Jackie said the Blitz was actually quite rough. “In East London we were hammered every night. But after a while, you just sort of shrugged your shoulders. People went out during the Blitz because we thought, if this is our last fling, if I’m going to be killed, I might as well be killed dancing.”. Jackie lost someone very dear to her during the Blitz. Her mom’s sister and her husband adopted Jackie when she was five and both were hit by enemy fire during a blitz. Jackie’s uncle died. Her aunt, whom Jackie called ‘Mum,’ was badly injured but recovered.
Legendary trumpeter and composer Herb Alpert, who’s won nine Grammy Awards over the course of his 50-plus-year career, is set to perform in Los Gatos at a benefit concert for Los Gatos Music & Arts, the nonprofit that produces the free Jazz on the Plazz summer concert series, anne klein quilted leather gold ballet flats size 7 preppie nineties classic sling back Music & Arts also funds art programs, and jazz camps and workshops for youth, Offering opportunities for young musicians is a cause that’s dear to Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall, who will perform together at the July 25 Jazz on the Plazz Gala fundraiser..
Some things don’t change on the show. Nigel and ballroom dancer Mary Murphy of the high-pitched scream are the judges, along with weekly guest judges. This week, the show featured the auditions in New Orleans and Chicago, with actor/dancer/comedian Wayne Brady judging in the Big Easy and actress and former ballet dancer Jenna Elfman in Chicago. And as always, there were several touching stories, some interviews by host Cat Deeley, uplifting reasons for dancing and a few emotional breakdowns.
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Pumpkins in the Park: This popular perennial fair features a giant pumpkin patch, a costume parade, carnival games, a kid-size straw bale maze, live music, fresh apple cider and more. Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guadalupe River Park, Discovery Meadow, Woz Way and San Carlos Street. $1. 408-298-7657. Kidrageous Super Fun Run: Unleash your little one’s inner superhero at the second annual fun run in Santana Row Park. After the race, enjoy live entertainment, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, face painting and an exercise class, and learn about nutrition and fitness. Oct. 14, 8 a.m-noon. 368 Santana Row Park. $20-$30. http://www.santanarow.com/events/kidrageous-super-fun-run, 831-724-9100.