WHEN: It’ll start Monday at 9:01 a.m., peak at 10:15 a.m. and then diminish, ending at 11:37 a.m. HOW IT WILL LOOK: Not much darker — maybe similar to an overcast day. But the light will look different. Shadows will be crisp. Trees will have clusters of crescent-shaped shadows. WHERE: Anywhere above the fog. There are more than 30 different gatherings in the Bay Area. Find one here: www.mercurynews.com/ 2017/08/17/solar-eclipse-find-a-party-near-you. CAN’T MAKE IT? If it’s foggy or you can’t travel, don’t worry: NASA and The Exploratorium in San Francisco have you covered with a free live stream of the total solar eclipse.
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Nickel Creek was in excellent form during a sold-out show in May at Oakland’s Fox Theater, delighting its fans with a superb set of nearly two dozen acoustic songs. The trio’s sound was fleshed out by some expert bass work by virtuoso talent Mark Schatz, who also added some dance steps and a hambone routine to the mix. One of the things that makes this reunion so special is that it was beginning to look like it might never happen. Seven years is a mighty long break, especially for an outfit that was formed by a bunch of preteens. (Sean, the band’s oldest member, was just 12 when Nickel Creek started.) Plus, all of the players went on to experience success outside of the Creek — especially Thile, who collaborated with such instrumental titans as Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer.
At the age of 46, Carreno stepped for the first time into the role of the hapless Don Jose, It was a generous gift to the company and a tribute to his artistry, His finishes may not be what they once were but his exquisitely tight turns and his ability to make a role his own were glorious to see, Alexsandra Meijer’s splendid Carmen sported the shortest skirt and the longest legs in the universe, She used those legs like daggers, kicking, stabbing and raising them in triumph, In the bedroom scene with its infamously erotic, 2" ballet merit badge, patch! any color combo! custom made! though no longer that shocking, duet, Meijer embodied plenty of Carmen’s self-satisfied narcissism but not enough of that louche man-eating quality..
“The biggest thing I took away from my classical training is that there’s no substitute for practice,” says Perry, who plays and sings for at least 90 minutes a day five days a week. “I know if I show up to it regularly, I’ll get better over time.”. Perry also got into the habit of showing up to local open mics to practice her songs in front of a live audience. Her EP release party is set for Nov. 12 at Art Boutiki in San Jose’s Rose Garden neighborhood. Of recording for the first time at age 50, Perry says, “So many of us carry our desire around inside us. I want to be an example of someone who tries to bring her desire from the inside to the outside.”.