These experts are: Norman Naimark, professor of East European studies at Stanford University; Yuri Slezkine, director of the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley; Suzi Weissman, professor of politics at St. Mary’s College and Yves Franquien, director at the Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco. GETTING STARTED. Book: “Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know”: Just as it sounds, Timothy J. Colton’s 2016 book serves as a excellent primer for “general readers wanting to understand Russia today,” says Naimark.(Oxford University Press, 2016).
“We’re so fortunate,” Cheng called out from behind the counter while juggling orders, “Albany is the best, The best.”, Albany resident Karen Gordon, who came in for one last meal, said she has been coming to Burger Depot since she moved here about 10 years ago, “I usually get the grilled chicken,” Gordon said, “It’s nice because it’s low-key, It’s funky in a good way and the prices are reasonable and you ballet flats toms get good food.”, She then named a couple of more upscale burger places nearby and gave them all a thumbs-down..
For SFJazz, the organization that built an empire upon a fall festival that grew into one of the premiere jazz events on the West Coast, unprecedented success has almost turned its signature series into an afterthought. Running from June 9-21, SFJazz’s 33rd annual San Francisco Jazz Festival features some 43 concerts over the course of two jam-packed weeks, with several concerts every night in both the 700-seat Miner Auditorium and the intimate 80-seat Joe Henderson Lab. There’s actually less jazz content in the festival than SFJazz’s just-concluded third season and the Summer Sessions that follow from July 16-August 23.
Garcia had been a dance major at Long Beach State University, studying jazz, ballet and every other discipline she could, “I’d always taught dance,” she says, “But then I got into ballroom, and decided I’d change direction a bit.”, The couple taught together in San Jose for nearly 15 years, and then purchased the San Jose franchise after the former owner retired, When the former tanning ballet flats toms salon site in Kings Court became available, they acquired that property as well, transforming it into a nearly 3,000-square-foot, mirror-lined space, Between the two studios, the pair now teaches six nights per week..
Some South Bay arts insiders speculated that Gabay’s departure was engineered to allow artistic director Jose Manuel Carreño, now in his third year, to bring in more of his own staff. But Powers said there were no plans at this time to replace Gabay. There are no plans for a farewell event for her, either, but after her many years of bringing dance to San Jose audiences, she deserves at least that. Wilder shouldn’t have to go to such lengths for VMC’s planned Women & Children’s Center, which has raised more than $9 million of its $25 million capital campaign. Wilder told the crowd at the Hotel De Anza reception that two new donors had recently come on board: Sunlight Giving — the philanthropic entity produced by the sale of WhatsApp to Facebook — with $2 million, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation with $1 million.
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