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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32

Times Times on our side for January jazz show with Marta Sanchez

Gionvanni Russonello of The New York Times tapped Marta Sanchez (appearing in Earthwise Productions Welcomes show at Mitchell Park January 25) as one of his ten jazz highlights for 2019. Previously, he had included last month a track from her … Continue reading

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Reap this righteous riff

Professor Turley disparaged the impeachment arguments by comparing it to “improvised jazz”. One characteristic of jazz musicians is their ability to listen to each other, which our leaders do not do. In 1963 Dizzy Gillespie ran for president: I’d argue … Continue reading

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While I am happy to see a female dancer reviewed in the New York Times it is a little sad that it gets small play compared to a fashion model for a major brand

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Jeremy Lin peaking for Ducks

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Plasty live reports from Board and Commissions vetting of candidates

There is no press per se here, but little old me is in the front row watching the candidates for four boards: Historic Resources, Parks and Recs, Planning and Transportation and ARB. To wit: David Brower (i), Valerie Driscoll, Christian … Continue reading

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Richard Oakes, activist VS Larry Ochs sopranino

I’m working on a show a week from Thursday with Larry Ochs and four other musicians. I’m trying to establish that the former council chambers, the Auditorium at The Palo Alto Art Center is a good place for music. If … Continue reading

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Bob Cousy Sports Illustrated 1956 VS Simone Biles instagram 2019

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