“Bing Fling” community Open House. 12:30-5 p.m. Jan. 12. Cantabile Youth Singers, Ragazzi Boys Chorus and Stanford Talisman at 1 p.m.; Gunn High School Jazz Band, the Stanford Laptop Orchestra and Stanford Taiko at 3 p.m. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. Free; reservations required. 650-725-2787 or http://live.stanford.edu. Los Lobos. 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 12. Acoustic En Vivo program. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. $20;$10 for Stanford students. 650-725-2787 or http://live.stanford.edu.
“When she walked in with the Fania All Stars, I was thinking who is this lady?!,” says Kidjo, 57, from her home in Brooklyn, “She’s so flamboyant, and makes everything seem effortless, I was thinking, this cannot be that easy.”, The three-time Grammy Award-winner set for 4 painting, ballerina painting oil, ballet painting oil, dancer painting, ballet dancer art, mini painting, pointe shoes presents the Bay Area premiere of her tribute to Cruz on Saturday as part of San Jose Jazz’s Summer Fest, The project is a collaboration with Cuban conga master Pedrito Martinez (who performs with his own band earlier in the day at the Hammer Theatre)..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with “Blame it on the Bossa Nova,” died Saturday at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas following a brief, undisclosed illness, said her publicist, Howard Bragman. Gorme was a successful band singer and nightclub entertainer when she was invited to join the cast of Steve Allen’s local New York television show in 1953.
Jackie Evancho: The child prodigy who stunned audiences with her soprano voice on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” performs, Nov, 8, 8 p.m, Flint Center for Performing Arts, 2150 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, $75-$125, 800-745-3000, Palo Alto Philharmonic: The symphony presents a program of chamber music, featuring John Palmer’s “Suite for Brass Quintet,” Brahms’ String Quartet Op.51, K 361 and Mozart’s “Gran Partita for Winds, K.361.” Nov, 9, set for 4 painting, ballerina painting oil, ballet painting oil, dancer painting, ballet dancer art, mini painting, pointe shoes 8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 305 N, California Ave., Palo Alto, Tickets $10-$20, paphil.org..
In this black comedy, the narrator is a writer who finds the corpse of an old woman in his apartment. He stashes the body in a suitcase, which he may or may not lose. Oh, and he might be a chemist. It’s never clear what is real and what is nonsense in this bizarre realm, just as it’s not easy figuring out who is playing what. One guess is that Baryshnikov and Dafoe are two halves of the writer’s warring brain, another is that they are angels of death fluttering near the kill. In by far the most haunting passage, which is repeated until you know it by heart, these two demonic emcees swing through a lavender sky as they describe the sensations of starving to death.