.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.
Sep 28, 2022

San Jose Chamber Orchestra Raises Funds for Upcoming Season

Last Sunday at the posh Silicon Valley Capital Club, the San Jose Chamber Orchestra threw a fundraising party for its upcoming season, which includes...
Taco Bell
Sep 21, 2022

Avanti Shopping Center Revives Cheap Eats Memories

On any given day, the Avanti Shopping Center at Camden and Kooser is gritty and glorious, a definitive crumbling suburban complex. The property sprawls along...
David Perez
Sep 14, 2022

Poets Rejoice at San Jose Poetry Festival Being Held at Downtown

Last week, the 2022 San Jose Poetry Festival added to a long downtown San Jose tradition, re-establishing poetry’s place in the urban landscape. Rather than...
Burger Barn
Sep 7, 2022

Burger Barn Keeps Red Barn Chain Alive One Burger at a Time

On Forest Avenue behind Valley Fair, the glorious Burger Barn is one of the last San Jose structures remaining from the celebrated Red Barn...
Book Inc
Aug 31, 2022

Books Inc, the Real Bookstore of Santana Row

An old bookstore receipt from San Jose’s Town & Country Village inspired me to raise the ghosts of Ray Bradbury and Henry Miller. I recently...
Sonic Fantasy
Aug 24, 2022

Relive the Voice Behind ‘Thriller’ in ‘Sonic Fantasy’ at Cinequest

Vincent Price had never used headphones before he recorded his spoken-word segment for the Thriller LP in 1982. Thanks to Cinequest, you can relive the...
San Jose Jazz Summerfest
Aug 17, 2022

San Jose Jazz Summerfest Returns as a Total Success

The 2022 San Jose Jazz Summerfest erupted last weekend, turning the neighborhood into an urban party with theaters, bars, restaurants and streets all hosting...
Industrial Triangle
Aug 10, 2022

The Waste Land of Industry

Forget the Golden Triangle. The gritty underbelly bordered by Brokaw, 880 and 101 should be called the Industrial Triangle. The flurry of ramshackle activity erupting...

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