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2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated
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2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated The slate of the five animated short films nominated at this year's Academy Awards unfortunately leaves something to be desired when compared with the live-action collection. Part of this has to do with the length of the films, as four of the five ...... Read the full review

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Sophie Vogel scored a goal for the Vikings. Photo by David Hickey. Submitted by Rick on Jan 12, 2017

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Nevertheless, she persisted
Throughout the history of Western civilization, women in music -- like women in science, business and other fields -- have always faced an uphill battle to do their work and be acknowledged for their accomplishments. Just in time to kick off Women's History Month, the Gold Coast Chamber Players will present a concert showcasing women composers from the Middle Ages through the modern day in Palo Alto on March 4. Wednesday, 9:19 AM

Tara Donovan's material magic
Pace Gallery in Palo Alto continues to present artists from its blue-chip roster in thoughtful and compelling installations. The current exhibition, on view until March 5, brings New York artist Tara Donovan, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award winner, to the West Coast in order to show new work that blurs the line between sculpture and drawing. Thursday, 10:35 AM

Fantastic Fijian
Don't let appearances deceive you. Curry Wrapper's Delight, a weekdays-only stop in downtown Redwood City, serves better Indo-Fijian food than you'll find at most full-service restaurants. Thursday, 11:14 AM

Shop Talk: Mike's Cafe expands; scooter showroom
In this week's retail news, read about Midtown Palo Alto's oldest neighborhood restaurant's plans for expansion and the opening of an electric scooter showroom downtown. Thursday, 11:25 AM

Three operas in one
West Bay Opera's latest offering, Puccini's "Trittico" (Triptych), is actually three operas in one: "Il Tabarro (The Cloak)," "Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica)" and "Gianni Schicchi." Wednesday, 10:29 AM

'The Daily Show's' Trevor Noah to speak at Stanford
"Daily Show" host, comedian and author Trevor Noah will speak at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium (551 Serra Mall) on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m. Thursday, 9:21 AM

Lego artist wins 'Art Visionary Award'
An artist who claims toys as his artistic medium has been named the 2017 recipient of the "Art Visionary Award," presented by Art in Action, a Menlo Park-based nonprofit that teaches students in grades K-8 about art. Thursday, 10:49 AM

'Living art' growing in East Palo Alto
The community is invited to plant native Juncus patens (a California rush) at the Living Shoreline Project at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1:13 PM

Generations of jazz
Next week, several generations of jazz artists will be represented locally as part of San Jose Jazz's Winter Fest 2017 concerts on the Peninsula. Thursday, 11:19 AM

David Broza and Ali Paris perform together in PA

Portola Valley: A mermaid finds her voice in local theater show


Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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