Creative director Norman Langill has been working with City of San Francisco leaders to identify a new permanent home for the company’s iconic melding of theater, circus, vaudeville and more. But lots of fundraising will be necessary before San Francisco can once again be home to Teatro Zinzanni’s unique form of entertainment. In the meantime, Langill has put together another winner for the final show at Pier 29, which runs Wednesday-Sunday through Dec. 31. “On the Air” features Bay Area icon Geoff Hoyle and blues great Duffy Bishop in a loose story about a small radio station’s attempts to stay on the air. Hoyle transforms into the comedic Red Bottoms as well as a well-endowed Mrs. McCracken, keeping the laughs coming as only Hoyle can. For her part, Bishop practically blows the roof off with her powerful vocals, and it’s a special treat when she pairs up with lead guitarist Chris Carlson to rock the foundations of the elaborate venue. Wayne Doba returns to impress with his intricate tap dancing routines accompanied by his wife Andrea Conway, who adds her own physical comedy and acrobatic mischief to the evening. Elena Gatilova simply dazzles with her sensual acrobatics, while Bernard Hazens and Christopher Phi amaze with their combination of juggling, acrobatics and balancing. And, you haven’t lived until you see what Mat Plendl can do with hula hoops.
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Foss Maritime Co., which had occupied Basin 5 and is moving to nearby Basin 1, orchestrated the Red Oak’s move, using four tugboats in what Johannes Hoech, the Red Oak’s director of ship operations, described as “a high-precision operation.”. “They did a great job,” said Hoech, a naval architect who today is chief marketing officer of a Silicon Valley software company. After about six months’ planning, Friday’s operation — coinciding with high tide — took just a few hours, beginning with tugs coming alongside the Red Oak at about 5:45 a.m. By 8:30 a.m., the 62-foot-wide ship was being attached at Basin 5 after she was maneuvered through a 75-foot opening to the berth, Hoech said.
While the play is saddled with one too many fantasy sequences, Alejandro’s narrative arc feels muddled, and the ending is a puzzler, Greg Graham’s whimsical choreography lends the production its most ethereal moments, If the text were as sure-footed as the dance, “Somewhere” would be irresistible, The delicacy of the movement captures the loftiness of Inez’s dreams for her family, They dance as women slippers, russian style, women house shoe, slippers, russian folk craft , ladies slippers, ballet slippers, cotton slipper if their lives depended on it, leaping and twirling through one cramped apartment after another, leaving the squalor of the slums behind as long as the music plays..
Dolores O’Riordan, 46. Her urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s. Jan. 15. Edwin Hawkins, 74. The gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music. Jan. 15. Stansfield A. Turner, 94. He served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens. Jan. 18. Ed Moses, 91. The prolific abstract expressionist who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the “Cool School” and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art. Jan. 17.