Those who skate outdoors get a nice dose of fresh air, and natural light delivers vitamin D and can help fight seasonal depression. Working to master the elements of figure skating can boost confidence and self-esteem, says Jack Lesyk, director of the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology. Speaking from personal experience (Lesyk took up running at age 40 and went on to compete in marathons), he says that pushing to achieve a personal best in any activity, at any age, means a lot, and it’s far better than sitting around doing nothing.
Alessandro Corbelli relished Bartolo’s comic opportunities and fast-paced patter, Andrea Silvestrelli ballet slippers dupe made a woolly, imposing Basilio; Ao Li was an antic Fiorello, and A, J, Glueckert was a rustic Ambrogio, Ian Robertson’s Chorus sang lustily, Finzi supported the cast well; the conductor kept the production moving at a swift pace without overpowering the singers, The principal roles are double cast: Alek Shrader (the Count), Maurizio Murano (Bartolo), Audun Iversen (Figaro), and Daniela Mack (Rosina) take the stage Nov, 14, 17, 20, 23 and 29, The production remains the same, Sagi ends it with fireworks, dancing, flowers and balloons, It’s a great party, one that closes the company’s fall season on a definite high..
One of the mothers whose son was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting came to Los Gatos Sunday with a message of love and forgiveness. Since the shooting, Scarlett Lewis has traveled the country in hopes of preventing further tragedies and teaching people that forgiveness is a way to “take your personal power back.”. The Sandy Hook shootings occurred Dec. 14, 2012, and 6-year-old Jesse Lewis was among the 26 victims. Lewis’ visit was sponsored by the Los Gatos chapter of Boys Team Charity, a volunteer service group for boys in grades 7-12 and their parents. The group’s goal it to teach boys the importance of giving back and making a difference in their communities.
“We’re honored to have such a cultural treasure share her talent with us,” Amos said, In recent years, the multimedia dance and music event has paid tribute to such musical talents as Ray Charles, Lena Horne, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, Luther Vandross and ballet slippers dupe Miriam Makeba, This year’s show will honor other notable artists who’ve recently died, such as Yusef Lateef, George Duke and Cleotha Staples, A special tribute dance will be dedicated to Maya Angelou..
Odette Keeley, chief of staff of New American Media, will be the master of ceremonies at the gala. The Peninsula Council of Lions Clubs invites the public to attend the semi-formal event to honor the firefighters and police officers that serve and protect the community in San Mateo County and in the City of Palo Alto. A reception begins at 6:15 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. The event is semi-formal. Ticket cost is $50 per person. The reservation deadline is March 21. All reservations must be accompanied by full payment due to seating limitations. The tickets will be held at the check-in table.