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Tri-Town News Agenda, September 14

• Rutgers Master Gardeners from Monmouth County will present Birds, Bugs and Beyond,Celebrate Nature, a free outdoor festival for kids of all ages, from noon to 4 p.m. on October 8 (rain or shine) at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension…

Bay Area Summer Events 8/12

Travel back in time this weekend, to the Summer of Love in San Francisco at the Jerry Day concert or to the 1940s at a WWII living history event and swing dance in San Jose. Or stay in the present with the San Jose Jazz Summerfest in San…

Barbara Thompson obituary | Jazz

The vibrant history of fluid, cross-cultural musical innovation of the early 21st century now takes for granted the contributions of a growing cohort of powerful saxophonists. But not so long ago, a woman was a striking rarity on an…

Morning jolt | News, Sports, Jobs

-Photo submitted Allison Lensing puts whipped cream in a drink at the Cat Cafe inside Humboldt High School. Editor's note: This is the last part of a two-part series.HUMBOLDT — DeDe Merris has found a way for her students to connect with…

Yasuaki Shimizu: Kiren Album Review

Yasuaki Shimizu's endless curiosity has fueled decades of tireless creative endeavor. As a child, he learned to play several instruments - violin, clarinet, piano, guitar, percussion - but landed on the saxophone as his main means of…

BKAV: Westside Blues & Jazz

Welcome back to "Better Know a Venue", a regular column highlighting the coolest and coziest places to listen to live music in the Valley, any day of the week. An entrepreneur with 40 years of experience, Paul Vincent Perez knows how…