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Arts Review: Intense 'Captain America: Civil War' keeps Marvel world going strong

The film opens with the Avengers, now lead by Captain America after Iron Man takes some personal time, again wreaking havoc while chasing baddies. Sometimes you just have to go with it, even when 20-30 superheroes (way too many) are destroying an airport while throwing vehicles and one-liners at each other. It's also fun watching Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) receive just as much respect as you would expect from the other Avengers.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
52 Points

Arts Review: Backyard Bayou brings Cajun cuisine to Livermore

Choose crawfish, shrimp, lobster or crab legs, add garlic butter, lemon pepper or Backyard sauce, a housemade concoction of the garlic and lemon sauces plus Cajun and Asian seasonings. Their mix of Cajun and Asian flavors were a hit, so they took the plunge and opened their first Backyard Bayou in Union City in 2013 and the second earlier this year in Livermore. DATE OPENED: FebruaryPolicyWe don't let restaurants know that we are coming in to do a review, and we strive to remain anonymous.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
48 Points

Arts 'Hamilton': 16 Tony nominations, but can it win the big prize?

The monster hit "Hamilton" has earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations. "Hamilton" will be looking to break "The Producers" record of 12 Tony wins. Founding father Alexander Hamilton made history and the Broadway musical named after him is no different. But "Hamilton," which recently won the Pulitzer for drama, an accolade that only rarely goes to a musical, has officially become the hottest thing EVER. Read her at www.mercurynews.com/karen-dsouza, and follow her at Twitter.com/karendsouza4.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
50 Points

Arts Free concerts abound in Bay Area -- here's where to find them

July 14)POINT RICHMOND MUSIC'S SUMMER CONCERT SEASONWhen: June 10, July 8, Aug. Tuesdays July 5-26Where: Todos Santos Plaza, Concord; www.cityofconcord.orgHighlights: Concord's "Blues and Soul Diva" Annie Sampson (July 5), award-winning blues performer Willie G (July 19)CONCERTS IN THE PARKWhen: 7 p.m. July 4, 10, 17, 24 and 31.Where: Edoff Memorial Bandstand, off Bellevue Drive, Lakeside Park, Oakland; oaklandmunicipalband.orgInfo: The band has a proud history, dating back more than100 years.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
45 Points

Met Gala 2016: Beyonce rocks the red carpet but where was Jay-Z?

The protege of Jay-Z, who denied rumors last week that she's Becky, went for a feathery silver Vera Wang gown.Martha Ross provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Beyonce was one of the many A-listers who stunned at the 2016 Met Gala Monday night, arriving in a shimmering skin-tight Givenchy gown that definitely turned heads. The Beyonce-Jay-Z marital drama played out in other ways at Monday night's gala, with pop star Rita Ora walking the red carpet.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
45 Points

Sports US Bobsled team coming to San Francisco looking for athletes

-- USA Bobsled & Skeleton is looking for athletes and will be conducting combine events across the country. Interested athletes can visit http://www.bobsledskeletonrecruiting.com for additional information. Also on the list are: Lake Placid, New York; Bradenton, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Geneva, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colorado; San Francisco; and the final one August 1 in Houston.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
37 Points

Sports Report: A's fans will pay to park on 'Free Parking Tuesday'

One reason to follow that advice is that "Free Parking Tuesday," an A's promotion this season, is being cancelled for Tuesday night's game against the Seattle Mariners because the Warriors are playing next door. With the A's and Warriors both playing at home Tuesday night, fans are being advised to take public transit to the games.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
36 Points

Indiana primary guide: Why it's Ted Cruz's big chance

Including superdelegates, Clinton is just 218 delegates short of the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch the nomination and it looks like she'll get there in the next few weeks. Watch how many Indiana delegates Trump scoops up on Tuesday night: If he claims a big share of the 57 delegates at stake, he'll only need 42 percent of remaining delegates to clinch the nomination and crush Cruz' hopes for a contested convention.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
37 Points

Money The Republic of Tea recalls green tea over salmonella fears

The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination.The company said Monday that the voluntary recall of its Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea comes after a supplier said one lot of its organic ginger ingredient could be contaminated.Tests conducted by The Republic of Tea found no salmonella.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
38 Points

Sports Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly will be 49ers pick in 2017, according to early mock draft

2 overall pick on Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly.The first pick will be Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson of Clemson.Draft order was determined by current Las Vegas odds in reverse order.Kelly is not related to 49ers coach Chip Kelly, but is the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. He comes with questions on and off the field but is an undeniable talent that could soar up draft boards with a big 2016 season.''It isn't 49ers general manager Trent Baalke's style to take a quarterback No.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
31 Points

Sports Live playoff updates: Warriors vs. Blazers, Game 2 on Tuesday

Get the latest score and analysis during the game from our writers.If viewing on a mobile device, click here.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
32 Points

Select list of nominees for 2016 Tony Awards

San Jose Mercury News
04/05
35 Points

'Jesus' arrested in Apple store; his cross was blocking aisle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man who calls himself "Philly Jesus" has a new cross to bear: He was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on a trespassing charge. He dresses like Jesus, carries a large cross, preaches on sidewalks and poses for photos. Police say the Apple store's manager told them Grant refused to leave Monday night despite being asked multiple times. According to online court documents, Grant was charged with defiant trespassing and disorderly conduct.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
28 Points

Sports In the shadow of Stephen Curry: 29 often overlooked MVPs in the NBA

We'll all be spellbound to see what he does as an encore in 2016-17.Explore NBA Player Profiles on PointAfter. Player Value Index: 158.5Stock: DownIt's finally, definitively happened. Player Value Index: 106.4Stock: DownHow much time does Anthony have left as a top-tier NBA scorer. Player Value Index: 122Stock: UpWho would have imagined the Blazers would be the No. Player Value Index: 97.6Stock: NeutralIf a player puts up a quality season for the Nets but no one's around to watch it, does it matter.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
24 Points
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