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Amazon no longer selling wine online to consumers, but: Whole Foods

Retailers that sell alcohol can't accept payments from suppliers to advertise their products. And since wine producers pay Amazon fees to sell through Amazon Wine and it sells as a retailer through its newly acquired Whole Foods Market chain, the situation violates the law. So Amazon Wine which was launched...
Toxic Avenger Musical - San Jose Stage Company

The Toxic Avenger: Freakish, wild, entertaining musical pushes all the right buttons

Andrew Lloyd Weber this is not. And that's largely the point. Think of it more as Joan Crawford... the one later in her career (Strait-Jacket?).
Theater Review: Frankenstein at City Lights Theater Company, San Jose

Review: Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ re-imagined for stage in dynamic, high-tech adaptation

The perfect marriage of art and technology for an empathy-deprived world.
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Broadway Backstage: Top Stark Insider videos of all-time on YouTube

Broadway musicals continue to draw massive audiences. Hamilton, no doubt, is the most recent example to demonstrate that we still pine for good song and dance, along with a compelling story. That tickets are so outrageously priced (in many cases) and hard to come by further the notion that perhaps the...
Rent 20th Anniversary Tour at Broadway San Jose

‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’ highlights Broadway San Jose 2017-18 season

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour. Andrew Lloyd Weber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. And Disney's Little Mermaid. Just a few of the highlights of the upcoming 2017-18 season at Broadway San Jose. In total six productions comprise the lineup. “Broadway San Jose is proud to present another season that represents the...
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What’s Happening: ‘LUZIA’ by Cirque du Soleil arrives in San Jose

Good news for those who enjoy the performing arts in Silicon Valley and, in particular, Cirque du Soleil! San Jose. Congratulations. It's now your turn. After a successful run in San Francisco, Cirque du Soleil's newest touring show has moved South down Highway 101 to the capital of Silicon Valley. And...
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Stark Insider BTS: LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil – A Waking Dream of Mexico (Video)

Cirque du Soleil is back in town with a new show. Luzia is its name, and the artistic touring production is dubbed "a waking dream of Mexico." Stark Insider went backstage at the White Big Top in San Francisco to get the scoop on the magic behind the first touring Cirque...
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Scene San Francisco: Cirque du Soleil LUZIA opening night (Video)

The word is out: Cirque is in town! This week, under the White Big Top in San Francisco, a waking dream of  Mexico comes to life with new touring experience LUZIA. On opening night, the tent was packed to the rafters as the world famous troupe showed why it reins supreme when...
Luzia by Cirque du Soleil first look

First Look: ‘Luzia’ a waking dream in Mexico (Video)

In Spanish Luzia means light ("luz") rain ("lluvia"). If you're Cirque du Soleil, it means intricate, poetic, acrobatic art. In this "waking dream" light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. According to organizers Cirque's new, visually stunning show will feature "a cast of 44 performers from diverse artistic backgrounds, Luzia...
Manresa - Michelin Guide 2016

San Francisco Michelin Stars: Quince earns third star, Adega gets San Jose’s first

San Francisco is now tied with New York for the most Michelin three-star restaurants (six).