CONCERTS AND COCKTAILS: It would be unfair to refer to this year’s San Mateo County Fair concert lineup as fair entertainment. It’s certainly better than that, with a Summer of Love tribute show (Sunday), a laser show set to Pink Floyd music (Tuesday), Tower of Power (Wednesday-Thursday) and Smash Mouth (June 17) among the headliners taking the stage at the Fairgrounds in San Mateo. This year, the San Mateo County Fair is adding mixology to its mix, providing a package that includes a lesson in cocktail-making (and tasting) in the cafe next to the main stage before the headlining concerts on weekend nights. The fair runs through June 18, and hours, pricing and entertainment details are all available at www.sanmateocountyfair.com.
At 2 p.m., the San Jose School of Highland Dancing will perform Scottish folk dances, accompanied by local bagpiper Josh Agee. Second- and third-graders from Argonaut Elementary School will perform a Chinese dragon dance at 2:30 p.m. Local Persian Dance instructor Marzieh Gachipour will perform traditional dances from Iran, Turkey and Egypt at 2:45 p.m, At 3:10 p.m., Saratoga-based Xpressions dance group will perform traditional and contemporary Indian folk dances, followed by Saratoga High School’s Korean Club performing K-pop dance numbers at women's slippers- black ballet flat -merino wool felt- handmade in italy- grosgrain ribbon & bow- size eu 37 3:30 p.m..
He says the people at Industrial Light & Magic — one of the two special-effects houses he used for “Valerian” (the other was Weta Digital) — planted seven little in-jokes for him to find. “So far, I’ve found four, so I still have more to discover in my own film.”. “Valerian” stars Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″) in the title role, and English actress-model Cara Delevingne as Laureline, special operatives sent to derail a plot to destroy Alpha, the so-called City of a Thousand Planets where many species peacefully coexist.
“It’s true!” he exclaims, laughing, His new Saxophone Concerto — recently released on Nonesuch Records and receiving its West Coast premiere at Cabrillo — is a dense, magnetic work, It requires endurance from the soloist, Adams wrote it for saxophonist McAllister, a wiz who has recorded and performed Adams’ “City Noir” (2009), which also includes a challenging saxophone part, On the new recording, McAllister expressively dispatches the concerto’s “cinematic sweeping phrases,” as he describes them, shot through with “large intervallic language” and women's slippers- black ballet flat -merino wool felt- handmade in italy- grosgrain ribbon & bow- size eu 37 complex rhythms — “churning mixed meters and offbeat syncopations.” One of the biggest challenges, McAllister says, was “learning to crack the code of the sound that John wanted.”..
The first incarnation of “Nevertheless” premiered last April with several sold-out performances at CounterPulse. On March 7-10, Z Space presents a reprise of the timeless but ripped-from-the-headlines work with an expanded cast of 25 singers and dancers performing 17 vignettes with new material and new voices. With lyrics provocatively set to nursery rhymes and other sing-song childhood melodies, “Nevertheless” reimagines harassment, simultaneously defanging disturbing encounters and revealing their venom.