Shiveley worked in management at Oracle Corporation for a decade and has served on several nonprofit boards. But earlier, she had extensive ballet training. Growing up in Berkeley, she admired Lowe’s work as principal dancer and choreographer with Oakland Ballet. Lowe has worked with numerous prestigious dance companies and with such legendary choreographers as Agnes de Mille. Shiveley says, “I didn’t meet Michael until seven years ago, but he had always been in my head as a local dance legend. He has such authenticity in his work. He’s sort of the sensei in the room. But he’s also the greatest student of dance I’ve ever seen. He goes out and sees absolutely every thing that’s being performed in the Bay Area. What he’s presenting is fresh and original, but also taking a temperature of what people seem to be interested in, what entertains them, without adding a lot of fluff.”.
Grace Temple Church of God in Christ, Choir Day, 3 p.m, May 18, Featuring Pamela Bluford, Grace Temple Church of God in Christ, 1970 Clarke Ave., East Palo Alto, 650-328-4229, Palo Alto Philharmonic, “Music from the Cinema.” 3 p.m, May 18, Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $5-$10, www.paphil.org, Sean Carney, Wendy DeWitt (Club pink and white ballet/dancer recital shoes - quilting 100% cotton fabric 45" wide [[by the half yard]] Fox Blues Jam), 7 p.m, May 21, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $5, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com, The Sun Kings – A Beatles Tribute as Nature Intended, 8 p.m, May 23, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $18, 877-435-9849 or www.clubfoxrwc.com..
Since the forming of the Auxiliary in 1985, nearly $2,000,000 has been raised for Parca’s key programs and services. The ensembles are students of violist Susan Bates (San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Music) in her Young Chamber Musicians program. “The Chiaroscuro won the inaugural Galante Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Festival at San Francisco State University this year, and the AYE Trio was the runner-up finalist,” Patricia Kristof Moy, Music at Kohl Mansion executive director, wrote in an email.
Patty Cakes Storytime: 11-11:15 a.m, Tuesdays, Jan, 13-March 3, It is for kids ages 0-3 with a caregiver, Picture Book Time: 11-11:30 a.m, Thursdays, Jan, 15-March 5, is for kids ages 3-5 who can attend without a caregiver, pink and white ballet/dancer recital shoes - quilting 100% cotton fabric 45" wide [[by the half yard]] Book Buddies: 2-3 p.m, Wednesdays, A Book Buddy volunteer is at the library most Wednesdays to read to children 3 and older, Winter Business Series — Growing your Business: 6:30-8:30 p.m, Jan, 7, Adults are invited to hear Charlie Michelson’s employer-turned-entrepreneur story, Registration required..
GARLIC FESTIVAL ALREADY COOKING: A belated congratulations to Todd Trekell, a development project manager at Toeniskoetter Development, who took over in November as the president of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association. It’s a big year to wear the Garlic Crown as the 40th annual festival is coming up July 27-29. Related ArticlesSan Jose dive bar with a bad reputation reinventing itselfNew role for former Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken YeagerCity Lights’ ‘Eurydice’: A bilingual production with a twistReaders’ ideas for changing Burnett Middle School nameEggs-citing news for San Jose City Hall’s resident falconsFestival organizers are already looking for submissions for two big parts of the milestone festival: Art for the festival poster and recipes for the Great Garlic Cookoff. You need not be from Gilroy — or even the Bay Area — to participate in either the poster search or the popular amateur cooking contest (Last year’s winning poster entry came from Diane Grosman of Winter Haven, Fla.).
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