If “Boy Band,” the reality TV singing competition that premieres Thursday on ABC, seems familiar, it’s because the same network more or less came up with the same idea with “Making The Band, which after its debut in 2000 jumped to MTV and ran in different versions over the decade that followed. But does a good idea, or a successful boy band ever really go away? Judging from the 17,000 or so grown women who lost their cool and reverted to their tween-aged selves when New Kids On The Block and Boyz II Men (and Paula Abdul as the sole non-boy band act) took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl recently, the answer then is a giddy, squeal-inducing ‘No!” which is surely the same result ABC is hoping for with “Boy Band.”.
There’s one female dancer’s dress that stands out — but that’s likely because the dress is a brilliant orange-gold, quite a contrast from the mostly muted tones of the other dresses, Odd, because Emmi’s cowboy and farmer outfits for the men are just fine, Then there’s scenic designer Kelly James Tighe’s set, Adequate, yes, but not much more than that (the “sky” backdrop is strangely wrinkled), There’s certainly a lot of corn growing about as high as an elephant’s eye and the interior of Jud’s shack (called The Smokehouse) has an authentic look, But Laurey’s house shakes when actors go in and out the front door and the second-story roofline seems off-kilter, There’s also little to distinguish between Laurey’s ranch, another ranch and a grove near the ranch, And what’s with little walking fences of wilted corn (or are ballet wall art, dance studio decor, girls room decor, dance teacher gift, ballerina art, ballet shoes, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 1 they cornflowers?)?..
Insiders: 1-2 p.m. Feb. 25. Adults with disabilities can enjoy a laid-back setting in the library for enrichment and fun. Events vary from arts and crafts, enjoying music and dance, and playing games on the Wii. Concord Mystery Book Club: 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, and mystery lovers are invited to join the group. On Feb. 8, the discussion will be on “The Blue Hammer,” by Ross MacDonald. Concord Library Book Club: 6:30-7:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Adults gather for a book group. On Feb. 19, the discussion is on “Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Bronte.
Dog Day Mornings: Dogs romp and play off-leash in a supervised atmosphere every Saturday morning, (through Dec, 13) rain or shine, All dogs must be current on their vaccinations, have attended a basic obedience class and all dogs six months and older ballet wall art, dance studio decor, girls room decor, dance teacher gift, ballerina art, ballet shoes, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 1 must be altered, Two sessions: 9:30-10:30 a.m, for dogs all shapes and sizes, 10:30-11:30 a.m, for small dogs only, Peninsula Humane Society, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo, 650-340.-7022, ext, 184, www.bringfido.com/event/11508, Second Chance for Pets Annual Auction Fundraiser: Silent and live auctions, wine and food, adoptable cats and dogs and live entertainment, All proceeds do directly to help pay for vet care, spay/neuter, rehabilitate and find homes for shelter animals, 1-5 p.m, June 29, Bell Lane Property, 1114 Bell Lane, Napa, $35, Free parking, 707-258-2278, https://wtf2014.eventbrite.com..
The audience was the big winner at Children’s Musical Theater San Jose’s 26th annual Cabaret Night gala on Saturday at the City National Civic. More than 500 people attended the Monopoly-themed fundraiser, which showcased dozens of CMT alums and current actors performing pieces from the company’s past and future shows. And while there was plenty of applause for actors who came from far and wide to perform — alum Josh Miyaji referred to it as their version of a high school, college and family reunion wrapped up into one night — the biggest cheers probably went to 12-year-old Matthew Dean. The San Jose boy wowed the crowd with an acrobatic dance display from “Electricity,” one of the hits from “Billy Elliot The Musical.”.