Steve Winwood was the evening’s opening act and delivered his own fine one-hour set, which drew upon highlights from his many different bands as well as from his solo career. He performed the Traffic favorites “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” the Spencer Davis Group nugget “Gimme Some Lovin'” and Blind Faith’s revelatory “Can’t Find My Way Home” as well as the solo smash “Higher Love,” which always sounds a bit hollow without the Chaka Khan backing vocals from the studio take.
Details: red ballet shoes. pointy shoes. ballet flats. pointy red shoes. red leather shoes. handmade ballet flats. handmade shoes. red po More than 20 performances July 8-12; ODC Theater, San Francisco; $10-$20, with multi-performance packages available; 415-863-9834, http://safehousearts.org, 5 DAT PHAN: The Southern California comedian emigrated from Vietnam to the U.S, when he was a child, and his cultural background plays a key part of his humor that often targets misconceptions and stereotypes about Asian-Americans, The 2003 winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” is on the road again and comes to San Jose Improv for a weekend set..
Cheza Nami (Swahili for “Come Play with Me”) is now in its fifth year. School assemblies, summer camps and exhibitions are all components. Through grants, she’s been able to offer free summer camps to children from low-income households, and this October, through support from the city of Pleasanton, she’s bringing the Taste of Africa event to the Firehouse Arts Center. For Ndungu-Case, the best reward is when people of different cultures are actively engaged. She’s had Hispanic and Caucasian children volunteer as leaders. Parents, with their children translating from Spanish, have shared their observations on cultural similarities — how they both share food, care for their kids and welcome one another.
The evening also features “Alab ng Puso,” a dance that explores the meaning, perception, beauty and understanding, Inspiration came from the simple yet profound lyrics of Lupang Hinirang the national anthem of the Philippines, Its music was composed in 1898 by Julian Felipe, with lyrics in Spanish adapted from the poem Filipinas, written by José Palma in 1899, The performance features the world premiere of Jay Loyola’s new work inspired by Lucrecia Reyes- Urtula’s “Lemlunay Festival.” The piece is collaboration with award-winning Philippine composer red ballet shoes. pointy shoes. ballet flats. pointy red shoes. red leather shoes. handmade ballet flats. handmade shoes. red po Tony Castro and will be performed to live instrumentation by American Center of Philippine Arts, The program will also include “Mindanao Pageantry” (1994) “Philippine Panorama” (1990)..
The 57-year-old Michigan native made her entrance around 10:15 p.m., appearing in an interesting medieval setting to belt out the uninspiring “Iconic,” from this year’s “Rebel Heart,” Madonna’s 13th studio release. The eyes remained entertained, even if the ears weren’t, as Madonna and her sizable cast of dancers cast a Far East vibe on the marginal new album cut, “Bitch I’m Madonna.” In all, it was a pretty lackluster way to start the two-hour-plus show.