The Bay Area Review June 29, 2018

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South Valley Review

VOL. 2, NO. 10

June 29, 2018

Better at knowing what matters to you Local Hero

Page # 4 Los Gatos Events

Page # 8 July 4th Fireworks Show at Almaden Lake

Page # 15 Martial Cottle Park Fun

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Nicolas Corpuz, from Santa Clara, Calif., currently serves aboard USS Forrest Sherman at Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world. Corpuz has served in the Navy for 2 years and works as a gas turbine systems technician that is responsible for electrical elements of gas turbine engines and ships generator. “The Navy has taught me the importance of discipline,” said Corpuz. “Being able to wake up in the morning and take accountability for your actions is the most important thing.”


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In celebration of Henry Mollicone (a long time San Jose resident) and the 40th Anniversary of his opera, The Face on the Barroom Floor, audiences will enjoy a live performance of the opera followed by clips from “The Face on the Barroom Floor: The Poem, the Place, the Opera”. The Face on the Barroom Floor will take viewers on a historical, musical, and poetic journey. Other songs which Mr. Mollicone has written throughout his illustrious career will be performed during the celebration. The evening will feature Soprano Sandra Bengochea, Tenor Stephen Guggenheim and Baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez, along with members of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. The production is produced by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and Guggenheim Entertainment and will be staged by Daniel Helfgot and musical directed by Maestro Barbara Day Turner. Tourists and operagoers in Colorado regularly stop in the “Face Bar” at the Teller House to see the chestnut-haired enchantress painted on the floor. Though unsigned, the famous face on the floor of the Teller House bar is credited to Denver

artist Herndon Davis, who was inspired by Hugh Antoine D’Arcy’s poem The Face Upon the Floor. The actual subject of the painting is not known for certain but is believed to be Davis’ wife Edna Juanita (Nita). In 1978, a work commissioned by the fifth oldest opera company in the nation, the Central City Opera Company in Central City, Colorado, became one of the most performed modern American operas worldwide. “The Face On The Barroom Floor” took its inspiration from a painting of a female face on the floor of the Teller House bar that stands adjacent to the Opera House. The opera tells two tales, separated in time, but parallel in character and theme. Modern day Isabel is a singer in the Central City Opera chorus who dreams of singing Violetta in La Traviata. The beautiful Madeline is a saloon girl in a 19th-


century gold camp. Both are loved by two men, and as the opera moves between centuries, the parallel plots come to the same tragic end – a timeless tale of love and jealousy. Just thirty minutes long, The Face on the Barroom Floor is regarded as a showcase for rising talent, playing in regional opera companies with “a cult-like success” (The New Yorker.) A Fascinating Backstory Hugh Antoine d’Arcy’s “The Face Upon The Floor” was inspired by a supposed occurrence

in 1872 at Joe Smith’s Saloon at Fourth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan. Though d’Arcy’s work was first published in 1887 in the New York Dispatch, an earlier work based on the incident was written by the poet Henry James Titus and was published in 1872 in the Ashtabula (Ohio) Sentinel. Literary historians give recognition to both poets for each of their works, but unfortunately for Titus, it is d’Arcy’s poem that is more widely published and revered. The story of “The Face” continues in 1939 when, as a late-night prank, a local artist sketched a face upon the floor of the historic Teller House Hotel in Central City, Colorado. With intentions of capitalizing on d’Arcy’s famed poem, the owners of the Teller House falsely advertised the face as the original one from d’Arcy’s work. Despite this inaccuracy, the face on the barroom floor of the Teller House is the number one tourist attraction in Central City.

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Summer Fun After School Specials Film Series Always informative and often entirely mockable, the television “After School Specials” during the 1980s paved the way for legit cool movies starring “teens” to really show kids the ropes when it came to relationships, friendships, hating your parents, understanding your parents, sex, drugs, and alcohol, and other challenges. From The Breakfast Club to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, from The Goonies to Clueless, these favorite teen angst and teen comedies form a modern-retro After School Special film series for the summer with more wonderful films to come in the Fall.

Film Schedule July 4 at 5:30pm & 7:30pm: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure July 11 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: The Breakfast Club July 18 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Clueless July 25 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: The Breakfast Club August 1 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Clueless August 8 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off August 15 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: The Goonies August 22 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off August 29 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: The Goonies

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DATE: July 4, 2018 TIME: 3 P.M, Fireworks will begin about 30 minutes after sunset LOCATION: Almaden Lake Park 6099 Winfield Blvd San Jose, CA 95120 Y8Z

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Worship Directory Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church

Hillside Church San Jose

We are a friendly, progressive, multicultural church striving to understand and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ. All are welcome!! Come visit us and participate in opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship, and community outreach. We can pursue our faith journeys together! Sunday services are at 10:00AM with children’s Sunday school and nursery care available on site. Handicapped and hearing impaired services available. Visit our website for sample sermons, photos and a lot more information We look forward to meeting you!!

At Hillside Church, we take God and His Word seriously. We are a growing congregation of friendly people who are taking the hope of the Gospel to a world that desperately needs it. Join us in our mission to change this world one soul at a time. Our Sunday services are at 9:00 AM (acoustic/quiet) and 10:45 AM (more high energy). Make a difference in the live of people in our community. Help us as we point others to Jesus Christ, teaching them to live for Him. Visit our website, listen online, or join us this Sunday!

5370 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95123 (2 blocks north of Blossom Hill Rd on Snell) (408) 629-5906 Email:

545 Hillsdale Avenue San Jose, CA 95136 (408) 269-4782

First Congregational Church of San Jose United Church of Christ 1980 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125 (At the corner of Hamilton and Leigh) (408) 377-7121

We are a progressive, Open and Affirming, welcoming congregation of faithful people who seek to wrestle with scripture, and live out our faith, in the real world. We are far from perfect, but we try to offer as wide a welcome as possible, and invite you to join us on the community path, wherever it takes us. We offer lively, multi-generational worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM (nursery care provided). We have regular educational programs for all ages, children through adults, and a variety of groups and offerings for spiritual development and service. Come check us out and find a community for the journey.

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