Lea Michele, “Louder” (Columbia Records). On some of the songs from her debut album, Lea Michele is convincing. On others, it’s like she is acting. The “Glee” star, known for her big voice, provides the pipes on “Louder,” but some songs sound empty and don’t show much emotion or personality from the 27-year-old talent. The dance-flavored title track is typical and forgettable, as is “Don’t Let Go.” ”Empty Handed,” co-written by singer Christina Perri, comes off like an unimpressive Coldplay cover, while other songs echo Kelly Clarkson, but lack the energy that Clarkson’s learned to build on her songs.
OAKLAND — A Berkeley man with three previous driving under the influence convictions has been charged with murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death Sunday morning on Interstate 880 of a 19-year-old looking forward to attending college in Ohio on a full scholarship, Maury ballet dancers rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp Butler, 56, is charged in the death of Jesaun Benson, 19, of Antioch, who was killed about 2:25 a.m, Sunday as he stood on northbound I-880 near Hegenberger Road, Benson had been driving a car involved in a crash with another vehicle on the freeway and was standing outside when he was struck by a white Lexus driven by Butler, the California Highway Patrol said, He died at the scene..
“Receiving this award is an affirmation of my contributions to the visual arts community,” said Amidon, who uses encaustic painting and other methods to transform recycled books into unique pieces of art. Heindel, who is pursuing a degree in film production at Loyola Marymount University, incorporates GoPro cameras and other technology to give his videos a unique perspective that puts the viewer in the shoes — or surfboards — of his subjects. And Mora has been expressing himself through dance for most of his 29 years, appearing on stage with Justin Bieber and at international sporting events. His style is something of a cross between break dance and ballet, if you can picture that.
That’s right; They simply turn back the clock to 1955, They move from New York City to a ranch house at the corner of Maple and Vine in some obscure town where everyone thinks alike, talks alike and wears ’50s-style clothing, That means “We like Ike” is in vogue, as are brilliantly orange couches, prim-and-proper little sateen and gingham dresses — and aprons — for the women and, oh yes, the men definitely wear the pants while the little wifey is a homemaker (and, hopefully, babymaker), Political correctness? Are you kidding? They blurt out words like “Orientals” and “non-whites,” eat Pigs-in-a-Blanket and dance to “The Great Pretender,” Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons” and “Mr, Sandman.” And of course they watch their favorite ballet dancers rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp television show, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”..
Dragon Productions Theatre Company Monday Night Play Space. Workshop production of “Blood and Silk.” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. A new musical by Jeffrey L. Love and Jo Kiech based on “Beauty and the Beast.” Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Pay what you will at the door; $5-$10 suggested. Pear Theatre. “In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play.” Sept. 7 through Oct. 1. By Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Caroline Clark. Featuring April Culver, Bradley Satterwhite, Ellen Dunphy, Troy Johnson, Stephanie Crowley, Damaris Divito and James Lewis. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. $10-$35 (discounts available). www.thepear.org or 650-254-1148.