5 “HOT AUGUST NIGHT”: Dean Colley’s tribute shows you through the rich, lengthy history of pop/rock legend Neil Diamond with a performance that includes about 25 songs (plus he takes requests). He brings the show to Walnut Creek and San Jose this weekend. Details: 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek ($45, 925-943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org); 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Montgomery Theater, San Jose ($39-$49, 408-792-4111, http://sanjosetheaters.org). 6 “STRANGERS BECOME FLOWERS”: Oakland choreographer Randee Paufve’s latest evening-length work is inspired, she says, by empathy and the “kindness of strangers.” She brings her modern dance company to ODC Dance Theater in San Francisco for four performances beginning Saturday.
Once again, gala chairs Patti and Jerry Hume and Athena and John Konstin’s hospitality matched the sparkling Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center that was accented with red silk draped tables and candlelit glass cylinders filled with a trio of white tulips, Luxury jeweler Bulgari added more sparkle to the event by dressing the ballerinas in glittering jewels, “Our program is adding new choreographers in addition to our signature Smuin works,” Fushille said, Erica Felsch opened the show bu dancing to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable,” followed by new choreographer Amy Seiwert’s “Strange Love,” recorded by Koop and danced by Jo-Ann 90's polka dot mule / vintage slip on flat / ballet flat / size 8.5m Sundermeier and Joshua Reynolds, The finale, “Howlin’ for You,” recorded by the Black Keys, ended the show with a standing ovation..
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater danced a samba that was high on ogling girls in bikinis and low on dance steps. Michael is very nice and easy to like, but he wants to be the next Bill Engvall (Season 17) and doesn’t have Bill’s smooth moves. Although Carrie Ann said “the world needs more of what you’ve got,” she added that there wasn’t much samba in their samba. They only thing he did well was his hip rolls, and Bruno let him blame it on being distracted by the girls. The judges each gave the pair a 6 for a total, and low of the night, of 24.
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Now artistic associate at Ballet San Jose, Gabay still makes use of her pointe shoes, just not in any official capacity with the company. She guest dances with other organizations. “I still take classes, even though I don’t have to. It’s hard to stop,” she says. “I’d feel worse if I didn’t take lessons.”. The San Diego native will also eventually become involved with Project Plié, an initiative just launched by American Ballet Theatre with the goal of adding diversity to the country’s professional ballet ranks. She says that ABT executive director Stephanie Ziesel has talked to her about taking that on..