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By Rebecca Wallace

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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