Entertainment

The Konevets Quartet at St. Bede’s on January 24

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The Arts at St. Bede’s is presenting the Konevets Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a rare chance to experience the harmonic brilliance and unique sound of Russian choral music sung by a male chamber choir. Founded in 1992 by graduates of the St. Petersburg Music Conservatoire – Glinka Choral Academy, they share the […]

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It’s all about girl power when iSing takes the stage at M-A Performing Arts Center

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Showcasing the voices of 250 girl singers, iSing Silicon Valley is putting on a benefit concert at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on January 23. The program will feature an evening of jazz with singer and bassist, Kate Davis. “Jazz was born here in America and has given rise to incredible female talent: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, […]

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Menlo Park native Taylor Eigsti set to perform with Peninsula Symphony

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Jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, who grew up in Menlo Park, returns to the Bay Area for two performances with the Peninsula Symphony. He’ll perform great classics by Brubeck and Gershwin, his own latest jazz composition and a special tribute to the 49ers (die hard fan that he is!). On Friday, January 29, he’ll be at […]

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Rooney Pitchford releases first album, Familiar Places, showcased at two local shows

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We caught up with Rooney Pitchford a couple of days before the official release of his first album, Familiar Places. But he’d let some folks get a preview, and he admitted a bit of relief. “I was nervous a couple of days ago, but people seem to like it,” said the Sacred Heart Prep and Stanford grad, who grew […]

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Jym Marks Quartet in concert “Remembering Miles” on January 9

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Jym Marks — public speaker, publisher, poet, and author — has been called “Menlo Park’s Renaissance Man.” He’s also the drummer in his own jazz quartet, the Jym Marks Quartet, which will be giving a free concert titled Remembering Miles on January 9 from 111:00 am to noon at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers […]

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Menlo Park Holiday Showcase is on Dec. 15 at M-A PAC

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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department holds its 2015 Holiday Showcase on December 15, 2015, from 6:00 pm-8:oo pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Rd. Atherton, CA 94027). Included in the City’s collection of class offerings are dance, ballet, gymnastics, fitness, music, cooking, theater, martial arts, drumming, boot camps, and a magnitude […]

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It will be a Scottish Christmas this Saturday in Menlo Park thanks to the Stewart Tartans

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Stephen Milburn (second row, third from left in photo) got intrigued with pipe bands listening to his father’s CDs, and, when he was a freshman in high school, asked if he could take Irish bagpipe lessons. But a teacher was nowhere to be found near Lancaster, CA, where he grew up. “But we did find […]

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Singer/songwriter Nancy Cassidy performs free concert on Dec. 12

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On Saturday, December 12, Palo Alto singer/songwriter Nancy Cassidy will perform at a free concert being presented by the Menlo Park Library, to take place at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 11:00 am. It’s been written that Nancy Cassidy shares “Janis Joplin’s bluesy approach to songwriting, Kate Wolf’s optimistic outlook, and Hank Williams’ […]

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Montclair Women’s Big Band performs at Menlo Park Library on Dec. 10

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The Friends of the Menlo Park Library invites the community for a swingin’ after-hours event featuring some of the best jazzwomen in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Montclair Women’s Big Band.  This 17-piece ensemble delivers a brassy, blues-drenched wallop! This performance is free and will begin at 7:00 pm. The Montclair Women’s Big Band was founded in […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s holiday offering is “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker”

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Menlowe Ballet unveils the world premiere of Michael Lowe’s It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker December 12-20, 2015, at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. Inspired by Frank Capra’s classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, Menlowe’s It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker is set in the 1940s and boasts all the magical trimmings of a traditional Nutcracker enhanced […]

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Young dancers are getting ready to perform in this year’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Tickets are on sale now for ’Twas the Night Before Christmas to be performed at the Woodside Performing Arts Center on December 6th, 12th and 13th. This year’s cast is comprised of ballet dancers from Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Los Altos, San Mateo and Hillsborough. ‘Twas was created in 1969 […]

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