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What does it take to be "one of the greats?" And would the cost be worth the reward? These are the questions at the dark heart of "Whiplash," an indie "Amadeus" set in a New York City music conservatory.
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Visual raptures
The Windhover Meditation Center, which opened earlier this month on the Stanford campus, houses works by the late professor of art Nathan Oliveira. Friday, 4:44 AM

YouTube and beyond
On Saturday, Nov. 1, Stanford grads Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn return to campus to play the Bing Auditorium. Their band Pomplamoose has earned a loyal fanbase through posting clever music videos on YouTube. Friday, 4:43 AM

Worth a Look
This week, indulge your wanderlust at a Foothill College photography exhibition, soak up the masterful jazz stylings of Arturo Sandoval at the JCC, and catch a mold-breaking puppet show at Stanford Live. Friday, 4:44 AM

A ghostly tale for the season
Dragon Theatre brings us a chilling little horror story for the Halloween season, and does it with enough aplomb to give you goosebumps. Friday, 4:44 AM

A taste of fall
Local establishments are celebrating sweater weather by crafting new drink menus featuring a variety of autumn-appropriate cocktails. Friday, 4:45 AM

Long-distance collaborators
After years of working together long distance, two writers will meet face-to-face for the first time to promote their new novels at Bay Area bookstores. Friday, 4:44 AM

Book Talk
This month, the City of Palo Alto Library launches California Reads book discussions, La Entrada Middle School hosts a used book fair and a Stanford English professor publishes a book on failure. Friday, 4:45 AM

Art Center awarded $88,000
Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Palo Alto Art Center plans to launch a community project that explores the links between art and nature. Saturday, 6:55 AM

The butcher, the baker

An open book

The Grand Cru of wine shops

Shop Talk: Bloomies goes high-tech, Common Ground closes


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