Los Gatos’ Music in the Park. When: 5 p.m. Sundays, June 21-Aug. 30 (no concert Aug. 10). Where: Los Gatos Civic Center (front lawn area), Main Street and Fiesta Way; www.lgmip.com. Highlights. Tempest (July 12): The band is one of the leading lights on the Bay Area Celtic rock scene, having released some 15 records and played over 2,000 gigs during its lengthy career. Caravanserai (Aug. 23): Here’s a Santana tribute act that performs both the classic hits and the more recent material.
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If the man is clouded in mystery, his process is, too. Searching for an elusive vision, von Trier works by process of elimination, exhausting all possibilities until only the truth remains. “He pushes you in directions and tells you when he thinks you’re pretending, and that’s no good. That’s the only direction he gives me: ‘I don’t believe what you did, so do it again.’ It’s very exhilarating to work that way. You feel complete freedom because he doesn’t give you any indication before the first take. He lets you explore, and in a way, it’s nerve-racking. You know you’re not going to go in the right direction, and it’s going to be terrible, but you still have to push yourself to go there.”.
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From Colombia, with love: A strange and beautiful hybrid from the verdant Bogotá music scene, the Colombian band Monsieur Periné combines a passion for Django Reinhardt-inspired Gypsy jazz with Gallic flavor and Afro-Caribbean grooves. Founded by vocalist Catalina García, the group has steadily evolved over the past decade, and its latest incarnation won a best new artist Latin Grammy on the strength of the 2015 album “Caja de Música,” which was produced by Calle 13’s Eduardo Cabra (aka Visitante). Featuring guitarist Nicolás Junca and Santiago Prieto on charango, violin, and guitar, the string-powered combo comes to Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Sept. 15. (They also perform Sept. 16 afternoon at the Monterey Jazz Festival, www.montereyjazzfestival.org; see a preview here). Details: 8 p.m. Friday; $26-$30; 510-644-2020, thefreight.org.— Andrew Gilbert, Correspondent.