Amrit Chima was raised in Pacifica, went to school in San Francisco, moved to LA, then Seattle, received her MFA from Emerson College in Boston, lived in New York — and then spent two years in Budapest, Hungary teaching English. She returned to the Bay Area last February after learning of her mom’s terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Currently, Amrit and her husband, her brother, his wife and their two young sons are all living in her parent’s home to keep her dad company after the death of her mom. She is also working on her next novel. Chima will be at Florey’s Books on Saturday to discuss and sign copies of “Darshan.”.
After 30-plus years, Kronos is tops, as it showed Sunday night at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, where it shared a double bill with eighth blackbird, another, younger supergroup of contemporary music, Blackbird is a brilliant ensemble, But watching it perform prior to Kronos at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium was a bit like seeing Keith Richards warm up a crowd before Buddy Guy steps onstage to teach, A sextet founded in 1996, blackbird — piano, flute, clarinet, cello, violin and percussion — emerges from the Kronos lineage with the same ballet shoe for middle blythe / obitsu 11 kind of devotion to overhauling classical music’s repertory and presentation, It constantly commissions new works from composers, not necessarily ones with strict classical backgrounds, The ensemble builds collaborations with nonmusical artists (from stage directors to puppeteers), and it incorporates lighting, amplification and sound design into performances..
The presentations were made by Judy DiPaolo, Mission Hospice & Home Care board chairwoman, and Maryann Raab, immediate past board chairwoman who also welcomed everyone to the event. CEO Dwight Wilson honored Stefano Quilici and his fellow organizers of the annual Night of Fun at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club — Elena Quilici, Mavis and Pat Dianda, Angie and Angelo Fanucchi, Roberta and John Bernat, Karol and Jerry Podesta, Lois Giannoni, Pietro Quilici, Grace and Paolo Quilici, and Mauro Quilici — with the annual Community Award.
Motley Crue, With Alice Cooper, 5:30 p.m, July 23, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $25-$125, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Journey & Steve Miller Band, With Tower of Power, 5 p.m, July 26, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $39.50- $151, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Santana, 7 p.m, July 27, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $31.50-$156, Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, Arcade Fire, 6 p.m, July 30, Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View, $30.50-$70.50, Ticketmaster.com or ballet shoe for middle blythe / obitsu 11 800-745-3000..
The July 27 performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5; for more information call 925-943-5846. CIT invites visitors to the gallery to take part in their unique brand of racing, which can involve forming a pit crew, racing in teams and sabotaging opponents, all in the cardboard realm. “CIT projects always incorporate aspects of the world we live in, from pop culture, history and myth to contemporary life, said Bedford Curator Carrie Lederer in a news release. “The artists are entrepreneurial in spirit, and bring an array of skills and talents to their projects, using high-tech/low-tech hybrids as a motto for construction. Each installation is a unique, humorous and thoughtful statement about our local and global community, and our attraction to large-scale, exhilarating public events.”.