Kamasi Washington (8/25). Lake Street Dive (8/26). Dwight Yoakam/The Blasters/King Leg (8/27). Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman (8/28). ZZ Top/Doobie Brothers (8/29). Chicago (8/30). Lost 80’s Live Featuring Tony Hadley (formerly of Spandau Ballet), Cutting Crew, Wang Chung, Berlin, The Flirts, Naked Eyes,MIssing Persons, The Motels, Pretty Poison (9/2). I Love the 90’s Tour Featuring Salt n Pepa, Color Me Badd, O-Town, Young MC (9/3). Steve Winwood (9/5). George Benson / Kenny G Breezin & Breathless Tour (9/7).
Feinstein pleaded with the public to pressure Congress to consider her legislation after the horrific violence earlier this week when a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds at an outdoor concert that she said her own daughter had considered attending, “Mr, and Mrs, America, ballet class dancewear you have to stand up, you have to say ‘enough is enough,'” Feinstein said, “Why can’t we keep a weapon from becoming a military-grade weapon?”, The National Rifle Association, which has played a major role in exerting political pressure against gun curbs, did not respond to inquiries about its stance on Feinstein’s bill..
“Honor equality, celebrate diversity,” it read. Students throughout the school learned lessons in difference on May 8 during Diversity Day, an annual event that has given middle-schoolers a glimpse of the wider pluralistic world for the past 15 years. The event brought 16 speakers to the campus representing different races, disabilities and sexual orientations to tell their stories. One workshop featured Danny Nguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant who teaches dance at the College of Alameda, describing how he left his native country to come to America. Other workshops included a transgender’s journey of becoming a man; awareness of Down syndrome; Brazilian culture; and literacy in India.
The term “Broadway legend” may mean different things to different theater aficionados, but certain legends no one can argue with, One of those is Chita Rivera, who originated such iconic roles as Anita in “West Side Story,” Rose in ballet class dancewear “Bye Bye Birdie” and Velma Kelly in “Chicago.” In 1993 Rivera won her second Tony Award for her bewitching role as Aurora in “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”, Now she comes to San Francisco with her solo show “Chita: A Legendary Celebration” at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, revisiting favorite numbers from her career..
The dancers really worked for their rewards. For the Part 1 of the finale last week, the four finalists were put through their paces, each dancing with a member of the opposing team, then with a member of their own team, solos and finally, a duet with an All-Star, a contestant from a previous season. For my money, Hailee stole the show in a hip-hop number with Jaja and then a Broadway number with Virgil, although Gaby came close with an incredible tap number with All-Star Zack Everhart. And all four finalists performed several routines during the finale.