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Why October is the best

June is perfect for writing about outdoor concerts. In January, we get to rate the top hits and lowliest stinkers of the past year's movies. December's dandy if...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by anne, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 6 comments | 12579 Views

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Ad Libs: New art takes shape on Newell Road

Curious people are already peering into artist Patrick Dougherty's new environmental sculpture on the Palo Alto Art Center grounds, and it's not scheduled to be...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by FutonSandwich, on Feb 26, 2011 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 4336 Views

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Ad Libs: Autumn in Palo Alto

Could this Palo Alto fall be more glorious? I don't know why the colors are so stunning this year, but I'm thankful. Even the crunched-up yellow leaves that are...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:09 am | 4 comments | 2693 Views

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Ad Libs: New art takes shape on Newell Road

Curious people are already peering into artist Patrick Dougherty's new environmental sculpture on the Palo Alto Art Center grounds, and it's not scheduled to be...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by FutonSandwich, on Feb 26, 2011 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 12917 Views

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Ad Libs: Autumn in Palo Alto

Could this Palo Alto fall be more glorious? I don't know why the colors are so stunning this year, but I'm thankful. Even the crunched-up yellow leaves that are...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:09 am | 4 comments | 11155 Views

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Ad Libs: Lend me a tenor

There was a great story this week in the Vancouver Sun about hapless singers from a Canadian choir standing out on a freezing bridge in their tuxes, trying to recruit...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 30, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Apr 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments | 4172 Views

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Ad Libs: Ten years ago, ten years later

As I write about the 9/11 memorial events this weekend, I think about the Mozart Requiem concert happening Sunday in Stanford's Memorial Church and imagine how peaceful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 2201 Views

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Ad Libs: Lend me a tenor

There was a great story this week in the Vancouver Sun about hapless singers from a Canadian choir standing out on a freezing bridge in their tuxes, trying to recruit...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 30, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Apr 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments | 18319 Views

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Ad Libs: Being outside inside at CSMA

Yesterday a.m.: a morning for growing ant strength and carrying my desk into an open field. In June it can be physically painful to be stuck inside. Since desk...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by wa, on Jul 9, 2016 at 9:04 am | 3 comments | 12592 Views

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Ad Libs: A photographer's vision in oil

About four years ago, Edward Burtynsky's titanic and disturbingly beautiful photos made up the most powerful exhibition I've seen at the Cantor Arts Center. Mining...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by 123, on Jul 9, 2016 at 9:13 am | 3 comments | 12439 Views

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Ad Libs: Prize-winning Peninsula Photos

When I was in college, I bought Sierra Club engagement calendars every year, because of their remarkable photos. In between my scribbled, highly crucial appointments...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by i, on Jul 9, 2016 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 13129 Views

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Ad Libs: A requiem for summer (but in a good way)

I am now officially a proud choral-music geek, because I have not one but two favorite requiems. Very pleased to get to sing both the Durufle and the Faure last...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by Neo, on Jul 9, 2016 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 15099 Views

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Ad Libs: Summer in the studio

An intriguing note in the Foothill College newsletter about music instructor Paul Davies. As if teaching today's sprightly youths about music theory, composition...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by fatihin, on Sep 7, 2016 at 4:47 am | 3 comments | 14689 Views

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Ad Libs: Ten years ago, ten years later

As I write about the 9/11 memorial events this weekend, I think about the Mozart Requiem concert happening Sunday in Stanford's Memorial Church and imagine how peaceful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 10698 Views

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'Happy Days' are here again

A Beckett play about a woman buried up to her waist in a mound of earth may not be your cup of Orangina. But the

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:49 am |
2 comments | 39520 Views

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Ad Libs: Being outside inside at CSMA

Yesterday a.m.: a morning for growing ant strength and carrying my desk into an open field. In June it can be physically painful to be stuck inside. Since desk...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Jun 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm | 2 comments | 3591 Views

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Ad Libs: A photographer's vision in oil

About four years ago, Edward Burtynsky's titanic and disturbingly beautiful photos made up the most powerful exhibition I've seen at the Cantor Arts Center. Mining...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 3470 Views

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Ad Libs: Prize-winning Peninsula Photos

When I was in college, I bought Sierra Club engagement calendars every year, because of their remarkable photos. In between my scribbled, highly crucial appointments...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 3461 Views

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Ad Libs: Imagining arias on El Camino

Here's what downtown Menlo Park should do with all those gaping spaces on El Camino Real that used to hold car dealerships. Opera. An enterprising company called...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 5428 Views

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Ad Libs: A requiem for summer (but in a good way)

I am now officially a proud choral-music geek, because I have not one but two favorite requiems. Very pleased to get to sing both the Durufle and the Faure last...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 5275 Views
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