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Judas Priest performs Nov. 15 at City National Civic in San Jose.
'Hollow Fragment' carries on the series' story of a trapped anime hero and his friends and lovers; but glitches and complicated gameplay mar the experience.
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Two dogs are helping smaller birds enjoy feeders while keeping hawks at bay, but one bird-watcher has given up on her feeders, unable to discourage the hawks.
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The latest celebrity breast-feeding photo, showing actress Olivia Wilde nursing her 5-month-old son, sparks another round of the Mommy Wars over women's parenting and lifestyle choices.
All 522 episodes from the past 25 seasons of the 'Simpsons' will air over the next dozen days. Plus, 'Rectify' wraps second season.
Dissecting the De La Salle movie, from the 'yes, that really happened' to nitpicky fabrications.
De La Salle High School football film strong on message, despite some credibility issues
Also, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden perform Aug. 24 at Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View.
He's the beloved, maverick winemaker who led the way for screw caps, ingredient labeling and little-known varietals. Today, eight years after the sale of his big brands, the envelope-pusher is forging ahead as he tries to reseize Bonny Doon Vineyard and breed new wine grapes.
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From the carousel at Los Gatos' Oak Meadow Park to the twisty ladders of Walnut Creek's Arbolado Park, this quintet of Bay Area parks is sure to delight parents and kids alike.
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Christina Applegate serves as guest judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance.'
'Top Chef' alum Jen Biesty's new restaurant in Oakland's Lakeshore neighborhood is a knockout, from tapas to flan.
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Also, Jack White performs Aug. 23-24 at Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco.
Elton John, Luke Bryan, The Weeknd also among the top offerings for the fall season.
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This fall's classical music highlights begin with Michael Tilson Thomas's 20th season with the San Francisco Symphony, jump to the San Francisco Opera's 'Norma' and continue with hot programs all around the bay.
Also on tap: Bay Area Flameco Festival and colaboration between Pandit Chitresh Das and Andalusian flamenco artist Antonio Hidalgo Paz.
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The Monterey Jazz Festival returns for its 57th year, with Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd and scores of others. SFJazz inaugurates its third season at the SFJazz Center, opening with the Brazilian sounds of Eliane Elias and Caetano Veloso. And the clubs, as always, will be filled with music.
Stanford University unveils its new home for the Anderson Collection of 20th century works; the Asian Art Museum ventures westward for 'Roads to Arabia'; the Berkeley Art Museum shows off its folk art collection; the de Young presents Keith Haring's subway graffiti and large-scale paintings; the Legion of Honor re-creates interiors from an English country house. And that's just part of what promises to be a lively fall for the visual arts.
Also on tap: Mike Daisey takes on Shakespeare, 'Sweeney Todd' comes to TheatreWorks.
Mark Romanek, director of Swift's 'Shake It Off,' has been at the helm of so many great videos. Here's a look at some of his best.
Plus, David Arquette stars in new season of online series 'Cleaners.'
Jack White performs Aug. 23-24 at Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco.
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For the first time, the historic Filoli estate has transformed its sumptuous gardens into a sculpture gallery. The works of art are on view through Sept. 7.
Pinot noir in Mendocino? Sure. But who knew this county was a hotbed of Italian grapes?
Confessions from a wicked witch of a theater critic.
Will Southfork survive fire? Plus, 'Dora and Friends: Into the City' follows older Dora on adventure in a pan-Latino metropolis by the sea.
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Cats and kittens can play too rough, but ignoring them when it happens teaches them not to treat us as prey.
Oakland's wildly popular doughnuts now available in West Berkeley; 310 joins forces with nightclub; MOD set to open two more restaurants in the South Bay; Veggielution's Bounty of Heart's Delight will feature a five-course menu by chef Affie Mahini of Cafe Pomegranate
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'Something old, something new' is catching on as a decorating trend in France, according to designer/author Betty Lou Phillips, whose latest book is 'The French Way with Design.' And on this side of the Atlantic, we can learn some things from their way of blending Old World and contemporary furnishings.