Honoring Ray Charles: Celebrating the genius of Brother Ray, an outstanding sextet of Bay Area musicians has been digging into the songbook of the polymorphously soulful icon over the last few years in the Ray Charles Project. With a bevy of veteran players deeply versed in blues, jazz, soul, and funk, the all-star combo features the one-two punch of former Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay and former Hoodoo Rhythm Devils frontman Glenn Walters, Santana keyboardist David K. Mathews, blues guitar great Chris Cain, ace electric bassist Dewayne Pate, and supremely funky drummer Deszon Claiborne. So hit the road, Jack, ‘cause the RCP lands at Armando’s in Martinez tonight. Details: 8 p.m.; $20; 925-228-6985, www.armandosmartinez.com.— Andrew Gilbert, Correspondent.
Burnett, in turn, would share its campus with another charter middle school that McMahon said San Jose Unified is legally obligated to open next fall to serve students in the north end of the district, The district’s Learning Options alternative education programs, which are now spread throughout the district, would be consolidated at Erickson, “These programs serve one of our most vulnerable student populations,” said Jason Willis, personalized dance / recital christmas ornaments- ballet shoes- great gift for the dancers and the teachers. assistant superintendent of community engagement and accountability, “Having a central location [for Learning Options] is a priority.”..
Juan can be heard on his sister Sheila E.’s latest album, his dad’s new live CD, as well as the “E Family” album, for which he wrote three songs. He’s working on an album of his own, writing material with San Jose-born, Los Angeles-based Michael Angel. When the Escovedo siblings pool their rhythmic talents, there’s a sense of competition, as well as camaraderie. “Sheila goes on tour, she learns some stuff. I learn stuff,” Juan says. “My brother learns stuff. So when we play together, we’re having fun, but we’re serious — we’re really trying to top each other. It’s like, ‘Here’s some new licks. You guys can’t do this one!’ They laugh and go, ‘Wow! What was that?’ ‘Let’s see what you got.’ We’re challenging each other.
Banda dance comes from northwest Mexico, where young men and women in cowboy hats and impossibly tight jeans and shirts merged tuba-driven polkas and country music to create a frenetic, bouncy dance style called the quebradita, or personalized dance / recital christmas ornaments- ballet shoes- great gift for the dancers and the teachers. little break, Don’t buy those jeans too tight, And now we have the latest of Hispanic dances, invented right here by U.S, Latinos, Hyphy banda adds hip-hop rhythms and steps, Duranguense blends banda from the Mexican state of Durango with merengue dance from the Dominican Republic, If these origins make you dizzy, wait until you try them on the dance floor..
Expect delightful street-food eats from 12 vendors including Binka Bites, Shades of Sugar and FK Frozen Custard plus Filipino music, dance and fashion. Listen for Bay Area pioneer turntablists DJ QBert and Shortkut, who will be headlining opening night, and get there early. Ultimately, there’s a reason why 35,000 people showed up for last year’s night markets. There just aren’t a lot of free, family-friendly nighttime events in the Bay Area. And this one just happens to feature one of the hottest cuisines of the moment.
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