Showing posts with label san jose improv. Show all posts
Showing posts with label san jose improv. Show all posts

Monday, June 17, 2019

"San Jose" - a beautiful new anthem for our city!

Grace Kelly is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Auckland that has been visiting San Jose since she was eight years old. Her father used to work in San Jose and live in Santana Row and she would visit him during her time off of school. She even bought her first electric guitar in San Jose.

Many of us that have been here for decades are jaded. Honestly, we have probably seen more downs than ups and more broken promises than success stories. However, the last decade has been quite good for San Jose and the song tells a story of a new generation of people that see San Jose for what it is today without the decades of bias.

Grace Kelly's "San Jose" is, without a doubt, the best song about San Jose since Dionne Warwick's "Do you Know the Way to San Jose" in 1968. Yes... that was 51 years ago. A lot has changed since then and I'm not sure the lyrics are entirely accurate anymore (read them here for your entertainment).

The new song is pop with a hint of Nashville. It's a little eclectic, kind of like San Jose. It's upbeat, catchy, and I seriously hope it makes it's way into mainstream music channels.

For the San Jose nerds out there, you'll find all sorts of scenes from San Jose in the official music video below, including:
  • Downtown San Jose
    • The Improv
    • St. Joseph's Cathedral
    • Transit Corridor
    • SJSU
    • Paseo de San Antonio
    • SAP Center
    • the Tech Interactive
    • SoFA
  • Santana Row
  • The San Jose Flea Market
  • Willow Glen
  • Japantown
  • East San Jose foothills
Please give it a watch and share with your friends.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Magic is Coming to the San Jose Improv Tomorrow!

World-renowned magicians Wayne Houchin and Aaron Fisher will present an evening of Mystery, Magic & Curiosities at the San Jose Improv on March 8th at 8 PM. This all-ages* show features cutting edge sleight-of-hand magic along with special musical guest Josh Funk.

Wayne Houchin worked with Criss Angel on the hit TV show Mindfreak, made headlines for predicting the exact outcome of the Super Bowl and recently made history in the Dominican Republic by stopping time for the entire nation – on live national television.

Aaron Fisher is a regular performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and is widely regarded as one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists in the world. His best selling magic book The Paper Engine has been hailed as a modern day classic.

*The poster says ages 13+, but management has decided to open the show up to younger children (10+) as well.