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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
Uploaded: Jul 8, 2010
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 Overtone Industries is putting on contemporary opera in a vacant Nissan auto-dealership warehouse in Southern California this month. That's what I'm talkin' about.
The piece, called "Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands," is three hours long, about two characters trying to make sense of their identities and life experiences with the help of a government agency. Sounds like a Menlo Park City Council meeting, only shorter. ...
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