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Jun 12, 2024

A Gringo’s Stage Dive into Rock en Español with Alex Lora’s El Tri

A güero journalist talks about his improbable friendship and collaboration with Mexico’s iconic El Tri frontman, Alex Lora.
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May 22, 2024

California Forever CEO on Democracy and Community Building

Jan Sramek, who has raised nearly $1 billion to build a new city between San Francisco and Sacramento, swears that he believes in democracy.
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May 15, 2024

Summer Forecast: What’s Ahead in South Bay Entertainment

Music festivals, concerts, theater and dance productions, comedy shows, street fairs and more heat up the Silicon Valley cultural calendar.
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May 8, 2024

Kids Learn Power Chords and More at Be Natural Music

Be Natural Music promotes musical proficiency and holistic health, benefiting students whether or not they become professional musicians.
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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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Apr 24, 2024

Up From Underground: The IUMA Story

Founded in Santa Cruz, the Internet Underground Music Archive was the first source not only for indie bands but for online music anywhere.
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Apr 17, 2024

Cannabis and Creativity: Embracing the Gifts of Grass

The number-one smack against pot smokers is that our habit lowers our motivation. But has cannabis been given a bad rap as a demotivator?

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