Recent A&E Features

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A meeting of the minds

As presented by Dragon Productions Theatre Company and directed by Laura Jane Bailey, "Insignificance" is an intriguing, playful thought experiment on celebrity, sex, power and science.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Beethoven's 'Fidelio' opens Friday on West Bay Opera stage

Beethoven's "Fidelio" was set in an 18th century Spanish political prison, but there are lessons about injustice, political persecution and individual freedom that are relevant today. That's why West Bay Opera's production of the opera is set in a modern-day for-profit American prison, says its conductor.

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Opening alert: Bevri in Palo Alto

Bevri, a Georgian restaurant, has soft opened with limited hours at 530 Bryant St. in downtown Palo Alto.

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Guild venue proposal moves forward

The Menlo Park City Council has given unanimous support for a proposal by a local nonprofit to transform the Guild Theatre into a live music and community event venue.

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Where the heart is

Palo Alto author and Stanford University scholar Marilyn Yalom explores the cultural history behind the heart in her new book, "The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love."

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Harry 'Hunk' Anderson, art collector and donor, dies at 95

Local art collector and philanthropist Harry Anderson, who with his wife Mary Margaret and daughter Mary Patricia donated more than 100 works of 20th century American art to establish to establish the Anderson Collection at Stanford, died Wednesday in his home.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Radical transformations

"Trans-figure," Japanese artist Kohei Nawa's first solo show in the United States (on view through Feb. 25 at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto), consists of sculptures and works on canvas that reflect the artist's interest in science, digital culture, innovation and sensory experience.

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Lunar New Year at Gamble

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Gamble Garden on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event will feature activities for the family, including tours of the Camellia beds; learning Chinese characters; Chinese paper folding and cutting; a red packet craft; and storytelling.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

'Counting Sheep' brings Ukrainian revolution to Stanford

Mark and Marichka Marczyk turned their experiences during the 2014 protests in Ukraine into a "guerilla folk opera."

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'1984' meets 2018

Art often serves as a mirror to its society, but will we reach a point in the Trump era at which we're suffering from oversaturation and dystopia fatigue? Perhaps, but George Orwell's classic "1984" remains timely -- and terrifying.

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'Counting Sheep' brings Ukrainian revolution to Stanford

Mark and Marichka Marczyk turned their experiences during the 2014 protests in Ukraine into a "guerilla folk opera."

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Re-mastering the darkroom

Photographer Ian Ruhter is pretty stoked to be showing his work in Silicon Valley.

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