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Willows neighborhood resident Aimée Campbell is a self-described “lifelong lover of live music.”  Since 2014 she’s hosted house concerts at her venue called Dala’s Nest, featuring local artists playing a variety of musical genres.

“Events at Dala’s Nest bring diverse music to the community at no cost to the artists,” she said.

This Saturday, Oct. 21, she’s featuring vocalist Wendy Waller at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm). Suggested donation is $20.

Emails Wendy: ” was at a wedding and a woman recognized me as someone that she use to hear sing at Rudy’s Bar/restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. She asked what I was doing these days and if I was still singing. I said I am teaching singing and performing at house concerts.

“Then she said, Do you know Aimee Bolter Cambell? She’s having house concerts at her place. I asked the woman if she would mind introducing Aimee to me and so I was introduced via e-mail and Aimee and I began corresponding. Aimee listened to my music and liked it and so here we are!”

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Hillview Middle School teacher Richard Vaughn takes the stage in “Annie”

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Occasionally someone we interview has roots that are deeply local. Such was the case when we stopped by Hillview Middle School to interview music teacher Richard Vaughn. We’d learned that he was going to be in the cast of Annie, the next production of the Woodside Community Theater. That was reason enough to catch up […]

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Finish folk pop duo, Vellamo, appears in Menlo Park on Oct. 21

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In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. In the world of music, Vellamo is the performing & songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, ethereal vocals, and virtuosic guitar styling. They write instantly-memorable songs in English as well as in their native Finnish, and […]

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The Monster Squad invades Menlo Park Library on October 10

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The 1980’s cult classic, The Monster Squad, featuring Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy and company, who have a run-in with a bunch of meddling kids, will screen at the Menlo Park Library on October 10 at 6:30 pm. You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call when you have […]

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Lily Liu Guzheng benefit concert for Neighbors Abroad set for October 7

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A special event featuring a mixture of Western and Eastern culture through musical performances on the Guzheng (an ancient Chinese instrument with over 2,500 years of history), piano, violin, and flute, as well as demonstrations of Tai Chi and dance, will take place on the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on October 7 at 7:00 pm. […]

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Peter and Will Anderson Trio will appear at M-A PAC on Sept. 23

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The Peter and Will Anderson Trio will be performing at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 pm as part of the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance’s 25th anniversary celebration. Tickets are available online. The Anderson Twins Trio, featuring Peter and Will Anderson, have been called “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,”,= by the […]

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“I Superstar” children’s talent competition set for Sunday, September 24

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“I Superstar” Children’s Talent Competition is dedicated to providing a stage for young children in San Francisco Bay Area. The contestants will compete in the order of age group 6-9, age group 10-13, and age group 14-17. All the results will be announced at the very end of the finale. There will be a 1st […]

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College friendship serves Philein Wang and Michelle Beauchamp-Tai well as the Silicon Valley Dance Festival approaches

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Philein Wang and Michelle Beauchamp-Tai bonded as dancers while studying at UCLA and are now teaming up in support of ZiRu Dance, where Philein serves as Artistic Director and Michelle as a member of the Advisory Board. We met in Michelle’s Menlo Park backyard to talk about what keeps their collaborative partnership going, and also […]

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Dr. Mallika Sarabhai performs at M-A PAC on September 16

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Renowned danseuse, choreographer and activist Dr. Mallika Sarabhai will be performing at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center with her troupe from the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts on September 16 at 6:00 pm. Dr. Sarabhai has repeatedly sought to engage and question contemporary and age-old issues through the medium of dance and theater. The performance will […]

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The film Frida will be screened at Menlo Park library on Sept. 12

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The Menlo Park Library will present a screening of Frida, the award-winning biopic drama about painter Frida Kahlo, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. The film is rated “R.” The event is free, and will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12, in the main library at 800 Alma Street.

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Freddy Clarke makes music for a wobbly world

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Musician Freddy Clarke got our attention at a summer concert in Fremont Park when he greeted the audience by proclaiming: “Hi, I’m Freddy Clarke from Menlo Park.” Indeed, the lifelong singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader has been a resident of Menlo for the past four decades. A converted garage serves as his studio; his […]

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