Diablo Ballet’s 20th season begins Nov. 9 at the Smith Center at Ohlone College in Fremont with the Diablo Ballet premiere of “Our Waltzes” by renowned choreographer Vicente Nebrada of Ballet Nacional de Caracas. For 20 years, Diablo Ballet has been the award-winning, professional dance company for Contra Costa County. For more information, go to www.diabloballet.org. Taking its cue from the re-emerging popularity of this distinctly Californian medium, “New Neon” will examine the ways in which neon has been repurposed — in both paintings and sculptures — to reflect the cadence and drama of the modern media-saturated cultural landscape. More than 30 artists — from the Bay Area, Southern California and beyond, including Australia — will be showing pieces.
Summer Exhibitions: Through Aug, 26, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, 1928 St, Marys Road, Moraga, California Watercolor Association: The Color of Summer; Richard Gayton: BART: Strangers on the Train; Diana Hobson and Susan Alexjander: Into Being scalloped ballet flats shoes handmade radiant orchid lilac light violet slip on ballerinas shoes – the River, www.stmarys-ca.edu/museum, Victoria Days Walking Tours: Through August, Visit historic downtowns, cemeteries, military sites, houses, churches, train stations, stables and local museums, 9-11:30 a.m, July 7, San Bruno; 1 p.m, July 14, San Mateo; 10:30-11:45 a.m, July 21, South San Francisco; 10-11 a.m, July 22, Woodside; 10:30 a.m.-noon July 28, San Carlos; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m, Aug, 4, Menlo Park; 7-8 p.m, Aug, 4, Pacifica; 1-2 p.m, and 3-4 p.m, Aug, 5, Burlingame; 10 a.m.-noon Aug, 11, San Bruno; 1;30-3 p.m, Aug, 11, Colma; 11 a.m.-1 p.m, Aug, 12, Colma; 10-11 a.m, Aug, 18, Redwood City; 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug, 25, Redwood City; 1:-3:30 p.m, Aug, 26, Pescadero, www.historysmc.org..
Music and architecture fuse with beguiling results in this homage to architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The four-movement concerto was the centerpiece of a program that also included works by Tchaikovsky, Anton Arensky, Clarice Assad and Samuel Jones. Daugherty, an native of Iowa and three-time Grammy Award winner, often has taken his inspiration from famous figures; his compositions include the opera “Jackie O” and “Dead Elvis” for bassoon and chamber ensemble. “Fallingwater” takes the listener on a musical tour of Wright’s greatest creations. In pre-performance remarks, Daugherty said he was inspired by a visit to Taliesin, the 600-acre Wisconsin estate that Wright designed and built as his primary residence.
David Bowie Tribute Party: “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, February 22 at 8 p.m, at The Independent, Director D.A, Pennebaker, UK, 1973, 90 min, Screening followed by live musical performance by Everyone Is Bowie with visuals by White Light Prism, “Adventures of Prince Achmed”, February 23 at 8 p.m, at Swedish American Hall, Director scalloped ballet flats shoes handmade radiant orchid lilac light violet slip on ballerinas shoes Lotte Reiniger, Germany, 1926, 81 min, Live musical score by Friends of Dean Martinez, Follow Jim Harrington at twitter.com/jimthecritic and www.facebook.com/jim.bayareanews..
Collins told People magazine, which first reported her death Saturday, in her final interview Sept. 14 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer over six years ago, but she had chosen to keep the news among family, confiding mainly in her three daughters, 54-year-old Tracy, 48-year-old Tiffany and 46-year-old Rory. A family statement called Collins “a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words.”.