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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...
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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...
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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).
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What’s Happening: Pentatonix world tour lands in San Jose (Video)

Mark your calendars. Pentatonix (PTX) arrives in San Jose on Monday, October 17. The SAP Center will be the place to be as the talented super group from Arlington, Texas perform their unique blend of a capella and pop style. Pentatonix has won two Grammy awards, first in 2015 for "Daft Punk"...
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Cavalia Odysseo tour arrives in San Jose (Video)

It's the "largest touring production on earth." And it opens in just a few weeks in San Jose. Look for the White Big Top (Highway 87 and Julian Street), there you'll find the stunning (see the Stark Insider review of Cavalia Odysseo) production known by Cavalia. The size of an...
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‘Phantom’ kicks off Broadway San Jose season

Great news Bay Area! Andrew Lloyd Webber's eternal classic The Phantom of the Opera will kick off Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Look for the US tour to arrive this September. Full details below. In addition to Phantom, other musicals rounding out the Broadway San Jose line-up include The Sound of Music,...
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San Jose Stage: 2016-17 season takes audiences to Africa, Ireland, the Middle East and back to America

San Jose Stage Company is calling their 2016-17 season a "provocative journey." We can see why. The theater's 34th season (full line-up and details below) aims to take audiences around the world, with stops in Africa, Ireland, the Middle East, before heading home back to America. Phew. It's looking to be...
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Friendly Skies: ‘Boeing Boeing’ (Review)

Part of the tight fast-paced brilliance, sold here in a Mary Quant vision of primary colors and angular geometries, can be attributed to Kenneth Kelleher’s tight stage direction and the cast’s quick comic timing.
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Valley of the Heart: What is this Promised Land, this California? (Review)

Valley of the Heart is that big: an epic multi-generational story, larger in scope than the Grapes of Wrath, and worth every one of the 180 minutes making up its run time.