Basking in Brazilian music: Rio de Janeiro-born Claudia Villela became one of the Bay Area’s most celebrated singers on the strength of her original compositions and her gorgeous multi-octave voice. But in recent years she’s focused less on her own music than on masterpieces by Brazilian composers like Jobim, Nascimento, Guinga, Bosco, Gil, and Baden Powell — all songwriters covered by the legendary Elis Regina, whose legacy Villela is celebrating in concert July 21 at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco. She’ll be joined by her regular Bay Area collaborators, including guitarist Jeff Buenz, bassist Gary Brown, and drummer Celso Alberti, as well as New York-based Brazilian pianist/accordionist Vitor Gonçalves, a rising star as a player and composer. Details: 7:30 p.m.; $25-$50; 866-920-5299,www.sfjazz.org.— Andrew Gilbert, Correspondent.
Finally, the program touched down in England, First came the familiar, always touching melodies of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on “Greensleeves” — which, in Cabrera’s hands, sounded like something more than mere holiday fare, Principal flutist Michelle Calmotto and harpist Dan Levitan made eloquent contributions, Graduation ceremonies aside, there may not ballet leotards dubai be a compelling reason to include Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” on programs anywhere outside of England, but Cabrera, closing the first half with the well-traveled score, led a performance of unmistakable commitment, The brass and percussion sections once again sounded mighty..
“I think of the Women’s March and the idea of all these people coming together. Each was carrying their own signs and their own history. That is so resonant, particularly to our dance communities, whether somebody is making political-based art or not.”. With free admission to all events, Dance Week is designed to coax curious people into trying or checking out a style or tradition they’ve always been curious about, from tango, bhangra and ballet, to salsa, Balkan folk dance and aerial arts. BADW also recognizes the contributions of leading choreographers and organizations like Oakland’s Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company, this year’s Dancers Choice Award winner.
After almost two years of renovation, Special Haven is reopening a bigger and better version of its multisensory room for children with special needs, The nonprofit will celebrate the project’s completion from 11 a.m, to 2 p.m, Sunday, with a ribbon cutting, Lego playtime with Bricks 4 Kidz, and performances by Elite Dance Studio and magician John Gardenier, The room is located inside the Intuitive Healing Center, 213 G St, Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, will ballet leotards dubai be attending Sunday’s event..
The ad for the day is pictured here, but now — thanks to youtube and a company called Critical Past — there is video online of old film footage showing young ladies jumping onto the ostriches and holding on for dear life as the birds run around the track. If you look closely in the background, you can catch a glimpse the historic 1907 Pierre Allinio house, which is now for sale. Another attraction at the El Cerrito dog track pitted ostriches against race horses, but no video of that event has surfaced … yet.