This year, the kilt is hitting the runway. The fashion show is sponsored by Wm. Glen & Son, a company founded in 1869 that sells Scottish attire and other items at one of its stores in San Francisco. The fashion show sprang from one held at the Westfield Mall in San Francisco in July; members of the Caledonian Club attended it because a special nonjudged section of the show featured Scottish attire. “I was blown away by it,” said Busby, who attended the July show. “I was thinking that I wear a kilt at our social events, but this was different because some of those (models) didn’t look like us. They had abs. It was a totally different fashion statement.”.
The program opened with Cage’s “The Seasons.” The composer’s 1947 score, for a Merce Cunningham ballet, depicts the seasons winter through fall as quiescence, creation, preservation and destruction (a Prelude to Winter brings it full circle), Cage was a devotee of Eastern philosophy, and his inquiries into India’s musical traditions color each movement, with chords personalized pink ballet shoes bookmark 5"-- high quality pink enamel charm - custom design available -- w/ kawaii gift bag and melodic phrases emerging in a serene flow, Five large screens were mounted behind the orchestra to show video (designed by Clyde Scott), but a technical glitch rendered all but one of the screens blank, Still, the images – melting ice, green shoots – on the center screen sufficed, Tilson Thomas led a well-paced performance, one that filled the hall with glistening sound..
Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the end of the concert, killing 22 people. Trump says the attack preyed on “innocent children.” He says this “wicked ideology must be obliterated. And I mean completely obliterated.”. Manchester police so far have said nothing about the attacker’s identity or possible motivation. Social media users are helping the desperate hunt for people missing in the Manchester concert bombing by circulating names and photos with the MissingInManchester hashtag.
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Act 2 begins as somewhat of a let-down, with its myriad mistaken identities and the audience knowing all the while who will end up with whom in the final scene. But then in walks Jaime as an evangelist, admonishing all the sinners on board to confess as she belts out “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” (featuring a knockout trumpet solo by John Morillas). There’s much to appreciate in this Broadway By The Bay production, not the least of which is the big (really big) ship liner set, featuring a second-story of cabins. At times Ramsaur slides in two cabins (one from each side) when scenes require an indoor setting. John Hayward’s sound design works well in the cavernous Fox Theatre, and Margaret Toomey’s flashy costumes and authentic-looking sailor suits are solid.