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Backstage-Rafiki-Lion-King-Loni-Stark
Arts & Culture
BY | 02.10.15 VIDEO

Stark Insider goes backstage to preview Disney’s ‘The Lion King’. Watch as Loni Stark tranforms into Rafiki! Plus: Broadway San Jose 2015-16 season line-up.

Venus-in-Fur-Review-San-Jose-Stage
Arts & Culture
BY | 02.09.15

The roots of the expression “S&M”, a play-within-a-play and two outstanding performances conspire to create an epic night of theater.

The-Veronicas-Stark-Insider
Arts & Culture
BY | 02.06.15

Live in the Vineyard, held in Napa Valley bi-annually, will also feature performances by Katy Tiz, Needtobreathe, Oh Honey, and The Veronicas. Stark Insider preview.

Mat-Kearney-Live-Concert-Napa
Concert Series
BY | 02.04.15 VIDEO

Watch live performances and interviews from Napa: Matt Nathanson, Mat Kearney, Bea Miller, Colbie Caillat, Jamie Scott, Enation, Marie Miller, and more! Go backstage with Stark Insider.

John-Corcoran-bud-break
In Wine Country
BY | 02.03.15

Is bud break across Napa and wine country already here? “Strange winter.” That’s how Wines & Vines’ Jane Firstenfeld described the last few months here in Northern California. With absolutely zero rainfall in San Francisco for January I’d suggest piling on some other adjectives too: bizarre, unprecedented, kooky. The L.A. Times had their own: “disturbing.” […]

BatKid-Documentary-Film-Miles-Scott
Film Festivals
BY | 01.29.15

Heart-warming documentary ‘BatKid Begins’ set to open Cinequest in Silicon Valley. Read more for highlights of the 25th edition of the film festival. Stark Insider preview.

Colbie-Caillat-Yountville-Live
Wine Country
BY | 01.28.15

Stark Insider takes a first look at Yountville Live, with concert highlights and interviews with headliners Colbie Caillat and Matt Nathanson. Put your headphones on!

Great-Game-Afghanistan
Bay Area Stage
BY | 01.28.15

Berkeley Rep has the highest combined ratings on Stark Insider since 2009. If we were the Metacritic of stage, it would be in green and sit around a 95, next to Magic Theatre, A.C.T. and BioShock for Sony PlayStation.

Theater & Arts
BY | 01.27.15

A play about Silicon Valley that hits close to home. Can two video game developers meet deadline? And will ego, love, and loss render their code useless?

Lord-of-the=Rings-Live-Orschestra-Silicon-Valley
What's Happening
BY | 01.27.15

Symphony Silicon Valley announced it will live score Peter Jackson’s Academy-Award winning Lord of the Ring trilogy. Two cycles are planned for April.