TheatreWorks Silicon Valley makes good theater and always puts on a good do, so I was pleased to receive an invitation to the company’s annual fundraising gala at the Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park. “Around the World in 80 Days” is to be TheatreWorks’ next production, so the gala, held Nov., 4, was suitably themed.
The people are restless. They are sick of the experts and the career politicians. They are also broke and out of work after a recession that many blame on those same politicians. And on the immigrants. So when a populist presidential candidate comes along promising to fix their lives, throw out the immigrants and make the country great again, the people vote him in. Sound familiar?
If we turned on our big, tube-powered radio in 1940, when it warmed up, we would hear music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey and the like. Big bands, swing music and torch singers. Well at the Flint Center in Cupertino on Sunday, the California Pops Orchestra, conducted by Kim Venaas took us back in time to that Big Band era. The Pops Orchestra doesn’t normally have a large brass contingent, or a singer, but for this event was joined by The Black Tie Jazz Big Band and Carly Honfi.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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