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By Rebecca Wallace

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About this blog: I grew up in Menlo Park and have long been involved with both local journalism and local theater. After starting my career as an editorial intern with The Almanac, I was a staff reporter for the Almanac and the San Mateo County Ti...  (More)

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Ad Libs: Imagining arias on El Camino
Jul 8, 2010 12:19 pm
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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... More
Public art: Chairs with flair
Oct 28, 2013 1:55 pm
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I was in Louisville a few years ago performing in a musical about biblical midwives, as one does. In between rehearsals and shows and watching the Ohio River go... More
Keith Raffel: Doubling the odds in book publishing
Aug 12, 2011 3:31 pm
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It's not an easy thing to find lasting, lucrative success as a novelist. So this year Palo Alto mystery/thriller author Keith Raffel is trying to double the odds.

After... More
Ad Libs: New art takes shape on Newell Road
Jan 19, 2011 4:27 pm
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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... More
Ad Libs: A requiem for summer (but in a good way)
Jul 13, 2010 12:02 pm
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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... More
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