Almost all of the attendees in Mountain View were in their 20’s and 30’s. Ray, the host, shared stories of watching voters’ eyes light up during a speech by O’Rourke at her favorite record store in Dallas. Yi Ding, a 32-year-old programmer at Apple who’s starting his own company, said he found O’Rourke’s willingness to discuss liberal issues in conservative Texas refreshing — not to mention the spontaneous road trip. “Who does that?” Ding asked with a grin. “How many politicians dance around the issues, while he comes out and tells it like it is. He’s honest, he’s human.”.
Frank Bey (Club Fox Blues Jam), 7 p.m, Jan, 15, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $5, 877-435-9849 spot ballet shoe gold foil print or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Kronos Quartet, 7:30 p.m, Jan, 15, Bryce Dessner: Aheym (Homeward) (2009); Nicole Lizée: Death to Kosmische (2010); Traditional (arr, Kronos, transc, Ljova): Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts); Philip Glass: String Quartet No, 6 (Bay Area premiere) (2013); Richard Wagner (arr, Aleksandra Vrebalov): Prelude from Tristan und Isolde (1865); Anton Webern: Six Bagatelles, op, 9 (1911–1913); Valentin Silvestrov: String Quartet No, 3 (Bay Area premiere) (2011), Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, http://live.stanford.edu..
To purchase tickets by mail, make check payable to: SMPOA (include name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) and mail to: Attn: Jeanine Luna, c/o SMPOA, 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, Calif., 94403. No tickets sold at the door. Brahms was trying to update Beethoven’s symphonic writing with some of the latest techniques of the late 19th century and, according to Maestro Eric Kujawsky, founder and music director of the Redwood Symphony he succeeded brilliantly. The symphony will record the Brahms’ symphony for its next CD release.
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, Through Nov, 17, Twenty-four movies, screening at Camera 24 Theater, San Jose; Camera 7 Theater, Campbell; and OFJCC, Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto, Topol is opening-night guest; Elliott Gould is closing night guest, Screenings to include “Paris Manhattan”, a romantic comedy about a woman who seeks Woody Allen’s advice on finding the “perfect man”; spot ballet shoe gold foil print “AKA Doc Pomus,” about songwriter stricken with polio who wrote hit songs; “Ballad of the Weeping Spring,” a tale of a master musician who goes to great lengths to repay a debt of honor; “The Price of Kings,” about the life of Shimon Peres, a nation builder, Nobel Peace prize winner and president of Israel, Week 1: Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, Week 2: Century 24 in San Jose (near Santana Row), Week 4: Camera 7 theater at the Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell, www.svjff.org..
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