 2020.
Man holding a microphone in front of an American flag
Jun 12, 2024

Something New at San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival

Along with many blues talents at the June 15 show, there will be young performers from a pioneering educational program called Follow the Music.
Old house being moved on the back of a flatbed truck
Jun 12, 2024

Memories Arise Before This Week’s Fountain Blues Festival

Silicon Alleys columnist Gary Singh remembers the Scheller House and its significance to the history of San Jose’s celebration of the blues.
People applying colored paints to a city street
Jun 5, 2024

San Jose’s New Mural Makes a Social Media Splash

Thanks to Local Color, the block of San Pedro between Santa Clara and St. John is now painted in a variety of soothing hues.
Front of a two-story brick building
May 29, 2024

Sign Language: An Abandoned Brick Warehouse Speaks Volumes

Ghosts of sign painters, cannery workers and brickmakers will forever haunt the corner of Third and Keyes.
Plate of olives with a restaurant interior in the background
May 22, 2024

A Vagabond Voyage Begins on Santana Row’s Left Bank

There are many ways to meditate. In most cases the goal is not to calm your mind, but to watch your mind. And where did my mind wander? Well, France, of course.
Photo of crowded shelves in a retail store
May 15, 2024

Hunt and Peck: A Zen Meditation on One Hand Typing

Silicon Alleys columnist Gary Singh finds a silver lining in a hand injury, mixing Eastern mysticism and Western suburbia at Thien Thanh.
Young kids playing rock instruments on a stage
May 8, 2024

School of Rock Students Take Over San Jose’s SoFA District

Adult students will play May 18 at Mama Kin. The next day, youths will be at SJZ Break Room and San Jose Stage Company.
Crowd of people at an art museum event
May 1, 2024

Racist’s Reckoning: Montalvo and ICA Confront the Past

Anniversary show by Asian American artists pushes back against James Phelan’s anti-Asian legacy with celebrations of beauty and inclusion.

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