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Peterloo Seven-time Oscar nominee Mike Leigh ("Topsy-Turvy") makes no concession to the passive viewer with his new historical film "Peterloo." Instead, he bustles his audience into a time machine and transplants them to a time and place -- 1819 England -- fo...... Read the full review

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'Grapes of Wrath' boasts fine cast but lacks depth
Los Altos Stage Company's current production of "The Grapes of Wrath" is blessed with a mostly excellent cast, fine direction from Jeffrey Lo, a pretty set and even a good little barefoot band in the corner. What it's missing is desperation, starvation, a sense of place and palpable death. Wednesday, 3:25 PM

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer
Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus Management Group, will be a fine-dining affair, set to open in Redwood City this summer. Wednesday, 3:20 PM

'Teen Spirit' smells familiar but has its charms
"Teen Spirit" serves mostly as a vehicle for star Elle Fanning, who provides her own vocals in her role as a pop star rising from obscurity. Thursday, 11:31 AM

'Woodlands' features art of Portola Valley photographer
The work of Portola Valley photographer Alan McGee is on exhibit at Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park through April 30. Thursday, 5:25 PM

Rhiannon Giddens, Joshua Bell and more to feature in Stanford Live's next season
Stanford Live's 2019-2020 season will "explore the intersection of art and politics." Wednesday, 5:19 PM

Pacific Art League's exhibition celebrates the 'timeless quality' of black-and-white photography
We live in an image-driven society and, thanks to cell-phone technology, most of us have the ability to document our every encounter, action and meal. But when one thinks of photography as an art form, the black-and-white print is a dominant image. Wednesday, 3:21 PM

Fenn Coffee opens inside Willows Market in Menlo Park
You can now get your morning coffee fix at The Willows Market in Menlo Park, where a new small-batch coffee bar has launched. Thursday, 2:52 PM

A pianist in Paris: Hershey Felder's latest celebrates Debussy
In "A Paris Love Story," Hershey Felder switches between speaking as himself and as Debussy, who also posthumously watches over young Felder on his first trip to Paris as a 19-year-old. Thursday, 2:45 PM

Civil rights and wrongs
Seven-time Oscar nominee Mike Leigh ("Topsy-Turvy") makes no concession to the passive viewer with his new historical film "Peterloo." Thursday, 5:00 PM

Serving up a second act
Chantale Doinel, an esthetician who has worked in skin care for 35 years, decided to become a chef at age 62. Her catering business specializes in upscale French cuisine with a European influence. Monday, 4:30 PM

'Shazam!' is a blast of superheroic fun
"Shazam!" brings the first superhero ever to appear in live action to the big screen 78 years later, and the break was worth the wait. The film is a family-friendly, comical comic-book adventure! Thursday, 4:43 PM

Hershey Felder breaks box-office records with one-man shows
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced recently that Hershey Felder's latest show has already established a new all-time box office record for the 49-year-old theater company. Thursday, 4:53 PM

Palo Alto JCC features Israeli-American artist Edo Rosenberg
The Palo Alto JCC lends itself to temporary visual art exhibitions, including the current outdoor display of sculpture by local artist Edo Rosenberg. Thursday, 4:52 PM

Microgrant competition lets the public pick the art
A multimedia installation designed to showcase the faces, voices and stories of Cubberley Community Center was declared the winner of Cubberley Stock: a dinner party and micro-grant competition sponsored by the Palo Alto Public Art Program and hosted by artist/chef Lexa Walsh. Thursday, 4:29 PM

Installation explores the multiverse
Artist Josiah McElheny current installation at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is a metal, glass and light representation of theories of the multiverse. Thursday, 2:32 PM

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