While he waited in line, 17-year-old Kennedy Vu said he was of Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian ancestry. Someone reminded him that just 60 years ago, those three countries were at bitter war with Japan. What would his ancestors say about his cavorting with their old enemy today?. “It never crosses my mind at all,” the Independence High School senior said. “I like the Japanese community here and their arts and crafts, especially the anime,” he said of the stylized, Japanese form of animation.
It’s unfortunate that as Deena Jones, the Dreamgirl who is picked over Effie to take the lead role, Janelle LaSalle is too darned sweet and doesn’t seem savvy enough to carry off the change from back-up singer to star, She tries mightily and occasionally succeeds, but she’s sometimes weak vocally, especially when up against ballerina necklace - sterling silver miniature ballet shoes pendant and chain - tiny dancer - vintage oxidized jewelry the mighty pipes of Lawson, Aejay Mitchell as Effie’s brother, C.C., and Kelvyn Mitchell (no relation to Aejay) as Jimmy Early’s first agent, Marty, are both effective in their roles..
The Land Use Development Committee (made up of Lance Crannell, Steve Barr and Joel Bryant) had already reviewed the proposals, and decided as a committee to recommend the proposal that would tear down the existing library, and the two vacant buildings next to it, to make room for new construction of a 20,000-square-foot library. The full council unanimously approved this proposal as well, after listening to several impassioned pleas for a new, larger library from members of the public. I’m trying to be objective, but it’s very exciting news! Anyway, a huge thank you to the city staff — Kwame Reed, Gail Leech, Mickey Tsubota — who worked on the many proposals with the excellent architectural team of Mark Davis Design + FOG, and a big thanks to all of the council members who made it very clear that they support a new library for Brentwood.
Like some earlier storyteller, Prose’s novel suggests that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” In a sense, we’re all cast in what she calls “the collective nightmare of Mister Monkey,” condemned to play out this ghastly farce of material existence, “Why do you bother?” the boy actor in the homemade chimp suit asks, “You know the polar ice caps are melting, and the city will be flooded or burned to ballerina necklace - sterling silver miniature ballet shoes pendant and chain - tiny dancer - vintage oxidized jewelry a crisp, and the monkeys are disappearing forever, and everyone will either drown or die of thirst or both.”..
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cha Cha Cha. 9 p.m. May 4. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $10. 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com. Beatles vs Stones. Featuring tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash and student musicians, including a string quartet from Jane Lathrup Stanford and Jordan Middle schools in Palo Alto and musicians from Hillsdale and Mills high schools. 8 p.m. May 4. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. $17-$30. 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com. Paly Choirs. “Light at the End of the Tunnel.” 7 p.m. May 4. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto. Music by Elliot Carter, Edwin Fissinger, Alice Parker, Bob Marley, Moses Hogan, William Byrd and more. $5-$10. firstname.lastname@example.org.