Entertainment

Madeleine McGlynn takes the stage at Stanford Jazz Festival this summer

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Menlo Park resident Madeleine McGlynn started singing about the time she started talking. “My Dad listened to jazz standards, and every day when he got home from work, I’d have him play whatever songs he wanted to introduce me to. That music has remained my era. I love Harlem Renaissance jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday.” Madeleine will […]

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Freddy Clarke is featured at Woodside’s First Friday on June 2

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Come join the Town of Woodside’s next First Friday on June 2 as we present the inimitable Freddy Clark. Freddy, guitarist and vocalist, will perform in a variety of guitar styles including classical, flamenco, rock and jazz as well as perform some of his own songs and be joined by his mother, Pearl Clarke, a […]

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Fremont Park summer concert series for 2017 is announced

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The Summer Concert Series at Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park features a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is always room for dancing. The weekly series begins on June 14 with the last concert on August […]

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Festival of Music takes place on May 21 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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On Sunday, May 21, at 10:00 am, Trinity Church in Menlo Park is hosting a Festival of Music, which is free and open to the public. “We offer the Festival of Music to celebrate our many musicians and singers at Trinity, and the wide variety of sacred music that is offered, from classical, traditional choral pieces […]

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High school student-run Grab Bag Theater builds leaders and community

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Besides being home to Facebook and quiet suburban streets, Menlo Park’s lesser-known claim to fame is Grab Bag Theater, one of the only entirely high school student-run theater groups in the country. Grab Bag puts on a play, musical, and a Winter Arts Festival annually, as well as open mic nights throughout the year. The […]

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Spotted: Warlocks’ first gig at Magoo’s 52 years ago today

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Scott Fortlage posted this photo on Do You Remember the Old Menlo Park today, noting that the Warlocks (which became the Grateful Dead) played their first gig on May 5, 1965 at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in downtown Menlo Park. Wow, over 50 years ago…

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Comic Con returns to the Menlo Park Library on May 13

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Stormtroopers will be marching into the Menlo Park Library on May 13. Those Star Wars characters, and several others, will be on-site for the library’s second Comic Con, a free-admission celebration of comics, sci-fi, games, and movies taking place from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. The event will feature live music, film screenings, artists & vendors, crafts, a photo […]

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Mamma Mia! sing-along set for May 12 at M-A PAC

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Sing-along to ABBA‘s greatest hits at the Mamma Mia! sing-along on May 12, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to bring you an interactive fun-filled evening. Sing-along events are presented with a pre-show introduction including explanation of […]

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Variety of free events at Menlo Park Library in May

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Juan L. Sánchez: Spanish Poetry in Song – May 6 Musician Juan L. Sánchez (pictured above) will recite and sing poetry by famed 20th Centry Spanish poets. The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, […]

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Menlowe Ballet company dancers make choreographic debut in spring season, Floraision

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Menlowe Ballet company dancers Stefanie Maughan (pictured, left) and Ali McKeon are making their professional choreographic debut, collaborating on a new contemporary work in the company’s spring season, Floraison, which will debut at the end of April. “Both Stefanie and Ali have rich, creative voices and fabulous contemporary backgrounds,” says Menlowe Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Lowe. […]

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Vuki Mataele brings a male perspective to M-A’s Dance Team and its annual show

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Think dance team, think teen girls? Think again. When Menlo-Atherton High School holds its annual dance team show and fundraiser on Friday, April 7, there will be a guy in the mix. Senior Vuki Mataele joined the team this year, following in the footsteps of his friend who participated last year. “He wanted me to do it […]

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