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The town of Atherton is hosting a Summer Concert Series at Holbrook-Palmer Park! Bring chairs and blankets as the event will be in a grassy area.

You are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks but there will be a featured food truck for the night where you can purchase  food!

The performance time is 6:00 pm to  8:00 pm. The concert line up is:

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Music@Menlo’s 16th festival, “Creative Capitals,” runs July 13 to August 4

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Time and again, from fourteenth-century Florence to fin-de-siècle Paris and New York during the Harlem Renaissance, Western civilization’s greatest artistic triumphs have emerged from thriving metropolises. Fueled by the exchange of ideas, leading artists and innovators have gathered, turning these cities into cultural epicenters. Music@Menlo’s 2018 season, which begins today and runs through August 4, […]

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Spotted: Stevie Nicks “coming home” to the Peninsula

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Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame, returned to the Peninsula this past weekend to perform at a private party in the redwoods up the hill from Menlo Park. According to those in attendance, she talked to the audience that she had “a feeling of coming home.” That could be due to the fact that she […]

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The Sun Kings kick off Menlo Park’s summer concerts in Fremont Park

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On Wednesday, June 13, The Sun Kings, a Beatles Tribute Band, will kick off the City of Menlo Park’s annual Summer Concert Series at Fremont Park from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Since 2007, The Sun Kings have delighted Menlo Park listeners with a collection of Beatles tunes that represent a nostalgic era of music. Going […]

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Juan L. Sánchez performs Música Nueva Canción Style on June 9 at Belle Haven library branch

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The Menlo Park Library will host a performance by Spanish musician Juan L. Sánchez, performing original and traditional compositions in the Nueva Canción (New Song) style. The free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 1:00 pm at the Menlo Park Belle Haven Library, located at […]

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Spotted: Hillview Jazz Band at the Menlo Park Farmers Market

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The Hillview Jazz Band was at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning entertaining a good-sized crowd and fundraising for a band trip to Disneyland.

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“Women Instrumentalists in Jazz & Blues” is June 4 topic at Menlo Park Library

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The Menlo Park Library will host a talk by veteran jazz performers Ellen Seeling and Jean Fineberg, discussing the legal and political movement to improve the status of female instrumentalists in jazz and blues. Seeling and Fineberg will also share a brief live performance. The free event will take place on June 4 at 7:00 […]

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Aimée Bolter Campbell is the host of Dala’s Nest house concerts in Menlo Park

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“Everybody gets a front seat,” says Aimée Bolter Campbell about her Dala’s Nest house concerts that she hosts each year at her Menlo Park home on O’Connor Street. The season kicks off this year on April 21 with the Adrian West Trio. Aimée had a career as a technical writer before retiring in 2016, two […]

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Two M-A grads make the news in sad ways

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Two Menlo-Atherton High School grads, both of whom excelled in their professions, made the news the in the last few days. Craig Rockhold (photo right) was identified as the man who was killed in a Caltrain collision on Saturday night, which Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said appeared to be an intentional act. Craig, who played […]

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Two local musicians playing at legendary Slims in San Francisco

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Two local guys we’ve covered before, Jack Mosbacher and Rooney Pitchford, are playing at Slims in San Francisco on March 16. Jack went to Menlo School and Stanford; Rooney to Sacred Heart Prep and Stanford. We talked to Jack in 2012 when he was working for his mentor Larry Diamond as a research assistant and covered Rooney […]

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The Blues By Five jazz band set to play at Luttickens in their final season together

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As Menlo-Atherton High School freshman, five young musicians formed The Blues by Five jazz band. Now they’re seniors and entering what will be the final chapter as a group with performances over the next few months at Lutticken’s (3535 Alameda de las Pulgas). Members (right to left) Chris Iyer (trumpet), Selim Karahan (sax), Callum Burgess […]

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