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Bad Boys for Life There's a lot of talk about fan service these days in an entertainment landscape where sequels, revivals and reboots rule. But "Bad Boys for Life" includes a scene of literal fan service when Martin Lawrence's retired Miami P.D. detective disastrousl...... Read the full review

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Poignant 'Pianist' shares a mother's gift
When teenage Lisa Jura left her home in Vienna, Austria, in 1938 and traveled, unaccompanied, to London, England, her mother told the budding concert pianist to "hold on to your music." Friday, 11:53 AM

Palo Alto Players production offers an update to Ibsen's 'feminist moment'
Back in the 19th century, Ibsen's "A Doll's House" shocked audiences with its frank depiction of an unhappy woman. The sequel, on stage now in Palo Alto, picks up 15 years later. Friday, 5:29 PM

Friday Night at the Art Center: 'Rooted: Trees in Contemporary Art.'
The Palo Alto Art Center will celebrate the opening of its new exhibition, "Rooted: Trees in Contemporary Art," on Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m. with a free event featuring opportunities to meet artists, tree-themed art activities, refreshments, m Friday, 11:51 AM

Sweethearts, on and off the stage
In their first production together, Max Tachis' character had to put his head under Roneet Aliza Rahamim's character's dress where, he recalled, due to their elaborate period costumes, it kept getting stuck. Friday, 11:54 AM

EPA record label aims to amplify diverse voices
When Justin Phipps looks at the Bay Area, and East Palo Alto in particular, he sees a diverse artistic community with strong cultural roots in danger of being displaced. Friday, 11:39 AM

Stanford presents 'One Touch of Venus'
What happens when an ancient statue of the goddess Venus comes to life? That's the topic of "One Touch of Venus," the 1941 musical fantasy by Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash and S.J. Perelman, presented this weekend by Stanford University's dep Friday, 11:52 AM

The latest openings and closings in Midpeninsula dining
Restaurants have been coming and going at a dizzying rate the last few weeks up and down the Midpeninsula. Catch up with our list. Friday, 11:12 AM

Whatcha gonna do?
The re-teaming of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith hasn't lost its luster in the 17 years since they last played lovingly bickering bros Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) in "Bad Boys II." Friday, 5:27 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

A 'meh' war
World War I was coined the "Great War," the war to end all wars. But is the war movie "1917," which won "Best Drama" and "Best Director" at the Golden Globe Awards, a great film? The film to end all films? Almost certainly not. Friday, 11:34 AM

'Sunflowers' opens at Viewpoints Gallery
"Sunflowers," an exhibition of all 15 Viewpoint Gallery artists, will open Friday, Jan. 3. Thursday, 12:17 PM

Picasso pays a visit to Palo Alto
"Seeing Picasso" (on view until Feb. 16) is a mini-retrospective, with paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures from the entire arc of the artist's long and prolific career. Friday, 11:40 AM

A merry 'Little' Christmas

 

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