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Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast Few properties have a greater market penetration than an animated Disney musical, so it's been no great surprise to see the Mouse House capitalize on the possibilities of exploiting such material, with direct-to-video sequels, then Broadway musicals ...... Read the full review

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"NYC Marathon Here in Mtn View"
Long-time Mountain View resident and NYC Marathon runner Lynda Turkus was one of the 38,000 athletes on hand to witness Super Storm Sandy's terrible destruction earlier this month. When the race was cancelled Lynda made sure her original donations were delivered to Team for Kids. Then, on Nov 18 she brought the spirit of rebuilding through the streets of her St. Francis Acres neighborhood - and a little beyond. With the help of family and friends, Lynda ran a mapped 26.2-mile course - this time for "Race for Recovery", the marathoners' fund to help the victims of the hurricane. She finished big, just in front of her house, amidst cheering well-wishers in a time of 6 hours 22 min. For donation info go to http://www.crowdrise.com/nyrrsandyrelief Submitted by Carla Kenworthy on Nov 20, 2012

A&E Features

Family feuds and filial piety
Two elderly sisters, separated by an ocean as well as years of hostility and pain, and the two daughters who are determined to reunite them before it's too late, are at the heart of "Calligraphy," Velina Hasu Houston's multicultural family drama, now given its regional premiere by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Wednesday, 1:53 PM

Review: Redwood Grill a tasteful neighborhood haunt
Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly restaurant serving high-quality comfort food at reasonable prices. Friday, 11:35 AM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, check out a musical based on the "Song of Songs" in Mountain View, an exhibition of paintings inspired by water, a classic fairy tale on stage, a banjo concert and an eco-art installation. Friday, 11:31 AM

Pear's 'A View from the Bridge'
Set in a Brooklyn tenement, "A View from the Bridge," Arthur Miller's 1955 drama, runs through April 2 at Mountain View's Pear Theatre. Given the current political climate, Pear Avenue director Ray Renati sees a contemporary message in the drama that goes beyond forbidden love and illegal immigration. Thursday, 11:57 AM

'Love Sick' in Mountain View
"Love Sick," a new musical based on the erotic, Old Testament text "The Song of Songs," will run for one more weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Wednesday, 11:16 AM

Elisabeth Ward to head Los Altos History Museum
Elisabeth I. Ward, an expert on Scandinavian language and culture, will become the new executive director of the Los Altos History museum this month Tuesday, 5:45 PM

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges
Longtime owners who have run restaurants on the Midpeninsula for decades say they've never seen labor costs become so acute, and they fear a breaking point is on the horizon. Friday, 9:14 AM | 10 comments

This week's A&E highlights
A play based on Greek mythology with a transgender hero, a feminist Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a talk by author Rebecca Solnit and a lecture on extraterrestrial life are featured this week. Wednesday, 11:20 AM

Joined at the hip
Some stories easily lend themselves to musical theater. An old-timey circus sideshow with a cast of "freak" characters -- and the incredible true story of singing, dancing conjoined twins who became the toast of vaudeville -- is one of them. That story and setting, paired with a melodic score, strong performances and eye-catching visuals, make Foothill Music Theatre's current production of "Side Show" a winner. Wednesday, 11:00 AM

Healthy and hip
Don't let the "healthy" aspect of True Food Kitchen make you think of bland brown rice concoctions or tried-and-true stir-fried vegetables. The menu is creative, varied and diverse. Thursday, 3:04 PM

This week's A&E highlights

Redwood City's Fox Theatre sold to Atherton businessman

Review: Fantastic Indo-Fijian food at Curry Wrapper's Delight

Three operas in one

Reliably charming


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