Recent A&E Features

Friday, July 22, 2016

Down to the grain

The bread and pastries at Manresa Bread's new location in downtown Los Altos are not your average baked goods. They're ingredient-driven, made with obsessive care several miles away in a Los Gatos commissary kitchen that operates virtually 24 hours a day, seven days a week under head baker Avery Ruzicka.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A thought-provoking premiere

TheatreWorks presents Suzanne Bradbeer's "Confederates," a play packed with timely questions about journalistic ethics and the ever-present political minefield of our nation's racially charged history.

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de Young at heart

Steve Ferrera's Palo Alto High School students may know him best as the man in charge of the school's Fiery Arts program. But this summer, the artist has an exciting extracurricular project of his own: a July residency at San Francisco's de Young museum while working on a multimedia children's book.

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CinéArts to shutter operations in August

Another cultural treasure in Palo Alto will flicker out of existence in August, when CinéArts at Palo Alto Square shuts down its operation, sources in the theater's parent company confirmed to the Palo Alto Weekly.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tried and true

As Italian restaurants go, Redwood City's Vino Santo Bistro is a charmer -- not exactly old-school, not exactly trendy.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Obon Festival & Bazaar this weekend

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple Obon Festival & Bazaar, featuring Taiko drums, Japanese food, cultural displays, games and activities for kids, and traditional Odori dancing, will be held Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17.

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Shop Talk: Milk Pail thrives, Clement Hotel slashes rates

This week's column includes news on the massive redevelopment of San Antonio Center in Mountain View and all-inclusive Clement Hotel, which just adjusted its room rates for summer stays.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The romance between the chairs

The drama of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the experimental daring of Igor Stravinsky, the sophistication of Sergei Rachmaninov and much more take on an added level of intimacy this summer when the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival delves into the repertoire, guided by this year's theme, "Russian Reflections."

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This week's A&E highlights

This week, play hooky with San Francisco Mime Troupe's new show "Schooled," find out what happens when "Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony" at a Doctor Noize album-release show and sing along with Schola Cantorum.

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From Nine Stories to nursery rhymes

Grownups may recognize the voice of Lisa Loeb from hit songs such as "Stay (I Missed You)" and "I Do," but thanks to her forays into children's music, the singer/songwriter/guitarist has a whole new generation of fans. Local families will have a chance to sing along with Loeb when she performs at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall on Sunday, July 17.

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