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Film career launches with Cannes screening


Courtesy of Zachary Ready
Los Altos native Zachary Ready, front left, and co-director Andrew Cathey, right, celebrate their Campus MovieFest awards.

After learning the art of filmmaking as a child in the front yard of his family’s Los Altos home, Zachary Ready, now 23, envisions a career as successful as the one started in a neighborhood garage by another local-boy-made-good, Steve Jobs.

Two of Ready’s screenplays turned into films are scheduled for screening at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival in May, which could prove a pivotal point in the young auteur’s career.

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Nearly 400 artists open their doors for SV Open Studios

More than 380 artists, including those in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, are scheduled to open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios event, slated the first three weekends in May.

Silicon Valley Open Studios is a nonprofit organization that has connected art enthusiasts with local art and artists for 28 years. Participating artists work in a variety of visual media, including painting, watercolors, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and pottery.

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LACF's E3 Youth Philanthropy program accepting applications

E-Cubed (E3) Youth Philanthropy, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications from students who enter grade 9, 10 or 11 in the fall.

Students residing in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills or Mountain View or who attend school in Los Altos or Mountain View are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.

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Los Altos violinist places first in international competition


Waarts

Stephen Waarts of Los Altos won first prize in the senior division of the 2014 Menuhin International Violin Competition, held Feb. 21 through March 2 in Austin, Texas. Waarts, 17, also received the Bach Prize and the Composer’s Prize, bestowed for best performance of the modern piece commissioned for the competition.

The violin prodigy began performing as a 12-year-old with the Silicon Valley Symphony by playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in November 2008.

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Los Altos Live! slated April 26


Shelly Bowers/Special to the Town Crier
Eunice Hoo performs an original song at last year’s Los Altos Live!

Los Altos Live!, the sixth annual talent show featuring local performers, is scheduled 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The show, sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association, will feature more than 75 performers in 20 different acts, ranging from dancers to jugglers, martial artists, singers and musicians.

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Forum speaker outlines challenges for SFMOMA


Benezra

The director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art appeared at the Morning Forum of Los Altos April 1, reviewing the museum’s history and the forward-thinking steps leadership is taking to keep it growing and vital.

In his presentation, “SFMOMA On the Go,” Neal Benezra, who has served as director since 2002, said “it’s an exciting time to be a museum director.”

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