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San Jose photographer captures images of all 59 national parks

By Khalida Sarwari If the walls of the Art Ark Gallery on San Jose’s South Sixth Street could talk, they’d probably be speechless. They hold 59 images and each appears to be competing with each other in grandeur, scope and beauty. The contrasts catch the eye immediately. Next to the serene waters and lush greenery… Read More San Jose photographer captures images of all 59 national parks

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What’s in a name? Santa Clara County schools attempt to find out

By Khalida Sarwari It’s a moment almost every starstruck tourist who visits Hollywood dreams of; the moment when they spot a star. Not the ones who dot Hollywood Boulevard, but real in-the-flesh celebrities. Feb. 26 proved to be such an auspicious day for a number of people who joined a bus tour of Tinseltown. Thinking… Read More What’s in a name? Santa Clara County schools attempt to find out

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French comedian brings unique brand of funny to San Jose

By Khalida Sarwari Gad Elmaleh is doing things a little unconventionally. Whereas most comedians start by making the rounds of local comedy circuits before they get booked to perform at Madison Square Garden-size venues or get their own Netflix specials, the Moroccan-French stand-up comic is eschewing global fame and the big crowds he’s used to drawing for… Read More French comedian brings unique brand of funny to San Jose

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‘Cabaret’ as relevant today as it was half a century ago

By Khalida Sarwari Behind the glitzy performances and glamorous costumes, “Cabaret” tells a story that is as relevant today as it was 51 years ago, according to the cast of the national tour set to arrive at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday. Directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed and choreographed by… Read More ‘Cabaret’ as relevant today as it was half a century ago