When searching for early expressions of authentically original American music, she found that in 1971, “recordings of Scott Joplin’s ragtime didn’t really exist yet. But I got hold of Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers recordings, and they have enormous musical sophistication. The music is so full of life and has a great sense of humor, and we built on that.”. Rather than going back to the original 1920s and ’30s recordings, Tharp set “Yowzie” to Morton and Waller compositions as interpreted by The Hot Nine, a recent project led by powerhouse New Orleans pianist Henry Butler and slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein. Both were part of the first great generation of improvisers to emerge from Berkeley High’s jazz program in the mid-1970s.
Related ArticlesSouthwest begins $49 each way sale from Oakland to HawaiiSouthwest Airlines will soon offer flights from Bay Area to Hawaii Each of executive chef Adrian Aina’s courses are accompanied by performances from that island, cards with silk lace ballet shoes So you’ll be eating five-hour braised beef in a kiwi jus during the athletic dances of New Zealand, and sous-vide salmon (an update on lomi lomi) with pickled onions and kalo puree during the hip-swaying Hawaiian hula, Another bonus: Every party gets its own private table..
A street festival lined with books: Not all street festivals revolve around music and food. The Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley brings together 200 authors (Walter Mosley, Roxane Gay, Michael Chabon, Scott Turow, Cleve Jones) for 100 seminars (on mysteries, memoirs, poetry, fantasy, women/gender, activism and more). There will also be lots of book sellers and thousands of volumes to buy. Details: 10-a.m.-6 p.m. June 3-4 in downtown Berkeley; $8-$15; see map of event and more information at www.baybookfest.org.— Linda Zavoral, Staff.
That’s what is happening Tuesday, when there’ll be a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Cafe Stritch in downtown San Jose, Director John McCluggage, who spent years at the San Jose cards with silk lace ballet shoes Rep before he left for New England in 2006, is modeling this unusual and fun way to experience theater on the successful “ShakesBEERience” by Seven Stage Shakespeare of Portsmouth, N.H, The show will feature Bay Area actors including Billie Shepard, Carlos Aguirre and Karen Piemme and a couple of other familiar faces, like San Jose Parks Foundation Executive Director (and Rep founder) James Reber and my recently retired Mercury News colleague, Charlie McCollum..
“Grab a bike near your home, office, or school,” the news release reads. “Pedal to a meeting, to an errand or visit family in Berkeley, Emeryville or Oakland. When your visit is complete, grab a bike and cycle back to Berkeley.”. Bike Share will also make it easier to use BART and AC Transit, the news release notes. Berkeley, with an area of just over 10 square miles, is slated to have 37 stations with 400 bike share bicycles. There will be two sessions of the one-hour workshop, covering the same material, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St.