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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Record Store Day

Attention vinyl lovers! It's that time again. April 19 marks the seventh annual Record Store Day -- the once yearly celebration of that most revered musical medium.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Local author to debut children's book

A former second place winner in the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Short Story Contest has penned an illustrated children's book, titled "Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments," which she will debut this weekend at Kepler's Books.

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Photos from the front lines of change

Stanford University Libraries is in the process of uploading and cataloging 10,000 images by Bob Fitch. One of the most prolific photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, Fitch had privileged access to the inner circles of social justice leaders, such as Cesar Chavez and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Sherlock goes sidesplitting

There's something about watching grown men go totally silly on stage that is incredibly funny and exhilarating, especially when those men are Ron Campbell, Darren Bridgett and Michael Gene Sullivan, three masters of comedy. It helps when the script is a clever adaptation of the famous story by Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Hound of the Baskervilles."

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Treading water

Opportunity knocked, opportunity not answered -- at least for now. That's Dale Benson's assessment of Sam's Chowder House in Palo Alto. According to Benson, it wasn't a single glaring problem, "rather, a series of off-center details that didn't add up."

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Local veterans asked to contribute to art project

The Palo Alto Art Center needs help from local veterans and their families in putting together an exhibition. The planned exhibit, "Containers of Community," will incorporate military memorabilia into ceramic cups, made by Marine Corps veteran, Ehren Tool.

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Stanford arts buildings to be revamped

Two major Stanford University arts facilities are getting prepped for soon-to-commence facelifts: Memorial Auditorium and the Cantor Arts Center.

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Worth A Look

This week in Worth A Look, a stage production of "Harold and Maude" from the Los Altos Stage Company and a musician who teaches children how to "speak" with music at Bing.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Teens put together play in 24 hours

Teens from around the Bay Area spent Friday evening through Saturday evening creating an entire play from scratch as part of the TheatreWorks 24 Hour Play Festival.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Stanford professor and poet Wesley Trimpi dies at 85

Wesley Trimpi, a poet and professor emeritus of English at Stanford University, died on March 6 at the age of 85. He is remembered fondly by his former colleagues and students as a dedicated academic who inspired others through his lectures, writings and poetry.

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Book review: Major-league mystery

"The Setup Man," the new novel by South Bay author (and Palo Alto Online blogger) T.T. Monday, is about 35-year-old world-weary Johnny Adcock, a left-handed relief pitcher.

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Tuneful teaching

"The three Rs," reading, writing and arithmetic, are all integral components of any elementary school curriculum -- necessary for opening up a child's mind and paving the way for middle school, high school and beyond. But there is a fourth "R" that's just as important: art (and music).

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The cocktail craftsman

If you find yourself thirsty in downtown Palo Alto, you might wander into the Epiphany Hotel's restaurant, Lure + Till, and order the Peninsula Punch, made with Kappa pisco, lemon juice, pineapple and basil.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Worth a Look

Photographer Roger Spinti captures images of resilient Filipinos, as they work to rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan; TheatreWorks stages a send up of Sherlock Holmes and the stage itself; and Stanford's student run Ram's Head Theatrical Society is staging an "immersive" showing of "Les Miserables," which gives audience members the chance to mingle with Victor Hugo and Claude Monet.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Painting with fire

An exhibition of works by Atherton artist Mirang Wonne opens this week at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 9.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Illustrator wows with new view of 'Game of Thrones

As "Game of Thrones" fans rejoice as the fourth season of the HBO series premieres, professional animator David Hollin has given them something to talk about with fan art that recasts pivotal scenes to feudal Japan.

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