The couples dressed up in their finest suits and dresses, dancing from 6 to 8 p.m. to songs by One Direction, the Jackson 5 and One Republic, just to name a few. “My cheeks always hurt at the end of the night from smiling so much,” Headley said of seeing the couples enjoy the event. Dan McClure was accompanied by his daughter, Sierra, who is in the first grade at Bishop. “I really do appreciate the fact that the school puts this together, because it’s good daddy-daughter bonding time,” McClure said. “I asked her what restaurant she wants to go to on a date and of course Denny’s always wins.
Los Gatos Ballet: The company presents a classy “Nutcracker” featuring principal dancers from the San Francisco Ballet accompanied by Yair Samet-conducted San Jose Youth Symphony; Dec, 9-11; Flint Center, Cupertino; $15-$55; losgatosballet.org, “Impressions of the Nutcracker”: San Ramon Valley Dance Academy uses multiple dance styles in a fast-paced production; Dec, 10-11; Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon; $19-$22; 925-973-3343, sanramonperformingarts.org, Black Diamond Ballet Theatre: The Company’s full-length production of “The Nutcracker” features Bay Area professional ballerinas, including Diablo Ballet’s Amanda Farris as the Sugar Plum Fairy, along with community performers; 7 p.m, Dec, 10, 2 p.m, Dec, 11; Creative Arts Building at Pittsburg leather summer moccasin | handcrafted | artisans carik | cosplay renaissance faire | ecochic | driving shoe |ballet flat | lady High School; $10-$20; www.blackdiamondballet.org..
Empress Theatre Holiday Shows: Dec. 9 and 12, 330 Virginia St. City Swing Big Band Holiday Show featuring Joyce Grant, 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Playing old classics along with new arrangements of holiday music. Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Tour, 8 p.m. Dec. 12. This event is a benefit concert for The First Tee of contra Costa and features guitarist Gary Hoey. Both shows: $25-$35. www.empresstheatre.org. Kimberlye Gold Rock’n Soul All-Stars Holiday Revue: 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Empress Theater, 330 Virginia St. A mix of original tunes and a few holiday favorites, with a dose of old school ‘70s R&B/funk to make it a dance party. $25. https://empresstheatre.org/events/2018-12-21-kimberlye-gold/.
Alsop admits she’ll miss leather summer moccasin | handcrafted | artisans carik | cosplay renaissance faire | ecochic | driving shoe |ballet flat | lady her summers at Cabrillo, But her love for new music finds other paths, In addition to her work in Baltimore and Sao Paulo, she’s now director of the Graduate Conducting Program at the Peabody Institute, She’s passionate about mentoring young artists, particularly women conductors, “It’s a big commitment for me,” she says, “There are some incredibly talented women being appointed to great positions now, I’m starting to see a little bit of a sea change there, and I’m very proud of that.”..
But she’s figured that out now — and how. There were so many great moments of the night, but one of the most memorable came when Charlie XCX and Cabello returned to the stage to join in on Swift’s “Shake It Off.” They danced about a smaller stage set up toward the back of stadium’s floor, joined by other dancers and a rainfall of confetti. (Watch videos of the three performing together here.). — Jim Harrington (@jimthecritic) May 12, 2018. “Shake It Off” is one of the best pop songs of the last 10 years. It’s also one of the most ironic, given that Swift seems to have such difficulty taking her own advice to shake things off. She harbors a grudge like nobody’s business — especially if she feels she’s been disrespected — and we’ve heard the songs that prove it.