The collapse of the San Jose Rep has left a cultural crater in downtown San Jose.
And there remain a lot of questions about how this affects the arts in the Bay Area's largest city and what happens now to the Rep's Blue Box theater.
No doubt a lot of these questions will be addressed -- and much venting will occur -- at a meeting Tuesday that's being organized by Kerry Adams Hapner, the city's director of cultural affairs, and Rick Holden, the chair of the city's arts commission.
"While we recognize this is a holiday week, we felt it was important to hold it sooner rather than later," Adams Hapner said in an email to stakeholders.
The 5:30 p.m. meeting will take place in room 120 of the City Hall wing. It's free to attend and you can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates.
FOUNTAIN BLUES RUNS DRY: There's more bad news for San Jose's cultural scene with the announcement that the Fountain Blues Festival won't be taking place this summer. Founder Ted Gehrke says the 34th festival, which had been held in St. James Park the past couple of years, is being postponed until next year.
"We needed just one more major sponsor to produce a great 2014 festival, but we have run out of time," he said in a release.
Fundraising plans include the launch of the nonprofit Fountain Blues Foundation, a crowdfunding campaign this fall and a couple of benefit concerts.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Portuguese community organization I.E.S. (Irmandade do Espírito Santo) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend with its Festival of the Holy Ghost, which is expected to draw thousands of celebrants.
Events surrounding the centennial will be taking place at the I.E.S. hall on East Santa Clara St., including live music, a dance and the presentation of a book on the 100th anniversary. On Sunday, there's a parade planned that will set off at 9:30 a.m. for the Mexican Heritage Plaza on Alum Rock Avenue and King Road.
This year's parade will include capes and crowns on loan from the Portuguese Historical Museum, with some crowns that date back to the late 1800s and capes from the 1920s. The parade will return to Five Wounds National Portuguese Church, another historic building that is 100 years old this year, for a celebratory mass.