Rumbankete: The Los Angeles band is reportedly one of the few stateside exponents of timba, a style of music that is described by the festival’s Latin/world coordinator Betto Arcosas as a “coming together of funk, jazz, improvisation and traditional Cuban musical styles like Rumba.” Details: 8:30 p.m, Aug, 11; Salsa Stage, Paula West with the Adam Shulman Trio: West is a true Bay Area favorite, who charms and fascinates with a broad repertoire that ranges from the American Songbook to folk music standards, Her versatility is on full display on her latest album, “Live at Jazz Standard,” which features jazz numbers such as “My Romance” ballet flats leather sole as well as Bob Dylan’s great “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” Details: 1 p.m, Aug, 12; Hammer Theatre Stage..
For full descriptions and instructions for applying, go to www.phs-spca.org and look for “Internship Positions” in the Volunteer section of the site, or call 650-340-7022, ext. 328. The honorees at the event are PAL Youth of the Year, PAL Officer of the Year, and PAL Corporate Partners: Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Gas & Electric, and San Mateo-Foster City School District. Dennis Brown, former San Francisco 49er defensive end and Comcast SportsNet analyst, will be master of ceremonies.
Highlighting wines produced using Oakley grapes will be representatives from Cline Cellars, Lucca Winery, Three Wine Company and Wedl Wine Cellars, Each will be ballet flats leather sole set up with various vintages for purchasing and tasting, Friends of Oakley Community Foundation will be running the microbrewery portion of the event to help raise funds for their Christmas baskets, “A Children’s Area will have free activities for the kids like jumpies and crafts,” said Lindsey Bruno, City of Oakley Recreation Manager, “Other organizations will also be present, including East County Little League who will have information and a speed pitch where kids can find out how fast their pitches are.”..
Another favorite, this one to a “plugged” version of “Blame,” was a smoldering paso doble by Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy. It was truly incredible and I was startled when it ended. I wasn’t alone — Tom whispered, “I wanted that to go on,” and Carrie Ann said, “I wanted more!” Julianne said, “It felt like you guys were one.” And the judges held up the “10 paddles” for a perfect 40. Finally, I loved the Argentine tango by Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas that had a guitar as an integral part, almost as a third dancer. Sadie did an outstanding job, first with a quickstep and then with this dance. Julianne thought it was “super passionate, romantic,” and Bruno said she was very grownup and hit all the right steps. Julianne gave them a 10 while the other judges gave them 9s for a total of 37, the same score they received for their quickstep.