A throng of reporters and about a dozen family members of victims from the fire arrived at Oakland’s Wiley Manuel Courthouse for Almena’s hearing. Though brief, it marked a turning point in the Ghost Ship saga as prosecution begins in the deadliest fire in modern California history. Almena, standing behind an opening in a small glass holding cell in Nixon’s courtroom, stayed silent, at one point glancing at the solemn faces of family members and friends of victims. Most declined to speak to reporters, but Gregory called Almena’s defense claim that he was being scapegoated “nonsense.”.
• Aug, 6, “Dive,” an award-winning, 53-minute film with Dana Frasz of Food Shift, in which filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his friends track the colossal problem of food waste in the United States, wolky ballet (www.divethefilm.com/trailer.aspx), • Sept, 3, The Pros and Cons of Gray Water and Rainwater explained by Tom Bressan, of The Urban Farmer Store, and co-sponsored by Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, A rain barrel valued at $120 will be raffled off at this event, and a question-and-answer period will be led by Burlingame Mayor Michael Browning..
“Broad musical comedies have always been what I’ve done. The biggest challenge for me is learning how to get the dance moves in my body and have it feel second nature, which takes the longest for me, but I love that blending of music and comedy and emotion–that’s where I live,” Holmes says. Likewise, “The Book of Mormon,” created by composer Robert Lopez and South Park’s Matt Stone and Trey Parker, mercilessly mocks the dogmatic. However, it aims for a surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of faith.
The Power of Music, (Fiesta Parade Floats), A concept design sketch by high school senior Justin Kim led to this entry, which features a whimsical treble clef gently swaying back and forth to the music performed by a band performing on the float, The piano keyboard was created using white sweet rice and glossy black seaweed and the floating musical notes are decorated in onion and poppy seed, Marietta, Ga, Details: The two-time Bands of America Grand National champion will be in the New Year’s Day parade for the fourth time, The ensemble includes sophomore trumpet player wolky ballet Michael McCabe Jr, His father was drum major for the Marching Trojan Band’s first Rose Parade appearance in 1988..
According to Fushille, “Indigo” “requires supreme classical precision and offers dancers a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talents.” Senior Smuin company member and featured dancer Erin Yarbrough-Powell agrees that “this piece is a technically difficult piece to dance, but it is so rewarding and satisfying — it’s a real accomplishment to successfully complete.”. Michael Smuin’s own “Stabat Mater” is the second ballet in the series. Created as an outlet for all of the emotion that followed the 9/11 attacks, the ballet allows the audience to become fully immersed in the grief and pain of that event. Smuin poured his heart and soul into this work, one that is widely acknowledged to be one of the finest of his career.