More than a dozen Latino acts are set to take the stage this year along with the first straight-up cumbia band to make the bill, and it’s likely that many in the audience will recognize their music even if they don’t closely follow the genre. “They’re legendary throughout the world…It’s one of those bands with music that a lot of younger people that go to Coachella grew up listening to at parties, at quinceañeras, weddings, at your parents’ house. It’s music that has been present in a lot of people’s lives” said Rene Contreras, one of the festival’s music bookers who was responsible for the Sonora Tent last year and booked the Chella concert on April 19.
Seger opened the show with “Roll Me Away” — and off we went, Dressed in a black T-shirt and jeans, with his hair as silver as the Bullet Band itself, the Rock and Roll Hall of ballet type slippers Famer quickly continued through the Memphis funk number “Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You” and then an incendiary “The Fire Down Below.”, He brought the fans to their feet with “Old Time Rock & Roll,” the tune forever immortalized in the Tom Cruise dance scene in the film “Risky Business.” Seger also showcased the new album “Ride Out” to mixed results, with the two original compositions — “The Fireman’s Talkin” and “It’s Your World” — not making much of a mark but the two covers — “California Stars” and “Detroit Made” — capturing the crowd’s attention..
Cherryland will use the money to buy physical education equipment and hire a coach for the school’s dance team, according to the Office of Education. Nea Community Learning Center in Alameda won a $1,000 second-place award, and Fremont’s Joseph Azevada Elementary School received $500 for third place. Runner-up schools included Niles Elementary of Fremont, Musick Elementary of Newark and Parkmont Elementary of Fremont; they received checks for $200. During the first two weeks in March, 107 county schools participated in the program, in which kids stood outside and tallied how many people walked, rode their bikes or skateboards, carpooled or rode public transit to school.
The Pumpkin Train: 5:30 -8:30 p.m, Fridays through Sundays Oct, 13-29, Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, 233 Blossom Hill Road, Rides aboard the train and carousel, pumpkin patch, snack shack, $6-$20. https://bjwrr.org/category/special_events_summary/, Zombie Brew Crawl: 2:30-5:30 p.m, Oct, 21, Main Street, downtown Martinez, Sample craft brews stationed at various businesses, Zombie costumes optional, cash prizes for best individual, group, Free shuttles to, from North Concord BART noon-8 p.m, ballet type slippers $25 until Oct, 6, $30 until Oct, 20, $35 door if not sold out, No refunds, http://bayareane.ws/2wQ2RE6..
Another buffer — Josh Groban singing “Over the Rainbow” as young Maddie Ziegler, Brynn Rumfallo and Jaycee Wilkins, all of “Dance Moms,” performed a lovely contemporary routine. And then the final blow: Riker and Allison were headed to the semifinals but Chris and Witney were headed home. Chris was all choked up and emotional, and didn’t want to answer Erin’s questions. “This has been fun,” then said, “Ask (Witney) some questions.” Tom broke in and said he could see Chris’ reaction in his eyes but wanted his words. Taking a deep breath, Chris said, “It’s been an incredible experience that I’m thankful to have been part of … it was life-changing. I’ll be forever grateful.”Just before time ran out for the show, Witney said, “I love this guy so much. Thank you, Chris, so much for everything.”.