There’s no certainty that it will. The private company’s profits will have to be huge and sustained for many years before it can justify its market value, reputedly about $15 billion based on recent venture capital investments. That assumes some hefty advertising revenue. Adweek reported this year that the company was asking brands for $750,000 a day to place ads on the platform. Snapchat declined to say how much it makes from advertisers. Facebook, founded in 2004, de-emphasized advertising in its early years, when founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg talked about building a social network first. When it got big enough, advertising dollars would follow, and they did. Now Facebook is becoming a channel for videos and other content and is pulling in annual revenue of $12 billion a year and growing.
Sponsored by Redwood City’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Services, and Public Library, this free series will provide a safe and fun environment for kids to dance and enjoy live music, The events are also wheelchair accessible, and open to all ages, Featured performers are, * July 12, Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock — CD Release Party, * Aug, 9, The Hipwaders, * Sept, 13, Andy Z and the Andyland Band Redwood City-born, kindle-rock artist Andy Z will also serve as master of music and play for the series, He has performed live for hundreds of audiences every year and has served as a disc jockey on national radio shows, such as “Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child,” and “Hilltown Family Variety Show.” Andy Z has also appeared with Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson) at the joint event, ballet large text ballet dance ballerina dancer “Stars in the Park,” and with San Francisco Giants mascot, “Lou Seal,” leading the Highlander Little League Opening Day crown in a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” For more information, call 650-780-7311 or go to www.redwoodcity.org/events/kidchella.html..
“My work helps show people that, when they consider others whom they don’t understand, they stop short of recognizing that the other person has a full physical, mental and emotional history — blood, bone, veins, heart, genitals, all of it,” he continued. “If you can’t read a face anymore or notice the movements of a body, how do you register a person as someone who matters?”. One interesting festival element is the stage design by Peruvian architect and designer Giacomo Castagnola, which will be used by all the performing groups. As an immigrant himself, now living in Mexico City, he said, “I wanted to relate the design to citizenship through ‘social choreography.’ I didn’t want to just design the stage area — I wanted to involve the audience. It’s about participation, feeling you are part of the performance, even if you are just watching. I didn’t want to force the dancers to engage with the people, but I wanted to have the audience think about how they are seeing, how they are seated — how can I configure the audience to achieve that?”.
The Explorers Club: Mayhem unfolds in 1879 London as the Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen in Nell Benjamin’s comedy, Through Nov, 18, Tabard Theatre, 29 N, San Pedro St, $38- $48, https://www.tabardtheatre.org, 408-679-2330, The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Music Hall Royale presents the musical based on Charles ballet large text ballet dance ballerina dancer Dickens’ unfinished novel, Through Nov, 11, 3Below Theaters & Lounge, 288 S, Second St. $36-$54, www.3Belowtheaters.com, 408-404-7711..
Songwriter Showcase Winners: Featuring half-hour sets from each of the four showcase winners: Narrators, the Keller Sisters, Peter Daldry and Wesley Woo. Dec. 14, 7:30-10 p.m. The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars, 16905 Roberts Road, Los Gatos. $10 advance/$14 door. 408-395-0767 or woodshed.org. Acoustic Open Mike: The South Bay Folks Acoustic Open Mike is open to all acoustic musicians, singers and songwriters. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation, 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos. southbayfolks.org/calen dars/giglist.html.