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On a Slow Vote Camp Campbell A thicket of extended TV truck antennas crowded the paseo between the two Fairmont towers, so we pulled up and asked the doorman which millionaire had rented the ballroom. MEG WHITMAN? STEVE POIZNER? Actually, former Congressman TOM CAMPBELL had secured a small room off the alley to put the best face possible on his noble but doomed U.S. Senate bid. As CARLY FIORINA pulled ahead in the early returns, we asked Campbell about the influence of money in politics this year. “It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it?” Campbell laughed and flashed a Kennedyesque smile. Former Assemblyman JIM CUNEEN predicted that Campbell would win Northern California. Heck, maybe this is a good time to snap that pesky southern appendage off anyway.

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Irish Pub on San Pedro Square, where the SAM LICCARDO’s victory party was taking place, TIM HENNESSEY, Liccardo’s Republican opponent, walked by the crowded pub. The former Johnny V’s bouncerturned-candidate approached Kyra Kazantzis, a local lawyer and Liccardo campaign volunteer, as she was strolling into the party. “He asked me, ‘Is that Sam Liccardo’s party?’” she said. When she responded yes, “He said, ‘I’m Sam’s running mate, Tim Hennessey.’” He then bid adieu and walked away in his immaculate suit. A 12-piece Irish band with fiddles, fifes and accordions entertained the Guinness-drinking, chicken wing– munching crowd of about 70 people as Liccardo coasted to an easy victory. San Jose Mayor CHUCK REED showed up to congratulate the presumed winner, who was nowhere to be found, but Fly had to buzz to the next food spread. As we jogged down the street in heels, ubiquitous District 6

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Family Union The South Bay Labor Council and its legions were out in full force in the lobby of the swank California Theater for political sib ings XAVIER and NORA CAMPOS. Familiar faces sampled the fancy spread of sesame chicken, quiche, brie and fruit while watching results roll in around a large computer screen mounted by the entrance. At 10:30pm, the mood was celebratory, despite the fact that what once seemed like a safe dynastic succession had turned into a November runoff and some candidates, like FOREST WILLIAMS, fared worse than expected.

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Pizza with Pegram LARRY PEGRAM’s supporters cheered at the Cambrian Round Table Pizza when the first results popped up, even though the San Jose City Council District 9 candidate trailed Donald Rocha by more than 1,500 votes. “Anytime you’re in the money, it’s good,” said Pegram with a grin. Volunteers flipped around the channels on the flat-screen TVs looking for a news broadcast. “CNN, Heck no!” hollered one Pegramite. “No! I want Fox News. I don’t want the Clinton Network.”

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Daughter Teresa Down Highway 85, at the Summit Steakhouse, TERESA ALVARADO’s roughly 50 guests had swamped the bar area and practically cleaned out steam trays of what looked like enchiladas. Alvarado herself stood at the center of a crowd of people in the middle of the dimly lit room. “It’s going really good,” said Alvarado, as someone handed her a seltzer water. “We’ve done our best.” Alvarado was locked in a tight battle for second place with Forest Williams, who had only a scant 32 votes more than Alvarado. As post midnight totals

We sped to Los Gatos, where they keep the Christmas tree lights up year round, declining Democratic Central Committee candidate Oliverio’s offer to race us in his Saturn. We knew this was one race Pierluigi would lose, even as our trusted assistant checked election results from a mobile laptop passenger side. We easily identified MIKE WASSERMAN’s Tudor home by the prolific number of massive lawn signs in the driveway. We were particularly impressed by We Like Mike’s sports autograph collection. How many people keep SATCHEL PAGE and DIZZY DEAN’s autographs in their den?

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gsbigger Hard to believe that someone with the ability to engage social capital, to organize communities for their embetterment—and even for his own self interest, to get elected— now turns a virtual deaf ear to those he seeks to lead (and apparently only intends to try to govern instead?). lerouxcilliers As technologists we need to recognize that a large part of the population is still very confused by all this stuff that is around and that we have a responsibility to demystify it for them. As long as they express the sentiments as verbalized by Obama, we still have work to do.

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marcsiry Nothing new. You know when you go to the crappy supermarket and hand your “club key tag” to the disinterested cashier, who perfunctorily swipes it, resulting in a crop of competitive coupons (you bought Charmin, here’s a coupon for some Quilted Northern) which you immediately throw away? Same thing, only more pointless. Michael Bauser Go ahead, and talk all the anti-Foursquare/Gowalla/ Loopt shit you want. In a year, you’ll probably be posting announcements like “Check-in at Hipster Bar during the Gawker Party to earn a Shadenfreude Cocktail badge!” and we’ll still be here to mock you for it. Mike Byhoff I may be completely naive, but if I’m going to be surrounded by ads all day every day no matter what— what’s the harm in giving me relevant ads that might actually interest me? Nerd Love Cupidtino, a dating site for fans of Apple products, is having a hard time attracting women. Shocked?

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with an egg that has been cooked at precisely 62 degrees for nearly an hour. The slow-cooked egg sits atop sautéed maitake and morel mushrooms surrounded by a ring of puréed English peas and a tangy, rich vermouth “espuma” or foam. Other dishes play with diners’ senses by combining temperatures and flavors, improbably impersonating items they’re not, or liberally distributing flavorized “pearls” on plates. Chemel is arguably Silicon Valley’s only dedicated practitioner of molecular gastronomy, the application of scientific techniques and tools to cooking. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the term started to be used to describe a new style of cuisine in which some chefs began to embrace science, research, technological advances in equipment and various natural gums and hydrocolloids used by the commercial food-processing industry. The bestknown proponent is Spain’s Ferràn Adria, who recently left his famed El Bulli restaurant. The use of flavored foams and sous vide cooking (slow cooking in vacuum-sealed bags) has become standard at top-tier local restaurants like the Plumed Horse, Le Papillon and Manresa, but Chemel goes deepest. For him, his immersion in this futuristic school of cooking is

Chemel began his career in his native France working at Michelin two- and three-star restaurants cooking simple but refined classic French cuisine. His schooling in the classics still forms the foundation of much of what he cooks, but when he moved to the United States his technique began to evolve away from the straight-ahead French style toward smaller, more intricately crafted plates of food. Working in New York, Chemel received three stars from The New York Times while he was the executive chef at Le Chantilly. Delving deeper into his culinary odyssey, he spent four years in Japan studying macrobiotic cooking with Japanese master chefs and became executive chef at Tokyo’s Ambrosia. Then he set off on his own to open Cliquo in Honolulu in 1995, a hypermodern restaurant that may have been too far ahead of its time. The critics loved it, but the public did not. It didn’t last long. “I was young and stupid,” Chemel says. “I was trying to do those things no one wanted to eat.” Burned out from fine dining, he moved to San Francisco in 1999 to open a wholesale chocolate shop. The slow, contemplative pace of chocolate making seemed to be just the thing for the restive young chef and resparked his creativity. The technically exacting yet wide-open canvas that chocolate afforded him seems to have foreshadowed his foray into molecular gastronomy years later. “I realized I could have fun with chocolate,” Chemel says. “I realized I could do some crazy flavors. It reset myself to a new way of cooking.”

Star Power In 2002, Chemel rejoined the mainstream and became executive chef of Aqua at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Dana Point. He then returned to San Francisco in 2004 to open La Suite and earned three stars

from the San Francisco Chronicle. Having fun and being creative were becoming increasingly important to Chemel. In 2008, George Aviet, owner of Mountain View’s Chez TJ, asked Chemel to become chef. The restaurant had just lost Christopher Kostow, a talented young chef who earned the restaurant two Michelin stars, and Aviet was keen to hold onto that distinction. At Chez TJ, Chemel continued to explore with rarefied, intricately composed dishes that borrowed from both French and Japanese aesthetics. His food was delicious, if sometimes a little too clinical and spare. When the Michelin inspectors came around they took away one of the restaurant’s stars. Eighteen months into his nearly two years at Chez TJ, Chemel began to dream about opening another restaurant of his own, one in which he would be able to create his own vision from top to bottom. For six months, he worked on his plan until he gave his three-week notice. The day he left Chez TJ, he signed the lease on his new restaurant in Palo Alto. As far as he knew he was leaving Chez TJ on good terms, but he was surprised to read comments from Aviet that Chemel had failed the restaurant by not holding on to both Michelin stars. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Aviet went so far as to say Chemel was incapable of earning two Michelin stars. “I was kind of shocked when I saw that,” Chemel says. “I have nothing against [Aviet]. I worked for him, and I did my best.” Though he enjoyed the creative freedom at Chez TJ, he believed ownership needed to invest more to keep quality high. Now that he’s running his own show, garnering those coveted Michelin stars will all be on him. He says he’s not motivated by critical recognition, but one can’t help but believe he subscribes to the notion that success in the best revenge. Chemel envisions Baumé as a working laboratory for his culinary vision. His greatest motivator—and enemy—is boredom. He says he couldn’t imagine cooking the same old classical French food. While he

has a reverence for French technique and dishes, he takes pleasure in deconstructing the classics and reimagining them in a new way. “I like to explore new technologies and new ways of thinking,” he says. “I just try to explore myself through my food but in a different way.” While some critics dismiss molecular gastronomy as passé and an exercise in flash over flavor, Chemel’s approach might be called molecular gastronomy–lite. He doesn’t go overboard with the sleight of hand. Many of his dishes are reinterpretations of familiar dishes, so even though the form may look otherworldly there is still be a flicker of recognition. The quality of the ingredients he uses, whether manipulated or not, shines through. Chemel doesn’t appear so much to be chasing trends but rather his muse. “I’m having fun doing what I’m doing now,” he says. For diners, the result is an everchanging, playful and frequently

exciting experience that can’t be found anywhere else in Silicon Valley. Diners choose from 5-, 10- or 15-course menus priced at $78, $118 and $168, respectively. Customers choose their menu from a list of ingredients not knowing how they will be prepared. The kitchen knows the menu, but the customers do not. The restaurant is sold out most nights, and Chemel says he’s doing twice the business he expected to be doing. Those are pretty good numbers for the lingering days of recession. Chemel has signed a 15-year lease at Baumé, so in spite of the restlessness that has characterized his career, he plans for Baumé to become a fixture in Silicon Valley. But he is thinking of opening a chocolate shop and other restaurants down the road once he establishes his reputation at Baumé. “I cannot stay in one place. I need to move.”


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ceiling and simple but stylish light fixtures and modern artwork. It’s a comfortable, intimate space that feels both sophisticated and relaxing. The clientele arrives attired in everything from sports coats to fashionable jeans, reflecting Baumé’s unpretentious Silicon Valley elegance. There are three choices for dinner: five courses ($78), 10 courses ($118) and 15 courses ($168). That may sound restrictive, but given the changing list of ingredients Chemel works with, the variations are endless. The menu lists groupings of familiar and eclectic ingredients (griotte cherries, chocolate, geoduck clams, miso, lichee) from which Chemel creates each menu. You don’t know what to expect, an approach that imparts an improvisational feel to the meal. When I came for dinner, my dining partner didn’t eat meat or shellfish, while I eat both. The kitchen adapted the menu with ease, serving us separate dishes in some cases or in others substituting vegetarian analogs such as young coconut instead of shrimp. Even before the first courses arrived, the edible fun began. Fresh-baked bread was served with an earthy-colored emulsion of olive oil and balsamic vinegar that had been coaxed into the texture of chilled butter. I’d try


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delicate live-scallop sashimi paired with delicate lilikoi pearls (lilikoi is similar to passion fruit) that burst in the mouth upon contact. While it’s not particularly flavorful, the liquid-nitrogen-frozen licorice foam was fun to taste. After being told not once but twice to chew quickly lest the ultracold cloud burn my tongue, I dutifully nibbled on the ephemeral puff and exhaled a visible stream of vapor from my nose. Not all the dishes are high-wire acts. The yellow wax bean salad with shallot vinaigrette and curry-flavored “dust” sprinkled on top was simple and delicious. Chemel brought pastry chef Ryan Shelton with him from Chez TJ. He is one of most inventive pastry chefs working in Silicon Valley. The chocolate desserts are particularly delicious, but I also loved his “peach composition,” a deconstructed version of peach melba complete with a foamy glass of vanilla cream loaded little fruit-flavored popping pearls. Baumé also serves lunch, rather unusual for restaurants of this caliber. It’s a cheaper way to enjoy the restaurant ($48 for three courses) but every bit as elegant and refined. The service stands out as much as the food. Manager Nick Vrignaud, formerly floor manager at Sent Sovi in Saratoga, is a consummate professional, and he sets the tone for the rest of the staff. All the servers are knowledgeable about the complex menu and seem to glide about the dining room with a fluid efficiency. Service at this level is a rarity in Silicon Valley. The wine list is a pleasure, too, as almost all of the bottles are available by the glass and invite exploration. From the service to the otherworldly food, there’s nothing quite like Baumé in Silicon Valley. That’s not saying too much, given the region’s conservative approach to upscale dining, but that just makes Baumé stand out all the more.

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Jewtopia June 11–27, Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto; $20–$31 Two men—one Jewish, one not—bone up on Jewish culture in order to advance their romantic options in Palo Alto Players’ production of Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson’s comedy Jewtopia, opening this weekend. The show stars Brandon Silberstein (left) and Lance Fuller.

Vital Signs Runs June 12–Feb. 5, San Jose Museum of Art The museum, thinking ahead to this year’s 01SJ Festival, opens a show about how artists deploy new-media techniques to express ideas about natural life rhythms like breathing and germination. The show, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, features works by Bill Viola (pictured), Jim Campbell, Gail Wight and Andrea Ackerman.




Presented by Palo Alto Players. This week: Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Openingnight gala Jun 12. Thru Jun 27. $20-$30. Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto.


Student performance directed by Gay Tarabanovics. Sat, 7pm. $19. Flint Center, Cupertino.

FLAMENCO SOCIETY A juerga with Koko de la Isla, Pamela Martinez and others. Sat, 7pm. $8-$14. Historic Hoover Theater, San Jose.

Theater BARBARA, BETTE & CAROL BURNETT Bay Area singers perform songs by female stars; event includes an auction. Sat, 7:30pm, with a 6:30pm mixer. $20 and up. Retro Dome, San Jose.

BLACK/WHITE The California Theater Center summer rep’s second production is a double bill of “Black Comedy” and “The White Liars,” comedies by Peter Shaffer. Thu-Sat, 7:30pm. Thru Jun 23. $12$20. Sunnyvale Community Theatre.

Broadway West Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller’s famous drama. ThuSat, 8pm, Sun, 1pm. Thru Jun 12. $15-$22. Fremont.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS A Bus Barn Stage Company show. Wed, 7:30pm, Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3 or 7pm. Thru Jun 19. $24-$32. Bus Barn Theatre, Los Altos.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES San Jose Rep’s summer miniseason begins with a musical about four singing sensations of the 1950s and ’60s and their quest for fame. Opens Jun 15. Tue, 7:30pm, Wed-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 3 and 8pm, Sunday 2 and 7pm. Through Jun 27. $29-$67. The Rep, San Jose.

OPUS Michael Hollinger’s regional premiere, presented by TheatreWorks. This week: TueWed, 7:30pm, Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 2 and 8pm, Sun, 2 and 7pm. Thru Jun 27. $24–$62.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

RED, WHITE AND TUNA Presented by San Jose Stage Company. Wed-Thu, 7:30pm. Fri–Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Thru Jul 4. $15-$45. San Jose Stage.

SECOND WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER City Lights Theater Company presents the world premiere of Andrew Black’s play about a married man and his college-age gay lover, set in the 1980s. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Thru Jun 20. $25-$40. San Jose.

TUGHLAG Naatak presents the Hindi play by Girish Karnad, with subtitles in English. It tells the story of the eccentric sultan Muhammad Bin Tughlaq of the 14th century in Delhi. Fri, 8pm, Sat, 5pm, Sun, 1 and 6pm. Thru Jun 20. $16-$30. Theatre on San Pedro Square.

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COMEDYSPORTZ An interactive improvised comedy show. 18+ “Midnight Show” 11pm show Friday. Fri, 9pm and 11pm and Sat, 7pm and 9pm. $12-$15. ComedySportz, San Jose.



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Music of Portugal

Mark Kitaoka




Carlos Damas

Emily Ray, Conductor

Carlos Seixas: Sergio Azevedo:

Symphony in B flat Reflections on a Portuguese Lullaby John Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler's List JosĂŠ Vianna da Motta: Sinfonia "A Patria"

Sunday June 13 3 PM Five Wounds Portuguese National Church 1375 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose Tickets: $22/18/7 408 236-3350

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IMPROV Wed, 8pm: Big Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Ass Comedy Show. $12. Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 7 and 9pm, Sun, 7pm: Amy Schumer of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Comic Standing.â&#x20AC;? $16. San Jose.

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. $2. Thu, 8pm, Fri-Sat, 9pm, Sun, 8pm: Justin McKinney of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Blue Collar Comedy Tour Next Generation.â&#x20AC;? $12. Sunnyvale.


Museums OPENING SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ARTS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vital Signs: New Media From the Permanent Collection.â&#x20AC;? Jun 12-Feb 6. Tue-Sun, 11am5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.

STUDENT ACTIVIST SHOW The De Anza Restoring Education organization exhibits ďŹ lm, photos and art about student activism. Thu, 5:30-8:30pm. Free. Visual Performing Arts, De Anza college, Cupertino.

Galleries CONTINUING ANNO DOMINI â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Only Desire.â&#x20AC;? A one-third scale sculpture version of the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry by Joey Syta using Lite-Brite pegs. Thru Jun 26. San Jose.

ART AND WELLNESS STUDIO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Floating Thresholds.â&#x20AC;? New work by Kristine Idarius. Thru Jun 25. Fri, 6pm-8pm. Grace Community Center, San Jose.

BICENTENARIO 2010 Mexican bicentenntial celebration with parade (11amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2pm) and festival (noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm). Sun. Courthouse Square, Redwood City.

CHEFS WHO CARE Armadillo Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All-You-CanEat BBQ helps raise funds for Community Services Agency. Mon, 5:30-7:30pm. $20. Cuesta Park, Mountain View.


Sukerti Berg shows watercolors. Thru Jul. San Jose.

Tony Wong and Charles Perkins present a guitar lecture. Sponsored by South Bay Guitar Society. Sat, 2pm. Free. Community Room, Alum Rock Branch Library, San Jose.



â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Politics: Three Generations of Political Printmaking in the Bay Area.â&#x20AC;? Thru Aug 7. Wed-Thu, noon-7pm, Fri-Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

The Portuguese Heritage Society of California (PHSC) hosts the annual event with food, music and dance. Sat, 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30pm; free. History Park, Kelley Park, San Jose.


SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lift Off,â&#x20AC;? by SJSU MFA graduates. Thru Jun 19. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Work Out.â&#x20AC;? Paper replica of a gym by Libby Black. Thru Jun 19. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modesto Covarrubias: Liminal.â&#x20AC;? Thru Jul 3. Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

WORKS/SAN JOSE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of State,â&#x20AC;? an exhibit of SJSU BFA graduates in pictorial art. Thru Jun 12. San Jose.

DINE DOWNTOWN Many of San Joseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best restaurants will present $20, $30 and $40 prix ďŹ xe threecourse menus. Thru Jun 12.

NATIVITY CARNIVAL Music, food and games. Fri, 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm; Sat, noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm; Sun, noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm; free. Nativity School, Menlo Park.




A networking fundraiser with wine tasting. Wed, 6:30pm. $20. Tessoraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Campbell.




â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China.â&#x20AC;? Thru Jul 4. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm. Stanford.

With Constance Crawford, Patrick Daly and others reading from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems From the San Francisco Bay.â&#x20AC;? Wed, 7:30pm. Free. Keplerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Menlo Park.

Contest for skateboarders begins. Open to all ages, plus live music and prizes. (See Sat, 3:3010pm. $10. Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park. San Jose.




â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Stories From the Edge of Asia: Plastic Life.â&#x20AC;? Thru Sep 19. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wayne Thiebaud: Seventy Years of Paint.â&#x20AC;? Thru Jul 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real & Hyperreal.â&#x20AC;? Thru Aug 1. Closed Mon. San Jose.

Nine winners of the Santa Clara County Poetry Context read. Mon, Willow Glen Library.

Sponsored rubber ducks will race down Vasona Creek in fundraiser by Hospice of the Valley. Prizes for winners. See for details. Sun. Vasona Lake Park, Los Gatos.

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TECH MUSEUM â&#x20AC;?Genghis Khan.â&#x20AC;? A new show about the technological, martial and social advances of the Mongol warrior. MonWed, 9am-5pm, and Thu-Sun, 9am-8pm. San Jose.

*events AFTERNOON TEA AND VINTAGE FASHION SHOW Tea and a vintage hat and fashion show. Sun, 1pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4pm; $25 adv. Harris-Lass Historic Museum, Santa Clara.


Tabard Theatre Company holds general auditions. Singers and actors sought. By appointment (email Jun 12 and 19. Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose.

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metroactive FILM THE A-TEAM (PG-13) A remake of a subpar early’80s TV show. Exactly and precisely what the world doesn’t need. How does Hollywood do it? (Opens Jun 11.)

THE KARATE KID (PG) A remake of a subpar early’80s movie. Exactly and precisely what the world doesn’t need. Twice in one week (see above). How does Hollywood do it? (Opens Jun 11.)


The event starts with a Downtown Residents Association mixer and live jazz band. (Plays Jun 16 at sundown in San Jose on Post Street, between First and Market; free.) (RvB)

MOROCCO/THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN (1930/1935) According to his biography, director Josef von Sternberg claims that the Pasha of Marrakech assured him that he must have actually made the movie in Marrakech, since one of his favorite streets in the city appeared onscreen. Either the Pasha or von Sternberg was jesting; Morocco is a

famously studio-bound confection. The ambience, the shadow-andsmoke cinematography, the direction and the stars create a waking fever dream about the liaison between a world-weary demiprostitute, Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), and a smitten French Legionnaire, Tom Brown (Gary Cooper). BILLED WITH The Devil Is a Woman, proof that the black-and-white cinematography of Hollywood’s golden age achieved states of visual consciousness that color simply can’t duplicate. Again, the story is negligible—a beautiful


(PG-13; 11 min.) See review on page 40.

RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHT STAGE A concert film. (Shows Jun 15 at 7:15pm.)

SOLITARY MAN (R; 90 min.) See review at right. (Opens Jun 11 at CinéArts Santana Row, Palo Alto Square and Century 20 Downtown Redwood City.)

Revivals BLADES OF BLOOD See page 43. (Opens June 11 in Cupertino at the AMC Cupertino.) (RvB)

CADDYSHACK/ANIMAL HOUSE (1980/1978) The cinematic residue of the National Lampoon during its glory era: two us-against-them comedies. Caddyshack’s raggediness means nothing compared to the dozens of quotable bits, as well as Rodney Dangerfield as a vulgarian’s vulgarian, Bill Murray as a stillin-Saigon gopher killer and Ted Knight, immortal as Judge Elihu Smails. Animal House’s fragrant John Belushi leads a cast of too many normals, and Doug Kenney and Chris Miller’s stories in the ’poon beat the stuff here. However, Donald Sutherland’s story about the universes in his fingernail seems to have anticipated The Matrix series by 20 years. (Plays Jun 11 at 7pm and June 13 at 1pm in San Jose at the Retro Dome.) (RvB)

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) Recently sampled, and mangled in the sampling, the hitchhiking scene from this movie was used to make Sex and the City 2 look cheesier than it was already. Now, check out Frank Capra’s essential screwball comedy about a dizzy heiress (Claudette Colbert) and an ornery reporter (Clark Gable.

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‘Solitary Man’ THE TITLE seems like a strange misnomer for Michael Douglas’s latest rogue-male drama. It’s kind of a dunce’s version of Kurosawa’s Ikiru. Directors Brian Koppelman and David Levien follow a New York bastard, driven to selfishness because of his fear of his own mortality. Former used-car tycoon Ben Kalmen (Douglas) is reaping the results of his bad behavior. He’s broke. He’s divorced (from the ever-patient Susan Sarandon). He’s wrapped up in a scandal, the same kind of scam William H. Macy’s character had going in Fargo. His daughter distrusts him, although his grandson adores him. Jfc`kXipDXe On the plus side, Kalmen is involved with a good-looking shrew of a society lady named R; 90 min. Jordan (Mary-Louise Parker). She suggests Opens June 11, that Kalmen escort her teenage daughter PA Square and (Imogen Poots) to his old school in Boston, CineArts where he was once a huge donor and knows Santana Row the dean. Jordan hopes Kalmen can grease her daughter’s way into college. During the trip, the old man ruins what’s left of his life. The cooked-up explanation for Ben’s misdeeds makes it hard to believe that this bad man is real, let alone an oracle. He passes life lessons on to the next generation, and the young are all too ready to listen, especially a callow college student (Jesse Eisenberg) who befriends Ben during the Boston trip. In the film’s falsest passage, Kalmen rekindles a friendship with an old pal (Danny DeVito), a humble restaurant owner. DeVito is Solitary Man’s mandatory mensch who assures Kalmen that little guys are still behind him. Douglas’ movie-star grandstanding swamps a story that might have been worth believing if it took place on a lower key. Strangely, the nation’s critics have been describing this film as a tour de force. Then again, it is critics—and other actors—who have the most interest in watching a movie star’s force of personality challenging inferior, phony material. In this case, the material wins, swamping Douglas and the rest of the cast.ÆI`Z_Xi[mfe9ljXZb

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‘By Brakhage’ BY TURNS hermetic, baffling and universal in scope, the films of Stan Brakhage (1933–2003) belong to the once-heroic, now-neglected genre of experimental films. Brakhage’s films, mostly short (under 30 minutes) and almost all without any soundtrack, turn completely away from the narrative strategies we are accustomed to absorbing without too much questioning; they don’t tell “stories”; there is no acting; continuity of action and image is abandoned. Instead, they are extended visual meditations or poems of seeing, fashioned from found footage, his own 8 mm and 16 mm shoots and even animated objects—he famously, and laboriously, taped insect wings and organic detritus to a film strip and ran it through a projector for Mothlight, a famous example of a film that doesn’t represent something else but is the thing itself. Through a wide range of techniques (microscopic edits, dissolves, double and triple exposures, negative reverses, extremes of focus), Brakhage created fast-flashing, densely layered swirls of images. Often, fleeting snippets 9p9iXb_X^\1 of recognizable people and places are 8e8ek_fcf^p# intercut with passages of pure abstraction, Mfc%) as Brakhage painted and scratched directly on film emulsion. Criterion Collection By Brakhage, Vol. Two, an immaculately $39.95 remastered three-disc set from Criterion, adds 30 more samples of Brakhage’s extensive oeuvre to the first volume (which contains his most famous work, Dog Star Man). This collection ranges chronologically from a 1955 collage of New York City streets, The Wonder Ring, commissioned by artist Joseph Cornell, through 23rd Psalm Branch, a major contemplation on violence and war, all the way to selections from his astonishing Persian Series of the late ’90s, gorgeous, kaleidoscopic hand-painted films that play like stained-glass windows animated to a fever pitch. Some of the selections are arcane to the point of obscurity, especially when Brakhage falls back on random snippets of his own studio and backyard. More accessible are the cosmic landscape collages, for instance, Vision in Meditation #2 (Mesa Verde), which captures the timeless mystery of the Anasazi cliff dwellings of the Southwest in shifting panoramas of stone and clouds. I prefer Brakhage at his most abstract—working with pigments and stylus, manipulating the medium directly. The best of these are like Jackson Pollocks come to frantic life. I Take These Truths (1995) is a 17-minute epic of intense bursts of color and light erupting in a warp-speed torrent from the darkness: it could be our only record of the Big Bang itself.ÆD`Z_X\cJ%>Xek

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temptress (Dietrich) in 19th-century Spain destroys the men who desire her (including Lionel Atwill and Cesar Romero)—but the closeups of von Sternberg’s favorite star are unforgettable. Photographed by Lucien Ballard and von Sternberg. (Plays Jun 16-18 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB/MSG)

of him stealing a kiss from Edna Purviance (very sweet in male drag). Also: Harold Lloyd in Bumping Into Broadway (1919) and Cops (1922)— absolute cinematic perfection if not just Buster Keaton’s best short? Greg Pane at the piano. (Plays Jun 12 at 7:30pm in Fremont at the Edison Theatre.) (RvB)

John Williams’ cow-college football team marching music, and the campy dames-is-poison angle dredged up from primordial Poverty Row B-films. ComedySportz will perform live improv before the show. (Plays Jun 9 at sundown in San Jose at San Pedro Square, between Santa Clara and St. John Street.) (RvB)



June 12: Behind the Screen (1916). Charlie Chaplin plays a belabored stagehand who is foolishly entrusted with the lever that operates the trap door; renowned ever since The Celluloid Closet, for one bit

(1981) Starlight Cinema begins its schedule of free summer movies with the Lucas/Spielberg tribute to the serials of the 1940s. This movie fails to get me, probably because of its Reagan-style faux innocence,

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE/ HANGOVER SQUARE (Both 1945) Dorothy McGuire stars as the mute nursemaid in a New England mansion; on her trail is a killer who can’t stand imperfections. BILLED WITH Hangover Square. A fleshy London classical pianist named Bone (Laird Cregar) has lately started to unravel—and his dalliance with a treacherous musichall singer (Linda Darnell) is making matters worse for him. John Brahm’s film noir is maybe a bit het up, but Cregar shows that he could have joined the ranks of Vincent Price and Peter Lorre if he’d only lived a bit longer. (Plays Jun 12-15 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theater.) (RvB)

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN/ THE LATE GEORGE APLEY (1945/1947) Peggy Ann Garner stars in the film version of Betty Smith’s celebrated novel about growing up in Brooklyn 1900, with an unsuccessful dreamer of a father (James Dunn) and a strong-willed mother (Dorothy


Reviews BABIES (PG) A documentary about one year in the life of four babies in different countries.

GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R; 109 min.) Russell Brand’s decadent rock star Aldous Snow proved popular enough in Forgetting Sarah Marshall that director Nicholas Stoller decided to make an entire film dedicated to him. Unfortunately, what made Jason Segel’s film such a success wasn’t solely Brand’s character. Get Him to the Greek sloppily copies Marshall with Jonah Hill in the title role as a recordlabel intern acting as a babysitter for Snow. While there are definite laughs, it lacks the heart and soul its predecessor had in spades. (MM)




‘Blades of Blood’ THE IMPORTANCE of the hat in action movies must never be denied. The man-who-would-be-king antagonist Lee Monghak (Cha Seung-won) in the Korean import Blades of Blood has an arresting kind of bonnet: an ultrawide sombrero— almost a pilgrim’s topper—made out of black mesh. When director Lee Jun-ik goes in for a tight Leone-style close-up, the shading of the eyes from 9cX[\jf]9cff[ the massive transparent brim makes for Opens June 11 some suave effects. Maybe Lee Mongat AMC Cupertino hak is related to Lee Van Cleef? In the middle ages, the Korean throne is wobbling between two troublesome neighbors, Japan and China. The country is in political stalemate between powerful nobles, while the king vacillates. A bastard son (Baek Seong-hyeon) wants to avenge his father. He’s helped out in this mission by Hwang (Hwang Jun-min), a tattered blind swordsman, who has the engaging fixed grin of the late Dom DeLuise. The blind man’s job, as in movies immemorial, is to pummel the snot-nosed qualities out of the kid. (The teacher even throws a selection of bordello chamber pots at the boy to get his attention and clear his mind.) Director Lee does without wire work and CGI; the sword fights are fierce and direct (with wider shots so we don’t see the bloodiest mayhem close up). The use of slow-motion and zoom is very judicious, adding to the excitement of the duels. One sequence, a royal ambush that Lee Mong-hak busts through with his soldiers, is Asian action at its most impressive. Thoughtful aphorisms tantalize the Western fan: “Everyone mourns when a lord’s dog dies, but no one mourns when a lord dies.” Blades of Blood bears the same relation to Japanese samurai films as a Hyundai does to a Honda—an effective emulation that in some respects surpasses its original model for economy and drive.—Richard von Busack

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McGuire). Joan Blondell co-stars as the girl’s raffish aunt. BILLED WITH The Late George Apley, a softenedup version of J.P. Marquand’s novel about the demise of a Boston Brahmin; here, Ronald Colman plays the less acerbic version of the patriarch dealing with such matters as a daughter (Peggy Cummins) who wants to marry a Yale man. (Plays Jun 9-11 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)


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Rourke being the Bear That Walks Like a Man), a glad-handing competitor (Sam “I’m Always Best in Small Doses” Rockwell) and last but not least the U.S. government. Politically muddled is the worst you can say about it; a power fantasy

ought not to lose the idea of which way the power is flowing. Despite a middle section that vamps for time, Jon Favreau is successful in making this an invigorating meld of screwball comedy and robotfighting action; Scarlett Johansson is most decorative as the agent known elsewhere as Black Widow, and Gwyneth Paltrow shows a nimbleness previously unseen (she has to act fast to get up to Downey’s speed). Broad, playful, well-cut and economically done, this movie isn’t just the first of the summer blockbusters—it’s the model for how they all should work. (RvB)

KILLERS (PG-13) A comedy with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl wondering if their neighbors want to assassinate them.

LETTERS TO JULIET (PG-13; 105 min.) As Sideshow Bob might have predicted: The chick flick’s bottomless chum-bucket has claimed Vanessa Redgrave. In Verona, an aspiring New Yorker writer Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) tours the Casa di Giullieta, which the Veronese assert is the actual home of Juliet Capulet. The lovelorn have been leaving letters to the not only dead but imaginary girl for years. Sophie finds a 50-yearold communiqué from an English woman (Redgrave) who had to leave an Italian lover behind. Sophie answers the letter; the lady arrives with her diffident yet cute British grandson (Christopher Egan), his insults hiding a tender bruised heart. Loads of locations, but director Gary Winick doesn’t frame them well. Seyfried, despite divine shape and alertness, can’t make this work. You know the saying “The lights are on, but nobody’s home? In Seyfried’s case, there’s someone clearly at home, it’s just that the lights aren’t on. (RvB)

MACGRUBER (R; 99 min.) An SNL spinoff comedy with Will Forte as a special op. Also stars Kristen Wiig and the irrepressible Val Kilmer.

MARMADUKE (PG) The big dog barks, thanks to the voice of Owen Wilson. If you loved Beethoven (the St. Bernard, not the composer), mark the calendar now.

MICMACS (R; 105 min.) A children’s movie for adults by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Bazil (Dany Boon) was unmanned by the loss of his parents. At loose ends, Bazil is scooped up by a group of


PLEASE GIVE (R; 90 min.) Minor NYC comedy about Kate (Catherine Keener), the propertied owner of a boutique making scads of money reselling furniture she got cheap. She also has a tenant, Andra (Anne Guilbert), an exasperating old lady whose apartment Kate is planning to annex as soon as the crone dies. Director Nicole Holofcener hasn’t developed much as a visual filmmaker in the past 15 years—she still favors the walking-and-talking shot. The story spirals to include Andra’s toxically grandparented offspring: Rebecca (Rebecca Hall, constrained by the part) and Mary (Amanda Peet) as a romantic interest to Kate’s distracted husband. The doughy husband (Oliver Platt) is drawn by Mary’s refreshing curtness. So are we. Since there isn’t a traditional Keener character in this comedy, we’re more taken with her surrogate, in the form of Peet and her ruthless energy. (RvB)

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (PG-13; 116 min.) There’s not much to say about this except “Stay away—far away.” With a plot that makes Lost look like Goodnight Moon, it’s a film that should be tucked away and forgotten about as quickly as possible. What semblance of a plot there seems to be follows the adopted Prince of Persia, Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), as he (surprise!) saves the world. Adopted by the King for his “noble character” despite his beggar blood, he’s destined for obvious greatness above his royal brothers. Years later when they decide to invade a nearby city for allegedly smuggling weapons, Dastan stumbles into a much deeper mystery, with the

city’s Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) at the center. It seems as if the writers and director Mike Newell cut out everything but action scenes and witty dialogue. If only the action scenes were worthwhile. (MM)

ROBIN HOOD (PG-13; 144 min.) Overlong and graceless to the extreme, Robin Hood looks like three extended movies spliced into one unwieldy feature. This prequel concerns Robin’s involvement in the end of the Crusades, the civil war and the little-known French invasion of England in the early 1200s. The tale is interspersed with more political palaver than The Phantom Menace. “Robin Longstride” (Russell Crowe) decamps from Richard the Lionheart’s army and goes into the countryside to pose as a dead knight; the father-in-law of the deceased (Max von Sydow) decides to do a Martin Guerre on this imposter, as does the widow Marian (Cate Blanchett in a wig nearly as tall as she is). This has to be the least-sylvan Robin Hood ever made. Crowe looks less like a fox and more like a logy, depressed pit bull as the film tries to chug around him with more montages of burning villages and more meetings of angry Plantagenets; the only reason we know the film is coming to some conclusion is by seeing a CGI armada of medieval D-Day landing craft for the big finale. (RvB)

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (R; 127 min.) Elegant but staid murder mystery nibbles around the edges of the Dirty War. It’s the “Forget it, Jacobo, it’s Argentinatown” view: the search for justice evaporating in 1974 Buenos Aires, with present-day sequences to frame a reopened investigation. It’s leavened by a fine Mulder and Scully anti-romance between an attractive female criminal investigator, Irene (Soledad Villamil), and her attractively crumbling, Mastroiannish male assistant, Benjamin (Ricardo Darín). The film is as restless and jokey as a cop procedural show; every scene is on the mark, but there aren’t enough counterpoints to the assured flow of the story. The slick, vengeanceis-mine punch line isn’t very impressive either. (RvB)

Director/writer Michael Patrick King remolds the problems of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), who is allegedly a writer but really a shopper. Halfway through, the film junkets to Abu Dhabi to revel in more shopping. We get Carrie’s disenchantment with her marriage with Mr. Big (the leaden Chris Noth). Brainless baba Charlotte (Kristin Davis) has two problem children. Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda has some job troubles. And the perennially horny Samantha (Kim Cattrall) fights the decline of her hormones. These aging courtesans are now supposed to be freedomfighting feminist avengers; Helen Reddy, Virginia Woolf and Susan Sontag get their props as they scandalize the burka-clad ladies. The movie’s heart is less with the named feminists and more with the conspicuous consumption of Beyoncé. (RvB)

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG; 93 min.) The animated saga returns in 3-D.

SPLICE (R; 107 min.) Sardonic, pervy horror film by Vincenzo Natali. Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) are underpaid, overworked techs toiling on a creature that will exude horse hormones for veterinary use; by night, they work on an illegal and no doubt immoral side project on their own. Their experiment is a success, in the sense that the creature lives. She’s your classic featherless biped, with knees in the wrong place and six toes. “Dren” is the result of a composite performance by Abigail Chu and Delphine Chaneac; they’re collaborating on something that has the treacherous fairy-in-estrus look of an Aubrey Beardsley drawing. The wild story seems to invigorate Polley, usually used for her moodiness and tense intelligence. The film’s crafty underpinnings and subtext about terrors of childraising and Freudian resentments have great timeliness. (RvB)

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Unrated; 95 min.) A drama by Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat. On Saturday, Neshat will appear in person at Camera 3 after the 1:40 and 4:25pm screenings to answer questions about her work.

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R; 146 min.) Having left the realm of common sense and cultural relevance years ago, the franchise staggers to its grave in a sequel of phenomenal gaucheness.


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friendly scavengers at the dump. Giulietta Masina look-alike Julie Ferrier (doubled by contortionist Julia Gunthel) plays an Elastic Girl who keeps surprising us by unfolding out of nowhere. As a criminal with a good line of patter, Jean-Pierre Marielle has a Hugoesque story of how he escaped capital punishment. The gang decides to help him expose a pair of competing arms manufacturers: wealthy predators who have been selling weapons throughout Africa. Like Jacques Tati, Jeunet seeks out the old brown Paris, of canal bridges, railroad stations and elephantine 1950s factories. Despite the eye candy, this terminally cute clockwork toy is missing a mainspring. (RvB)

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Wayne Hancock

Sat, 9pm, the Blank Club, San Jose; $12 Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Wayne Hancock comfortably straddles the line between country outlaw and Texas troubadour, issuing songs that move from up-tempo rockabilly numbers to lovestruck ballads. Chop Tops open. (GW)

Diana Ross

Sat, 7pm, Mountain Winery, Saratoga; $49.50-$149.50 Ain’t no mountain winery high enough to keep new grandma Diana Ross from wrapping up her bigband, 16-city greatest hits tour “More Today than Yesterday.” Just for tonight, the audience will be allowed to make eye contact with Miss Ross. (RvB)

Joe Bataan

Sat, 7pm, Avalon, Santa Clara; $20/25 Filipino Spanish Harlemite Joe Bataan, born Peter Nitollanois, is a pioneer of Latin music and an expert in fusing soul styles with street-corner doo-wop vocals. His cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Gypsy Woman” was a hit in the mid-’60s; four decades later, Bataan’s 2005 album Call My Name is as good as retro gets. (RvB)

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LENNY WILLIAMS is used to collaborating with a lot of instruments. As lead singer of Tower of Power, he projected his vocals over nearly a dozen instrumentalists in full jam mode. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good prep for his collaboration at this Music in the Park show with Prince Damons, who can Music in the Park whip out any of the 13 instruments in his repertoire at any time (OK, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that easy to whip out a piano, but I Thursday saw the Roadrunner do it one time.) Though both of these 5:30pm suave soulsters are rooted ďŹ rmly in R&B, expect some hip-hop touches, since Damons has been collaborating Plaza de Cesar recently with E40, Too Short and other Oakland icons. Hell, Chavez, San Jose as hip-hop connections go, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing: Williams has had a huge inďŹ&#x201A;uence on the genre, and his solo hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cause I Love Youâ&#x20AC;? has been sampled by everyone from Kanye to Scarface. Still, Damons upcoming solo debut is called Atmospheric Soul, which describes nicely what these two will deliver. Ă&#x2020;Jk\m\GXcfgfc` 

49 4 9 RED R ED R ROCK OCK CCOFFEE OFFEE CO. CO. Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: M Moose oose Fire, Fire, iindie ndie rrock. ock. William Band. SSat, at, 8pm: 8pm: W illiam CCleere leere B and. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.

SSADDLE ADDLE RACK RACK SSun: un: M Montrose. ontrose. Fremont. Fremont.

SSOUTH OUTH FIRST FIRST B BILLIARDS ILLIARDS Fri: N Fri: NME, ME, TTied ied and and True, True, 138, 138, Minds. FFactory actory M inds. Sat: Sat: Audio Audio Revolution, R evolution, tthe he TTrims rims and and My My Parade. P arade. San San Jose. Jose.

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Wed: B Wed: Bachata. achata. TThu, hu, 9pm: 9pm: Hot Hot Pantea. 8pm: ssalsa, alsa, P antea. Fri, Fri, 8 pm: HipHiphhop op Friday. Friday. Sat: Sat: LLatin atin Nights. Nights. Mountain M ountain View. View.



Fri-Sat: LLive Fri-Sat: ive m music usic and and belly belly ddancing. ancing. Cupertino. Cupertino.

Fri-Sat, 8 Fri-Sat, 8:30pm: :30pm: LLive ive bbands. ands. SSanta anta CClara. lara.


VOODOO V OODOO LOUNGE LOUNGE Sun: SStreetlow Sun: treetlow M Magazine agazine oofďŹ cial fďŹ cial H,, aafter fter party. party. Tue, Tue, 8pm: 8pm: Local Local H Brain Heart, Affair. LLeft eft B rain H eart, 4 Star Star A ffair. SSan an JJose. ose.

contest. No contest. No cover. cover. Fri, Fri, 8pm8pm22am: am: NorteĂąo NorteĂąo and and Bandas Bandas live. live. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Fri, 9pm: Fri, 9pm: D Danilo. anilo. Sat, Sat, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: JJames ames Robinson. Robinson. FFlamenco lamenco jazz jazz gguitarist. uitarist. Mountain Mountain View. View.

PARRANDA P ARRANDA N NIGHTCLUB IGHTCLUB Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm-2am: pm-2am: Banda Banda 300. 300. Plus DJJ A Akustik P lus D kustik aand nd bull-riding bull-riding

Fri, 7:30pm: Fri, 7:30pm: Capoeira Capoeira show. show. FFree. ree. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

ANGELICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A NGELICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S B BISTRO ISTRO Thu, 77:30pm: Thu, :30pm: Blues Blues JJam. am. Fri, Fri, 6pm: 6 pm: Jeffrey Jeffrey Gilliam, Gilliam, followed followed bbyy SShana hana Morrison Morrison at at 8pm. 8pm. SSat: at: TTom om Jackman Jackman at at 6pm; 6pm; the the Powerhouse P owerhouse Band Band at at 8pm. 8pm. Sun, Sun, 111amm: 1amm: Tamra Tamra Engleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Engleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CCougar ougar Rock R ock Brunch Brunch Show. Show. TTue, ue, 7pm: 7pm: JJazz azz open open stage. stage. Redwood Redwood City. City.

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with w ith jjazz azz bband. and. P Palo alo A Alto. lto.

Wed, Thu, Sat: Live music. Wed, San Jose.

Fri, 7-10pm: Fri, 7-10pm: SSingers ingers aand nd musicians. m usicians. San San JJose. ose.




Wed, 7:30pm: Wed, 7:30pm: Tuesday Tuesday Night Night LLive, ive, big big band. band. $5/$10. $5/$10. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Mon: M on: CComedy omedy N Night. ight. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Sun, 5:30pm: Sun, 5:30pm: Jazz Jazz jam. jam. CCupertino upertino

CCAFFE AFFE T TRIESTE RIESTE Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: G Gianfranco ianfranco aand nd 8pm: FFriends. riends. SSat, at, 8 pm: EEmperor mperor Norton’s Band. N orton’s JJazz azz B and. SSan an JJose. ose.

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Wed, 8 Wed, 8:30pm: :30pm: The The G Girlz irlz B Band. and. TThu, hu, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: CContemporary ontemporary oorr 9pm: LLatin atin jazz. jazz. FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 9 pm: JJazz azz aand nd ppop op ddance ance bands. bands. SSan an JJose. ose.

GGRAND RAND DELL DELL SSALOON ALOON Thu: Blues Thu: Blues JJam am w w/AKI. /AKI. FFri, ri, 8 8pm: pm: 8pm: IIsis sis aand nd tthe he CCold old TTruth. ruth. SSat, at, 8 pm: Red R ed EEye ye EExpress. xpress. CCampbell. ampbell.

HEDLEY H EDLEY CCLUB LUB Thu, 8pm: Thu, 8pm: Russo Russo Alberts Alberts Trio. Trio. Fri, Fri, 8:30pm: Hotel 8 :30pm: Panthelion. Panthelion. H otel ddee Anza, A nza, SSan an JJose. ose.

JJ.J.’S .J.’S BLUES BLUES CCAFE AFE Wed: O Wed: One ne N Night ight SStand. tand. FFri: ri: Rooster’s R ooster’s Teeth Teeth at at 77pm; pm; Red Red House Band H ouse Blues Blues B and at at 9pm. 9pm. $10. $10. Megatones. $10. Alvin SSat: at: M egatones. $ 10. SSun: un: A lvin Draper. Mon: Dennis Dove. D raper. M on: D ennis D ove. TTue: ue: LLiar’s iar’s CClub. lub. SSan an JJose. ose.

Sun: Mike Sun: Mike Leatherman. Leatherman. CCampbell. ampbell.

MISSION M ISSION CCITY ITY R ROASTING OASTING Fri, 77:30pm: Fri, :30pm: A Avanti. vanti. SSat, at, 8 8pm: pm: Bluestein. EEvo vo B luestein. Sun, Sun, 4pm: 4pm: RGVS RGVS 22010 010 LLive ive Showcase. Showcase. Santa Santa CClara. lara.

O’FLAHERTY’S O ’FLAHERTY’S Sun, Tue, Sun, Tue, 5pm: 5pm: TTraditional raditional IIrish rish music. m usic. SSan an Jose. Jose.


Thu, 7pm: Thu, 7pm: SSouth outh B Bay ay Folks Folks Open Open Mic. M ic. SSanta anta CClara. lara. TTue, ue, 8 8-11pm: -11pm: O Open pen m mic ic hhosted osted bbyy JJeff eff Dharma. Dharma. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

Karaoke K araoke


Wed-Sat, 9 Wed-Sat, 9pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. Tue, Tue, 9pm: 9 pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. SSan an Jose. Jose.




Wed, 9pm: Wed, 9pm: California California Cowboys. Cowboys. 9pm, TThu-Fri, hu-Fri, 9 pm, SSat, at, 110:15pm: 0:15pm: Diablo Road. D iablo R oad. SSat, at, 77:15pm: :15pm: TThe he Bell Brothers. B ell B rothers. Fremont. Fremont.




Mon-Sat, 9 Mon-Sat, 9pm-2am: pm-2am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

Fri, 9pm-1am: Fri, 9pm-1am: Danielle. Danielle. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

Wed, 6pm: Wed, 6pm: Diana Diana D Donnelly onnelly and and tthe he Yes Yes Ma’ams. Ma’ams. TTue, ue, 66pm: pm: CCabin abin FFever. ever. SSan an Jose. Jose.



BLUE B LUE BONNET BONNET B BAR AR Mon & W Mon Wed-Thu, ed-Thu, 8 8pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. Noo ccover. N over. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.


Wed, 6 Wed, 6pm: pm: R Ron on TThomson. homson. TThu, hu, 6pm: Price. 6 pm: LLara ara P rice. FFri, ri, 77:15pm: :15pm: Band. 6pm: CChris hris CCain ain B and. SSat, at, 6 pm: Garth Webber, Garcia G arth W ebber, JJohn ohn G arcia aand nd Breast TTerry erry Hiatt. Hiatt. SSun, un, 22-6pm: -6pm: B reast Awareness Day, with CCancer ancer A wareness D ay, w ith IIsis sis Amy A my LLou ou and and JJude ude LLozon ozon pplus lus tthe he Cold Cold Truth. Truth. SSan an JJose. ose.

Thu, 9pm-closing: Thu, 9pm-closing: Live Live country country music, Doug Rose Productions m usic, D oug R ose P roductions w/Bit Band w /Bit aand nd Spur Spur B and ffeaturing eaturing CCowboy owboy LLarry. arry. Willow Willow Glen. Glen.

Open O pen M Mic ic




Wed, FFri, Wed, ri, SSun, un, 8 8pm-2am: pm-2am: KKaraoke. araoke. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

TTue, ue, 6 6:30pm: :30pm: B Bring ring yyour our Redwood iinstrument. nstrument. R edwood City. City.


Sun, TTue, Sun, ue, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Modesto Modesto Briseno music. B riseno SSeptet, eptet, LLatin atin m usic. Willow W illow Glen. Glen.

UNWINED U NWINED Thu, 7pm: Thu, 7pm: D Don on B Balistreri. alistreri. Sat, Sat, 77-9:30pm: Night. 9 :30pm: JJazz azz N ight. SSan an JJose. ose.

630 San Antonio Blvd. at El Camino Real

Wed, W ed, 77:30pm: :30pm: D Damion amion W Wolfe. olfe. FFri, ri, 8pm: Willie Adams. Mountain View. 8 pm: W illie A dams. M ountain V iew.




Mon, M on, 8 8pm-midnight: pm-midnight: KKaraoke araoke Monday. M onday. Hosted Hosted by by KJ KJ Whirl. Whirl. SSanta anta CClara. lara.


Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: JJam am session. session. Sun, Sun, Brisket Blues with 11pm: pm: B risket aand nd B lues w ith BBQ Will Roc Griffin B BQ aand nd W ill R oc G riffin ooff Vicious Groove, Martha V icious G roove, pplus lus M artha LLiz. iz. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

1820 S. Bascom Ave across from the Pruneyard


TThu, hu, 7-11pm: 7-11pm: Live Live jazz. jazz. San San JJose. ose.




SSat, at, 9 9pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. SSanta anta Clara. Clara.

Thu, 5-11pm: Thu, 5-11pm: Jason Jason Bellenkes. Bellenkes. Rumbia FFri, ri, 77pm: pm: R umbia and and flamenco flamenco cconcert oncert dinner dinner nnight. ight. SSat, at, 77pm: pm: Van-Winkle. SShea hea V an-Winkle. SSan an JJose. ose.

Alice in Wonderland


TTue, ue, 77:30pm: :30pm: IIrish rish M Music. usic. Mountain M ountain View. View.



BAREFOOT CCOFFEE BAREFOOT OFFEE ROASTERS R OASTERS Wed, W ed, 7pm: 7pm: Musical Musical open open mic. mic. SSign ign up up by by 5pm. 5pm. Santa Santa CClara. lara.

BRITANNIA A BRITANNIA ARMS RMS CCUPERTINO UPERTINO Wed, 9:30pm: Wed, 9:30pm: Open-mic Open-mic night. night. CCupertino. upertino.

CCAFFE AFFE T TRIESTE RIESTE TTue, ue, 77pm: pm: O Open pen M Mic. ic. SSan an JJose. ose.

TTue, ue, 77pm: pm: SSteve teve TTiger. iger. CCupertino. upertino.


TTue: ue: D DJJ D Davey avey KK.. CCampbell. ampbell.

BRITANNIA B RITANNIA A ARMS RMS A ALMADEN LMADEN SSun, un, 110pm, 0pm, aand nd W Wed, ed, 110pm: 0pm: Hank. KKaraoke. araoke. DJ DJ H ank. Tue, Tue, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Pub P ub Stumpers. Stumpers. SSan an JJose. ose.



BRITANNIA A BRITANNIA ARMS RMS CCUPERTINO UPERTINO Sun-Tue, 110pm: Sun-Tue, 0pm: KKaraoke. araoke. CCupertino. upertino.








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TThu, hu, 8pm: 8pm: CChris. hris. Santa Santa CClara. lara.

TTue: ue: B Beats eats aand nd Beer Beer Pong Pong w/ w/ Mike M ike JJones. ones. SSan an JJose. ose.

Wed: W ed: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.



Fri, 6:30-10:30pm: Fri, 6:30-10:30pm: Bands Bands with with llive ive karaoke. karaoke. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

Thu: M Thu: Melissa elissa aand nd H Heather. eather. SSanta anta CClara. lara.



Thu: Singles Thu: Singles party party with with DJ. DJ. Los Los Gatos. G atos.

Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed, 9 9pm-1am: pm-1am: DJ DJ Curtis. Curtis. Noo ccover. 9pm: Western N over. TTue, ue, 9 pm: W estern Noo ccover. kkaraoke. araoke. N over. SSan an Jose. Jose.


DAN D AN B BROWN’S ROWN’S TTue ue & TThu, hu, 9 9pm-1am: pm-1am: Brian Brian Palo Alto. JJames. ames. P alo A lto.

DASILVA’S D ASILVA’S B BRONCOS RONCOS Wed: G Wed: Guitar uitar H Hero ero TTournament ournament 9pm-1am: pplus lus kkaraoke. araoke. TThu, hu, 9 pm-1am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSanta anta CClara. lara.


Wed, Fri-Sat, Wed, Fri-Sat, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: D Doug. oug. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Thu, 9pm-2am: Thu, 9pm-2am: KKaraoke araoke w/ w/ August. Milpitas. A ugust. M ilpitas.

PEACOCK P EACOCK LLOUNGE OUNGE Thu, 9pm: Thu, 9pm: D DJJ B Brian. rian. SSun, un, 9pm: 9pm: DJJ aand 9pm: DJ, D nd karaoke. karaoke. TTue, ue, 9 pm: D J, ddancing, ancing, karaoke. karaoke. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

Fri-Sun, 9 Fri-Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: :30pm-1:30am: Willow Glen. KKaraoke. araoke. W illow G len.

GGOOSE OOSE LOONEY’S LOONEY’S Wed, W ed, 9 9pm: pm: KKaraoke araoke N Night. ight. Milpitas. M ilpitas.

HOMESTEAD H OMESTEAD LLOUNGE OUNGE Fri, 9 Fri, 9pm: pm: Vinnie. Vinnie. M Mon, on, 9 9pm: pm: w/ KKaraoke araoke in in tthe he llounge ounge w / Vinnie. Vinnie. August. TTue, ue, 9pm: 9pm: A ugust. CCupertino. upertino.

KATIE K ATIE B BLOOM’S LOOM’S Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. CCampbell. ampbell.

KHARTOUM K HARTOUM Thu, 9pm: Thu, 9pm: Davey Davey K. K. N Noo cover. cover. CCampbell. ampbell.

KING K ING O OFF CCLUBS LUBS Thu, Sun-Mon, Thu, Sun-Mon, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: Bruce Bruce Mountain ooff KKOR OR Karaoke. Karaoke. M ountain View. View.

LLILLY ILLY M MAC’S AC’S Thu, 9pm: Thu, 9pm: DJ DJ Thomas Thomas ““Soulman.” Soulman.” Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

Wed: H Wed: Humpday umpday Wednesdays. Wednesdays. TThu: hu: DJ DJ and and karaoke. karaoke. Sat: Sat: DJ DJ JJazzy azzy aand nd DJ DJ Chaos. Chaos. Hip-hop Hip-hop Happy aand nd Top Top 40. 40. Sun: Sun: H appy Hour Hour All All Day. Mon: DJJ aand D ay. M on: D nd karaoke. karaoke. Tue: Tue: $22 TTuesdays. $ uesdays. San San Jose. Jose.

QUARTER Q UARTER NOTE NOTE TTue, ue, 9 9pm: pm: Sherrie Sherrie and and Sue. Sue. No No ccover. over. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

RUDY’S R UDY’S P PUB UB Wed, 10pm-1:30am: Wed, 10pm-1:30am: D DJJ Purple. Purple. Palo Alto. P alo A lto.


TTue, ue, 110pm-close: 0pm-close: Kamikaze Kamikaze KKaraoke. araoke. San San Jose. Jose.

Thu: DJ Thu: DJ Jose Jose Melendez. Melendez. FFri: ri: DJJ CCheck O.. SSat: Beats D heck O at: G B eats tthe he Metrorock. DJJ SSoulchild oulchild aand nd M etrorock. TTue: ue: D David Q.. SSan D avid Q an JJose. ose.




Wed, Sat-Sun: Wed, Sat-Sun: Chris. Chris. Thu-Fri, Thu-Fri, 8:30pm: 8 :30pm: Uncle Uncle Dougie. Dougie. SSan an Jose. Jose.




Wed, 9:30pm: Wed, 9:30pm: Wildside Wildside EEntertainment. ntertainment. No No cover. cover. SSanta anta CClara. lara.


Wed-Sat: D Wed-Sat: DJs Js and and dancing. dancing. SSantana antana Row. Row.

Sun, 7pm, Sun, 7pm, aand nd Fri, Fri, Sat, Sat, 9 9pmpmMountain 22am: am: Karaoke. Karaoke. M ountain View. View.


Thu-Sat, 9 Thu-Sat, 9pm: pm: Uncle Uncle D Dougie ougie SShow. how. No No cover. cover. SSan an JJose. ose.





Thu, 8pm: Thu, 8pm: A Atomic tomic w with ith D DJJ Basura. B asura. $5. $5. San San Jose. Jose.

TTue-Sun, ue-Sun, 77pm-close: pm-close: D DJJ aand nd Big ddancing. ancing. B ig bband, and, swing. swing. No No ccover. over. CCupertino. upertino.

Wed, W ed, 8 8pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an Jose. Jose. Mon: Monday Mon: Monday N Night ight M Madness. adness. SSan an JJose. ose.


SSHOOTERS HOOTERS B BAR AR & GRILL GRILL Thu, 9:30pm-1:30am: Thu, 9:30pm-1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.


Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm-2am: pm-2am: W Whip hip IItt O Out ut Wednesdays. W ednesdays. Thu: Thu: Huntress Huntress TThursdays. hursdays. Fri: Fri: Inferno Inferno Fridays. Fridays. Noo ccover. SSat: at: SSinful inful SSaturdays. aturdays. N over. SSun, un, 9pm-2am: 9pm-2am: CChill hill SSundays. undays. Mon: Marathon M on: M arathon Mondays. Mondays. VJ VJ 9pm-2am. sspins pins from from 9 pm-2am. Tue: Tue: Take Take Off iitt O ff TTuesdays. uesdays. SSan an Jose. Jose.

SSun: un: Karaoke. Karaoke. San San Jose. Jose.



Wed, SSat, Wed, at, 110pm: 0pm: D DJJ iin n tthe he M Mix. ix. SSanta anta Clara. Clara.

Wed, 9pm: Wed, 9pm: With With Julz. Julz. Santa Santa CClara. lara.


WOODHAM’S W OODHAM’S LOUNGE LOUNGE TTue-Thu ue-Thu aand nd SSat, at, 9 9:30pm: :30pm: Vinnie. V innie. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm-1am: pm-1am: DJ DJ CCurtis. urtis. P Plus lus Mon, DJJ LLV. kkaraoke. araoke. M on, SSun: un: D V. TTue, ue, 9pm-1am: 9 pm-1am: KJ KJ AV. AV. SSan an JJose. ose.

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Wed, 8pm: Wed, 8pm: Salsa Salsa Wednesdays. Wednesdays. Upp B B*Tch w/Paul TThu: hu: Tech Tech It It U *Tch w /Paul LLeath eath and and Residents. Residents. Sun: Sun: Planet Reggae. P lanet R eggae. San San Jose. Jose.

ALBERTO’S A LBERTO’S Wed, 7:30pm: Wed, 7:30pm: Latin. Latin. Tue Tue and and TThu: hu: Salsa Salsa With With Pantea. Pantea. Sat: Sat: LLatin atin Night. Night. Mountain Mountain View. View.

Sat: R Sat: Rhythm hythm Saturdays. Saturdays. Sun: Sun: M Mix ix TTape ape SSundays. undays. San San Jose. Jose. Wed, W ed, 9 9pm: pm: R Reggae eggae R Riddims. iddims. TThu, hu, Bay Dub Massive. 110pm: 0pm: SSouth outh B ay D ub M assive. $10. $ 10. FFri: ri: EExpressions xpressions Zodiac. Zodiac. SSat: at: Night. FFame. ame. Tue, Tue, 9pm: 9pm: College College N ight. SSan an JJose. ose.

FFIREHOUSE IREHOUSE GGRILL RILL SSat, at, 9 9pm: pm: D DJs. Js. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

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LLEO EO ((July July 223–Aug. 3–Aug. 22): 22): Gather Gather your your rewards, rewards, Leo. Leo.

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for, myy ddear Virgo? for, m ear V irgo? YYour our ffuture uture ppower ower sspot pot hhas as bbeen een exerting exerting a sstrong trong ppull ull oon n yyou. ou. IItt hhas as bbeen een ccalling alling ffor or yyou ou to But to ccome ome aand nd sseize eize tthe he cclout lout yyou ou ddeserve. eserve. B ut yyou ou hhave ave not Ass yyour not yyet et ffully ully ttaken aken uupp tthe he ooffer. ffer. A our ddesignated esignated nag myy ssacred wave nag aand nd ccheerleader, heerleader, iitt iiss m acred dduty uty ttoo w ave a rred ed flag flag iin n ffront ront ooff yyour our ggorgeous orgeous fface ace aand nd command ommand you ou to myy oopinion, what to ppay ay aattention. ttention. IIn nm pinion, yyou ou nneed eed too ddrop op w ha you’re you’re ddoing, oing, rrace ace oover ver ttoo tthe he zzone one oof eengagement, ngagemen aand nd pounce. more pounce. YYou’re ou’re m ore tthan han rready eady ttoo stake a e a claim a m too the he increased mandate wield increased aauthority uthority yyou’ll ou’ll hhave ave a m anda e too w e d in n the months. the ccoming oming m onths.

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SSAGITTARIUS AGITTARIUS ((Nov. Nov. 222–Dec. 2–Dec. 221): 1): IIff yyou ou llive ive oon n tthe he Danish Mando, Danish iisland sland ooff M ando, yyour our oonly nly hhope ope ffor or ddriving riving yyour our vehicle mainland when vehicle ttoo tthe he m ainland aand nd bback ack iiss w hen tthe he ttide ide iiss low. During water low. D uring tthose hose pperiods, eriods, tthe he w ater ooften ften rrecedes ecedes ffar ar enough enough ttoo eexpose xpose a rrough ough ggravel ravel rroad oad tthat’s hat’s llaid aid ddown own over mudflat. Winter make over a vvast ast m udflat. W inter sstorms torms ssometimes ometimes m ake even According even llow-tide ow-tide ppassages assages iimpossible, mpossible, tthough. hough. A ccording to to my my reading reading of of the the astrological astrological omens, omens, Sagittarius, Sagittarius, there’s there’s a ccomparable omparable ssituation ituation iin n yyour our llife. ife. YYou ou ccan an only only get get from from where where you you are are to to where where you you want want to to go go at at certain certain selected selected times times and and under under certain certain selected selected conditions. conditions. Make Make sure sure you’re you’re thoroughly thoroughly familiar familiar with with those those times times and and conditions. conditions. CCAPRICORN APRICORN ((Dec. Dec. 222–Jan. 2–Jan. 119): 9): O One ne ooff tthe he lleading eading intellectuals British Aldous intellectuals ooff tthe he 220th 0th ccentury, entury, B ritish aauthor uthor A ldous Huxley, wrote more Huxley, w rote m ore tthan han 220 0 bbooks, ooks, iincluding ncluding B Brave rave New World N ew W orld. In In his his later later years years he he made made a surprising surprising confession: confession: “It “It is is a bit bit embarrassing embarrassing to to have have been been concerned concerned with with the the human human problem problem all all one’s one’s llife ife aand nd find find at at the the end end that that one one has has no no more more to to offer offer by by way way of of advice advice than than ‘Try ‘Try to to be be a little little kinder.’” kinder.’” In In accordance accordance with with your your current current astrological astrological omens, omens, Capricorn, Capricorn, I’d I’d like like yyou ou to to take take a cue cue from from Huxley Huxley in in the the coming coming week. week. Proceed Proceed on on the the assumption assumption that that the the smartest smartest thing thing you you can can do—both do—both in in terms terms of of bringing bringing you you practical practical benefits benefits and and increasing increasing your your intelligence—would intelligence—would be be to to deepen, deepen, expand, expand, and and intensify intensify your your compassion. compassion. AQUARIUS A QUARIUS ((Jan. Jan. 220–Feb. 0–Feb. 118): 8): EEarly arly iin nM Marcel arcel

Proust’s P roust’s novel novel IInn SSearch earch ooff LLost ost TTime ime, tthe he nnarrator arrator while sstumbles tumbles uupon pon a ddizzying izzying eepiphany piphany w hile hhaving aving a Hee ddips ssnack. nack. H ips a ssmall mall ccake ake iinto nto hhis is ccup up ooff ttea, ea, aand nd when w hen hhee ssips ips a sspoonful, poonful, tthe he ttaste aste ooff tthe he ssweet weet warm ccrumbs rumbs bblended lended with with tthe he w arm ddrink rink ttransport ransport hhim im filled with iinto nto aan n aaltered ltered state. state. Inexplicably, Inexplicably, he’s h e’ s fi lled w ith aann “all-powerful “all-powerful joy” joy” and and “exquisite “exquisite pleasure” pleasure” that that feelings ddissolve issolve hhis is fe elings ooff bbeing eing “mediocre, “mediocre, contingent, contingent, aand nd mortal.” mortal.” The The associations associations and and thoughts thoughts triggered triggered bbyy tthis his iinflux nflux ooff paradise paradise take take him him many many pages pages to to mention eexplore. xplore. I m ention tthis, his, Aquarius, Aquarius, because because I expect expect tthat hat yyou’re ou’re about about to to have have your your own own version version of of this this aactivation. ctivation. A sseemingly eemingly oordinary rdinary event event will will lead lead to to feeds a bbreakthrough reakthrough tthat hat fe eds you you for for a long long time. time. Be Be forr iit! aalert lert fo t!

PISCES P ISCES ((Feb. Feb. 119–March 9–March 220): 0): EEnvironmentalist nvironmentalist B Bill ill

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amplitudes several times higher. That doesn’t mean EEGs are worthless as a brain-death indicator; it just means they have to be considered together with other signs. Some types of overdose, coma and paralysis can temporarily disrupt brain-stem reflexes and mimic brain death. In some such cases EEGs can help demonstrate that the person is still alive. In one study of 89 patients who were judged brain-dead based on reflex loss, eight had nonflat EEGs, and five of these recovered. Conversely, a flat EEG isn’t an absolutely sure sign of brain death. Sometimes it’s claimed Jell-O brainwaves are identical to a healthy adult’s. That’s clearly a stretch, but the Jell-O EEG readings do look pretty similar to a normal human alpha rhythm. Alpha waves are observed when a patient is awake and resting with eyes closed, and in some kinds of sleep and reversible coma. True, the JellO waves are a little slower and of much lower amplitude, but that doesn’t tell you much by itself. Hypoxia, encephalitis and other medical conditions can cause reduced frequency and amplitude, as can drug use. A third of neurologists believe a nonflat EEG, corrected for artifacts, can be consistent with brain death. In most U.S. states, a finding of brain death requires irreversible loss of function of the whole brain. In the U.K., death of the brain stem alone is sufficient, even if other parts of the brain are still alive. In one study, 20 percent of patients declared brain-dead had nonflat EEGs, including 4 percent who exhibited “sleep-like activity.” This is an area where you don’t want doctors making unwarranted assumptions. Consider the one documented case of a person declared brain-dead who wasn’t, in Birmingham, England, in 1974 to a man in his mid-60s named Michael McEldowney. The transplant team was just cutting him open when he started coughing. They sewed him back up and he died for real 15 hours later, at which point I presume the surgeons took up where they left off.

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