“Corey brings the widest variety of diverse groups from reggae to rock to Indian folk dancers,” said Dyana Bhandari, chairwoman of the Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission, which honored him with a 2013 Arts Recognition Award. “He has a vision of what he wants to do, and the passion and charisma to realize it.”. On a recent morning during his Radio Regional Occupation Program at El Cerrito High, the passion was in full bloom. About 25 students sat rapt while Mason lectured on topics as diverse as mass media and Brazilian dance history, sprinkling his extensive academic vocabulary with contemporary slang. The walls of his classroom are adorned with portraits of figures ranging from John Lennon and Nelson Mandela to Gandhi and Chief Joseph. A few students in the back, assigned to perform some Web research, were caught surfing social media.
4 “American Graffiti” (1973), George Lucas’ first big film may have also been his best in terms of melding his cast’s performances with his ability to create a sense of time and place, Set on a hot summer night before Curt Henderson (Dreyfuss in his first large part) goes off to college, it is a nostalgic look at teen life, street cruising and dress, muffin, ballet shoes, mirror, umbrella, cat, poodle, bird etc patterned fabric made in japan by half a yard the rock ‘n’ roll culture in the early 1960s before the social convulsions of the decade’s later years, Told in a series of vignettes, the film features a cast that would later go on to much bigger things including Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford, Oh, and speaking of great song tracks: legendary DJ Wolfman Jack spins an array of memorable tunes..
Based on the Greek myth of the sculptor who falls in love with the statue he creates, “Pygmalion” tells of the Cockney flower girl and Professor Higgins’ wager to transform her into a duchess by teaching her to speak correctly. Adapting the play for film in 1938, Shaw became the first person to ever win the Nobel Prize for literature and the Academy Award. It went on to inspire the 1956 musical “My Fair Lady,” adapted to film in 1964, which starred Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
And Puth isn’t afraid to soak up inspiration wherever he finds it, Recounting his writing of the song he does with Gomez, he pulls out his smartphone to play a recording of dress, muffin, ballet shoes, mirror, umbrella, cat, poodle, bird etc patterned fabric made in japan by half a yard the moment when the melody came to him while driving past the Santa Monica Pier, Gomez’s vocal for that track, he says, was laid down not in a fancy studio but in Puth’s bedroom closet, amid a bunch of shirts on hangers, “That sounds creepy, but the acoustics were great,” he says with a shrug, He understands that technical music considerations won’t be of interest to the fans he hopes will power “Nine Track Mind” up the charts, Mike Caren, who oversees A&R at Puth’s label, Atlantic Records, calls the singer “part of that 1 percent of musicians who hear things differently,” adding that Puth “isn’t motivated by the same things everyone else is motivated by.”..
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The photographs by Walnut Creek photographer Tom Donahoe were taken in 2009. With the assistance of the Walnut Creek photography store Camera West and the rangers of California State Parks, Donahoe had access to the site during first and last light, and “careful access” to the interiors of several buildings, Donahoe said. In the late 1870s, Bodie was the second largest city in California, with 10,000 people and more than 2,000 buildings. At an elevation of 8,375 feet east of Yosemite on the eastern side of the Sierras, Bodie was fueled by the mining of silver and gold. Its population diminished with the mining; in 1920, its population was 120, and the last mine closed in 1942.