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Thursday, March 5, 2015


After weeks of rehearsal and much giddy anticipation, Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools prepare to open their biennial musical productions: "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "Anything Goes."

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Worth a Look: Gallery House art exhibit, family-friendly concert and more

This week, catch Peninsula Youth Theatre's production of "Les Mis," check out mixed-media paintings at Gallery House and enjoy a free family-friendly piano recital.

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The examined life

Irvin Yalom's latest book, "Creatures of a Day," circles around the crisis of our mortality and finds redemption in our capacity for growth, in love and in language. On Saturday, March 14, Yalom will give a talk at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Community Center.

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La bella vita

From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners, two guys from Sicily, want nothing to be difficult.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shop Talk: Goodbye Selix Formal Wear, welcome back Papa Murphy's

Palo Alto's only tuxedo shop closes its doors, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza returns to Palo Alto and Stanford University gets a "flexitarian" restaurant.

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Book Talk: discussions, swaps, readings and more

Stanford's Another Look book club hosts a free public discussion of James Baldwin's 1963 classic, "The Fire Next Time," Kepler's has a book swap and psychiatrist Susan Edelman encourages her readers: "Be Your Own Brand of Sexy."

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Worth a Look: Indian dance, flamenco and sculpture tours

This week, book a walking tour of site-specific sculptures, see an ancient form of classical Indian dance and take a workshop with some of Spain's rising flamenco stars.

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A painting comes to life

The current production of "Sunday in the Park with George" by Foothill Music Theatre is a welcome and ambitious undertaking, sure to please Stephen Sondheim fans as well as those new to the particular joys of his oeuvre.

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Farmers are making it count

California is years into its latest drought, but a stroll through the Palo Alto Farmers Market doesn't show it. Chard, broccoli, kale, potatoes and apples fill tables and crates at dozens of vendors' stalls. Yet a longer conversation with vendors yields a more complete picture of the state of California agriculture.

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Garth Stein: still in the race

Six years after the publication of his international bestseller "Racing in the Rain," Garth Stein has come out with "A Sudden Light," a family saga about the Pacific Northwest lumber industry, intergenerational secrets and spectral presences.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A&E Digest: New leader for Pacific Art League, Google doodler gets props

Stanford produces a literary journal on mental health, Pacific Art League announces a new interim director and Google doodler Dennis Hwang receives the first Art Visionary Award.

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