Entertainment

MaryLee Sunseri performs free concert on April 2

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Singer MaryLee Sunseri will perform Music & Memories during a free concert being presented by the Menlo Park Library on April 2. Familiar, nostalgic and always entertaining, MaryLee performs popular songs from the early to mid-20th century along with classic American sing-alongs. Her performance will include hit songs by the New Christy Minstrels, “Today” and “Green, […]

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13th annual M-A Dance Team show and fundraiser set for March 26

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Once a year, the M-A Dance Team puts on a special performance that serves as a fundraiser. This year will it will be on Saturday, March 26, at 6:00 pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Admission is $15 for adults; $8 students. Tickets may be available at the door but often sell out before the […]

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Finnish pop duo Vellamo to perform free concert on March 20

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free performance by the pop duo Vellamo, on tour from their home country of Finland. The event will take place at noon on Sunday, March 20, at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street. The event is being billed as an entertaining musical performance, as well as an […]

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Hillview Drama presents The Music Man March 17-19

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Come join the Hillview players as they re-create Meredith Willson’s musical, The Music Man, a classic musical comedy with a feel-good vibe. Catch a performance at the Hillview Performing Art Center on Thursday, March 17, at 3:30 pm. Tickets only $5 for students and include a slice of pizza. Other performances are on Friday, March 18, at […]

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Harpist Krista Strader to perform free concert at Menlo Park Library

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On March 16, the Menlo Park Library will host a free performance by harpist Krista Strader. The event will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street. Classically trained from age four, Krista Strader graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from Biola […]

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Mia Geiduschek directs The Shadow Box at Kehillah Jewish High School

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Lifelong Menlo Park resident Mia Gieduschek (pictured, left) has been interested in theater since she was in elementary school. Now a senior at Kehillah Jewish High School, she finds herself in a new role — that of director, not actor. The production is The Shadow Box, which will be performed March 8, 9, and 10 at […]

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Get to know Albert Einstein when he visits Menlo Park on March 5

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Want an introduction to theoretical physics from Albert Einstein himself? The Menlo Park Library invites you to experience “The Relativity of Einstein” on March 5, as actor Duffy Hudson brings everyone’s favorite theoretical physicist to life. In his one-man show, Hudson embodies Albert Einstein’s brilliance, wisdom and humor, managing to “convey the essence of special and general relativity in […]

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Get ready for the Academy Awards with these creative ideas from Alexis Murphy

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Editor’s note: We’ve come to count on Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy for showing us how to make celebrations and holidays special. Here she takes on the Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday night (2/28). Whether you’ve seen the movies or not, the Academy Awards are always exciting. The glamor, the controversy, the parties. It is time […]

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Technical director Andy Hayes guides behind the scenes action at M-A Performing Arts Center

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If you’ve had the good fortune to attend a performance at the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School, it shouldn’t surprise you that behind the scenes there is a technical director. Such a person is a necessity at the facility, which rivals many professional venues. We stopped by and visited with Andy Hayes, who’s held […]

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Menlo School presents The Miracle Worker the first weekend in February

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The Tony Award-winning play, The Miracle Worker, is being presented by Menlo School the first weekend in February: the 5th (at 7:30 pm), 6th (2:00 and 7:30 pm), and 7th (2:00 pm) in Florence Moore Auditorium. It is the true story of Anne Sullivan, a teacher who brought language and compassion into the dark and silent world of the young […]

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Vocalist and performer Lucas Loaiza inspired the launch of two popular glee clubs at Menlo School

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With more than decade of singing experience, Menlo School senior Lucas Loaiza was motivated by a friend to launch The Menlodies (Men of Menlo + Melodies) men’s a cappella group. Striving for an elite level of quality, he invited 10 singers and a beatboxer to comprise the inaugural ensemble. “We’ve already had a ton of […]

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