Ricky performed a contemporary number with Kathryn about a man at the end of his rope and the angel who saves him, and it was beautiful. Mary said Ricky was amazing and took her breath away, and Jesse said he truly moves people with his dancing. Each dancer also did a solo routine that was only seconds long, and I think Ricky took the top spot with Zack a close second. When all is said and done, it’s my opinion that Ricky will be crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer,” but they are all such good dancers, it could go to any of them. I’ll make a guess and say the order will be Ricky, Zack, Jessica and Valerie, but with a lot of viewers’ votes, it could be a very, very tight finish. See you next week for the big finale — keep dancing.
The homes: Both self-driven and shuttle-driven tours of Peninsula homes dressed up for the holidays, Extras: Holiday boutique at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave., Palo Alto, where tour participants will ballet flats in wide width park, Other events: “Mistletoe & Martinis” cocktail party, designer luncheon and holiday party-planning session, Details: Tour tickets, $40-$65, available at www.thejuniorleague.org or at the Four Seasons on tour days, Other events: $45-$150, A Holiday Tradition at Dunsmuir-Hellman House..
However, with just a week to go before he boards the plane for Chicago, Harwood still needs to raise money for other expenses, such as room and board, airfare for himself and his mother — who will drop him off and pick him up in Chicago and Los Angeles — as well as hotel bills and special attire required by each ballet company. “In January, we created a fundraising web page at GoFundMe (http://www.gofundme.com/kwy4uo) with the goal of raising $10,000,” said Harwood’s mother Tamara Saunders.
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery,” through Aug, 3, “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums,” nearly 70 photographs of Yosemite and the Pacific Coast by a foremost American landscape photographer of the 19th century, through Aug, 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m, Stanford campus, off ballet flats in wide width Palm Drive at Museum Way, 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu, Peninsula Museum of Art, “29 Hands — 15 Artists.” Mark Kitaoka’s photographic studies of the hands of fine and performing artists, Through July 30, Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, 11 a.m, to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, Free admission, 650-692-2101 or www.peninsulamuseum.org..
R. Lee Ermey, 74. A former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” April 15. Pneumonia-related complications. Harry Anderson, 65. The actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series “Night Court.” April 16. Barbara Bush, 92. The snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush. April 17.