This was my introduction to Jamaica. When I asked travelers why they chose Jamaica for their holiday, I heard the same answer from everyone: It’s the people. You can visit lots of places with beautiful beaches and great weather, they told me, but Jamaica has the warmest people. Residents were voted some of the happiest people in the world in the 2012 United Nations World Happiness report, so the Tourism Board (visitjamaica.com) started a “Meet the Locals” program. The Tourism Board links visitors with experts in their field, whether they have an interest in scuba diving, churches or finding the most authentic jerk chicken spots. All guides are bonded and must clear a criminal background check.
The group will perform four regular concerts, including one set for Nov, 7-8 at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, These fall performances will include Saint-Saëns’ “Cello Concerto No, 1” with guest soloist Amos Yang of the San Francisco Symphony, Bernstein’s “Candide Overture,” Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony Dances” and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”, In addition to a planned tour of the United Kingdom in June 2016, the group will be featured in January at the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival, This event is set to bring together five youth orchestras for performances at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and will serve ballet flats dance shoes as a benefit for homeless and underserved youth..
San Jose resident Tony Rivera rode his motorcycle to Music in the Glen last week with his faithful canine companion Milton strapped in his sidecar. Rivera, who said he attended the series several times this summer, likes the dog-friendly environment and the escape from boredom. “You get to get out of the house and listen to some entertainment, socialize,” Rivera said. “It’s better than sitting inside the house watching TV.”. Months of planning go into making Music in the Glen happen, Rubino said, but it’s worth all the hard work when he sees the magic materialize: “As soon as the music starts and I see the people having fun, getting up on their feet and dancing…that part of it is really rewarding.”.
For information, call 925-234-1465, or 925-757-8195, No reservations required, Local Artists Collection at Lynn House Gallery, ANTIOCH — The ninth annual Local Artists Collection, featuring more than 35 local artists, will open Saturday at the Lynn House Gallery, 809 W, First St, The show is a diverse, non-themed, mixed-media exhibit of artworks, including paintings, sculptures, pottery and more, A free artist reception will be ballet flats dance shoes held from 2 to 4 p.m, on opening day, The Lynn House Gallery is open 1 to 4 p.m, Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibits..
So where’s the confusion? New Ballet’s web site is www.sanjosenutcracker.com, and San Jose Dance Theatre uses www.sjnutcracker.com and bills itself as “the longest running San Jose Nutcracker” on its website. New Ballet Executive Director Dalia Rawson says she thinks there’s more than enough audience in San Jose for both shows, but she just wants to make sure people are getting to the right theater. “The productions offer differing interpretations and great options for San Jose families,” she said. “I love both versions, and think that it is wonderful that San Jose can offer families these diverse choices.”.