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Palo Alto
Gia Coppola, the latest voice heard from in that ridiculously talented filmmaking family, makes an auspicious directing debut with this teen drama based on stories from a collection by James Franco.
"...The characters in the dreamlike Palo Alto seemingly float in a disassociated state of being, untethered..."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Day Trips: Caddo Mounds Historic Site, Alto
New grass house shows how the old ways provided shelter
"...Caddo Mounds State Historic Site outside of Alto is sporting a new beehive hairdo. Actually, it is..."

March 10, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, Alto
Mystery mounds of the Caddo
"...Caddo Mounds State Historic Site outside of Alto preserves the remains of a once great Native American..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Picks From Alto Adige

July 30, 2010 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Jimmy Hollywood
"...Hollywood gone by: when we first meet Jimmy “Hollywood” Alto (Pesci), he's wandering down the Strip with his eyes..."

April 1, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Weekend Wine: White Wines of Northeastern Italy
Don't sleep on this affordable biodynamic Chardonnay
"...the northeast corner of Italy in the areas of Alto Adige and Friuli. Making the whole process a little..."

Sept. 21, 2019 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Wines of the Week
Sampling northeast Italy’s brilliant wines
"...are Friuli (free-OO-lee) and its subset Collio (COE-leo), and Alto Adige (al-toe ODD-eh-shay)...."

March 21, 2014 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Have Pen, Will Travel
A tale of two cities, Italian-style
"...Italy's most favored cities, and its agricultural area, called Alto Adige, is rich with a natural climate and perfect..."

July 30, 2010 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Jazz Sides
" there's no mistaking to which genre Yeska belongs, alto/tenorman and primary composer David Urquidi follows up the opener..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Music Feature

Day Trips
"...Army under General Thomas J. Rusk to near present-day Alto to issue the Indians an ultimatum: "Leave or die."..."

July 12, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Record Reviews
Duke Ellington
"...Webster, Al Sears, and later Paul Gonsalves, the sweet-voiced alto saxman, Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges, and Willie Smith...."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature

Jason Boland & the Stragglers
"...Jason Boland & the StragglersRancho Alto (Apex Nashville/Thirty Tigers)..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Live Shots
The Montreal Jazz Festival skronks Zornumental
"...and Ribot – P.T. Barnum leading from his acid alto sax – the guitarist came up beaming every time..."

July 9, 2010 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Of a Lifetime
Gregg Rolie, the voice of classic rock, and originally, Journey
"...Born in Seattle, Rolie shipped out to Palo Alto, headquarters of Stanford University, 30 miles south of SF,..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Better Git It in Your Soul
Why listen to jazz's greatest bassist Charles Mingus today? The Creative Opportunity Orchestra's monthlong Mingus Among Us series has answers.
"...jazz's finest avant garde improvisers, including trumpeter Thad Jones, alto saxophonist/clarinetist John LaPorta, and tenor saxman Teo Macero, who..."

June 16, 2006 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

The Innovators
Part 2 of "Jazz," by Harvey Pekar
"...of his Blue Note free selections. Parker-influenced free jazz altoist Joe Harriott swung at times. Miles Davis' 1965-67 band..."

June 15, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Stompy Jones
"...blew Johnny Hodges on a honeyed stream of golden alto sax, silken smooth and sensuous -- a sound spun..."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Free as They Want to Be
"...with trombonist Roswell Rudd. Taylor leads a quintet including altoist Jimmy Lyons and tenorman Archie Shepp, while Rudd and..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Jazz Sides
" years later, there's something wonderfully eerie about hearing alto saxophonist Charles McPherson; no one on the planet embodies..."

June 12, 1998 Music Review

Live Shots
"...Taylors. The sax player, alternating between the soprano and alto saxes, blew the horns with his whole soul. The..."

June 20, 1997 Music Feature

ACL Live Review: Masego
Jamaican Virginian unleashez a new jack quiet storm
"...his self-proclaimed “TrapHouseJazz.” After his entry honking on an alto sax, his multi-instrumental skills took a backseat to mic..."

Oct. 13, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Choir at the Cactus Helps Shy Singers Find Their Voice
Monthly program pairs brews with rock favorites
"...helped us determine whether we were a soprano, an alto, or a bass. Since I had failed to hit..."

Sept. 4, 2019 Music Post by Roxy Bonafont

Weekend Wine: Nothing Says Spring Like Rosé
Four delightful – and affordable – lightweight, full-flavored wines
"...($15) is a wonderful mouthful of wine from Italy’s Alto Adige. If you aren’t familiar with the region, it’s..."

April 6, 2019 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Weekend Wine
So what's your favorite wine?
"...week’s subject is Terlan Pinot Grigio ($22) from Italy's Alto Adige. For the geographically challenged out there, this is..."

Oct. 27, 2018 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Day Trips: Active Plan, Brownsville
Tropical trail mix comes to the RGV
"...utilizes a former railroad right-of-way to connect the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park to downtown. The Active Plan..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Start April with a scenic drive along fields of flowers
"...return to Caddo Mounds State Historic Site outside of Alto for Caddo Culture Day on April 14. The site..."

March 31, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Austin as Tech Hub: Myth or Reality?
Start-ups abound here in Bat City, but they rarely stick around
"...Hewlett-Packard first set up in a garage in Palo Alto in 1939 to the development of household tech names..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Screens Feature by Johnny Holden

Journeyman Neal Schon
Definitely progressive fusion rock
"...come in, and we were playing down in Palo Alto. The bass player, Nine Year – Bob Woodridge, that..."

May 17, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Austin Film Festival: Memoria
Teens adrift in nihilism from the mind of James Franco
"...James Franco, who tackled similar territory in his Palo Alto short story collection (adapted into a 2013 film), the..."

Nov. 2, 2015 Screens Post by Steve Davis

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Titles
Lineup drops the latest from Todd Haynes and a Hank Williams biopic
" adaptation of Franco's collection of short stories, Palo Alto, based on his high school experiences. Also in town..."

Aug. 19, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

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