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Review by Kathy Lautz

The New Esterhazy Quartet provided a lively and convincing inaugural concert for the Rhythmix Cultural Works’ new Classical music concert series. The quartet, consisting of Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss on violins, Anthony Martin playing viola and providing color commentary, and William Skeen on cello, made a lilting and lively interpretation of the Haydn Quartet Op. 71, No. 1 to begin the program.

The City Council is scheduled to discuss rent stabilization and other tenant-related issues at its Tuesday, Jan. 5, meeting. To ensure seating is available for a larger audience, the city has changed the location of the meeting from the Council Chambers at City Hall to the Kofman Auditorium in the Historic Alameda High School, 2200 Central Ave.

The Altarena Playhouse is currently presenting Side Show; a semi-biographic musical based on the life of Daisy and Violet Hilton.

Daisy and Violet are perhaps more widely known as the glamorous conjoined twins who fueled lurid imaginations and provided fodder for tabloids up until their deaths in 1960.

Given the show’s misleading title, many might anticipate a show that barely rises above an actual side show or expect a lurid stage rendering of an anthology of anecdotes derived from tabloids; that’s your prurient mind playing tricks on you.