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Ad Libs: So much rhythm

The four musicians walked on stage one by one, striking pieces of wood with mallets. Each built upon the last, starting with a single bright "tong!" sound and then...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 7, 2010
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Ad Libs: Calling all outdoorsy artists

You could whine about turning 40, or you could celebrate by publishing a coffee-table book about yourself. Well played, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 16, 2009
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Ad Libs: Calling all outdoorsy artists

You could whine about turning 40, or you could celebrate by publishing a coffee-table book about yourself. Well played, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 16, 2009
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Americans and the Economy Need More Help

The national employment report gives solid hope that the jobs recession is ending. Monthly job losses averaged 103,000 for the past 4 months down from 397,000 in...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Bob S, on Dec 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm | 13 comments | 15299 Views

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Americans and the Economy Need More Help

The national employment report gives solid hope that the jobs recession is ending. Monthly job losses averaged 103,000 for the past 4 months down from 397,000 in...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Bob S, on Dec 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm | 13 comments | 4401 Views

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Ad Libs: Still a party in the pressroom

Last night I went to my only party of the season that features fudge made by the district attorney. It was the annual holiday fete in the pressroom in the county...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2009
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Ad Libs: A photographer's vision in oil

About four years ago, Edward Burtynsky's titanic and disturbingly beautiful photos made up the most powerful exhibition I've seen at the Cantor Arts Center. Mining...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 3470 Views

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Ad Libs: Sing me a cimbalom

It wasn't your everyday orchestra moment at the Palo Alto Philharmonic on Saturday: In the middle of a concert, somebody brings out a cimbalom. But, hey. If you're...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 27, 2009
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Ad Libs: Variety shows

Kudos to producers at our Media Center, who picked up six Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards last weekend. A good reminder of the zings of variety you...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 22, 2009
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Ad Libs: 'Art without inhibitions'

To find the new home of Art For Well Beings, you have to wander a bit. The little art center is, as director Judy Gittelsohn says, "tucked in behind" a cluster of...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Handy, on Oct 13, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 3904 Views

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Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 18249 Views

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Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 8318 Views

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Ad Libs: New M-A theater: It sure beats J Building

Which is worse: sweltering in a stifling theater, or having a key moment in a play ruined because an old air-conditioning system came roaring on at the wrong moment...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 3478 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 15412 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 4600 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 18788 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 7655 Views

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Ad Libs: Fridays at the Cantor Center: 'Metaphysics'

Every Friday, a different musician climbs the stairs to the Cantor Center balcony to play Mark Applebaum's experimental work "The Metaphysics of Notation." I had...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Barbara Haas, on Aug 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 3682 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 17298 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 7305 Views
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