“The sky goes dark, the stars appear, animals are totally confused because it’s night in the middle of the day — and it’s a-once-in-a-lifetime, truly spectacular occurrence,” said renowned astronomer Andrew Fraknoi, a retiring Foothill College professor. The prime viewing area will be a 60- to 70-mile-wide diagonal path stretching across 14 states and directly over Madras, Oregon; Casper, Wyoming; St. Joseph, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; and Columbia, South Carolina. “If you know anyone in those states — old friends college roommates, relatives — now’s the time to remind them how much you miss them,” Fraknoi quipped during a recent talk to an overflowing crowd at the college’s Smithwick Theater, where people were sporting T-shirts such as “Eclipse chasers are lunatics & stellar voyeurs.”.
“There has never been a year quite so interesting,” says Stewart, who is warm, charming and funny during our interview in West Hollywood, In “Match,” which was adapted by director Stephen Belber from his 2004 Broadway play, Stewart plays Tobi, a former ballet dancer and choreographer who is now an instructor, An eccentric loner outside of class, Tobi smokes pot, knits sweaters and keeps a bowlful of his clipped fingernails, But his life ballet birthday invitation fill in is turned upside down when a couple (Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard) arrive to interview him about his sexually active and colorful life as a dancer in the swinging ’60s, He soon realizes the real intention of their visit..
In the South Bay, BADW centers on the sjDANCEco Festival at Santana Row on Sunday, April 26. With more than five-dozen acts, the all-day outdoors event showcases the impressive scope of South Bay dance artists, including former Ballet San Jose star Karen Gabay and Abhinaya Dance Company, which is dedicated to the South Indian classical tradition. Numerous student and nonprofessional groups are also participating. The sjDANCEco company actually grew out of BADW, when Gary Masters and Melanie Doerner started the sjDANCEco Festival in 2003 seeking to fill a void in the South Bay dance world in the wake of the dissolution of Limón West Dance Project. The response was positive enough that they launched sjDANCEco, an 11-member company dedicated to premiering modern dance works and performing historic pieces. On April 26, the company presents a duet from an acclaimed new work by sjDANCEco’s artistic director Maria Basile, “Tango Fatal,” and a solo from José Limón’s “Mazurkas.”.
The Nutcracker, 7 p.m, Dec, 2, Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City, $18-$39, 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com, Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents Bruce Steivel’s Nutcracker, Dec, 10-18, Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City, $20-$50, 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com, 23rd annual “Christmas at Our House” Holiday Home Tour, Presented by Women’s Club at Saint ballet birthday invitation fill in Francis High School at various locations in Los Alto and Los Altos Hills, including Gala Preview Party, Christmas Boutique and Luncheon, St, William Parish Hall, 611 S, El Monte Ave., Los Altos, Dec, 1-3, Tickets vary by event, 650-968-1213, ext, 701 or www.sfhs.com/parents/womens-club/christmas-at-our-house..
Diamond also dove into studies, leading to a scholarship to Stanford University. Today, he balances finishing his doctoral dissertation from UC Berkeley with running a refrigeration battery startup. Diamond and co-founder and president Amrit Robbins launched Axiom Exergy to solve a problem facing grocery stores — high energy costs for refrigeration. The Richmond-based company makes batteries and software to manage energy use. Founded in 2013, it has 13 full-time employees. It’s backed by $2.5 million from angel investors, including support from Tesla executive and fellow Stanford alum JB Straubel. The company installed a pilot project in April at a Whole Foods in Los Altos.