“We are very family-oriented and so the families that we get, they tend to stay,” Vincent said. A community of loyal multi-generational families formed over the years is the backbone of the school’s two annual recitals. Parents, grandparents and siblings all help out during the performances with everything from props to costumes to sets. Mother, daughter and grandmother sometimes perform in the same show. “We had three generations at most times in the school, so it’d be grandma, mother and child dancing,” Vincent said.
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After 30 years as an accomplished drummer, Collins switched to guitar and vocals, where he made a name for himself as a blues musician. “He loved performing; he was always willing to do it and didn’t care much about the money,” said Cooper, who got to know Collins both from her work in helping organize previous community events on Webster Street and through her career as an occupational therapist at the Bay Area Healthcare Center in Oakland, where Collins sometimes performed. “When he came to the facility, everyone was in awe of him,” Cooper said.
The Australian musician surrounds himself with a huge variety of instruments, ranging from banjo and bass to drums and didgeridoo, Rudd can play all those instruments — as well as basically anything else you put in front of him — and the result is something that must be seen to be believed, The singer-songwriter is back out on the road red satin ballet slippers - full soles or split soles and performs Saturday at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Ash Grunwald opens the 9 p.m, show, Tickets are $25, www.livenation.com, Kenny Loggins was once known as the “King of the Movie Soundtrack.”..
FREMONT — A man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of a packed The Saddle Rack nightclub in Fremont late Wednesday, prompting hundreds to stream out of the building and initially evoking fears of another mass shooting two weeks after a massacre at a country-western bar in Thousand Oaks. “It was a very intense, scary situation,” patron Jessica Silva wrote in a Facebook message to this news organization. “I had just gotten another drink, went to go sit down at a table near the dance floor when I saw the security literally sprinting to the front door.