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Friday, October 17, 2014

Young filmmakers inspire African film fest

For the fifth year, the Community School of Music and Arts will play host to the Silicon Valley African Film Festival Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 19.

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The Grand Cru of wine shops

At Vin Vino, owner Victor Pugliese specializes in the wines of Burgundy but pours glasses for every palette.

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Shop Talk: Bloomies goes high-tech, Common Ground closes

A brand new Bloomingdale's opens at the Stanford Shopping Center, Mac's Smoke Shop and Gryphon Stringed Instruments celebrate big birthdays, and Mandarin Garden and Common Ground both close.

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Worth a Look

Learn the story of how Santa Clara County came to be the Silicon Valley, check out one-act plays directed by high school students and catch a movie at the Jewish Film Festival.

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The butcher, the baker

TheatreWorks sets Steven Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" in WWII London in the midst of the blitz.

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An open book

For nearly 20 years, Palo Alto's Bay Area Book Artists has fostered a love of handmade books.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

A&E Digest

Palo Alto Philharmonic sponsors a youth concerto competition, and a new public art project springs up in downtown Palo Alto.

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Absurdly irresistible

Packed with music of brilliance, power and intensity, Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 masterpiece, "Il Trovatore" ("The Troubadour"), opens West Bay Opera's season next Friday, Oct. 17.

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Free and equal

Between Oct. 16 and 26, the United Nations Association Film Festival will screen more than 70 films from around the world that touch on issues from religious freedom and poverty to women's rights and immigration.

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Worth a Look

Discover rare vintage gadgets at the Museum of American Heritage; hear the St. Lawrence String Quartet play Bach and Telemann; and check out the Silicon Valley African Film Festival.

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Straight from the farm

All Christina Hildebrand wanted was a reliable source of raw milk for her daughter. Frustrated by the difficulty of finding the product, she built a business around it.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Building empathy with technology

On Friday, Oct. 17, Palo Alto High School will host a public open house at its new Media Arts Center. As part of the celebration, they'll screen the Global Lives Project, featuring video footage of individuals around the world.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Founder of Stanford's documentary film program dies

Henry S. Breitrose, the founder of Stanford University's renowned graduate documentary film program, died Oct. 2. He was 78 years old.

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