4Dum Dum Girls: The L.A. act marries shoegaze, surf rock, dream-pop and other styles in delightfully lo-fi fashion. The group is led by Dee Dee Penny (aka Kristin Welchez), who comes across like a star awaiting an audience. Don’t let her wait too long. The Dum Dum Girls should appeal to fans of Cults, Beach House and the Ravonettes. Details: 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Lands End Stage. 5Imelda May: She’s long been a major star in her native Ireland, where she’s won the Meteor Award (the Irish equivalent of the Grammy) for best female artist and other prestigious honors. Now folks on this side of the Atlantic Ocean are starting to catch on to May, a wonderful rockabilly-blues-jazz vocalist. Details: 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Lands End Stage.
Their second dance was a rumba with a cowboy theme, and although it was sexy and sensuous, the judges all commented that James lacked connection between his arms and hands, with Len even demonstrating how hands should be, Scores: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36 + 40 for a total of 76, For an incredible moment, I thought the unthinkable: that Meryl and Maks would be eliminated, But they were saved to bring their awesome chemistry to the famed freestyle next Monday night, Their first dance was a jive that brought out the best of rock and roll, Len said, as only he can, “No peril, Meryl, That was fantastic!” And Ken said ballet shoes metal stamp impressart steel stamping tool for hand stamping jewelry and leather - aa064 their kicks and flicks made sparks all over the floor, And yes, with that kind of adoration, only a perfect 40 could follow..
As it stands right now — with no knowledge of the votes by the viewers in either week — Rumer and Val, Riker and Allison, and Nastia and Derek should be in the Final Four, according to their judges’ scores. Before last week’s shocking elimination of Willow Shields and Mark Ballas, I would have put that pair in the final spot. Now it’s down to how the viewers will vote, how the fan base of each of the bottom three — Chris Soules and Witney Carson, Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess, and Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson — will support them, and most of all, if the viewers are voting on admiration for determination or appreciation for dance ability. Chris has had a hard time with getting emotionally involved with his dancing, Robert has had a difficult time by being too emotional and excited in his dancing, and Noah has shown how much he can do but his disabilities hinder smooth moves and traditional dance technique.
DANVILLE SUMMER FEST: Arts and crafts vendors, food and drink, live music, pony rides and other kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, June 20-21; along Hartz Avenue, Danville; www.danvillesummerfest.com, SAN MATEO SUMMERFEST: Arts and crafts, food, beer and wine, collectible car show; live music, kids’ activities, 10 ballet shoes metal stamp impressart steel stamping tool for hand stamping jewelry and leather - aa064 a.m.-6 p.m, June 20-21; B Street, between Tilton and Sixth avenues; free admission; www.sresproductions.com, SUMMER SOLSTICE ART FESTIVAL: Vendors displaying and selling jewelry, textiles, fine art, home accessories, crafts, more, food and drink, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, June 20; Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara; free admission; 408-247-2438, www.tritonmuseum.org..
All of the programs will have live music from the Symphony Silicon Valley and guest artists, under the direction of Ballet musical director George Daugherty. There will also be a special benefit concert to kick things off on Nov. 16. The show, designed to welcome Carreño, will feature guest star appearances from ABT, the English National Ballet, the New York Ballet and the Boston Ballet. Tickets for cocktails, dinner and the performance are $1,000. Seats for the performance only are $50-$250.