Directed by esteemed educator and performer Paul Contos, the ensemble comprises 24 of the finest young Bay Area jazz musicians, selected annually by competitive audition. They have appeared at the SF Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival and at concerts in top professional jazz clubs, festivals, museums, and community arts centers throughout California. Ensemble members enjoy regular workshops, master classes and mentoring sessions with leading artists, such as members of the SFJAZZ Collective, Terence Blanchard, Yusef Lateef, and Vijay Iyer.
Sunday, April 29, 4:30, $30
Featuring alumni from the 1952 - 1978 Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Stan Kenton Alumni Band performs some of Kenton’s well known orchestra music, plus keeping with Stan’s insistence on not just performing nostalgia type music, it also performs fresh new material written in the Kenton style, as well as original material written by members of the Band. The Alumni Band is not trying to be the “Stan Kenton Orchestra,” but is carrying on his tradition of dedication to creative music, and to jazz education. Band leader Mike Vax has been leading bands for more than 45 years and his credits include being first trumpet, soloist, and road manager of the Stan Kenton Orchestra
Sunday, April 22, 4:30, $35
Douglas Beach House
307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Thirteen funny Friday the 13th cartoon classics that deal with bad luck, murder, trips to Hell, ghosts and other unwanted experiences.
Once again the Film Society has asked Karl Cohen, the famous animator and film historian to assemble an array of captivating shorts to show at film night in Half Moon Bay.
Friday April 13, at 7:30 pm
Suggested donation $8.00 adults, $3.00 kids
Community United Methodist Church Sanctuary
777 Miramontes Half Moon Bay
More info at : www.HMBFilm.org
The night starts with a couple of early black and white cartoons from the 1920s. In “The Pet”, animation pioneer Windsor McCay envisions a nightmare featuring a mystery pet who keeps eating and growing until it threatens the whole city. Our three Fleisher Brothers shorts push against the boundary of reality as Betty Boop (depicted as a dog this early in her career), her partner Bimbo and her sidekick Koko the clown each star in ridiculous musical nightmares.
Recognized as a master flute and vibraphone player, who also plays sax, clarinet, oboe, and many Latin hand percussion instruments. Roger Glenn was born into jazz royalty—son of the late Tyree Glenn, who was one of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed in the 1958 portrait A Great Day in Harlem by Art Kane and who played trombone and vibraphone with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Still playing on his father’s vibes which recorded What a Wonderful World with Louis Armstrong, Roger has performed and recorded all over the world with such icons as Mary Lou Williams, Mongo Santamaria, Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader (Roger’s flute playing is featured on the Grammy Award-winning album La Onda Va Bien), Rosemary Clooney, Herbie Mann, Peaches and Herb, Bobby Hutcherson.
Today, he works with many different musicians, including Steve Miller, John Handy, Ray Obiedo, Jamie Davis, James Carter, Poncho Sanchez, Lavay Smith and Pete Escovedo. In addition, Roger is one-fourth of The San Francisco Jazz Quartet with a release of their first CD Ode to Swing.
Roger will be featuring all original compositions from his soon to be released Latin Jazz CD titled In The Moment. This multi-instrumentalist can enthusiastically entertain and inspire an audience with every note he plays.
To hear a sample of the music, visit http://www.myspace.com/rogerglenn.
Sunday, April 15, 4:30, $35
Douglas Beach House
307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
The following is from the Harbor Commission web site.
Harbor Commissioner Sally Campbell, a fixture on the San Mateo County Board of Harbor Commissioners since her election in November 1992, passed away on Saturday afternoon, April 7, 2012 at Seton Coastside Medical Center. Commissioner Campbell was undergoing physical therapy during recovery from knee surgery when she suffered cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
Commissioner Campbell, originally from Omaha, Nebraska, moved to Coastside in October 1973. She was first in marketing for book manufacturing for 25 years, and then had an active career in real estate. She became an active and outspoken citizen who served on the Midcoast Community Council for six years, followed by her nineteen year tenure as Harbor Commissioner.
While on the Harbor Commission, she served as president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary for several terms. Among her chief concerns were support for commercial fishermen, development and improvement of harbor facilities including a boat haul-out, finding ways to attract more people to the District’s two harbors, and fiscal economy.
“Commissioner Campbell loved the harbors, especially Pillar Point, and she will be missed by the Harbor District,” said Commission President James Tucker.
Commissioner Campbell was 68 years old. She is succeeded by her son, Greg, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.
San Mateo County Harbor District
San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services reports a water outage in northwest Montara. Montara Water and Sanitary District crews are correcting the problem. The apparent cause was a water main breached accidentally by a local contractor.
The area affected is roughly north of Third Street and west of Farallone Avenue to Highway 1. About 35 to 50 customers are affected. MWSD estimates the restoration of water service in four to six hours.
Are you an artichoke or a turnip?
Find out during Coastal Rep’s production of Artichoke, a warm-hearted portrait of a family finding its way through life, love, and forgiveness.
Set on a farm in Saskatchewan, Artichoke is the turbulent story of Margaret and Walter, estranged for fourteen years after Margaret discovers Walter’s illegitimate child in a laundry basket on the porch. Margaret names the child Lily Agnes and raises her as her own…but Walter is banished to the smokehouse! One summer, Margaret satisfies her need for culture and affection with a visiting professor and, much to the surprise of everyone, opens a door to reconnect her family.
Playwright Joanna M. Glass is a master of characterization, mood and dialogue, and this production spotlights the inability of people to connect with each other, even in the closest circumstances.
This engaging dramatic comedy, populated by colorful, intriguing personalities, is perfectly suited to our community and our intimate theatre setting. Come along on this journey to discover the meaning of forgiveness.
Featuring: Roxane Ashe as Margaret Morley, Will Chen as Gibson McFarland, Rob Hedges as Jake, Don Hughes as Archie, Peter K. Owen as Walter Morley, Nicole St. John as Lily Agnes, and Paul Smith as Gramps.
Buy tickets now online or by calling the box office, 650.569.3266
I received the email below from a Sierra Club mailing list.
Peter M. Douglas dies at 69; California Coastal Commission chief
For more than 25 controversial years, Peter M. Douglas fought to preserve California’s shoreline as well as the independence of the powerful regulatory agency he helped create.
Peter M. Douglas, the controversial and resilient executive director of the California Coastal Commission, who for more than 25 years fought to preserve the natural beauty of the state’s shoreline and the independence of the influential regulatory agency he helped create, has died. He was 69.
Sign up for our upcoming summer and fall seasons and enjoy a fun day of soccer with AYSO. We will have soccer activities for kids of all ages and experience levels, a bounce house, music, face-painting, a raffle with fabulous prizes, information for coaches, referees and other volunteer positions. Pre-register online so you can drop off your forms and enjoy the fun. Our Soccer Day is open to the public, so bring your friends and see what AYSO is all about.
A fun time, rain or shine! In case of rain, activities will be held indoors.
Food: We will have hot dogs, veggie dogs, snacks and drinks available for sale, or bring your own picnic.
Free parking in the Sea Crest School lot. Overflow parking two blocks away on Main Street. Please do not park in the surrounding neighborhoods.
No dogs allowed at Sea Crest School. Sorry, Fido!
Kids should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes that they can run around in. Cleats and shin-guards are fine, but not required for the activities.
Questions? E-mail email@example.com or call our hotline: 650-728-9141
Saturday, April 14, 12 PM – 4 PM
Sea Crest School: 901 Arnold Way in Half Moon Bay
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