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May 13, 2005

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Publication Date: Friday, May 13, 2005

Worth A Look Worth A Look (May 13, 2005)
@walhd: Theater

The Pirates of Penzance
Peninsula Youth Theatre will present "The Pirates of Penzance" tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Written by Gilbert and Sullivan, the operetta tells the story of the dutiful Frederic, who was apprenticed by his hard-of-hearing nursemaid to a pirate instead of a pilot, and now looks forward to ending his indentures and resuming a respectable life on his 21st birthday. The famed operetta is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

Additional show times are Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under and seniors 62 and older. Tickets to Saturday's matinee are $7. To order please call (650) 988-8798 or visit
@walhd: Dance
Sleeping Beauty
Western Ballet and the Mountain View Ballet Company and School will present "Sleeping Beauty" tonight at 8 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. This classic fairy tale of love awakened is set to Tchaikovsky's famous score. The production stars Katherine Wells and Jekyns Pelaez in the lead roles. Special guest artist Ramon Moreno from Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley will dance the role of the Male Bluebird.

To commemorate its 30th anniversary, Western Ballet is reawakening its romantic production of "Sleeping Beauty" in three acts. Designed for audiences of all ages, choreography is by Alessandro di Pierro after Marius Petipa, with additional choreography by Western Ballet Artistic Director Mark Foehringer.

Tonight's production will be preceded by a 7:30 p.m. talk with choreographers Foehringer and di Pierro. Additional show times are Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults; $15 seniors, students and children 12 and under. The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 Castro St. (corner of Mercy) in Mountain View. To purchase tickets please call (650) 903-6000. For additional information please call (650) 968-4455 or visit
@walhd: Music
A Tribute to Woody Herman
The Palo Alto Jazz Alliance will present "A Tribute to Woody Herman" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Canada College's Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. in Redwood City. The evening will feature the Woody Herman Alumni All-Stars, led by Frank Tiberi. The West Coast premiere of the documentary film, "Autumn Eve -- A Tribute to Woody Herman," will also take place. The film, shot at Herman's grave in Hollywood Forever Cemetary, will be released in October.

Tickets are $30 general; $25 for Palo Alto Jazz Alliance members and $20 students. Proceeds will benefit the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Education Fund. For more information please call (650) 345-9543.
@walhd: Art
Youth art
More than 700 pieces of student artwork will be o display through May 28 at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. The exhibitions, entitled "Youth Art" and "Cultural Kaleidoscope," include drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, glass and mixed-media works, selected by class instructors for innovation and accomplishment within the curriculum.

"Youth Art" celebrates the visual art program in the Palo Alto Unified School District. "Cultural Kaleidoscope" is an Artists-in-the-Schools Partnership program that brings together students from the Palo Alto Unified and Ravenswood City School Districts. A third exhibition, entitled "Lion on the Loose" and curated by 8-year-old Lily Hartzell, includes drawings and letters from children in England in response to an article about the shooting of a mountain lion in Palo Alto.

The Palo Alto Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For more information please call (650) 329-2366.
@walhd: Music
Fortnightly Music Club
The Fortnightly Music Club's last concert of the season will take place on Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. The program will feature works by Mozart, Bizet, Schumann, Verdi and Granados. Admission is free. For more information please visit

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