Recent A&E Features

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Catering to the community

The founders of Ada's Cafe at Mitchell Park Community Center have created a nonprofit eatery that serves everyone.

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Stanford Collaborative Orchestra forgoes a conductor

Inspired by New York's celebrated Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a group of Stanford University undergraduates have formed a newly minted conductorless ensemble called the Stanford Collaborative Orchestra.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Waiting, and finding a voice

Palo Alto resident Stuart Rojstaczer has published "The Mathematician's Shiva," a novel that mixes together his Polish-Russian-Jewish roots, his exposure to advanced mathematics and a generous dollop of humor.

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Telling true stories

First-hand accounts of American drag queens and gender artists. Stories of children living in orphanages in Ghana. These are among the audio documentaries created by recipients of Stanford's Braden Grant.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Order and chaos

The Pear's "Arcadia" may not be perfect, but it's a funny, vigorous, well-executed production of one of the most intriguing plays of the last quarter century.

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Book Talk: New novels, memoirs and more

This month, Palo Alto authors publish memoirs and novels, young writers release new titles and a Mountain View novelist's young-adult book is set to become a film.

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Honey on your hands

Beekeeper Kendal Sager is passionate about bee education, and her workshops give newbies and backyard enthusiasts hands-on lessons for keeping bees and harvesting honey.

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This week's A&E highlights

This week, attend the West Coast debut of Argentinian tango ensemble Orquesta Victoria, head to Kepler's Books for Mystery-Thriller Saturday and catch fine art photography at Gallery House.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Down the rabbit hole

Inspired by Lewis Carroll's tale of the girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange new world, "'Twas Brillig" is an original musical from teen theater academy, A Theatre Near U.

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The jazz days of summer

From June 20 through August 8, the Stanford University campus comes alive with the Stanford Jazz Workshop and Festival, this year featuring artists including Joshua Redman, Keb' Mo' and Charles Lloyd.

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Lost in translation

In "Chinglish," David Henry Hwang's comedy about Chinese-American miscommunication, an American CEO discovers the dangers of doing business in a foreign culture.

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This week's A&E highlights

This week, check out the Walter Robinson art exhibit at the Palo Alto Art Center, head down to World Music Day and catch a film about the struggles of war veterans.

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Locavore hot spot

Local Union 271 opened in early April in downtown Palo Alto. It's spacious, communal, loud, open long hours -- and the food is really good.

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