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Arts & Entertainment - September 8, 2023

Worth a Look

by Staff

Tuck & Patti

The perfect pairing of guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist Patti Cathcart play a special free show close to home on Sept. 8 in a concert presented by Earthwise Productions.

The longtime duo, who are based on the Peninsula, have made an international name over the past 40 years or so for elegantly spare arrangements that get to the heart of the music — and quite a variety of music, too. Tuck & Patti work their magic in a variety of genres, including jazz to pop, gospel to folk. Cathcart's rich vocals and Andress' expressive way with the strings bring their own unique spin to everything from Duke Ellington to pop favorites like Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time."

==I Sept. 8, 6 p.m. at Mitchell Park Bowl, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Admission is free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earthwise-welcomes-tuck-patti-tickets-699250917317?aff=ebdsoporgprofile eventbrite.com.==

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival

The festival offers visitors the best of both worlds: browsing work in a variety of media by numerous artisans‚ as well as getting creative themselves with fun hands-on projects. Visitors to the festival can chat with artisans and craftspeople about their work, grab a bite at food trucks and enjoy gourmet offerings, local wine, craft beer and other beverages, and catch live entertainment on two stages, plus hear the performances of musicians strolling the event. Festivalgoers also can get in on the act themselves with the return of the mobile "Art Temple," a collaborative mural that they can paint, with a DJ providing additional creative inspiration for participants. The temple is created by Bay Area artist Richard Art Felix as part of his ArtIsMobilUs / EverybodyCanPaint project. There's also Italian chalk art street painting — while taking in the impressive works by pros, families can purchase a square and kids will have a chance to create their own street art.

Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. mvartwine.com.

Accentuate the Positive

Most everyone who navigated the last few years might relate to the title, "Accentuate the Positive," which this concert certainly does, but the name actually comes from a 1944 hit that was recorded by several stars of the era, most notably crooner Bing Crosby with The Andrews Sisters. Jazz at the Ballroom brings together an ensemble of skilled jazz and swing musicians to perform favorites from the Great American Songbook, including the title song, in a program that highlights songs from the 1920s through the '40s.

I Sept. 8, 8 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $18-$48. tickets.mvcpa.com.==

Mya Byrne

SInger-songwriter Mya Byrne draws together elements of Americana with touches of pop, blues, rockabilly and more and wraps it all up in a healthy twang. Her thoughtful, poetic lyrics bring strong imagery to songs that are backed up with driving bass and the soulful wail of guitar. Byrne is a leader for the presence of queer trans women in country and Americana and was one of the first two trans artists to play AmericanaFest, according to her website.

Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Ca<0x00F1>ada Road, Woodside. Tickets are $65. filoli.org. n


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