But at long last, the Burbank Elementary students will get a chance to see the fruits of their singing and dancing. The project, commissioned by the White House’s Turnaround Arts program, was unveiled Friday. It features video snippets filmed in late February of actor Tim Robbins grooving and singing with students of Burbank Elementary, the school he has mentored in the arts, to the tune of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People.”. The video, produced by Playing for Change, an organization that focuses on creating positive change through music, features a montage of students across the country performing with star-studded glitterati in the music and arts world, including Paula Abdul, Elizabeth Banks, Keb Mo, Trombone Shorty, Citizen Cope, Doc Shaw, Josh Groban and Yo-Yo Ma, and others. Like Robbins, they all signed up to be mentors in high-need, low-performing schools as a way to energize the kids with innovative arts, dance, theater and music programs.
Ruckatan w/special guests Raul Rekow and Fred Sanchez of El Chicano, janie and jack metallic ballet flat (toddler/little kid/big kid) Karl Perazzo, and Avance, 8 p.m, March 22, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $15, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, Ragazzi Boys Chorus and Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, “Young Women, Young Men — Together We Sing.” Vance George, conductor emeritus of San Francisco Symphony Chorus, will lead a program including Giovanni Martini’s “Domine adjuvandum me festina,” Gabriel Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow.” 8 p.m, March 22, First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto; and 4 p.m, March 23, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco, $10-$30, www.ragazzi.org, www.ywcp.org or 650-342-8785..
1. “Magnolia’s” Frank T.J. Mackey: The “Seduce and Destroy” motivational speaker from Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling, 1999 look at emotional dysfunction in the San Fernando Valley makes a living being the world’s worst sexist pig. But the profane, unforgiving spleen of this alleged dating guru – malignly magnificent as all that is – is just the surface of a character Cruise imbues with all of the audience-engaging tricks at his formidable command. When Mackey gives his male loser clientele a seminar on “How to Fake Like You Are Nice and Caring,” it is utterly bone-chilling.
“Husted will discuss his time at Blenko (Glass) and evolving design philosophy, display a collection of original pieces, and unveil his new work,” according to the event announcement, “Designers, consumers, and supporters of BFHP are invited to attend.”, A social time starts at 4 p.m, and the presentation by Husted is at 6 p.m, The event is hosted by The Hub and Lola’s Foundation (www.mylola.org), which has been gathering school supply wish lists from janie and jack metallic ballet flat (toddler/little kid/big kid) teachers so that their most urgent needs can be filled by the start of the new school year and students can get off to a good start..
If you are so inclined, I am looking for voluntary donations of between $5 and $10 to go toward the paint and the safety equipment required for the project. Donations can be sent to Matthew Assily, c/o John Assily, 3240 Stone Valley Road West, Alamo, CA 94507 and checks can be made out to Matthew Assily. I will send you a receipt for your donation. Any funds raised beyond the required money for the project will be given to the Foothill Middle School Instrumental Music program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your contribution and for supporting instrumental music in the Mount Diablo Unified School District!”.