These people never broke into song and dance, but they were my favorites, rumpled, but dressy, and having plenty of time to chat with a little blond kid from the Sunset District. And, they would talk, endlessly, but always with the warning to study carefully and get a good job so I wouldn’t end up like them. To me, their lives didn’t seem so bad, living in a downtown surrounded by abundance and the racing sheets for the Bay Area’s three tracks. So, whenever I see a production of “Guys and Dolls,” I unpack a lot of baggage as I settle into my seat in time to hear the onstage gambling fraternity sing about how they, “got the horse right here … .”.
Hillburn finally returns to the concrete, er, stage and tells the gathering of about 100 people, “My mind says, ‘Go for a super fast finish, But my feet say otherwise, “Let’s try this,” he announces, “You yell, ‘Go feet.’”, The crowd responds and so do Hillburn’s feet, His shoes become a dizzying blur, heels clicking like crazy, toes tapping a 10 charms tutu dance, dancer, ballet shoe bow, held in gold metal torrent of time-steps, Hillburn takes a small bow, the crowd claps and the entertainer beams, His body whispers an old Frank Sinatra tune, “Thanks for the memories.”..
As the founders of the impressive young company Sharp & Fine, which blends classical ballet with contemporary dance forms, the San Mateo-raised sisters have created a series of works that combine dance with other art forms in interesting ways. Their most recent production was an acclaimed, evening-length collaboration with polymathic British writer Neil Gaiman on “Queen of Knives,” his narrative poem from the 1998 short story collection “Smoke and Mirrors.” Created with support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lighting Artists in Dance Award, ODC Theater and the Rainin Opportunity Fund, “Peter and the Wolf” premieres at ODC Theater on Oct. 23-26.
March 1-April 23:: The Food & Wine Festival, which has been a hit in Disney California Adventure since it first arrived in 2006 is back, so bring your napkins, The event features food, wine, music, tastings and celebrity chefs, Official, Disneyland.com, March 2: Mini Gay Day is a 10 charms tutu dance, dancer, ballet shoe bow, held in gold metal one-day version of the popular Gay Days that take place each October, It’s a celebration of diversity and everyone is welcome, Unofficial. gaydaysanaheim.com, March 7: Disneyland After Dark: 90s Nite is another new special ticketed after hours event runs from 9 p.m, to 1 a.m, and costs $99, Special food, music and appearances, disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/after-dark-90s-nite..
“It feels surreal to be named the grand prize winner,” said Peers in a statement. “I am ecstatic, National Geographic — a name so grand and so far beyond reach — I find it difficult to actually speak the words ‘I won.'”. Peers has been fascinated by the magic and power of flight and its amazing technology since he was 14 years old. The fun event will feature pictures with Santa and your pets between noon to 4 p.m. for a $10 minimum donation; nail trimming for dogs ($5 minimum donation); and holiday bandanas, a Spin the Wheel giveaway, and goodie bags for pets (free while they last).
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