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Storks There's money -- lots of it -- to be made in the field of CGI-animated features, so it's no wonder that talent nurtured in the field of live-action features should be finding its way to a genre that's generally thought to be for kids, and that major ...... Read the full review

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"Freedom Square"
The symbol of Tehran, the capital of Iran, and marks the entrance to the city. Submitted by Steve Tayeri on Oct 15, 2011

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Under the sea
Palo Alto Players has pulled out all the stops for its season opener with a colorful, extravagant and fun production of "The Little Mermaid" as adapted for stage by Alan Menken and Doug Wright. It's big, it's bold and it pays wonderful homage to one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Thursday, 10:37 AM

Silicon Valley winemaker
Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and the surrounding area was known for its vineyards and its wine. Thursday, 10:45 AM | 3 comments

Fashion statements
The stuff we hold on to, those things we collect -- dried flowers from our senior prom, the cassette mix-tape from a friend -- what do they say about our past, and what stories can they tell to others? Thursday, 10:50 AM

Worth a Look
This week, check out ZiRu Dance and the Silicon Valley Dance Festival; a free concert at Backyard Coffee Co. in Redwood City as part of the nationwide series of live concerts to end gun violence and more. Thursday, 9:55 AM

'The Dybbuk' transforms Yiddish legend into opera
There's nothing comical about "The Dybbuk," Israeli composer Ofer Ben Amots' multimedia chamber opera that holds its West Coast premiere Sept. 24 and 25 at Palo Alto's Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. Thursday, 12:36 PM

Shop Talk: Creamistry opens, Armadillo Willy's temporarily shuts down
This week's retail news includes information on downtown Palo Alto's newest made-to-order ice cream shop, Creamistry, the temporary closure of Armadillo Willy's in Los Altos and more. Thursday, 1:09 PM | 1 comments

Autumn arts almanac
Autumn is always a fruitful time for arts and entertainment on the Peninsula, with an abundance of theater openings, intriguing art exhibits, concerts, lectures and more, and this year is no exception. We've harvested a few choice highlights to present in our annual fall arts preview. Thursday, 11:31 AM

Israeli-born opera singer expands cultural roots at JCC
Ronit Widmann-Levy, born in Haifa, has performed in opera houses and symphony halls worldwide -- in Italian, French, German and Russian -- but the Israeli soprano rarely has had the opportunity to perform an opera in her native Hebrew language, until now. Thursday, 12:39 PM


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