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Sound and fury of 'Macbeth' roil West Bay Opera stage
A stellar lead cast and the impressive stage and music direction showcased in West Bay Opera's current production of Verdi's "Macbeth" make it a show not to be missed. Wednesday, 2:59 PM

Kemuri tweaks tradition with modern Japanese tapas and cocktails
There is much to discover at Kemuri that blends co-owner and head chef Takeo Moriyama's interests in both traditional Japanese and contemporary California cooking. Thursday, 1:03 PM

In new Redwood City artwork, the community is the tree
"You are the Tree," a new installation in the Art Kiosk space on downtown Redwood City's Courthouse Square, considers how the flourishing city, for better and worse, was built on demand for lumber. Thursday, 12:56 PM

Perfect balance: embalming and acting
Now Angst is employed as a licensed embalmer by Graham Hitch Mortuary, working in Pleasanton. But she hasn't given up her singing or theatrical endeavors; currently she is rehearsing for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Thursday, 3:38 PM

Teen musicians play for a good cause
This winter, five teenagers have been spending some of their weekend evenings combining their love of playing music together with their desire to help those in need. Friday, 1:17 PM

Meet the Midpeninsula's Swedish home baker
In Emerald Hills, Denise Touhey, a proud Swedish American, churns out trays of pastries each week for her "one-woman show" bakery. Friday, 11:44 AM | 1 comments

Art Center branches out, pays tribute to the trees
Following in the footsteps of last year's nature-themed exhibitions that focused on the sky and encounters between humans and non-human animals, the Palo Alto Art Center is currently making like the Lorax and speaking for the trees. Thursday, 12:58 PM

With its centennial drawing near, Pacific Art League looks forward
With new director Lisa Coscino at the helm, Pacific Art League plans to increase its outreach and scope, both within the historic space on downtown Palo Alto's Ramona Street and beyond its borders. Friday, 1:14 PM

A chilly marriage
Right on time for Valentine's Day comes a comedy of marital manners, one that perversely -- on a weekend made for date night -- questions the limits of love, marriage and family. The name of the game is "Downhill." Friday, 1:06 PM

He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu's turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.
How has Chef Chu's survived 50 years in the restaurant business? The answer, perhaps, is that the 76-year-old chef-owner lives and breathes his eponymous restaurant. Friday, 10:32 AM

Down to clown
"Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" may be about as shallow as a puddle, but that's still enough to make a splash. Thursday, 5:02 PM

Stanford exhibit celebrates 'The Japanese Garden'
"The Japanese Garden: A Historical Account of Japanese Culture and Tradition," is on display in the lobby of the East Asia Library at Stanford University. Friday, 11:31 AM

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Sweethearts, on and off the stage

EPA record label aims to amplify diverse voices


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