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Witches, B**ches, and Boys — or: What do mezzos do all day? is the title of a recital by Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon on Sunday, April 2, at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park.

The recital will feature arias, Broadway melodies, and  art songs exploring the characters typically — and famously — portrayed by mezzo-sopranos in opera, theater, and song. From Azucena (Il Trovatore) to Lola (Damn Yankees), from Carmen to Delilah, from Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) to Peter Pan, a mezzo’s day is filled with drama! Ms. Mouzon will be accompanied by the  Robert Aschens.

Tickets at door: $25 general/$20 senior/$15 student. St. Bede’s is located at 2650 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.

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Fannie Allen brings her knowledge of art to her work as an interior designer

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We were at Atherton resident Fannie Allen’s home to talk about her work as an interior designer. But we immediately got sidetracked by Delilah, a nude sculpture made entirely from typewriter parts by Bay Area artist Jeremy Mayer. “He’s fascinated by anatomy” Fannie explained. “His studio is filled with anatomy photos and typewriter parts. He won’t […]

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Preview latest Asian Art Museum exhibit on March 28

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On Tuesday, March 28, there will be a program called Tomb Treasure: Han Dynasty Discoveries, a preview of the newest Asian Art Museum exhibit, at the Menlo Park Library at 6:30 pm. Learn about: One of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world The magnificent daily lives of Han nobility The unbridled luxury, […]

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“The Diary of Anne Frank” is presented by Menlo Drama Feb. 10-12

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The Diary of Anne Frank, based upon the writings of young Anne Frank, detailing life-in-hiding under Nazi terror in World War II is the upcoming Menlo Drama production. Anne’s diary lent a voice to the fight for human dignity, and this adaptation brings to life one of the most important people of the 20th century, […]

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“Scientist poet” Lisa Rosenberg is named Poet Laureate of San Mateo County

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Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg will assume the position of Poet Laureate of San Mateo County on January 1, 2017. Her appointment was announced at the October 4th Board of Supervisors meeting. The Poet Laureate is a two-year position that includes a $5,000 yearly honorarium. The Poet Laureate acts as an ambassador and advocate for […]

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New mural at Menlo-Atherton High School celebrates “strength in diversity”

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“Strength in diversity,” Menlo-Atherton High School’s  motto, is clearly depicted in its new mural, which is located at the entrance to the F-Wing. The bright colors and inspirational quotations transform this space into an uplifting area to walk through, and a simple reminder to — as the artists’ statement explains — “celebrate and embrace [our] differences.” […]

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Dancer Sarah-Jane Measor makes her professional choreographic debut with Menlowe Ballet

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Dancer Sarah-Jane Measor wears two hats in Menlo Park. She’s director of the Menlo Park Academy of Dance and Associate Artistic Director of the Menlowe Ballet. Now, she’s donning a second hat in the world of dance as well, making her professional choreographic debut with Portraits, part of Menlowe’s fall production, Tribute!, which runs November 3, 5 and 6, […]

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Marsha Heimbecker is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in October

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“Sunshine,” expressive oil paintings by award-winning artist Marsha Heimbecker of San Mateo is the featured exhibit at the Portola Art Galley in October. Marsha’s paintings are known for their bold brushwork and color, resulting in a unique vitality. This latest collection of work, inspired by the orphaned elephants of Tsavo, hopes to capture the essence […]

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Silicon Valley Dance Festival debuts at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

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The inaugural Silicon Valley Dance Festival, Across the Current Now, takes place at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, September 24-25, 2016. This festival celebrates the diversity of artistic viewpoints available across the West Coast contemporary dance scene. Curated by ZiRu Dance founding members Philein Wang and Emily Withenbury, Across the Current Now showcases work from ZiRu Dance […]

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Artist Jerry Peters brings scenes from France to Portola Art Gallery in August

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A Touch of France and Other New Works, paintings by artist Jerry Peters, are featured at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park during the month of August. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The primary paintings in this new show are done from photos […]

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Lauren McLaughlin is empowering kids through dance

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Lauren McLaughlin (pictured above, grey top) is a rising senior at Menlo-Atherton High School who is sharing her love for dance and years of experience with students from her local community. Her organization, A Chance to Dance, serves kids ages 10-17, primarily from lower income backgrounds and the Ravenswood School District. Justin: Tell us a […]

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