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I like this idea...especially making it modern and maybe even robotic. So valley. KEVIN CALLAHAN VIA FACEBOOK

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San Jose needs and deserves an iconic landmark. @JUSTCALL VIA TWITTER

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Always awesome to see a new small business open up in San Jose. I don't know why people in SJ are such haters though! It’s not an easy thing to open up a business obviously or everyone would have their own! But of course everyone wants to complain and be negative about it. If it's not costing you any money or hurting you just give daps to people making moves and doing stuff. Build each other up not down! KIMMY NGUYEN VIA FACEBOOK

It was late and I wanted a smoke (I know, I know—I should quit) but the urge was too great, so I took a seat on the patio and inhaled the sweet relief of nicotine and early onset lung cancer. I usually don’t sit on the porch late at night, as the wafting smoke tends to attract stragglers who can’t afford the obscene price of a pack these days. But little did I expect to see you out of the corner of my eye, trudging along at a slow enough pace to suggest you were in a trance. I didn’t think much of it until there was a lightningquick flick of your hand, and then another. I peered in close and realized I wasn’t hallucinating—you were actually wielding a set of nunchucks. I never thought much of “scared straight” tactics, but for at least one night you got me to quit real quick and go back inside.

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The Toms One of San Jose Mayor SAM LICCARDO’s top aides is bemoaning how owners of a west San Jose commercial complex are pulling a bait-and-switch. In an email obtained by Fly, senior policy adviser Don’t RU WEERAKOON says forget Fortbay dazzled the city to tip! last year with plans to bring 1,500 jobs and FLY@ 500 residential units METRONEWS. to 10 acres off Stevens COM Creek Boulevard. But in June, “a brief meeting with Tom and Tom”—Fortbay principal TOM DEREGT and HMH Architecture veep TOM ARMSTRONG—left Weerakoon less optimistic. In an impassioned dispatch to Kim Walesh, San Jose’s economic development director, Weerakoon described the klatch as “very disappointing,” given the city’s push to prioritize commercial over residential growth. “I like these Toms very much,” Weerakoon wrote. “BUT not when they want to change the rules and get us further and further from our ‘jobs first’ principle.” Originally, plans for the site included market-rate housing, retail and public space, she said. “Well they’ve now changed their minds,” Weerakoon wrote. Their new pitch: to build affordable homes first and offices later. Weerakoon wasn’t having it. “I said, ‘No. You knew the rules coming in,’” she told Walesh. “’The rules are the rules. Don’t play on the [affordable housing] crisis and our hearts now.’” Fortbay’s plan must meet the standard of “signature project”—the city’s designation for proposals that are architecturally striking and promote job growth—to include housing. And even then, the housing would have to be built at the same time as the commercial component. “So they are trying their tricks with us again … shame on them,” wrote Weerakoon, who declined to comment when contacted by Fly. In a phone call, deRegt acknowledged Weerakoon’s concerns. “There’s a delicate balance between delivering jobs and housing,” he said. “I think for Ru, it’s important that she protects the integrity of the city’s goals.”

WEB: SanJoseInside.com An inside look at San Jose politics

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TRICK OR TRACK Ford invested $49 million to expand Bay Area bike renting services, but the company says it has no current plans to track riders’ real-time movements.

Ford’s Bike Rental Expansion Could Track Riders BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH New bike rental stations have been cropping up around downtown San Jose as part of a massive regional expansion bankrolled by Ford Motor Co. The rebranding, which launched this summer in partnership with bike-rent operator Motivate and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), comes with a $49 million investment from Ford for advertising and naming rights. But not everyone welcomes the new fleet of Ford-emblazoned “GoBikes.” Vandals on Tuesday slashed the tires of every single bike in a rebranded station outside of SAP Center. Others targeted the GoBikes in Oakland and San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Though it’s unclear what’s motivating the rash of vandalism, it may stem from some of the criticism that the GoBikes have the potential to track people’s movements. To some, they also signal gentrification.

Ford’s foray into urban bike renting has more to do with shuttle buses than bikes, according to financial advice company The Motley Fool. Last year, around the same time Ford announced its plans to invest in bike rentals, the car company bought Chariot, a crowd-sourced shuttle-bus service. Chariot crowd-sources routes by mining data from users’ cellphone apps. The more data Chariot gleans about how people move, the more useful it can be to customers. What does that have to do with bikes? Jim Hackett, CEO of the Blue Oval’s Palo Alto-based affiliate Ford Smart Mobility, told investors that the GoBikes will be telemetric. This means they’ll be able to ping data about preferred routes back to the company. The potential tracking system has raised concerns. “The Ford GoBikes do not include technology that collects real-time data (i.e. weather conditions and

bike availability), but the potential remains,” said Angie Kozleski, a Ford spokeswoman. “We do believe that cities can derive tremendous value in insights that could come from capturing data from many forms of transportation system.” In the coming year, San Jose will receive about 1,000 new GoBikes and see the number of stations increase from 24 to 80. To date, 23 bike docks have replaced car parking spots on West Julian Street, while other stations appeared near the Diridon Station, Cahill Park, SAP Center and City Hall. The goal is to build the network up to 546 stations and 7,000 GPSenabled bikes in San Jose, San Francisco and parts of the East Bay. That tenfold increase would make the Bay Area-wide program the secondbiggest bike-sharing enterprise in the U.S., according to Ford GoBike’s official website.


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In a San Francisco enclave where mansions fetch upward of $10 million, a San Jose couple staked a claim for $90,000 to enrage their new neighbors. Michael Cheng and Tina Lam, who live in San Jose’s Berryessa district, snapped up the street and sidewalks of Presidio Terrace—one of 181 private roads in San Francisco—at an auction in 2015. Apparently, the city put it up for bid after the neighborhood association failed to pay its $14-a-year tax for more than three decades. Cheng and Lam’s purchase made international headlines this week after the San Francisco Chronicle ran a story about their shrewd investment. Chen, a Taiwan-born real estate investor, admitted they got lucky. “Before we bid on it, they just gave us the parcel number,” he told San Jose Inside in a phone call. “We didn’t see it, but knew the general location—that this is a pretty well known and desirable area—and we placed a bid.” During the auction, there were about 40 “very scrappy pieces” of vacant parcels,

he said. One was on a cliff face and another consisted of a strip by a sidewalk. Others included underwater plots and virtually inaccessible land by hillside homes. For now, the couple plans to simply hold on to the property. Residents of the exclusive tract— where a guard monitors a gated entrance and past residents have included Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi—are none too pleased. An attorney for the homeowners said they had no clue about the unpaid tax bill or the auction until the end of May this year. Homeowners petitioned the county’s Board of Supervisors for a hearing to reverse the tax sale, and that meeting will occur in October. There’s a layer of irony to the whole predicament, Cheng noted. As firstgeneration Asian immigrants, Lam and Cheng would have been legally barred from owning any part of the ritzy Pac Heights neighborhood less than 70 years ago. —Jennifer Wadsworth

San Jose Mayor Trots Out Awful New Slogan in Re-election Bid San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo rolled out a re-election announcement last week and, based on his prepared statement, one might think he’s running against Donald Trump for a second term. “Our world has changed dramatically since I announced my campaign for mayor four years ago,” Liccardo said. “Our nation now daily endures a spate of frenzied rhetoric emphasizing all that divides us, while public civility and trust in our national institutions continues to deteriorate.” While no opponent has yet to emerge—and it seems unlikely the prez will vacate the Oval Office for the opulence of an 18th floor corner office—Liccardo trumpeted no fewer than 16 bullet points to note the “great progress” made in his first two-and-a-half years in office. Among his accomplishments, the mayor took

credit for ending the pension reform battle and increasing wages—despite originally taking stances that often opposed the final outcome—and he even leaned in to take a possible jinxinducing bow for getting Google. But the capper had to be the mayor’s new slogan, which will likely be drilled into Dickensian dust between now and next year: A Tale of One City. “To a bitterly divided nation, we offer a new narrative: a Tale of One City,” Liccardo said. “As we demonstrate the collective success of our One City, we reveal the power of collaboration to improve our communities and to shape our world.” Incredibly, the mantra is actually a regression from the mayor’s introductory slogan—“We Are San Jose”—but at least we can call off the Sister Sledge instrumentals. —Josh Koehn

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GEORGE CLINTON BRINGS HIS FREAKY, AFROFUTURISTIC VISION TO SJZ SUMMER FEST

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HEN HIP-HOP heads lovingly refer to the “West Coast sound” or Prince fans regale his potent pairing of musical prowess and sartorial eccentricity—or when a kid in suburbia picks up a bass after hearing “Give It Away” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, or a new Talking Heads convert is pulled into the fold after watching the synth-punkworldbeat collision in the new wave band’s seminal concert film, Stop Making Sense—it all leads back to one far-out dude from Plainfield, New Jersey. 12

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CAN’T FAKE IT It’s hard to overstate Geroge Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic’s influence on pop culture.

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Call it the six degrees of George Clinton. The ringmaster of a rotating collective of virtuosic musicians known as Parliament-Funkadelic, Clinton has been making music and influencing the world of pop tunes for more than 60 years. During this time he’s helped to define the genre of funk, create a sub-genre—aptly dubbed P-Funk—and provide the backbone for a sub-genre of gangster rap, known as G-Funk. At 76 years old, Clinton is still touring and keeping his finger on the pulse of contemporary culture. That’s him performing the spoken word intro to “Wesley’s Theory,” the opening salvo on Kendrick Lamar’s blistering, jazz-infused sophomore LP, To Pimp A Butterfly. He’s partnering with Flying Lotus to release his forthcoming album on the taste-making producer’s boutique label, Brainfeeder. And he continues to tour the country—he and Parliament-Funkadelic headline the main stage of San Jose Jazz Summer Fest on Friday night. How does the septuagenarian stay so funky fresh? A healthy lifestyle probably isn’t the answer. In a Rolling Stone interview from 2014, Clinton admitted to smoking crack well into his 60s. If you ask him, the key is that he’s always on the lookout for the next big sound. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” Clinton says on a recent afternoon, speaking over the phone from his home in Tallahassee, Florida. Starting his career leading a doowop group called The Parliaments, Clinton parlayed that into a job at Motown, where he rubbed elbows with R&B greats like Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. But even the Motown sound got old for Clinton. When he heard Led Zeppelin and other psychedelic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s, he took notes—merging their lysergic aesthetics with the new, funkier rhythms of James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone. He also took a page out of the playbook of artists like Sun Ra and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, mixing a healthy dose of afrofuturism into his sound and image. “We changed to accommodate

whatever was happening,” Clinton says, explaining his general philosophy for making music. When rap took off in the ’80s, many record labels and artists fought back against the practice of sampling—claiming that the use of repurposed snippets of recorded audio constituted copyright infringement. Rick James sued MC Hammer over the latter’s use of the “Super Freak” hook on “Can’t Touch This.” Biz Markie went head to head with Gilbert O’Sullivan in front of a judge over a sample pulled from the track “Alone Again (Naturally).” But Clinton & Co. embraced the new creative mode. “When they started sampling us in the ’80s, with hip-hop, we put out ‘Atomic Dog,’ which was a perfect song for that genre, and then we started catering to hip-hop,” he says. Fans of early hip-hop will find samples of Clinton’s solo work and P-Funk all over the rap world. There’s “Me, Myself and I,” by De La Soul; “Bring the Noise” by Public Enemy—and of course many of the Dr. Dre-produced G-Funk beats, starting with the The Chronic in 1992. While East Coast gangster rap sounds during the “golden era” of hip-hop were classified largely by stark, hard-chopped jazz samples and so-called “boom-bap” beats, there was something decidedly more funky going on in Southern California. The G-Funk sound featured snaking monosynth leads, often referred to as the “G-Funk whistle,” buoyant bass lines performed on electric bass guitars (as opposed to the more muted sound of the upright acoustic jazz bass). There are the direct samples, like on Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?,” as well as textures inspired by Clinton, such as the whistling monosynth lead deployed on “Gin and Juice,” and the computerized vocal hook on Tupac’s “California Love,” which comes courtesy of onetime Parliament-Funkadelic member Roger Troutman. Scott Fulton, who works for San Jose Jazz coordinating the High School All Stars program and managing the SJZ Boom Box Project, says Clinton

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Tia Brazda Sat, 2:30pm Jade Leaf Stage A popular fixture on the festival circuit, the Canadian jazz vocalist has a sultry, kittenish voice that floats above the big-band arrangements found on her debut EP (2012's Cabin Fever) and her thrilling 2015 full-length, Bandshell. That album presents a variety of jazz styles, positioning the Toronto-based singer as a kind of walking musical catalog of 20th century jazz styles. Overall, Brazda's approach has one foot in the tradition of postwar big-band jazz, with the other planted firmly in a modern sensibility; the result is music that should please fans of old-school jazz as well as those

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Pedrito Martinez Sat, 3pm Hammer Theatre Stage The music of Cuban expatriate Pedrito Martinez is built around percussion. Martinez was the recipient of the 2000 Thelonious Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion, and he was a founding member of Yerba Buena. In 2005 he started his own group. The Pedrito Martinez Group released its self-titled debut album in 2013; it was nominated for a Grammy Award. Habana Dreams followed in 2016, earning raves from

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PARLIAMENTARIAN Over the course of his career, George Clinton has worn many hats. He’s fronted a doo-wop group—the Parliaments—and written for Motown. He is best known as the party-starting leader of Parliament-Funkadelic. and P-Funk are easily one of his “alltime biggest influences.” “To this day, there’s not another group that sounds the way they do,” he adds. Clinton and his entourage truly excel at creating a festive atmosphere—through their stage show and their innovative approach to crafting party anthems consisting mostly of choruses, which allows audiences to sing along more easily and lose themselves in the experience. “You just can’t help moving your feet,” Fulton says. “It’s pandemonium.” Which isn’t to say the music is simplistic. Fulton was inspired to pick up the bass after hearing the virtuosity of P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins. “Bootsy’s space bass was very unique,” he says, recalling the juicy auto-wah effect Collins often applied to his instrument. Additionally,

Bootsy’s bass was often placed high up in the mix, where it worked as a sort of lead instrument, while a synthesizer played a simpler sub-bass line underneath it all. The idea of a bass working as a lead is nothing new today, though back in the ’70s it was a revelation, Fulton says. “If you listen to (Primus bassist) Les Claypool’s bass, it is very related to Bootsy’s—the nastiness of it.” And it was, in part, due to Clinton’s progressive stance on sampling that Fulton found his way to hip-hop, while the musicianship of Parliament-Funkadelic sent him digging up older jazz records. Fulton remembers the feeling of coming full circle when he realized the squiggling synth sample on “Me, Myself and I” was taken from Funkadelic’s “(Not Just) Knee Deep.”

“Connecting the dots on that was amazing,” he says. Clinton’s acceptance of sampling, Fulton adds, was more than a savvy business move—it was a way of ensuring his legacy. “If a Parliament songs gets new life via a sample, then a whole new generation gets to participate.” The legacy of Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic is preserved by the Smithsonian Institution, which recently acquired the “Mothership”—a stage prop the group toured with during the ’90s. The original Mothership from the ’70s could not be located, according to Kevin Strait, curator for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Part of the museum’s exhibit titled “Musical Crossroads,” the Mothership, Strait says, served as a

visual representation of freedom and the potential of African Americans, which was at once forward looking as well as a tribute. “The Mothership owes a nod to Sun Ra, Jimi Hendrix and other avant garde musicians who imagined space as a metaphor for freedom for African Americans beyond earthly constraints,” Strait says. “And it helped the audience understand that this was a new era of music making in general.”

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THE DOCTOR IS IN Dr. Lonnie Smith is most comfortable operating on a Hammond B-3 organ. critics and soaring to the No. 1 Latin Albums spot on NPR's Jazz Critics Top Jazz Albums poll. His band brings together some of the finest players in the Americas. (BK)

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Sat, 5pm Hammer Theatre Stage The “Doctor” may be an honorific title, and the turban is a fashion accessory, but when it comes to soulful jazz, Dr. Lonnie Smith is as real as it gets. A master of the Hammond B-3 organ, Smith plays with inventiveness, nuance and style. He co-led a jazz quartet in the 1960s with guitarist George Benson, and began his solo career in 1967. With more than two dozen albums in a funky, soulful vein, he's one of the most expressive exponents of the B-3. His most recent release—2016's Evolution—is an exemplar of his kinetic, engaging musical approach, but

Smith and his trio truly deserve to be experienced live. Keep an eye on that walking cane of his: it's more than it appears. (BK)

Samantha Fish Sat, 5:15pm Blues/Big Easy Stage Though the Kansas City native came to fame as a fiery electric guitar-slinging blueser, in recent years Fish has expanded her musical vision. Earlier this year she released Chills & Fever, a garage and R&B collection featuring members of the Detroit Cobras. And her upcoming album—described by those who've heard it as “a swampy mofo”—moves in an Americana direction, with production from Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars. But no matter what style the 28-year-old singer-guitarist pursues, she does it with authenticity and enthusiasm. And she never, ever leaves behind her blues roots nor her sizzling guitar work. (BK)


Sat, 10pm Jade Leaf Stage Vocalist Jackie Gage got her start as a jazz singer in San Jose before relocating to New York to pursue her dream. While she's remained true to her jazz roots, she has expanded her repertoire, showing her ability to apply her talents to electronica and hip-hop. Gage’s debut album, 2016’s Siren Songs is a collection of original songs and new interpretations of standards. And it’s a concept album, one centered around the legend of the siren who lures sailors to their rocky demise. Siren Songs displays Gage’s command of soul, rhythm and blues, and—most notably—the torchy jazz with which she began her career. (BK)

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Joomanji Sat, 5:15pm SJZ Boom Box Stage, San Jose What started as three friends at UCSC messing around in their spare time between classes has bloomed into sixpiece L.A. jazz and hip-hop outfit Joomanji. The group blend live instrumentation with chopped-up instrumental samples ripped from their vinyl collection. Many of the songs on their 2013 full-length, Manji, skew toward hip-hop, but no matter where you are on the tracklist you’re never far from some beautiful jazz instrumentation either. Rapper Austin 18

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Sat, 10:30pm Blues/Big Easy Stage, San Jose This won’t be Peanut Butter Wolf’s first show in San Jose. Not even close. The beatmaker and Stones Throw label head actually got his start here. In fact, one of his first gigs was spinning for KSJS, San Jose State’s college radio station. Decades later a lot has changed, but the music hasn’t. Though he hasn’t been producing as much lately, Wolf— a.k.a. Chris Manak—is still an expert selector with a penchant for spinning up great mixes full of off-kilter beats and classic deep cuts. As one of the earliest fans and promoters of J. Dilla’s music, his set is certain to be jazzy. (YK)

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lot, saxophonist Javon Jackson is the head of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the University of Hartford (Connecticut). (BK)

Taimane Sun, 2:30pm Jade Leaf Stage In recent years the ukulele has earned some long-due respect. In the hands of staggeringly accomplished players like Jake Shimabukuro, the diminutive stringed instrument has been shown to possess great expressiveness and musical versatility. Hawaiian artist Taimane Gardner is a bright star in the ukulele idiom. Unconstrained by genre classification, she is as likely to play songs typically associated with hard rock as she is to dazzle with flamencostyle musicianship, classical and jazz. And her original material—showcased on three studio albums including her latest, 2015's thematically unified We Are Made of Stars—distills those varying styles into something the 28-year-old can truly call her own. (BK)


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Maceo Parker Sun, 4pm Main Stage Funk royalty, saxophonist Maceo Parker made his name as a key member of James Brown’s band. He was part of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective for a decade, and after years as a sideman, stepped out full-time as a bandleader with 1990’s Roots Revisited. Never completely forsaking his sideman status, Parker lent his talents to recordings by a wide array of artists in the ’80s onward, and supported Prince on a number of concert dates in the 2ist century. His most recent album is 2012’s Soul Classics, a live album that finds him backed by the WDR Big Band. And live onstage is where he truly shines: at 74, the indomitable Parker still maintains a packed schedule of concert dates. (BK)

Naughty Professor Sun, 2pm Blues/Big Easy Stage, San Jose New Orleans soul and funk outfit Naughty Professor are having a busy 2017. Luckily for San Jose they still managed to find time to stop by and show off their rock solid groove.

The band’s eclectic style has allowed them to collaborate with a diverse set of artists, including Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na and New Orleans singer songwriter Dexter Gilmore. Only a little over a year out from the release of their last album, 2016’s In the Flesh, the guys say they already have a ton of fresh material in the works. (YK)

Youth Performances Various Times Various Stages A long-standing focus of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest has been the showcasing of young talent; 2017’s schedule is no different. This year’s lineup includes two performances each by the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars, the Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo, and Junior Dixieland Czech Republic. Also on the bill featuring up-and-coming talent are Mariachi Los Toritos, the Valley Christian Jazz Combo, Genius Wesley Quartet, Mikailo Kasha Group, Mr. Clifford’s Young Jazz All Stars, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars, and the Mike Sanchez Septet. (BK)

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In its 19th year, Stanford Repertory Theater’s summer festival transports audiences to a place where disaster and the joy of humor collide. Inspired by Karl Marx’s observation that “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce,” the SRT presents three classic farces by Anton Chekhov—The Bear, The Proposal and The Anniversary—followed by a devised piece based on Vsevolod Meyerhold’s 1935 adaptation of these same pieces. Titled 33 Swoons, SRT’s remix of Meyerhold’s failed production in the USSR is a reminder that political struggle and laughter remain constants of the human experience. The production runs through Aug. 27. (CM)

This year marks the ninth edition of the Outside Lands music and arts festival, which means it’s just short of its big double-digit anniversary. The festival isn’t saying goodbye to its prepubescent years without a fight. The lineup this year is full of artists with albums of new material to play—with the likes of Solange, Gorillaz, Little Dragon, A Tribe Called Quest (R.I.P. Phife Dawg) and Fleet Foxes all making appearances. Metallica and The Who will be there as well. … You know, as the chaperones. (YK)

Twenty years into their career, it’s clear that Atmosphere will go down as one of the best underground hip-hop groups ever. The Minnesota duo’s early albums feature a quick-witted Slug using his silver tongue to couple glib remarks with intricate and braggadocious rhymes, all while producer Ant drops some seriously dope beats. But as Sean Daley and Anthony Davis grew up, so did their music. Slug turned his lens inward, admitting his faults and drawing on his experiences as a father. All the while Ant’s production has only grown more sophisticated, and the pair now tour with a full band. (YK)

If you don’t know their name, you’ve at least heard of a little place called the “Love Shack.” Formed over tropical cocktails in Athens, Georgia, the B-52s rose to fame in the ’70s and ’80s on the success of their new wave weirdness and absurdist take on American culture. After the experimental explosion of their 1978 debut single “Rock Lobster,” the rainbow-hued band rocked the teenage imagination with brightly colored miniskirts, bouffant hairstyles and a go-to soundtrack for every dance party. In 2008, The B-52s released their first original album in 16 years, which debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard charts. (CM)

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Thu, 8pm, $15+ The Ritz, San Jose Some music is just universal. No matter what kind of day you had, or how subconscious you might feel, once you hear it you have to move. The work of Seattle producer Sàngo falls in this category. His newest project, De Mim, Pra Você is a combination of baile funk and light trap, informed by years of tinkering with and sampling Northern Brazilian funk sounds like the ones found on standout track “Que Nada.” His set at The Ritz will likely bounce between these influences and a more laidback, hip-hop inspired sound like the one found on single “Dance for Blessings.” (YK)


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DIERKS BENTLEY

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ZZ TOP & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS Aug 29 at The Mountain Winery

COM TRUISE & NOSAJ THING Aug 31 at The Ritz

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ALPHAVILLE Fri, 8pm, $55+ City National Civic, San Jose Alphaville are living proof of the power of a pointed needle drop. Millennials will know the German synthpop band, even if they don’t realize it. They’re the ones responsible for “Forever Young,” the gauzy, ’80s slow jam that soundtracks the high school dance scene in Napoleon Dynamite. They are also known for another single—“Big in Japan.” More than three decades on, Alphaville are still conjuring gothy electronic textures. The group’s latest LP is titled Strange Attractor. It’s an apt title for a band that’s proven so adept at creating such oddly enchanting tunes. (CM)

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Maybe marijuana is good for you after all. Despite the countless rumors and hoaxes about the music icon’s untimely end, the long-haired, bandana-wearing outlaw-country pioneer is still hungry for the stage, and not just because he has the munchies. Over the course of the last 60 years, Nelson—best known for hit songs like “Crazy and “On the Road Again”—has recorded over 110 albums and has eight Grammys under his belt. In the early ’70s, he was the first country artist to be signed to Atlantic Records, kicking off the legendary career he continues today. (CM)

It’s not the first time Caravan is opening its doors to devilish whims and debauched delights, but every round of Circus of Sin seems to up the ante of mad entertainment. Tuesday’s lineup includes award-winning drag king Donny Mirassou, one of the few trans men in the local burlesque industry. Then there’s Anna Yanushkevich with a Pandora’s box of tricks including fire-breathing, snake charming and escaping out of straitjackets. All eight featured performers will have you on the edge of your seat. There’s no cover charge, so attendees can spend the extra cash on boozy treats. (CM)

When a praying mantis was named after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2016, the little brown leaf-dweller made headlines across the country. The mantis, named in honor of Ginsburg’s efforts toward achieving gender equality, was the first species to be identified using female genitalia. In a world where scientists typically classify mantids using males of a given species, doctoral student Sydney Brannoch trail-blazed a new path for taxonomy. In Notorious B.U.G.—a one-woman show written and performed by Marjorie Hazeltine—the mantis herself speaks out about gender, womanhood and the ever-burning desire to devour her mates. (CM)

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Sep 16 at The Ritz

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Sep 20 at The Ritz

SUBLIME WITH ROME

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LAUREN HILL & NAS

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DEPECHE MODE

Oct 8 at SAP Center

KATY PERRY

Nov 14 at SAP Center

THIRD EYE BLIND

Nov 14 at City National Civic

GIRAFFAGE

Nov 25 at The Ritz

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Identity Art CREATIVE CULTURE The local Asian American arts community has come together for a showcase at the Social Policy cafe.

‘Our Heaven’ showcases work by local Asian American artists BY CAMILLE MILLER

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BLOCK FROM the main corridor of the First Friday Art Walk, a mass of artsy youth congregated at Social Policy for “Our Heaven”—a mixed-media showcase of 19 local artists with a single common thread.

Inside SoPo, a half-animated video was playing on the wall. Spicy soup bases, udon noodles and soy sauce bottles lined the brightly lit aisles of a supermarket. It was a familiar sight for those of us who grew up accompanying our parents

to the store—if your family was Asian, that is. The video was created by Josiah Columna, a Filipino American artist whose stop-motion animation and found footage mashup was one of many works on display at the cafeby-day, gallery-by-night venue on Friday. Like Columna, every artist in the room had gone about life bearing the dual identity of an Asian American heritage—the unifying theme of the exhibit. The name was coined by Angela Wu, the curator of the show, and it refers to an ideology in Chinese history that called for the unification of separate states into one nation. Likewise, “Our Heaven” is the mixed-media coalescence of

Asian and Pacific artists throughout the Bay Area. “Art spaces now are not incredibly accessible to POC unless its a specified POC gallery or space,” said Wu, a first-generation, Chinese Vietnamese photographer from San Jose. “Especially in coffee shops or any art gallery, you’re most likely going to see very white art.” In line with her criticism of what she describes as a Eurocentric saturation of the high-end art industry, all of the work on display at “Our Heaven” is created by local Asian artists. As a result, the photographs, illustrations and polychromatic collages that cover the cafe walls are a meditation on the intricate world of scattered identities and language barriers in 21st century America. On its opening night, over 200 people occupied the corner of First Street and Paseo De San Antonio, crowding into the building and spilling out onto the patio for fresh air and

cigarettes. Most of them were in their 20s, fresh faces with septum piercings and brightly colored hair—a vibrant community of the chic, conscious kind. “For the first time in my life, I’m actually proud to represent my Asian Americanness,” said Samantha Huang, whose bubblegum pink depiction of boba tea pops brightly against the cafe’s white wall. Huang is a Taiwanese American painter based in Fremont. Like so many first-generation kids, she grew up ashamed of being Asian, despite her parents’ attempts at connecting her with Taiwanese culture. And like so many of the artists there, selfexpression in the form of art making is one way she’s reclaiming her roots. “It’s been really liberating to be able to express myself in the truest form and not have to filter myself at all,” Huang said. Loss of culture, assimilation and the gradual reconciliation of an inherently mixed identity are running themes at the exhibit. In a particularly nuanced artist statement, illustrator Aaron Coleman sums up the catch-22 existence of a multicultural upbringing. “I was too Black to be Korean and too Korean to be Black,” Coleman writes. Asian and American. To be one or the other: that seems to be the question. “I think everyone at some point goes through an identity crisis where they have to reconnect with their culture,” Wu said. “I’m mixed East Asian, mixed South Asian, so a lot of the time I would tell people that I’m Chinese or Vietnamese, but not both.” When I spoke with her on the phone, however, Wu didn’t hesitate to describe herself in both terms. Eight months ago, the idea for a family-style exhibit dedicated to bringing visibility to an entire community was born when one of Wu’s friends asked if she knew of any galleries that would show his work. Her response echoes the words of one Tamil Sri Lankan American comedian named D’Lo, who I spoke with a while back. “When things aren’t being fulfilled in a certain space, you just have to create your own.”

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SALVATION Tim Armstrong of Berkeley ska-punks Rancid crowd surfs at 924 Gilman in 1993, shortly before they broke big.

‘Turn It Around’ documents heyday of the East Bay punk scene BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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F THERE WERE a more thorough account of second-wave punk than Corbett Redford’s documentary Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, would you even be able to sit through it? The film covers roughly 20 years and about 1,000 bands, from the kids to the elders—the latter including the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra, Penelope Houston and writer Jack Boulware. The scene nurtured rich flora. Surprisingly varied musicians mounted

the small stage at the 924 Gilman Street space in Berkeley. Though alcohol-free and with an unofficial ban on major-label bands, this nonprofit venue still draws performers from around the world. And the South Bay, of course: one 1980s poster glimpsed here highlights “Nasal Sex—all the way from Morgan Hill.” It’s narrated in a skeptical sort of voice by Iggy Pop. If there are no stars, there are recurring figures. One was Tim Yohannan, publisher of the zine Maximum Rock and Roll. Yohannan was a Berkeley Maoist who felt that punk heralded the revolution to come. This indefatigable organizer was hard-nosed enough to debate Bill Graham on the state of rock music on KPFA radio. Larry Livermore, a writer and a founder of Lookout! Records, captured the sounds of the times. Throughout this film

are the still photos of Murray Bowles, who caught hundreds of images of this fleeting underground scene. Has there ever been a documentary on punk that had so many women’s voices in it? Interviewees include Adrienne Droogas of the all-female band Spitboy, Anna Joy Springer of the shriek-rock act Blatz, and Mordam Records’ exec Ruth Schwartz, a co-editor at MR&R. The graffiti-splattered space, with its sign “NO RACISTS ALLOWED,” was the site of the first theatrical play by later Cannes film fest winner Miranda July. Here played the openly gay Pansy Division, the Yeastie Girls’ feminist rap, and GWAR’s grisly puppet shows. Sometimes the bands were straightedged rebels. Sometimes they were just plain lager louts. Honesty was preferred over proficiency. The scene was full of escapees from nowherevilles all the way up to the Sacramento River and beyond, all those gloomy refinery towns between Berkeley and Crockett. Homely El Sobrante is described as a chunk of Kansas that some

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whimsical deity transplanted to the Bay Area. Yet “El Sob” was the cradle of Green Day, the one band seen here that really hit the jackpot. Turn it Around is exec produced by Green Day, but don’t believe the rumor that this film credits the band with inventing East Bay punk. The auteurs of American Idiot were, for a time, Gilmanites and Lookout! recording artists. The jackpot hitters aren’t the essence of this hymn to dead bands—whither, The Skinflutes and Sewer Trout? Green Day’s own rise provokes the shocking sight of Jello Biafra saying something nice about a band that made millions: “I’m just glad that someone from the scene had success, carried out on their own terms.” Age mellows the angriest punk. It says something about the effects of time that Green Day has executive-produced a movie mentioning Yohannan’s accomplishments, even after the band did the song “Platypus” about Yohannan, a hate anthem that laughed at the man’s terminal cancer. The Gillman is still standing despite everything: the neighborhood’s increasing gentrification, temporary closures, and lawsuits: someone once netted $16,000 for breaking his arm in a stage dive. It has even weathered inadvisable entertainment strategies. Witness 924’s Zoe Axhelm’s description of the time a performer dumped a box of razor blades off the stage. The MR&R double-album Not So Quiet On The Western Front (1982) survives as an archive of this unsafe-for-radio sound. One track from it popped up in the headphones yesterday: “Dead Porker” by Fresno’s band NBJ. The female lead singer was dead by 22, and all but one of her bandmates are gone, too. Maybe this single isn’t the same thing as the only recording of an innovative 1920s bluesman, but it’s a vital shard of a scene. No matter how small it is, a piece of art has life of its own. Happily, Redford found so many living veterans of the explosion, in this fine endorsement of the do-it-yourself principle.


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James Jones, Hubert Selby and Henry Miller all used the word “douchebag” in their writings—the insult seems to have originated in Brooklyn. SNL introduced it to the rest of the nation (remember Buck Henry as the patrician “Lord Douchebag”). Mysteriously, this 20th century rubber device used to (unnecessarily) clean ladies’ genitals or to (hopelessly) prevent pregnancy, became the right term to describe selfish suburbanites, entitled muscleboys, gross plutocrats and loathsome people of all types and callings. You certainly do meet a lot of douchebags these days. Sean McCarthy and Elizabeth Mitchell, long-time valleyites whose Guerrilla Wanderers productions have made one hilarious indie movie after another, have a real winner here. The web series chronicles a group of recovering douches as they sit in a circle—AAstyle—describing the incidents where they hit bottom; it is, we’re assured, all based on real-life events. Director McCarthy has been a good kid wrangler ever since he directed his sister Syra—visible as a namaste-ing New Ager here—in his shot-in-San Jose film Raging Cyclist. There’s a lot of salt in the case history “Miles and Madison” concerning a feud between a pair of tweens, conducted in emojis. The best of the six may be “Laura,” in which a suburban mom (Jenn Tripp) flips out in an obscenity laden tirade because she missed a yoga class. “Wilhelmina” concerns a British patron of fancy restaurants whose horrible behavior is ultimately too much for these case-hardened douches. If the dialogue fails occasionally, the actors make it work; the cutting, the swiveling, lazy-susan camera and the occasional computer graphic keep these situations crisp, refreshing and funny. There isn’t a more hilarious director than McCarthy in this valley, and the potential for this series to keep on growing is obvious. (Premieres Aug 17 in Menlo Park at the Guild Theater and Aug 19 in Cupertino at the BlueLight.) (RvB)

Revivals BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM

(1993) Has our hero turned murderer at last? A spate of gang

killings by a caped and cowled figure leaves Batman hunted by the GCPD, spurred on by a climbing city councilman named Reeves (voiced by Hart Bochner, in a characterization strangely predicting Jared Kushner). Fearing for his life, the emphysema-ridden thug Valestra (voice by the late Abe Vigoda) turns to The Joker for help. A fatal move and conversely the right one: the horror clown is the only one sharp enough to figure out what’s really going on. After the July 25 release on Blu-Ray, there was some internet chat about whether this animated feature—a spin-off of TV’s Batman: The Animated Series—was indeed the best adaptation of the superhero… better even than The Dark Knight (2008). Nothing here matches the titanic qualities of the first two Christopher Nolan installments, or the odd poetry and soul in the Tim Burton films. But this is the most romantic Batman film—the one that gets in deepest about the heartbreak of a man with a split personality, and of the road he didn’t take, thanks to his vow to his dead parents. It’s also the one with a lover, not just a love-interest: Andrea (Dana Delaney; her face seems modeled on Katherine Hepburn) matches Bruce Wayne’s capacities for both tragedy and revenge. And Mask of the Phantasm has particularly adroit use of The Joker—a man of leisure, a self-amused comedian, and, as in The Dark Knight, a bad genie summoned by people who fail to predict the consequences. Even lovers of Keaton, Nicholson and Heath Ledger should admit that voice actors Kevin Conroy (as Wayne/Batman) and Mark Hamill (as his white-faced counterpart) not only did these roles for decades but are also the best ever at it. Conroy’s voice can chill a room; Hamill’s delight in the part is juicy and infectious, and deliciously scary. The famous pair battle in a perfect Joker hideout: an abandoned World’s Fair grounds that was, 10 years previously, the scene of a rare moment of joy for Wayne. At the time, some critics complained that the characters’ design looked too Japanese; one doubts a generation raised by anime will care much about that. One of the facets that makes this impressive is Shirley Walker’s Carmina Burana-ish soundtrack, ominous enough to give this cartoon movie an extra layer of thrill and mystery. (Available on Blu-Ray and various streaming services.) (RvB)

REVIEW

MISFIRE ‘The Dark Tower’ compresses eight Stephen King novels into a 90-minute action flick. Lame.

Tickets to the Gun Solo THERE’S BEEN MUCH head-scratching lately in the wake of David Weigel’s book on the age of prog-rock: is that era better described as a catastrophe, or a calamity? The Dark Tower is a prog-rock movie, with its citations of King Crimson, long gun solos, portentous words and po-mo borrowings from kid’s books. As scripted, it looks like something from M.Night Shyamalan—the man who would be [Stephen] King. In fact, it’s a condensation of eight King novels, squished into 90 minutes of chalky, metaphysical space Western. In the navel of the universe is an immense tower shooting out good vibes to the denizens therein. Outside the spell it casts are a menagerie of Lovecraft-ian beasts, lurking and waiting. Also keeping them back are the bullets of Roland Deschain, The Last Gunslinger (Idris Elba), who fires ammo smelted from Excalibur itself. There’s a villain of sorts—The Man in Black, who is Death, Satan and Entropy all in one; he’s played by Matthew McConaughey, smirking his lips off. And his scheme is to destroy the tower with the brainwaves of tortured children. One earthling boy Jake (Tom Taylor) escapes the Man in Black’s henchpeople and travels through a wormhole portal to meet the legendary hero whom he saw in his

dreams: bonding, squabbling, roaming the cindery wastelands, they take turns reparenting each other. The creed of the gunfighters turns up here as it did in the previews: “I do not aim with my hand. He who The Dark Tower aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his PG-13 father…” also translated 1 hr 35 min. as “We aim to please! You Valleywide aim, too, please!” Elba is able, and Taylor isn’t bad—the instant when he discovers the death of someone close to him is quite poignant. Claudia Kim was charming as the head psychic in an old-West space village. Girls can’t be trusted to hold off space lizards, so she isn’t on screen long. The sacred gun and holy bullets stuff is the kind of thinking that continues to our allow nation to be shot to pieces by its own citizens. This film reduces the coolness and negative space of the decades of adult Westerns to simplistic pap. Denmark’s Nikolaj Arcel directs like a man who never heard a shot fired in anger. If “forgetting the face of your father” means “remembering all the movies our forefathers made, and filching from them” then dad’s not forgot. —Richard von Busack


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Wicked Rhymes THE GREATEST With ‘DAMN.,’ Compton hip-hop philosopher Kendrick Lamar has made the case that he is the best of all time.

Kendrick Lamar confronts his demons on ‘DAMN.’ tour at Shark Tank BY JOHN FLYNN

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HIS YEAR, KENDRICK Lamar ran away with the title of best rapper alive. Drake may be richer, Young Thug may be bolder and the Migos may better reflect the modern sound of the genre. But since Kanye West cut his show short in Sacramento, no hip-hop artist feels more important than Lamar, a reputation that he earned with Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, reinforced with To Pimp a Butterfly and cemented with his most recent album, DAMN.

Performing at the SAP Center on Aug 12, Lamar stands apart primarily

for his ability to package profound insights in face-melting verses. He rarely uses the electric modulation of his peers, instead relying on his gale-force flow and mastery of poetic meters. He cranks this skill to 11 during the second half of the album’s second track, “DNA.” Reportedly, Lamar had been so possessed in the booth that he rapped the dizzying, relentless verse a capella. Producer Mike WiLL Made-It finished the track with a gobsmacking beat flip that, combined with Lamar, steamrolls the listener. It’s awesome, in the actual sense of the word. But crucially, Lamar backs up his verbal gymnastics with substance. And on DAMN., he tackles his personal triumphs, failures and hypocrisies in a way that seems vital to our nation’s understanding of itself in a time that has “the feelin’ of an apocalypse happenin’, but nothin’ is awkward,” as he puts it on “FEEL.”

Still, he knows his listeners don’t want an hour-long lecture. So he gives a few crowd pleasers, primarily “HUMBLE.,” the NBA playoffs’ theme song, and “LOYALTY.,” a complementary collaboration of equals with Rihanna that’s much more interesting than the flirt-sesh most rappers ask her for. Both have music videos with gripping visuals, which combined with Lamar’s Phelpsian breath control, should make for a well-worth-it live show. Otherwise, Lamar spends much of DAMN. addressing personal and national depravity. On “XXX.,” he pairs with a nearly unrecognizable U2 and starts by advising a friend to shoot those who killed his son and ends by pointing out that America, from the “back streets” to “Wall Street,” rewards the viciously selfish. By the time he asks, “Is America honest or do we bask in sin?,” the answer is pretty obvious. He examines this theme more thoroughly on “LUST.,” a song that contains probably his greasiest hook ever, which ends with these two lines: “Let me put the head in, if it’s okay/She said, ‘it’s okay,’” He growl-coos the first

part, then follows with a falsetto, making the consent feel deeply ill-advised. In the verses, he begins by painting portraits of superficial pleasure seekers, including himself. Then he pivots to describing the post-election streetstorming that’s faded as we’ve adjusted to our increasingly chaotic and fascist government. Suddenly, the hook’s meaning jumps from highlighting personal weakness to national complacency that’s allowed a truly vile movement to put the head in. Throughout DAMN., Lamar readily admits fault and reckons with his guilt of falling victim to the same evils he decries. Over indie guitar strums on “PRIDE.,” he cops to his emotional unavailability and admits, “in a perfect world, I’d choose faith over riches...work over bitches...” And these moral failures have consequences for Lamar, who samples a phone call from his “cousin Carl” that describes the continuing influence of a curse prophesied in Deuteronomy. Unlike the happy-go-lucky New Testament gospel of Chance the Rapper, Lamar possesses a more Old Testament view of a God—a deity that punishes wickedness and rewards good deeds. And in this a-religious era, the sermons land because of Lamar’s ability to extrapolate from his personal experience at every strata of life to wrangle with our unprecedented state of affairs. On the album-closer “DUCKWORTH.,” Lamar unfurls a twist-laden story of how his father, Ducky, worked at a KFC and hooked up Anthony Tiffith—the drug dealer turned head of Lamar’s record label—with extra biscuits and chicken, prompting Tiffith to decide against robbing the store and potentially killing Ducky. The rapper muses that this choice may have ultimately allowed Lamar to avoid a life of crime. Laid over a soul sample that sounds like a game of duck, duck, goose, the intricate track points out how, in difficult circumstances, seemingly meaningless acts of kindness can produce unimaginable rewards— divine advice in these damned times.

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NUMBER ONE BROADWAY

LOUISIANA BISTRO

Every Wed: J.C. Smith Jam. Thu, Aug 10, Joel Nelson. Fri, Aug 11, CA Groove. Sat, Aug 12, Megatones. Los Gatos.

Every Thu, 7pm: Yellow Bulb Sessions. San Jose.

ART BOUTIKI

ORCHARD CITY GREEN

Fri, Aug 11, 7:30pm: My Dad’s iPod. Sat, Aug 12, 7:30pm: The Axidents, Clearly, Like Water Like Wine. San Jose.

THE BACK BAR SOFA Thu, Aug 10, Smile High Club. Fri, Aug 11, Erased Text. Sat, Aug 12: Nef the Pharaoh. Sun, Aug 13, Willie Mania XXXIV. San Jose.

Thu, Aug 10, 6pm: Sage, Campbell.

REDWOOD CITY COURTHOUSE SQUARE Fri, Aug 11, 6pm: Steel ‘n’ Chicago. Redwood City.

THE RITZ Sat, Aug 12, 8pm: Cairo Knife Fight, Not This Day, The Northern Rebels. San Jose.

STAFFORD PARK Wed, Aug 9: Sinister Dexter. Redwood City.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN Every Wed: DJ Hank. Every Thu: DJ Maniakal. San Jose.

THE CARAVAN

Jazz/Blues/ World Thu, Aug 10, 7:30pm: Son Seven Band. Fri, Aug 11, 8:30pm: Jesus Montoya, Jason Mcguire “El Rubio”, Marlon Aldana. Sat, Aug 12, 8:30pm: Stratify. Sun, Aug 13, 7:30pm: Lily Alunan Quintet. Tue, Aug 15, 7:30pm: Dave & Rebecca Dumaine. Redwood City.

THE CATS

CAFE STRITCH

MOUNTAIN WINERY Sat, Aug 12, 7:30pm: Huey Lewis and the News. Sun, Aug 13, 7:30pm: Jill Scott. Saratoga.

Thu, Aug 10, 8:30pm:The Michael Marcus Quartet. Fri, Aug 11, 6pm: Art Hirahara, Roxy Coss, Josh Lawrence, The Seshen. Sat, Aug 12, 12pm: Wally Schnalle, Danny Green Trio, Peter Cincotti, Kavita Shah, FatsO. Sun, Aug 13, 12pm: Dmitri Matheny, Emilio Solla Quartet, Rickey Woodard Quartet. Claudia Villela. San Jose.

THE CATS Wed, Aug 9, Marcus Miller. Los Gatos.

JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE Thu, Aug 10: Closed for private event. Sat, Aug 11, 5:30pm: Mojo Workin’. Sat, Aug 12, 5:30pm: Chain of Fools. Coming soon: Furry Friends Rescue Event on Sep 10. Book your holiday party in August, get $100 gift card. Email: events@ jackrosebar.com. Los Gatos.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO Every Tue, 8pm: Aki Kumar’s Blues Jam. Every Wed: Blues & Brews w/Sid Morris & Ron Thompson. Every Tue, 6pm: PHB Open Mic Night. San Jose.

Fri, Aug 12, 8:30pm: Asha Bhosle & Javed Ali Live. San Jose.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET Fri, Aug 11, 8pm: Ron Scott Band. Sat, Aug 12, 7pm: Tortilla Soup, Legally Blue. Sun, Aug 13, 2pm: Jackie Turner. San Jose.

SAP CENTER Fri, Aug 11, 8pm: Nicky Jam with Plan B. San Jose.

ANGELICA’S BISTRO

Thu, Aug 10, 10pm: The Ajimas, Another Lover. Fri, Aug 11, 10pm: The Gillbillies, Rebelskamp, Ray Frankly. Sun, Aug 13, 9pm: Van Goat, Sweet HayaH, Major Powers and the Lo Fi Symphony. Tue, Aug 15, Old Man Wizard. San Jose. Thu, Aug 10, Jerry Sauceda Duo. Fri, Aug 11, Bridget Marie & the Soldiers of Love Band. Sun, Aug 12, Cadillac Jack. Los Gatos.

Every Wed night: J.C. Smith Jam. Los Gatos.

SAN JOSE STATE EVENT CENTER

BRANHAM LOUNGE Fri, 10:30pm: Quality Control (indie, rock and hip hop). Every Thu, 10pm: The Weekend Warmup with DJ Sean Black. San Jose.

NUMBER ONE BROADWAY

SMOKING PIG BBQ Fri, Aug 11: The Funky Godfather. Sat, Aug 12: Chase Walker Band. Fremont.

C&W/Folk MOUNTAIN WINERY Tue, Aug 15 Willie Nelson. Saratoga.

MISSION PIZZA Every Thu from 7-9pm: Mill Creek Ramblers. Every First Fri, 7-10pm: Cimarron Rose Band. Every Second Fri, 7-10pm: Stampede. Every Last Fri, 7-10pm: Stragglyrs. Every Second Sat 7-10pm: Canyon Johnson. Every Last Sat, 7-10pm: Beargrass Creek. Fremont.

CLUB FOX Every Wed: Club Fox Blues Jam. Every Fri: Salsa Spot. Redwood City.

HEDLEY CLUB Every 1st and 3rd Wed: Jazz Jam. San Jose

LITTLE LOU’S BBQ Every Thu, 7:30pm: Aki’s Original Thursday Night Blue Jams. Campbell.

SAM'S BBQ Every first Tue of the month, 6pm: Bean Creek. Every second Tue of the month, 6pm: Carolina Special. Every second Wed of the month, 6pm: Dark Hollow. Every third Tue of the month, 6pm: Cabin Fever. Every first and third Wed of the month,

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Hazy Beats MUSIC IS TYPICALLY a pursuit for the ears, but some songs occupy a time and place. Just as the olfactory sense can bring back vivid memories of things past, music has the power to transports listeners to new places. Los Angeles producer Mndsgn (pronounced “Mind Design”) conjures smoke-filled rooms and dimly lit house parties with his spacey R&B and jazz-influenced compositions. His latest LP, Body Wash, is a magentatinged, 16-track journey into a psychedelic bubble-bath. The Stones Throw-signee, whose real name is Ringgo Ancheta, is a one-man band—building his own beats, playing the keys and singing. On “Alluptoyou,” the fourth track off of Body Wash, twinkling keys accompany Ancheta’s heavily effected vocals as the plodding drum track stutters and seems poised to buckle under its own weight. “Sometimes you’re thinking, what planet am I really on” Ancheta repeatedly sings in his reserved croon. The producer goes on to deliver a series of couplets fueled by self-doubt and fear before arriving at the answer found in the song’s title.

Mndsgn Aug 10, 9pm, $10+ The Continental, San Jose thecontinentalbar.com

It’s clear that all of this was assembled on a computer, but the work feels decidedly organic compared to Ancheta’s contemporaries. By contrast, fellow L.A. beatmaker and Klipmode collective member Knxwledge uses some of the same production tricks to lend his music a signature otherworldliness. However while Knxwledge is content to just spin knotted webs of sample-based interstellar boom bap, Ancheta looks to spin a yarn as well. The star of Body Wash isn’t any one song or element, but the overarching story Ancheta weaves in the process. As he describes it on his Bandcamp page, “In the narrative, a homeless man encounters a mysterious woman who gives him shelter. She instructs him to bathe with a very peculiar body wash. As he soaks and sinks deeper in a thick lather of this unknown solution, the man finds himself transported to an alternate dimension.” Anchetta never quite tips his hand about how the story relates to his own life, but bathing being a metaphor for the creative process doesn’t sound too far off. The story truly comes into focus in the last handful of songs. A trio of alternately subtitled instrumental tracks called “Searchin” bring the story to its climax. The lack of vocals implies the point at which our hero finally loses himself in that other world. —Yousif Kassab

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DIVE BAR

6pm: Sidesaddle and Co. Every fourth Wed of the month, 6pm: Loganville. San Jose.

Wed, 9:30pm: Karaoke with Jade. San Jose.

SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE

Tue-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Sun, 4pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

Tue-Thu & Sat: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

GALAXY

THE X BAR

Fri, Aug 11, 7pm: Sam Hunt, Maren Morris and Chris Janson. Mountain View.

Comedy

EFFIE’S RESTAURANT

Every Tues, Thu, Fri, 9:30pm: Karaoke. Milpitas.

Fri, 8pm, Sat, 7pm and 9:15pm: Comedy Sportz. San Jose.

APPARITION THE GOOSETOWN LOUNGE

Every Wed: The Caravan Lounge Comedy Show with host Mr. Walker. San Jose.

Fri-Sat, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Willow Glen.

IMPROV

Wed & Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Campbell.

Thu-Sun, Aug 10-13, 7pm: Rocky Laporte. San Jose.

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS Every Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. Thu, Aug 10-13, 8pm: Eric Schwartz. Sunnyvale.

KATIE BLOOM’S

KING OF CLUBS Sun, Mon, Thu, 8:30pm: KOR Karaoke. Mountain View.

Thu, 8pm: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

Sun-Thu, 9pm: Karaoke. Fri-Sat, 7pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

Fri-Sat, 10pm: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

7 STARS BAR & GRILL

OASIS

Fri, 9pm: Karaoke w/DJ Rob. San Jose.

BOGART’S LOUNGE Wed, 9pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

THE CARAVAN

Wed-Sun 9pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

OFF THE HOOK Wed, 9pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL Tue, 9pm: Karaoke with TJ The DJ. Sunnyvale.

PIONEER SALOON Mon, 8pm: Karaoke. Woodside.

Sun: Sunday Fun Day Karaoke with KJ Matt. Mon: Mandatory Monday Karaoke with KJ Nik. San Jose.

THE QUARTER NOTE

C&J’S SPORTS BAR

Nightly Karaoke, 9pm-1:30am. San Jose.

Tue, 9pm: Karaoke with DJ Rob. Santa Clara.

AVERY LOUNGE Fri-Sat, 10pm: DJs and Dancing. San Jose.

CARDIFF LOUNGE

CHARLEY'S LG

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE

THE BEARS

Wed-Sun: DJs and Dancing. San Jose.

Thu, 9:30pm: Karaoke with DJ Izzy. Sunnyvale.

7 BAMBOO

Every Sun, 4pm: Spanish Karaoke. San Jose.

AURA LOUNGE

LILLY MAC’S

Karaoke

AGAVE

Thu, 9pm: Club Lido. San Jose.

Every Thu night, 9pm: Shakin’ Not Stirred with Roger Moorehouse. Campbell.

MARIANI’S

Fri-Sat, 8pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

Every Mon, 9pm: Karaoke w/ KJ Vinnie. Cupertino.

Dance Clubs

CAMERA 3

CARAVAN

WOODHAMS LOUNGE

Every Tue: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

RED STAG LOUNGE

Every Fri & Sat: Live Music & DJs. Los Gatos.

DIVE BAR Thu-Sat, 10:30pm: Rotating Guest DJs. San Jose.

LIQUID Fri: Crave Friday Nights with DJ Ruben R. San Jose.

LOFT BAR AND BISTRO Thu-Sun, 7:30pm: Live Dancing. San Jose.

LOS GATOS BAR AND GRILL Fri: Foundation Fridays. Los Gatos.

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE Thu, 10pm: Dancing w/DJ VexOne & DJ Benofficial. Fri-Sat, 10pm: DJ NoWrath. Santa Clara.

PARRANDA NIGHTCLUB Thu: Banda Music. Fri: Rock en Español & Live Bands. Sat: Regional Mexican & DJ. Sun: Banda Night. Sunnyvale.

COURT’S LOUNGE Mon, Thu & Sat, 9:30pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

DASILVA’S BRONCOS Thu, 9pm-1am: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

WILLOW DEN SHERWOOD INN Thu-Sun, 8:30pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

Every Thu: Trauma Thursdays Every Fri-Sun: DJs. Sun: Service Industry Night (Half off w/ industry card). Willow Glen.


FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It's time to

Reinvent the Wheel and Rediscover Fire, Taurus. In my astrological opinion, you'll be wasting your time unless you return to the root of all your Big Questions. Every important task will mandate you to consult your heart's primal intelligence. So don't mess around with trivial pleasures or transitory frustrations that won't mean anything to you a year from now. Be a mature wild child in service to the core of your creative powers.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Writing in The Futurist

magazine, Christopher Wolf says that the tradition of eating three hearty meals per day is fading and will eventually disappear. "Grazing" will be the operative term for how we get our fill, similar to the method used by cavemen and cavewomen. The first snack after we awaken, Wolf suggests, might be called "daystart." The ensuing four could be dubbed "pulsebreak," "humpmunch," "holdmeal" and "evesnack." In light of your current astrological omens, Gemini, I endorse a comparable approach to everything you do: not a few big doses, but rather frequent smaller doses; not intense cramming but casual browsing; not sprawling heroic epics but a series of amusing short stories.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The RIKEN Institute in

Japan experiments with using ion beams to enhance plant growth. In one notable case, they created a new breed of cherry tree that blossoms four times a year and produces triple the amount of flowers. The blooms last longer, too, and the trees thrive under a wider span of temperatures. In the next 11months, Cancerian, you won't need to be flooded with ion beams to experience a similar phenomenon. I expect that your power to bloom and flourish will be far stronger than usual.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Leo actor Robert DeNiro once observed that most people devote more energy to concealing their emotions and longings than to revealing them. Is that true about you? If so, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to hide less of yourself and express more. There'll be relatively little hell to pay as a result, and you'll get a boost of vitality. Don't go overboard, though. I'm not suggesting that you unveil every last one of your feelings and yearnings to everyone—just to those you trust. Most important, I hope you will unveil all your feelings and yearnings to yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It has almost become

a tradition: Each year at about this time, you seem to enjoy scaring the hell out of yourself, and often the heaven, too. These self-inflicted shocks have often had a beneficial side effect. They have served as rousing prompts for you to re-imagine the future. They have motivated and mobilized you. So yes, there has been an apparent method in your madness—an upside to the uproar. What should we expect this time, my dear? A field trip to a crack house or a meth lab? Some fun and games in a pit of snakes? An excursion to the land of bad memories? I suggest something less melodramatic. How about, for example, a frolic with unruly allies in a future paradise that's still a bit unorganized?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Before grapes become wine, they have to be cleaned. Then crushed. Then macerated and pressed. The next phase is fermentation, followed by filtering. The aging process, which brings the grapes' transformation to completion, requires more time than the other steps. At the end, there's one more stage: putting the wine

in bottles. I'd like to compare the grapes' evolution to the story of your life since your last birthday. You are nearing the end of the aging phase. When that's finished, I hope you put great care into the bottling. It's as important as the other steps.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): In my astrological opinion, your life in the coming days should draw inspiration from the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, a six-day bout of revelry that encouraged everyone to indulge in pleasure, speak freely, and give gifts. Your imminent future could (and I believe should) also have resemblances to the yearly Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena, which features a farcical cavalcade of lunatics, like the Shopping Cart Drill Team, The Radioactive Chicken Heads, the Army of Toy Soldiers, and the Men of Leisure Synchronized Nap Team. In other words, Aries, it's an excellent time to set aside your dignity and put an emphasis on having uninhibited fun; to amuse yourself to the max as you experiment on the frontiers of self-expression; to be the person you would be if you had nothing to lose.

By ROB BREZSNY week of August 9

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Are you gearing

up to promote yourself and your services? In my astrological opinion, you should be. If so, you could put the following testimonial from me in your résumé or advertisement: "[place your name here] is a poised overseer of nerve-wracking transitions and a canny scout who is skilled at tracking down scarce resources. He/she can help you acquire the information and enhancements you don't quite have the power to get by yourself. When conditions are murky or perplexing, this plucky soul is enterprising and inventive."

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your eyes are more powerful than you realize. If you were standing on a mountaintop under a cloudless night sky with no moon, you could see a fire burning 50 miles away. Your imagination is also capable of feats that might surprise you. It can, for example, provide you with an expansive and objective view of your entire life history. I advise you to seek that boost now. Ask your imagination to give you a prolonged look at the big picture of where you have been and where you are going. I think it's essential to your discovery of the key to the next chapter of your life story. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Love is your

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There's an eclipse of the moon coming up in the sign of Aquarius. Will it bring bad luck or good luck? Ha! That's a trick question. I threw it in to see if you have been learning anything from my efforts to redeem astrology's reputation. Although some misinformed people regard my chosen field as a superstitious pseudo-science, I say it's an imaginative art form that helps us identify and transform our subconscious patterns. So the wise answer to my earlier question is that the imminent lunar eclipse is neither bad luck nor good luck. Rather, it tells you that you have more power than usual to: 1. tame and manage the disruptive and destructive aspects of your instinctual nature; 2. make progress in dissolving your old conditioning; 3. become more skilled at mothering yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): August is Good Hard Labor Month for you Pisceans. It's one of those rare times when a smart version of workaholic behavior might actually make sense. Why? First of all, it could ultimately lead to a pay raise or new perks. Secondly, it may bring to light certain truths about your job that you've been unconscious of. Third, it could awaken you to the fact that you haven't been trying as hard as you could to fulfill one of your long-term dreams; it might expand your capacity to devote yourself passionately to the epic tasks that matter most. For your homework, please meditate on this thought: Summoning your peak effort in the little things will mobilize your peak effort for the Big Thing.

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LEGALS & PUBLIC NOTICES STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #630810 The following person(s) / registrant(s) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): 1. Notorious Subz N Juicez, 2. Subz N Juicez, 3. Notorious Subz, 398 E. Santa Clara St., Suite B, San Jose, CA, 95113, Cloudz Enterprises LLC, 1350 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA, 94030. Filed in Santa Clara County on 04/05/2017 under file no. 628484. This business was conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on 06/09/2017. /s/Yazan Alkhudari, Manager. (pub dates 7/05, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #630813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Muncherz Subz N Juicez, 2. Muncherz, 3. Munchers, 4. Munchies, 5. Munchiez, 6. Subz N Juicez. 398 East Santa Clara St., Suite B, San Jose, CA, 95113, Incredible Eatz, 1350 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA, 94030. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Yazan Alhudari. President. #C4016689. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/09/2017. (pub Metro 7/05, 7/12 7/19, 7/26/2017)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #631611

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: P. Kasper & Associates, LLC, 17358 Creekside Court, Monte Sereno, CA, 95030. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/17/2012. Refile of previous file #567377 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Patricia Kasper. President. #2012356610078. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/06/2017. (pub Metro 7/19, 7/26, 8/02, 8/09/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Abby’s Soap, 1390 Gingerwood Dr., Milpitas, CA, 95035, Abegail P. Villanueva. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Abegail P. Villanueva. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/12/2017. (pub Metro 7/19, 7/26, 8/02, 8/09/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #631522 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Teriyaki Express, 1085 E Brokaw Road, #30, San Jose, CA, 95131, 3L Poki, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/29/2017. Refile of previous file #631490 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Jianzhao Li. President. #4037265. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/12/2017. (pub Metro 7/19, 7/26, 8/02, 8/09/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632021 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MH Transit, 14763 Excalibur Dr., Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, Morgan Hill Transit LLC. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/10/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Diane Mahmoudi. President. #201408510327. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/17/2017. (pub Metro 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #631947 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tender Greens, 180 El Camino Real #1050, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, TYP Restaurant Group, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/31/2016. Above entity was formed in the state of Delaware. /s/Lina O’Connor. CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/13/2017. (pub Metro 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632033

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GCDApparel, 2273 Luz Ave., San Jose, CA, 95116, Milionette Cabudol. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on June 07, 2017. /s/Milionette Cabudol. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/20/2017. (pub Metro 7/19, 7/26, 8/02, 8/09/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ensure Protect, 1604 Dell Ct., San Jose, CA, 95118, Warranty Concepts, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/01/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Frank McMillan. CEO. #C3978445. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/17/2017. (pub Metro 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bar Music Entertainment Publishing, 7469 Alexander Street, #B, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Bernardo Aguirre. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Bernardo Aguirre. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/29/2017. (pub Metro 7/19, 7/26, 8/02, 8/09/2017)

The following person(s) / registrant(s) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Cash Finance, 4783 Pine Forest Pl., San Jose, CA, 95118, Tammy Corona Blevins. Filed in Santa Clara County on 04/05/2016 under file no. 615917. This business was conducted by: an Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on 07/18/2017. /s/Yazan Alkhudari, Manager. (pub dates 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #631531 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Clandestine Brewing, 980 S. First St., San Jose, CA, 95110, ARC Brewing LLC. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/15/2012. Refile of previous file #566132 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Robert Conticello. Managing Member. #201204610109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/30/2017. (pub Metro 7/19, 7/26, 8/02, 8/09/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #631952 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Sum Solar, 2. Balance Sculpting, 1664 Mariani Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087, The Living Content Group. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Wayne Gray. CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/13/2017. (pub Metro 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2017)


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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RUTH ERIKA ZIEGELMANN AKA RUTH ERIKA STAIGIS CASE NO. 1-17-PR-181541

To all heirs, beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: Ruth Erika Ziegelmann aka Ruth Erika Staigis. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of the Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, County of: SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: James J Ramoni, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: September 29, 2017, at 9 a.m. in Dept. 12 located at 191 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney of petitioner: Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, 95110 408-758-4200 (Pub CC 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632348 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Zachary Ian Boger DDS, 2074 Forest Avenue Suite 3, San Jose, CA, 95128, Zachary Ian Boger. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Zachary Ian Boger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/26/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632143 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CEO 1 Sap, 1941 Tully Rd., #15, San Jose, CA, 95122, Nyceo, 916 Sone Glen Ct., San Jose, CA, 95122. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Giao Nguyen. President. #201719210185. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/19/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632298 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: West Valley Group, 20 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite 306, Los Gatos, CA, 95030, Paula Jacobsen, Susan Greenberg-Englander, Robert Levit, Susan M. Fair. This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 11/21/2005. Refile of previous file #56811 with changes. /s/Susan Greenberg-Englander. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/25/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Oxenwood International, 229 Gabilan Avenue, Hoang Tran, Kevin Cabiling. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Hoang Tran. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/28/2017. (pub Metro , 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632429

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Scherfs Custom Bumpers, 22200 Mt. Eden Rd., Saratoga, CA, 95070, Michael Scherf. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Michael Scherf. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/28/2017. (pub Metro 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME, CASE NUMBER: 17CV313761 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner (name): Xing Lu Nesmith for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: a. Xing Lu Nesmith, b. Wonwon Kang. Proposed names: a. Vivian Lu Nesmith, b. Sofia Christina Nesmith. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Oct 31, 2017 at 8:45 am, room Probate filed on: July 31, 2017 (pub dates: 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632158 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tasty Veggie Vegetarian House, LLC, 5592 Santa Teresa Blvd., #B, San Jose, CA, 95123, Tasty Veggie Vegetarian House, LLC, 1087 Walnut Woods, San Jose, CA, 95122. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/12/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Hien Thai Huynh. Manager. #201719810011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/20/2017. (pub Metro 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632227 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Skin Tech, 2. Skin Technology, 3. New Age Skin Care, 4. Better Skin Care, 5. Scientific Skin Care, 6. Microdermabrasion Technology, 8010 Wayland Lane Suite D-2, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Debra A. Rosas, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, CA, 95023. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 03/02/2017. /s/Debra A. Rosas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/21/2017. (pub Metro 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #631832 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PPC Investments, LLC, San Jose, CA, 95126, PPC Investments, LLC, 777 California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94304. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/21/2017. Refile of previous file #624976 due to publication requirement not met on previous filing. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Phil Malouf. (Asst) Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/10/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Caribbees Cleaners & Alteration, 2865 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA, 95111, Manh Trinh, Thuy Ngoc Le, 2934 Camelford Way, San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is conducted by a married couple. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/22/2017. /s/Manh Trinh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/24/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632243 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Precise Handyman Service, 1463 Sunland Court, San Jose, CA, 95130, Glenn

Ferris Sander, San Jose, CA, 95130. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/01/2017. /s/Glenn F. Sander. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/24/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632237

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tracking And Sensory Networks, Inc., 2275 Bayshore Rd., Suite 130, Palo Alto, CA, 94303. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Ian Bennett. CEO. #C3345231. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/22/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632327 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Corde Terra Village, 2600 Corde Terra Circle, San Jose, CA, 95111, Pinmore HCD Inc., 505 W. Julian St., San Jose, CA, 95110. This business is being conducted by a Limited Partnership. Registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/ Robert Emami. President- Co-GP. #200301800007. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/26/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632189 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: People Places Construction, 847 Raeburn Ct., San Jose, CA, 95136, Vincent Cochran. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/12/2010. /s/Vincent Cochran. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/21/2017. (pub Metro 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632313 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fructus Capital Partners, 525B Porpoise Bay Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, Harish Nayak. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/25/2017. /s/Harish Nayak. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/26/2017. (pub Metro 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #631620 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Poki Spot, 1114 Branham, San Jose, CA, 95118. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/06/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Longfei Lin. President. #C4037638. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/06/2017. (pub Metro 8/02, 8/09, 8/16, 8/23/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632061 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ascendia Strategies, 1164 Sabal Drive, San Jose, CA, 95132, Akihito Tokuhara. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/17/2017. /s/Akihito Tokuhara. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/17/2017. (pub Metro 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632439 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Green Elephant Studio, 1225 Vienna Drive, SPC 269, 94089, Kazuya Dean Kobayashi. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/29/2017. /s/Kazuya Dean Kobayashi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/31/2017. (pub Metro 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632491 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Jersey Mike’s Subs, 6050 Winged Foot Drive, Gilroy, California, 95020, HLJ Foods, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 02/17/2012. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Laurie Abate Sontag. President. #C3995655. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/01/2017. (pub Metro 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): | MORTGAGE LOANS AMERICA YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DAMANDANTE): THOMAS B. MURCHIE AND CHRISTINE G. MURCHIE CASE NUMBER: RG17848562 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to fall an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.cor), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: the court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The courtís lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO: Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta ciación y papeles legales para presenter una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer ques se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada Telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en format legal correcto si desea que procesen su case en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisites legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos groups sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 o más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el case. The name and address of the court is: (EI nombre y direcci6n de Ia corte es): Alameda County Superior Court 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffsí attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (EI nombre, Ia direccion y el numero de teletono del abogado del demandante. o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Jason W. Estavillo, L/0 ofJason W. Estavillo, 1330 Broadway, Suite 501 Oakland, CA 94612 510-982-3001 DATE: Feb-7 2017 Chad Finke/Clerk Margaret J. Downie/Deputy (Pub Dates 8/09, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Coast Footwear, 17693 Lancia Dr., Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, Kiet M Le, 397 Waterton Ct., Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, Sean Perry. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/01/2017. /s/Kiet Le. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/18/2017. (pub Metro 7/26, 8/02, 8/09, 8/26/2017)

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Incentive Notes INSTRUMENTAL San Jose Jazz’ youth music program, Progressions, helps students develop learning habits that can carry over to all aspects of life.

San Jose Jazz provides musical outlet for city’s at-risk youth BY GARY SINGH

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VERY TIME THE San Jose Jazz Summer Fest comes around, not enough emphasis is placed on the educational arm of the San Jose Jazz operation. To focus on just one example, Progressions is an intensive program helping low-income, at-risk youth develop their musical talents, a process inseparable from learning teamwork, social skills and critical thinking. The goal is to keep elementary-

age kids out of gangs, in school and locked in a groove toward a creative life, so much so that the program is partly sponsored by the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force. Progressions started in the spring of 2011 at Santee Elementary, which is part of the Franklin-McKinley School District. During its first year, the program taught kindergarten through third grade, with about 100 students. These days, in addition to Santee, the program has expanded to serve Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary and Robert F. Kennedy Elementary, with Stonegate Elementary slotted to come on board next. Over 200 kids now participate, learning general music through the third grade and then selecting a band

instrument beginning in the fourth grade. All the schools are within a mile of each other. “When we launched, the idea was that we would stay with students from the time they enter the program, and they would have the option to continue with us all the way through high school,” says Progressions director Julie Rinard. “This year, we'll be serving students through eighth grade. And then next year we’ll be talking about what kind of program we want to offer for high school students that have been with us for a number of years.” Now, whenever this topic comes up, I achieve the best results by relaying my own experience. And I’ll be blunt. If it weren’t for 20 years of arts and music education, from grade school through grad school, I probably would have turned into a criminal. I came from a dysfunctional family but grew up playing piano when music still thrived in grade school. Later on, music was

the primary reason I attended and remained in college. Otherwise, I’d likely be dead or in jail by now. For certain, I would not have participated in “normal” society. Programs like Progressions give me hope. What’s more, for anyone who’s grown up playing a musical instrument, the additional benefits are obvious—but we still take it for granted. For nonmusicians, it might not be so obvious. Learning to play at a young age produces a more diverse musical taste, plus it teaches persistence, resilience and focusing skills. You learn how to set goals, work with others and overcome obstacles. And creativity goes hand in hand with curiosity. “Once the kids get over the novelty of getting a new instrument, they realize that it’s hard, and they don’t understand that they might have to practice the same thing a hundred times in order to get it right,” Rinard explains. “That gets really frustrating and a lot of the kids maybe don’t have the mindset to get over that hump, but once they do get over it, the feeling of accomplishment they have at realizing they have a way of tackling this, and mastering a skill, I think is a big one.” And here’s where you, my readers, can help. The Progressions program is always looking for instrument donations or even spare instruments. So forage around your homes, your closets, or your families’ homes and closets. Woodwind and brass instruments will especially come in handy. Generosity makes everyone feel good. When you see kids diverting away from potentially nefarious paths in life, their musical skills guiding them along the way, it leaves a rocking impression. Progressions is only six years out of the gate, so we haven’t seen any professional orchestra conductors emerge from its trenches just yet. But, San Jose Jazz also features a summer jazz camp, 20 years running, plus an all-star band that performs at every Summer Fest. “We have a dream that one day we will have Progressions students who make it into the high school all-stars group, but that might be a longerterm goal rather than a short-term goal,” Rinard says. Even if kids don’t make the allstar team, most of them are better equipped to handle whatever life throws at them. The results will keep them alive. Both literally and metaphorically.


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EAR THE POINT where The Alameda becomes El Camino Real, the slow cooking method of Southern barbecue has found a home in the tortilla-wrapped concoctions of Mexican cuisine. Asadero, a type of cheese that can also be loosely translated from Spanish to “hot spot,” offers a smoky twist to our taqueria favorites.

One look inside the brand new interior and it’s clear that I’ve walked into a barbecue joint. The two-month-old restaurant’s color scheme is a fiery red, orange and black. Wood plank walls, counters and tables reinforce a rustic feel while rock & roll jams and bright menu boards give the place a casual vibe. But this is no place for barbecue purists. At Asadero, it’s about consuming the best of both worlds with a handful of simple options. The words taco, burrito and bowl don the menu in bold white text above three smoked meat choices and a list of extras like guacamole, fresh-cut chips and queso asadero. There are also vegetarian options and 10 craft beers on tap for suds lovers looking to round off their meal with a hoppy kick. I got a tri-tip burrito “gordo” style—a step up from the “flaco” option— which came with pico de gallo, pinto beans, avocado, queso asadero, sour cream and olives. The tri-tip and gordo options were an extra charge of $2 each, bumping up the price of my burrito to $12. I also ordered a half rack of pork ribs ($15) brushed with el dopé sauce, a barbecue mole sauce, and a glass of prickly pear beer ($8). First, I ate with my eyes. The burrito came with charcoal grill marks and the ribs were sprinkled with the distinct sesame seed garnish of traditional mole plates. Upon biting into the burrito I instantly tasted the smoky sirloin chunks, which, unsurprisingly, went well with the other ingredients. The drink was pleasantly sour with a mild floral aftertaste. But if there is one item that demands a return visit, it’s the pork ribs. While mine wasn’t the most tender rack on the planet, Asadero’s specialty sauce offers a robust balance of sweet and tangy barbecue, matched with a spicy, bitter mole. The mouthwatering flavor had me reaching for another bone despite a full stomach. In some ways, Asadero is for the indecisive—those who can’t pick between two delicious staples of American dining. On the other hand, it’s a lively fusion cuisine for those who want it all. —Camille Miller ASADERO 2323 The Alameda, Santa Clara. 408.899.4954

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NUMU Los Gatos staffers Julie Harper, left, and Amy Long at the museum’s After the Lovin’ Launch Party.

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Sonelius Smith plays Cafe Stritch’s house piano at the Rahsaanathon.

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Maxwell Borkenhagen, left, with Dorthaan Kirk at the fifth annual Rahsaanathon at Cafe Stritch.


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