Entertainment

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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“The Glorious Violin” is theme of 2017 Music@Menlo concert series

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David Finckel and Wu Han, founding Artistic Directors of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, today announced the 2017 festival theme: The Glorious Violin. The violin has shaped the very evolution of music itself, demonstrated by the earliest violin compositions of the Baroque period, through the performances of extraordinary virtuoso luminaries of the Romantic […]

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Meet Edgar Allan Poe at Menlo Park Library on April 8

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On April 8, the Menlo Park Library will host a performance by actor Duffy Hudson, in a one-man show portraying famed poet Edgar Allan Poe. 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, located at […]

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Art!vated Story Theatre coming to Atherton Library on April 5

The Atherton Library is hosting the nationally touring Act!vated Story Theatre peforming “Tales Afoot” on April 5th at 4:00 pm. The performance is free and open to the public. At 3:30 pm, the performers will be hosting an acting workshop for kids ages 6 and up. The workshop is limited to the first 12 participants, who will be […]

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Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon is at St. Bede’s on Sunday, April 2

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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 […]

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Making my M-Ark in the 2017 Menlo-Atherton High School’s Senior Fashion Show

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Other than a few scattered dance and piano recitals in elementary school, I have never performed on stage. That will change this Saturday, April 1. I will be ending my decade-long hiatus to perform in Menlo-Atherton’s annual Senior Fashion Show along with about 170 of my classmates. Over three performances (1:00, 4:00 and 7:30 pm), the […]

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Hello there from one Hamilton to another!

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Ladera resident Linden Hamilton went with her mom, Laura (a long-time InMenlo contributing photographer), to see the musical Hamilton in San Francisco over the weekend. And who did she run into but the star of the show, Michael Luwoye. Writes Laura: “Linden (Hamilton) after the show asked Hamilton for a selfie! He was so kind. Thank you @shnsf […]

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Master storyteller Charlie Chin comes to Menlo Park to share Chinese folktales in the “tea house” style

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Master storyteller Charlie Chin will be sharing “Traditional Chinese Folktales in the Tea House Style” at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, March 4, at 11:00 am, “The Tea House style is a technique in which several stories are embedded in a ‘Story Frame,’” he explains. “This allows a continuous story that can be expanded or […]

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Snacks to eat while watching the Academy Awards on TV this Sunday

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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 (2/26). Oscar Night has always been one of my favorites. The stars, the fashion, the movies and most importantly, festive […]

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For a weekend treat, go see The Addams Family at M-A

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We at InMenlo don’t normally do reviews, whether it be restaurants, books, movies, or plays. But accompanied by a 5 1/2-year-old-boy and 9-year-old girl last weekend, we saw The Addams Family, a musical that’s being presented by the Menlo-Atherton Drama Department at the school’s Performing Arts Center. It’s a great family entertainment treat, very well […]

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16th annual LUNAFEST®Film festival coming to Menlo Park at the Guild Theatre

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LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by the Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park on March 4, 2017, from 10:00 am to noon. This festival highlights women as leaders in […]

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