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World Music Sunday In Downtown PA

Uploaded: Jun 21, 2009
Did you have a chance to go downtown on Father's Day Sunday afternoon?

World Music was out in force this weekend, not only in Palo Alto, but worldwide. This was the first year that Palo Alto was part of this event.

Personally, I had a good time. And the feedback from others I spoke with was along the same lines.

There are some weaknesses. I value the local community groups that were part of the event, and some were better than others.

The biggest problem was that University Avenue remained open to traffic. That made it difficult to get around a crowd that was enjoying a performance, and the ambient noise from the cars driving along took away from this participant some enjoyment of the music.

I invite others who attended the event to provide some perspective about what they experienced. I am not trying to be a cheerleader for it, I had no involvement in the project. But, for a first time effort, it appears to be something that Palo Alto should plan to do for years to come.

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Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of ,
on Jun 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Paul,

First time I've heard about it, and I think you know I'm a "weekly" regular.

If it was in the weekly, my apologies, I missed it, but if not, are there any URL's you could provide?

Thanks.


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Posted by Sharon, a resident of ,
on Jun 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm


I was struck by how " normal" the Iranian protesters are.
They dress just like our students, the women are both attractive and assertive, all of them would look at home on campus.
Persia has a long and ancient history of civilization, hopefully they can rapidly adopt an Indian style parliamentary democracy and some separation of church and state.
If not we should welcome these students as immigrants to the USA, they could be a real asset.


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Posted by Paul Losch, a resident of ,
on Jun 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Sharon,

You are absolutely right, and your thoughts most definitely will lead to an even better World Music Day in Palo Alto next year.


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