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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New mural in San Jose is a ‘thank you’ to healthcare workers by Sal Pizarro

The mural by artist Denise M. Olenak near San Jose State pays tribute to healthcare workers -- including the nation's superstar doctor.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:29PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Their SoCal wedding was canceled, and then this happened in Sunnyvale by Sal Pizarro

Flora Huang and Justin Matsuura had to cancel their wedding plans in Pacific Palisades, so Matsuura's family planned a surprise celebration in Sunnyvale.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Aqui’s Swirls are available to go in the South Bay, but let’s not be stupid about it by Sal Pizarro

When word spread that the restaurant's popular frozen margarita combos were available for takeout with food orders, customers swarmed to get them -- and probably violated coronavirus social …

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The show will go on — virtually — at San Jose’s Hammer Theatre by Sal Pizarro

With the theater closed because of COVID-19 rules, performances of Swiss mime troupe Mummenschanz will be live-streamed from the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 11:29AM
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Coronavirus pushing arts and nonprofit groups to the edge: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

With the loss of spring fundraisers, canceled shows and closed venues, the South Bay's arts and nonprofit organizations will need a serious relief fund to survive.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Willow Glen resident still going strong at 106 by Sal Pizarro

Lenore Luedemann, who was born in San Jose in 1914, has lived through more than a century of change.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

San Jose State’s long-term Hammer Theatre deal is a good move by Sal Pizarro

The university has exceeded expectations since reactivating the former home of the San Jose Rep in late 2015.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:18PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New art collection adds to healing at Valley Medical Center by Sal Pizarro

Two dozen works by artist Mio Dzakula have been installed at the rehabilitation center at Valley Medical Center's new Sobrato Pavilion.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:56PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020

San Jose’s New Ballet unveils its new downtown home by Sal Pizarro

Four years after its launch, San Jose's New Ballet has a new spacious home in the historic Corinthian Event Center in downtown.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Former San Jose mayor brings Irish humor to new play by Sal Pizarro

Tom McEnery's second play, "A Statue for Ballybunion," will make its San Jose debut on St. Patrick's Day.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:13PM
Thursday, February 6, 2020

San Jose Museum of Art show celebrates Sonya Rapoport by Sal Pizarro

The museum's new exhibition, "Sonya Rapoport: biorhythm" showcases the work of the late conceptual artist, who incorporated computer work into her art.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 01:50PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Artistic dinosaur looms large at Children’s Discovery Museum by Sal Pizarro

"Ichiro Sacred Beings" is the latest product of the Playa to the Paseo partnership between San Jose and the Burning Man Project.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:17PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Knight Foundation pours $775,000 into San Jose arts groups by Sal Pizarro

Local Color and San Jose Taiko are among the beneficiaries of the grants, which are aimed at helping San Jose's arts community stay viable in the nation's most expensive region.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:03PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

‘Alpha Girls’ to share their stories for Silicon Valley Reads: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

Author Julian Guthrie and four women who broke barriers in male-dominated Silicon Valley will share their stories at Silicon Valley Reads' kickoff event Thursday at De Anza College.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:35PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Santa Clara University art show is a hands-on experience: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

Touching the art at Stephanie Metz's new show at the de Saisset Museum isn't just allowed -- it's encouraged.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:26PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Creative journey leads back to downtown San Jose theater: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

San Jose actor Jonathan Rhys Williams has come full circle in his career as he prepares to take the reins of Tabard Theatre Company.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:35PM
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Trail hike reveals a haunting art piece at Villa Montalvo: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

It has a "Blair Witch" vibe, but its backstory is touching rather than sinister.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:33PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tim Ritchie leaving The Tech to lead Boston science museum by Sal Pizarro

Tim Ritchie oversaw a period of growth and change during more than eight years as CEO of the San Jose science center.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:30PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Montalvo Arts Center receives $1 million matching gift: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

The $2 million fundraising goal would go toward the 107-year-old Villa in Saratoga to its original splendor, Montalvo Arts Center executive director Angela McConnell says.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 06:43PM
Thursday, November 14, 2019

San Jose State’s new play puts spotlight on undocumented students by Sal Pizarro

"[dreamer] project: an Undocuplay," which presents the stories of undocumented SJSU students, opens Friday at the Hammer Theatre Center.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:41PM
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Tech is closing one of its original exhibits soon by Sal Pizarro

The popular earthquake simulator at the Tech Interactive, which opened in 1998, will be retired at the end of the year.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:14PM
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Downtown San Jose gallery’s move boosts South First Fridays by Sal Pizarro

Kaleid will open Friday for this month's art walk in its new location on South First and San Carlos streets.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:11PM
Saturday, October 26, 2019

San Jose Improv reopens after its two-month makeover by Sal Pizarro

The Improv refreshed its interior furnishings, replaced its lighting and sound system and added a few nods to the heritage of the comedy club and the historic Jose Theatre.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

He’s been San Jose’s ‘Music Man’ for more than 40 years by Sal Pizarro

Bruce Labadie, who has produced festivals for San Jose Jazz and the San Jose Downtown Association, received the Cornerstone of the Arts award from the city of San Jose.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:57PM
Friday, October 18, 2019

San Jose actor embraces ’emerging artist’ label: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

Tasi Alabastro, one of four recipients of this year's Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards, says he's "leaning into" the label and using the freedom to develop new skills as an artist.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

San Jose Museum of Art still fabulous after 50 years by Sal Pizarro

The museum's anniversary gala honored co-founders Susan Hammer and Ann Marie Mix, as well as "Bay Lights" artist Leo Villareal.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ballet isn’t for boys? Don’t tell these Silicon Valley guys by Sal Pizarro

San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez was among the men who were on their toes for New Ballet's Ballet Boot Camp last week.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:35PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Close call for Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Carl Guardino by Sal Pizarro

The Silicon Valley business leader sustained minor injuries after he was clipped by a motorhome during a charity bicycle ride on the Pacific Coast Highway last weekend.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:01PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New ‘Apocalypse Now’ headlines epic film series at Pruneyard by Sal Pizarro

Santa Cruz native James Mockoski oversaw the 4K restoration of Francis Ford Coppola's classic, which leads a two-week festival at Pruneyard Cinemas in Campbell.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:52PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

No joke: San Jose Improv going dark for a interior makeover by Sal Pizarro

The comedy club at downtown's historic Jose Theatre will be closed for renovation until October.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:47PM
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sonic Runway coming back to downtown San Jose next year by Sal Pizarro

The iconic Burning Man artwork, which made a splash in 2017, will again light up San Jose City Hall Plaza in 2020.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:22PM

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