Before Sunday, Bowie only won one Grammy in his career — in the 1980s for a music video. Adele and Mars worked overtime onstage, each performing twice. Adele kicked off the show with “Hello” and Mars and his groovy band gave a memorable performance of “That’s What I Like” — as Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill, Rihanna and even some of the men in the audience watched closely, looking impressed. Chance the Rapper won the first award in the live telecast for best new artist. He also won best rap album — the first streaming-only album to do so — and bested Drake and Kanye West.
TedxOakland 2018 – From I to We: Nov, 18, Tortona Big Top, 1911 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, A day of entertainment, art, presentations and discussions that will inspire curiosity and spark new ideas, $100, http://tedxoakland.org, Comedy Oakland – The (Not So) Late Show: 9:30-11 p.m, Nov, 24, Spice Monkey Restaurant and Bar, 1628 Webster St., Oakland, Featuring up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros, $15-$18, https://bit.ly/2yw4hDD, Great Expectations: Nov, ballet dancer rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp 29-Dec, 16, Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School St., Lafayette, An adventure-packed adaptation of the classic Dickens’ coming-of-age story by Gale Childs Daly, $18-$30, www.townhalltheatre.com..
Oakland resident Chris Oakes, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, calls Gould “an amazing leader” with “an ability to speak with ferocity.”. “I’ve traveled with her where she has made various speeches and done talks, and the part that never fails to surprise me is the consistency of which she spits pure fire wherever she speaks,” Oakes said. “She speaks in such a way that is hard to ignore and hard to shy away from. Her voice can be soft at times, yet her tone and impact is hard as a rock.”.
Admission is free, For information, call 925-516-2741, www.brewoodartsociety.org/index.htm, Auditions set for ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ANTIOCH — Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will hold auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” Aug, 12 and 13 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St, This colorful fantasy, based on the ballet dancer rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp book by Lewis Carroll, is directed by Bryan Anthony, Auditions are open to actors ages 8 through 18, Performances are Sept, 27, 28, 29 and Oct, 4, 5, 6, To receive an audition time, register online at www.srctgrp.org, If cast, there is a $75 participation fee, For more audition and show information, call 925-216-4613..
Refreshments will also be served at Sanchez Adobe. Admission is free. For more information, call 650-359-1462 or go to www.historysmc.org. The program begins with a Tour of the Orchestra, in which the audience will circulate through the building to meet the orchestra musicians, as they demonstrate their instruments and answer questions. At the top of the bill for the afternoon, the symphony will play the suite from the Disney movie “Frozen,” and the children are welcome to sing along.
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