My in-laws have always recognized birthdays and Christmas with modest gifts, and they always compliment us on how we raised them. That’s the problem. We recently became aware that the in-laws have already given tens of thousands of dollars to a local junior college foundation. We are hurt terribly by this, as it seems to us that they would rather give to kids they don’t even know, than support their own grandkids’ educations. (They also give to multiple animal charities). They are in their early-80s, and, although they seem to be relatively sane, we think they are being taken advantage of.
Monday, Jan, 20, “The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed” (Cartoon Network at 7:30 p.m.) Fifteen years after their debut, the heroic Powerpuff Girls return with a new special and a new computer-generated animation northern ballet dancewear style, Original characters/voices return to do battle with Mojo Jojo; Ringo Starr provides the voice of Townsville’s “flamboyant mathematician.”, “Klondike” (Discovery at 9 p.m.) Richard Madden (Robb Stark from “Game of Thrones”) stars as one of two adventurers who head for the Yukon in 1890 during the gold rush, It’s Discovery’s first original miniseries drama..
The wedding attire is colorful and elaborate — there’s one finely embroidered silk dress for a bride and a costume of indigo-dyed goat-hair fabric for the groom. The red-and-gold silk brocade coat from Uzbekistan is dazzling. The rabbis’ coats may be imposing black broadcloth in the style of the Ottoman Empire or modern-looking peacock-patterned silk. As stunning as these are, it is the story behind the clothing — nearly 100 articles from three centuries and more than 20 countries — that makes the exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum more than a “costume show.” Drawn from the collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, it is on view in San Francisco through Jan. 6.
PCT to open ‘The Normal Heart’ May 13, PITTSBURG — Pittsburg Community Theatre will present “The Normal Heart” May 13-15 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave, The award-winning northern ballet dancewear play shows what can happen when fear and ignorance overshadow the need for action, Directed by Steven Mergogey-Conti, “The Normal Heart” is the semi-autobiographical story written by Larry Kramer, which tells the story of the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic and society’s reluctant acceptance of the dangers of the disease..
“I worked with the speechwriters – there is no smooth transition from ballet to Led Zeppelin,” President Barack Obama deadpanned while introducing the honorees at a ceremony in the White House East Room. Friends, contemporaries and a new generation of artists influenced by the honorees took the stage in tribute. “Dustin Hoffman is a pain the ass,” actor Robert DeNiro, a former honoree, said in introducing the infamously perfectionist star of such celebrated films as “The Graduate” and “Tootsie.”.