“I have learned that ballet can save lives,” Ramsay wrote within 24 hours of arriving in South Africa. “Coming from such destitute townships, ballet has given them a chance to rise up and focus their energy on something positive.”. Garen Scribner, admiring the South Africans’ “unbelievable attack, musicality and abandonment,” is learning to click — literally. In the Xhosa language, of the tribe most of LEAP students are from, “You use your mouth to make clicking noises along with words. To even say ‘Xhosa,’ it’s (click)-oh-sah,” explains Scribner, the San Francisco Ballet soloist.
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Mendall pointed to a Hayward police survey that showed 80 percent of the department’s alcohol-related calls for service downtown came from just two bars, and that neither served food. City Manager Kelly McAdoo said the 990 Lounge was not in keeping with the type of businesses that the council has indicated it wants for the neighborhood. “It is inconsistent with the approach that the council has taken in the downtown in the past few years in respect to alcohol-serving establishments,” McAdoo said. “The council has really been consistent in requiring that a majority of gross receipts come from food service and not alcohol.”.
Cast: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Herbert Permillion, Sam Shepard, Mason Williams (Unrated), 1:44, Documentary filmmaker Doug Nichol’s debut feature celebrates the surprising staying power of a technology that has become almost obsolete, Although many of its subjects are endearing, the film’s scattered approach undermines its point about the longevity of an artifact, Taking its name from a Berkeley repair shop, “California Typewriter” opens with the reminiscence vintage image ballet dancer on her toes - 8 x 10 - instant download of musician Mason Williams, who, with his friend, painter Ed Ruscha, once threw a Royal typewriter out the window of a moving car, documenting the predictable results, with photographer Robert Blackwell, in the 1967 art book “Royal Road Test.” Nichol never provides any context for Williams, best known for the 1968 instrumental hit “Classical Gas,” or for Ruscha, a pivotal figure in pop art..
“The Get Down” revels in what some might call delinquency, vandalism, hooliganism and noise. (Gee, Officer Krupke — haven’t you learned anything in 60 years?). I applaud “The Get Down” for its ability to flip such caricatures and let life be complicated for these black and Latino kids from moment to moment — which is what clearly informs their art. Luhrmann and company’s fanciful flourishes here remind me of the portraits by painter Kehinde Wiley, in which the authenticity of the hard streets becomes a Technicolor burst of regal splendor.