Organist Coelho returns to CSMA for free concert


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Kevin Coelho, a former CSMA student, is scheduled to perform a free concert Sunday afternoon at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.

The Community School of Music and Arts presents jazz organist, pianist and keyboard player Kevin Coelho in a free concert scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

A former CSMA student, Coelho is considered a jazz organ prodigy. His mentors and teachers on the Hammond B3 organ include Wil Blades and Tony Monaco.

Los Altos Stage Company's 'Pippin' enters 2nd week at Bus Barn Theater


Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Pippin” opened last week and is set to run through June 24.

Young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, however, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in simple moments.

A 'Dream' realized at Foothill


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The Foothill College production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” stars, from left, Gwyneth Price (as Titania), Thomas Times (Nick Bottom) and Seton Chiang (Oberon).

William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been staged thousands of times over the years. So what makes Foothill College’s production – running through June 10 – different from the rest?

While director Tom Gough chose to retain much of Shakespeare’s original dialogue, he diverged from the play’s original setting. Gough employs a theme of childhood throughout his adaptation, with much of the play taking place at a playground, complete with swings and a slide.

CSMA offers free screening of 'Paper Lanterns'

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View has scheduled a free screening of the documentary film “Paper Lanterns” 7 p.m. Friday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war. For decades, the families of these Americans weren’t informed about the fates of their loved ones. “Paper Lanterns” tells the story of Shigeaki Mori, the man who spent more than 35 years tracking down their stories following the end of World War II. Thanks to his efforts, the names of those 12 Americans are now included in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and their relatives have learned the truth.

'Midsummer Night's Dream' opens Friday at Foothill College

The Foothill College Theatre Arts production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is scheduled to open Friday and run through June 10 in Los Altos Hills.

The comedy portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. The action includes the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by fairies inhabiting the forest in which most of the play is set.

Smuin presents world premiere this weekend in Mountain View


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Smuin dancers Tessa Barbour and John Speed Orr are airborne in the world premiere of Val Caniparoli’s “If I Were a Sushi Roll,” presented as part of Smuin’s “Dance Series 02” program.

Smuin Contemporary American Ballet is slated to present “Dance Series 02,” its season finale, Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The triple bill features choreographer Val Caniparoli’s world premiere of “If I Were a Sushi Roll.” The nine-part work explores a variety of scenarios set to, and inspired by, the album “Confessions” by New York composer Nico Muhly and singer/songwriter Teitur.


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