Today's events (May 23)


■ Music: Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Tonight (May 23) at 8 p.m., the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform various styles of music by Ray Vega, Isaac Delgado, Juan Formell, John Santos and others. The concert is in Campbell Recital Hall at Stanford University. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for students (free for Stanford students). Call 650-725-ARTS or go to music.stanford.edu.

■ Talk: Abdolkarim Soroush

The Iranian philosopher Abdolkarim Soroush, a scholar of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, will give a free talk about Rumi tonight (May 23) at 6 p.m. The event is at Lane History Corner, Building 200, Room 002, Stanford University. Currently a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland, Soroush was named in 2005 by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people. For more about the event, go to events.stanford.edu.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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