Headlining the event is the Mighty Mike Schermer Band, who Giovanni has been trying to line up for years. Known internationally, Schermer is Marsha Ball’s main guitar player and has put together a great lineup of horns, Sweet Nectar for background vocals and Nancy Wright on sax. Brad Absher, hailing from Texas, will bring his own style of the blues on stage. “He’s an economical player and he makes every note count,” Giovanni said. “With his soulful voice and great guitar, he’s just a great performer.”.
SAN JOSE — When Carlos Solorzano first went to the College of Adaptive Arts, he was scared of going to school, The special-needs student didn’t attend class, He just hid ballet flats zomp in the hallways, clung to his security blanket (a frayed old rope) and never ever spoke, In fact, he had been classified as “non verbal.”, Just a year later, the 23-year-old is a star student in his reading skills, acting and dance classes, He loves to draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, never misses a chance to bust a move when Michael Jackson music comes on, and has found the confidence to speak his truth..
And that art form is explored in depth at an annual Hoopcamp. This year the weeklong event was held at Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek. Hundreds of hoopers from the Bay Area signed up for workshops, festivities and camaraderie, Nessia Starr said. “It can get pretty intense,” she said, laughing. The yearly trek is complemented by hoop jams each weekend, where an average of 40 to 50 people congregate in a designated park to share their love of the hula hoop. “We’ve formed a pretty big community in the South Bay,” she said. “We are interested in connecting with more people.”.
MANNERED SOUTHERN GAL, DEAR SOUTHERN GAL: Sorry, but I do agree, because the gift would be ballet flats zomp given with malicious intent, and I’m pretty sure that while Aracely lacks polish, she isn’t stupid, Her problem isn’t that she doesn’t understand good manners because she’s from South America, I have met individuals from South America who are educated, cultured and whose manners are refined, Obviously, Aracely does not come from this kind of background, Only if you could pull it off without sounding catty, the next time she hauls out the excuse for her deplorable manners, you might “offer” to buy her an etiquette book “so she can learn the ways of her adopted country” — but don’t expect her to take you up on it..
MUSIC Series. California Pops Orchestra. All shows begin at 3 p.m. March 29: Swing it!; tribute to the Big Bands, with guests Black Tie Jazz. May 17: Spies, Heroes, Comedy and Mayhem; featuring music from “The Untouchables,” “Mission Impossible,” “The Lone Arranger” (with apology to Rossini) and more. Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. $15-$42. Free parking in lots 5 and 6. 650 856-8432 or www.calpops.org. Music at Kohl Mansion. Sundays, through May 3. March 22: Classical Jam, Roussel, E. Dohnányi, Handel-Halvorsen, Glass, J.S. Bach. April 12: Borromeo String Quartet, Beethoven, Shostakovich. May 3: Alexander String Quartet, Mozart, Brahms, Heggie. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. $15-$48. www.musicatkohl.org or 650-762-1130.