Category Archives: art

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John Santos Quintet at The Mitch, September 13

John Santos confirmed his lineup for the Palo Alto show: The John Santos Quintet plus special guests Charlie Gurke – saxes Marco Diaz – piano Saul Sierra – bass David Flores – drums John Santos – percussion I will update … Continue reading

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John Santos Machete VS Willow Teller shot pot

I passed through the plastic arts show yesterday afternoon just long enough to meet, in the courtyard of the Art Center, near the Oliveira bronze lady, Willow Teller, a young ceramicist from Palo Alto. I had noticed her work, a … Continue reading

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Sabathia to Alonso to Barco vs Tinker to Evers to Chance

I cannot recite much of Canterbury tales beyond April being the cruelest month, eventually, but somehow I can do this from memory: These are cruelest of baseball words Tinker to Evers to Chance A trio of bearcubs yet fleeter than … Continue reading

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Piziali mural VS Piziali poster

I am sort of an expert on the triptych on the Bishop Building in Palo Alto, although I do sometimes namecheck it in terms of the chain coffee house it faces. The third part is by former Paly footballer Joey … Continue reading

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Beth Custer, Jerry Barrish, Hunter’s Point

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Fabric artist Windy Chien not afraid of limelight

Windy Chien creates art out of knotted fabric, dare I say rope.I spotted her work or guess correctly at its source, at the new Verve Coffee 100 block of University Avenue. Her website reveals that she has graces the interior … Continue reading

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Spain, Spoon, spin

  Soccer match, 9 a.m. i.e soonly US vs World A favorite indie rock band releases a single and gets reviewed in The Times Dave Bartholomew big beat sound responsible for “The Fat Man” and 60 other charting singles by … Continue reading

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