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Worth a Look ‘Music of the Antarctic Exploration’ While the Peninsula trio Left Bank/Rive Gauche usually performs French cafe music, on March 12 the musicians will delve into history with a presentation on the history of Antarctic exploration. They’ll present period music and vintage photos in a virtual trip to the South Pole, looking at the role that music played in the explorers’ lives. The presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of American Heritage at 351 Homer Ave. in Palo Alto. Admission is $5 general and free for museum members. Go to or call 650-321-1004.


‘Shades of Red’

Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quartet Stanford University graduate Gloria Cheng has definitely done something with her degree in economics — but perhaps not what you’d expect. She’s now a Grammy Award-winning pianist and on the music faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. On March 30, Cheng returns to her alma mater with the Calder Quartet for a Stanford Lively Arts concert. They’ll premiere the new String Quartet No. 3, commissioned by the quartet from composer Christopher Rouse. The program also features music by Alfred Schnittke and Dmitry Shostakovich.

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL CIVIC CENTER, 250 HAMILTON AVENUE BROADCAST LIVE ON KZSU, FM 90.1 CABLECAST LIVE ON GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL 26 THIS IS A SUMMARY OF COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS. THE AGENDA WITH COMPLETE TITLES INCLUDING LEGAL DOCUMENTATION CAN BE VIEWED AT THE BELOW WEBPAGE: (TENTATIVE) AGENDA-SPECIAL MEETINGCOUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM March 14, 2011 - 6:00 PM ACTION 1. Acceptance of Long Range Financial Forecast STUDY SESSION – 7:00 PM 2. Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY – 8:00 PM - Chambers 3. Presentation of Proclamation for the Student Exchange Group of Tsuchiura and Introduction of Tim Wong who will be representing Palo Alto in a marathon in Tsuchiura CONSENT 4. The Parks and Recreation Commission and Staff recommend that Council approve the revised Park and Open Space Rules and Regulations ACTION ITEMS 5. Recommendations and Direction for Modifying Historic Review of Contributing Structures Proposed for Demolition in the Professorville Historic District 6. Update Regarding Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and Regional Housing Needs Allocation

STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m. regarding 1) Stanford Development Agreement, 2) Finance Committee Recommendation Regarding Adoption of: (1) Budget Amendment Ordinance Amending the Budget for Fiscal Year 2011 to Adjust Budgeted Revenues and Expenditures in Accordance with the Recommendations in the Midyear Report and (2) Resolution Amending the FY 2010-2011 Compensation Plan for Classified Personnel (SEIU) Adopted by Resolution No. 9088 to Correct the Compensation for One Existing SEIU Classification and Change the Titles of Two Classifications The City Council Rail Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17, at 8:00 a.m. regarding 1) Approval of minutes, 2) Discussion of Caltrain proposal to close San Antonio Station, 3) Report out from recent Washington, D.C. trip, 4) Reconsideration of previously approved HSR letters, 5) Committee meeting schedule, 6) Status reports: a) Caltrain, b)High Speed Rail (HSR), 7) Contracts update - Capitol Advocates contract, 8) Legislative update, 9) Meeting updates, 10) Future meetings and agendas Page 32ÊUÊ>ÀV…Ê££]ÊÓ䣣ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞ



p.m. Go to or call 650-723-4177.

Grammy Award-winning pianist Gloria Cheng performs at Stanford University on March 30. The Calder Quartet is quartet-in- parents Anna and Joaquim, and Peresidence at the Colburn Conserva- ter and Paul. tory of Music in Los Angeles, and Tiepolo assisted and studied unhas also collaborated with indie- der his father Giovanni Battista rock bands and performed on late- Tiepolo, who was also an artist. For night TV. this series, he used black chalk, pen The concert is at 8 p.m. in Din- and ink, and an earthy brown wash. kelspiel Auditorium. Tickets are Tiepolo expresses an array of de$44/$50 general and $10 for Stan- tailed emotions in his figures by the ford students, with other discounts slightest stroke. available for youths, groups and The free exhibition runs through other students. Go to livelyarts.stan- May 29 at the Cantor Arts Center, or call 650-725-ARTS. 328 Lomita Drive. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday until 8


February 14th has passed, but Valentine’s Day is still working as a theme to connect local artwork in the “Shades of Red” show at Gallery House in Palo Alto. Most of the works have an element of red, but the shades vary as do the subjects that the artists chose to represent. Subjects range from a sculpture of a ewe to a monoprint of flowers. An example is Joahnna Rivera’s photograph on canvas “Layered Red Rock.” The orange-red layers in the photograph give viewers an intensely detailed profile of the earth’s surface while details get blurred in the distance. The broad theme using shades of red garnered a wide variety of works in a small yet neatly organized space: paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry and pottery. The exhibition runs through March 26 at 320 California Ave., open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and the gallery is accessible through the Printers Inc. Cafe. Go to or call 650326-1668.

‘A Rediscovered Masterpiece’ Eight e ent h- cent u r y drawings of New Testament scenes by Venetian artist Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo are now on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center. According to a press release, two of the 12 drawings have never been on public view. The works “belong to the most important New Testament cycle to be rediscovered in modern times,” Adelheid M. Gealt, director of the Indiana University Art Museum, said. The drawings are on loan from the museum. Tiepolo’s New Testament series, which contains a total of more than 300 drawings, was his most ambitious project but was disassembled after his death in 1804, according to the release. The fragmented collection came together again after 10 years of research by Gealt and George Knox from the University of British Columbia. Major events and important saints in early Christianity are the basis of the drawings. Tiepolo retells “Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane: The Second Prayer,” circa 1786-90, is one tales through subjects in- of the drawings by Domenico Tiepolo now on exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center, on cluding Christ, his grand- loan from the Indiana University Art Museum.

Palo Alto Weekly 03.11.2011 - section 1  

Section 1 of the March 11, 2011 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly 03.11.2011 - section 1  

Section 1 of the March 11, 2011 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly