ENTERTAINMENT Archive

  • I have fantasized about seeing the opera since I saw Pretty Woman over 20 years ago. The glamour, the romance, the emotional reaction – it has always held so much appeal. Come to think of it, maybe it was the amazing dress and the beautiful jewels Richard Gere gave to Julia Roberts before they set off for the night that...

    Opera San Jose Presents – Madama Butterfly

    I have fantasized about seeing the opera since I saw Pretty Woman over 20 years ago. The glamour, the romance, the emotional reaction – it has always held so much appeal. Come to think of it, maybe it was the amazing dress and the beautiful jewels Richard Gere gave to Julia Roberts before they set off for the night that...

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  • Broadway San Jose’s current program, “The Australian Bee Gees: A multimedia tribute concert” is sure to have even the most casual fan of the Bee Gees out of their seat and feeling that Saturday Night Fever (or even Tuesday night fever as was the case for us as we attended the opening night). Starting in the present and rolling backwards...

    Broadway San Jose Presents – Australian Bee Gees Show

    Broadway San Jose’s current program, “The Australian Bee Gees: A multimedia tribute concert” is sure to have even the most casual fan of the Bee Gees out of their seat and feeling that Saturday Night Fever (or even Tuesday night fever as was the case for us as we attended the opening night). Starting in the present and rolling backwards...

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  • Cirque Du Soleil once again manages to entertain and delight us with colorful costumes, incredible acrobatic performances and endearing characters. Amaluna is the story of a princess’s coming of age ceremony that as the story progresses turns into a love story full of tests and setbacks for the young couple. Where the story line is a bit fuzzy and without...

    Cirque du Soleil – Amaluna

    Cirque Du Soleil once again manages to entertain and delight us with colorful costumes, incredible acrobatic performances and endearing characters. Amaluna is the story of a princess’s coming of age ceremony that as the story progresses turns into a love story full of tests and setbacks for the young couple. Where the story line is a bit fuzzy and without...

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  • If you’re one of many that look forward to upcoming events, such as musicals, wait no further!  Broadway San Jose’s 2013-2014 lineup of shows will have you singing, intrigued and on your feet. Which one are you looking forward to seeing? For ticket information, visit www.broadwaysanjose.com

    Broadway San Jose presents 2013 – 2014 Lineup

    If you’re one of many that look forward to upcoming events, such as musicals, wait no further!  Broadway San Jose’s 2013-2014 lineup of shows will have you singing, intrigued and on your feet. Which one are you looking forward to seeing? For ticket information, visit www.broadwaysanjose.com

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  • On Thursday, June 20th, I went on a hot date (by myself) to catch the latest box office hit, Man of Steel. For those of you who don’t know me, Superman is my favorite comic hero of all time. From the very first comic book I read, to the time I watched Christopher Reeve bring his character to life, I...

    My Love for Superman & Man of Steel – Review

    On Thursday, June 20th, I went on a hot date (by myself) to catch the latest box office hit, Man of Steel. For those of you who don’t know me, Superman is my favorite comic hero of all time. From the very first comic book I read, to the time I watched Christopher Reeve bring his character to life, I...

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  • On a Tuesday evening after enjoying some downtown San Jose happy hour fare, I found myself at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. The crowd is a smattering of distinguished musical theater aficionados and 30 somethings who dusted off their skinny jeans and concert t-shirts. The curtain rises to reveal a well designed industrial set hammering you with digital...

    Broadway San Jose Presents – Green Day’s American Idiot

    On a Tuesday evening after enjoying some downtown San Jose happy hour fare, I found myself at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. The crowd is a smattering of distinguished musical theater aficionados and 30 somethings who dusted off their skinny jeans and concert t-shirts. The curtain rises to reveal a well designed industrial set hammering you with digital...

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  • The sultry and sexy Dita Von Teese returns to San Francisco for Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!  The Summer 2013 tour brings the world renown burlesque performer to the Fillmore for 4 fantastic nights. Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray June 26 – 29, 2013 Doors Open 7:30pm Purchase tickets HERE For more information visit, www.stripstriphooray.com    

    Dita Von Teese Returns to San Francisco in June 2013!

    The sultry and sexy Dita Von Teese returns to San Francisco for Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!  The Summer 2013 tour brings the world renown burlesque performer to the Fillmore for 4 fantastic nights. Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray June 26 – 29, 2013 Doors Open 7:30pm Purchase tickets HERE For more information visit, www.stripstriphooray.com    

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  • Opera San Jose pairs two remarkably, even wonderfully, dissimilar one act operas  in Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) and Gianni Schicchi (pronounced “Johnny Ski Key”) in it’s current production running through April 28, 2013 at the California Theatre on First Street in San Jose, Ca.  They are two of Puccini’s threesome (il trittico) of one act operas which had their world premier at the Met...

    Opera San Jose Presents – Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

    Opera San Jose pairs two remarkably, even wonderfully, dissimilar one act operas  in Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) and Gianni Schicchi (pronounced “Johnny Ski Key”) in it’s current production running through April 28, 2013 at the California Theatre on First Street in San Jose, Ca.  They are two of Puccini’s threesome (il trittico) of one act operas which had their world premier at the Met...

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  • Like most people, I have only seen on tv and heard of this phenomenon of men in blue. Until last night that is. The opening night of the eccentric group of guys that can only be called The Blue Man Group. And they sure wowed San Jose at the Center for the Performing Arts. I wasn’t sure what to expect...

    The Blue Man Group Electrifies San Jose!

    Like most people, I have only seen on tv and heard of this phenomenon of men in blue. Until last night that is. The opening night of the eccentric group of guys that can only be called The Blue Man Group. And they sure wowed San Jose at the Center for the Performing Arts. I wasn’t sure what to expect...

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  • On March 22-24, 2013 Ballet San Jose presented a quartet of ballets. It is like a good box of Sees candies – a little something for everyone. The first ballet ‘Les Rendezvous’, choreographed by the late, great Sir Frederick Ashton was romantic and flirty. The stage was filled with light and airy long white dresses. As the men and women...

    Bravo to Ballet San Jose’s Neoclassical Masters!

    On March 22-24, 2013 Ballet San Jose presented a quartet of ballets. It is like a good box of Sees candies – a little something for everyone. The first ballet ‘Les Rendezvous’, choreographed by the late, great Sir Frederick Ashton was romantic and flirty. The stage was filled with light and airy long white dresses. As the men and women...

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