This special episode of Spark spotlights art that connects.

Go inside the Throckmorton Theatre’s comedy night in Mill Valley, which is a local institution and a haven for stars like Dana Carvey and Robin Williams.

In San Jose, hundreds of professionals and students perform in a show that mixes traditional Chinese dance, music and martial arts with Western ballet.

Follow local bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis as she performs and works to mentor new artists.

And watch as Ed Drew revives the art of the tin-type while making images of at-risk youth on an organic garden project that’s seeking to redefine the image of farming for African Americans.

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