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Collage Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Rafael Ornes, will present Close Encounters, a program which explores collisions between cultures, crossovers between musical genres, and more personal encounters of many musical styles on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s (2650 Sand Hill Rd.) in Menlo Park.

Experience the vocal magic that happens when a jazz composer borrows a theme from a Romantic composer, when a composer arranges a folk tune for a medieval chant, or when Latin rhythms transform a Tin Pan Alley tune. The suggested donation is $15

A reception will follow the performance. All donations will benefit LifeMoves, which helps local families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness.

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Jym Marks Trio at Belle Haven branch library on Nov. 10

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Jazz lovers, unite! “Menlo Park Renaissance Man” Jym Marks brings his jazz combo’s beautiful sounds to Belle Haven branch library on Nov. 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Local musician, poet, author, lecturer, and business owner Jym Marks has been a band leader for over 40 years and has played with John Handy, James Moody, […]

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All Souls Memorial service of worship & music at St. Bede’s on Nov. 3

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The choir and clergy of St. Bede’s Menlo Park and Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside will offer an All Souls Memorial service of worship and music in remembrance of all who have died on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 4:00 pm. Music, under the direction of Katherine McKee and Lauren Wittine, will include Bach’s funeral […]

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Add some music to your Halloween celebration courtesy of The Members

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Menlo Park’s favorite dad’s band, The Members, will be entertaining the neighborhood starting at 6:00 on Halloween. Emails Allen Weiner: “Stop by the intersection of Lemon and Oakdell Avenues to hang out with the Members and our friends from the community as we celebrate our 12th Annual Halloween block party show playing classic rock and […]

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Baritone Nick Volkert in recital at St. Bede’s on Oct. 21

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The alchemy of music and poetry ignite for a tour-de-force program of music for voice and piano on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4:00 pm. Nick Volkert’s recital will feature Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel (poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson), Gerald Finzi’s Let us Garlands Bring (poetry of William Shakespeare), and a song cycle set […]

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Learn how 78 rpm records changed popular music on Aug. 27

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Art Adams from Palo Alto’s Museum of American Heritage will share how 78 rpm records changed the nation’s popular music on August 27th at 6:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. He will bring a record player and play songs through the eras. Art is a retired electrical and mechanical engineer who now spends his […]

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Gutter Swan, a duo, performs at Hotel Nia on Aug. 23

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Gutter Swan, a San Francisco-based Americana duo will be visiting Menlo Park on Thursday, August 23rd to perform at Hotel Nia (200 Independence Drive from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

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Crosspulse Rhythm Duo comes to Menlo Park Library on Aug. 21

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The Crosspulse Rhythm Duo makes music out of anything and everything!  Keith Terry and Evie Ladin use delightful humor and skill as they demonstrate the rhythm all around us. They’ll be at the Menlo Park Library on August 21 at 2:00 pm Enjoy • A lively, interactive performance • Traditional & contemporary music & dance […]

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Menlo Park downtown Block Party set for August 16

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Hosted by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, Menlo Park’s downtown Block Party is one of the community’s favorite summer events and Set for Thursday, August 16 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, there will  be live music, kid friendly fun and free activities for all ages, inching a petting […]

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Spotted: Legendary jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich at Portola Vineyards

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One of the gifts that Portola Vineyards vintner Len Lehmann gives back to the community each year is a summer series of jazz concerts. There are still tickets available for the last one featuring Charged Particles on August 19. Sunday night featured legendary jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich, who peppered the two sets with memories of the […]

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Spotted: Cellist playing at Cafe Borrone and raising money for refugees

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Folks who chose to have breakfast at Cafe Borrone this morning were greeted with lovely music provided by a cellist who’d taken up residence outside along the windows. His sign explained his purpose: “I’m Nicholas Loh, a rising high school senior. I’m deeply moved by the humanitarian situation in Syria. I have been in contact […]

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