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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tradition healing workshop at Los Altos History Museum

Elisa Marina Alvarado will lead a workshop on indigenous Mexican and Mexican American traditional medicine at the Los Altos History Museum (51 So. San Antonio Road) on Sunday, Jan. 26.

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African American Composer Initiative celebrates 10th anniversary

The African American Composer Initiative will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and present its annual concert, a benefit for Eastside College Preparatory School, on Jan. 26-27.

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Entering the Dragon

This year, with founder Meredith Hagedorn having stepped down at the end of 2018, Dragon productions Theatre Company will be led by the husband-and-wife team of Bora "Max" Koknar and Alika Spencer-Koknar.

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Comin' for ya!

Born into the Mardi Gras Indian culture in uptown New Orleans, Cha Wa's lead singer, J'Wan Boudreaux, has lived and breathed street music, pageantry and parades ever since his mother dressed him in his first hand-beaded and feathered parade suit when he was just 2.

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Brushstroke of genius

Few artists have held a greater fascination for dramatists than Vincent Van Gogh. He's been played on film by Kirk Douglas, John Hurt, Tim Roth and Martin Scorsese, and he's palled around with the Doctor on "Doctor Who."
At this late date, there would seem to be little new to dramatize -- or stylize -- about a man so often scrutinized on screen. But Julien Schnabel's "At Eternity's Gate" finds a filmmaker (and, not incidentally, a painter) in kinship with his subject.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Taylor Eigsti holds a local 'Reunion'

The new year is a time for reflecting back and looking forward, and both were a theme for Menlo Park-raised Taylor Eigsti as he returned to the Peninsula to finish moving things out of his childhood home.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Palo Alto artist contemplates mortality

Local sculptor Ken Joye will be holding a pop-up exhibition over the weekends of Jan. 12-13 and 19-20.

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Byxbee Park hosts bioblitz

The public is invited to take part in a citizen science "bioblitz" event at Byxbee Park in the Palo Alto Baylands on Sunday, Jan. 13.

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A balancing act

To address high rates of poverty and waste in Santa Clara County, Joint Venture Silicon Valley has launched a food truck to collect leftover food from universities and companies to distribute to those in need.

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Listening skills

"The hills are alive," the old song goes, "with the sound of music." For soundscape ecologist, musician and author Bernie Krause, discovering, preserving and sharing the music of the earth is the work of a lifetime.

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Redwood City opens 'Art Kiosk'

A long-empty kiosk on downtown Redwood City's Courthouse Square is now a new venue for art.

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'Street' cred

There's a reason why the conspicuously picky James Baldwin estate trusted writer-director Barry Jenkins to adapt Baldwin's 1974 novel "If Beale Street Could Talk." It wasn't that Jenkins won an Oscar for co-writing Best Picture "Moonlight" -- that hadn't happened yet. The Baldwin estate looked at Jenkins' work to date and, most importantly, his screenplay for "Beale Street," which richly cultivates a novelistic tone and preserves Baldwin's voice in narration and dialogue.

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