During her senior year of high school, Santa Clara first-year Riley O’Connell wrote a 15-minute slam poem that earned her a spot among five finalists vying to be 2015’s Denver Youth Poet Laureate. It was her first official poetry performance.
As the sun went down, the lights stayed on in San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) district. Every first Friday of the month, local spots keep their doors open late, offering self-guided tours of art galleries, sizzling munchies from well-regarded restaurants and performances by local bands.
Santa Clara was treated to a whirlwind festival of food, music, dancing and art on Sunday, as Global Village fused together elements from the Multicultural Center’s diverse clubs. This year’s theme was “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
It’s not every day that practicing yoga becomes a performance art in spirituality. Sun salutations, original songs and tap dance routines took the stage this past weekend as part of Santa Clara’s Charisma 2015, a celebration of self-expression, spirituality and diversity of the arts.