San Leandro High Drama Students’ Birdie Opens Friday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:58

042315e2The San Leandro High School Dramatic Arts will present the musical production of Bye Bye Birdie at the San Leandro Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave., opening on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Show times are this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., and next weekend at the same times.

Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors, and $35 for a family (two adults with up to four kids). Advance tickets are available online at www.sanleandropac.com.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957.

CAPTION: Dakota Linn and Rebekah Lorencz play Conrad Birdie and Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, opening on Friday night at San Leandro High.


 
Chanticleers Presents The Nerd PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:56

042315e3Chanticleers Theatre in Castro Valley presents the comedy, The Nerd by Larry Shue.

The Nerd opens on Friday, April 24, and runs through May 17, every Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at the Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Avenue in Castro Valley. Sunday matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. on May 3, 10 and 17.

Theatre goers attending the show on Friday, April 24, will be treated to Chanticleers’ opening night gala after the show, including complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

For reservations call 510-SEE-LIVE (510-733-5483) or visit www.chanticleers.org.  Ticket prices are $18 general, $15 students and seniors 60 and over. Bargain night pricing of $13 for all seats on Saturday, April 25.

 

 
Movie at the Library On Friday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:53

Friday, April 24, 7:00pm at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, view The Big Read 2015 screening of La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon).

The movie tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.

Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite.

The film is free and open to the public, no prior registration is required. The movie is in Spanish with English Subtitles. It’s rated PG-13, length 106 minutes.

 

 
City to Host Meeting on Growth PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:48

The City of San Leandro invites the public to a meeting on planning for future growth on Thursday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St.

People are invited to comment on long range planning policies, particularly land use, transportation, and open space, as the city moves forward with an update to its General Plan.

Questions put before the audience will include: should the city consider new uses in its industrial areas or maintain these areas for manufacturing/warehousing? Should the city redesign major streets to make them more “pedestrian and bicycle friendly,” even if it means slower travel for drivers?

Looking 20 years ahead, how can the city prepare for climate change?

San Leandro is expected to add more than 5,000 homes and 8,000 jobs in the next 20 years.

The General Plan will provide maps, policies, and action programs to guide that growth while preserving the quality of the city’s neighborhoods and enhancing its business districts.

Once the new plan is adopted, it will guide decisions about growth, development, and conservation through the year 2035.

 

 
Something’s Cookin’ at DMT as Hank Comes to Life on Stage PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:44

042315e1By Jim Knowles • San Leandro Times

Hank Williams died young but you’d just about swear he came back to life after seeing him on stage at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre.

Hank and his band The Drifting Cowboys moseyed in like an apparition in the mind of the day-dreaming waitress at the lonesome, roadside diner, played by Sarah Mitchell, who provides sort of a narration as William’s life unfolds. Hank Williams: Lost Highway, the Music and Legend of Hank Williams is a combination of biography, musical, radio show, country music concert.

We see a young Williams (played by Kevin Singer) starting out singing church songs under the guidance of his Mama Lilly (Rebecca Faiola) to his life on the road with his band mates and manager Fred “Pap” Rose (Tom Reardon).

It’s the music itself that makes it. The show doesn’t miss on that score. It’s packed with William’s songs with just enough biography between the tunes to complete the story. They play “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Move It on Over,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and plenty more.

But it’s not just that the actors happen to be able to play a little. The cast is made up of fine musicians and singers. The DMT brought in some of the Bay Area’s best country music talent. They had the audience tapping their feet and clapping along to the beat.

The cast could just go on stage as a Hank Williams tribute band and they would be a hit. They’re all good – Paul Chianese as Shag on pedal-steel guitar, Danny Collins as Jimmy on lead guitar, Kyle O’Brien as Leon on fiddle and mandolin, James Touzel as Hoss on upright bass, and the singing of Dwight Mahabir as Tee-Tot, Sarah Coykendall as Audrey, along with Mitchell and Faiola.

The stage is set up with a poster backdrop from one of Williams shows and just enough to give the sense of a Louisiana Hayride show. The show was originally produced by the Manhattan Ensemble Theater in New York City in 2002.

The musicians carry themselves in a lumbering fashion as slow-moving country boys with deadpan looks. Until they picked up an instrument and start to play, and then it’s like lighting strikes.

Williams made it to the Grand Ole Oprey, a country boy who made it big. It’s a great American story, written by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik and directed by Ben Randle. It’s funny and sad. As they say, he died of “hard livin’,” but to be more specific it was alcohol, drugs and self destruction.

The show doesn’t smooth it over, but at the same time it somehow leaves you upbeat. Because it was written honestly, just like a Hank Williams song.

Tickets and Show Times

Hank Williams: Lost Highway continues through this weekend with shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward.

Tickets are $29, with discounts available for seniors, students, KQED members, and groups of more than 10 people. For more information or to buy tickets, call 881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

CAPTION: Kevin Singer plays the legendary Hank Williams through this weekend at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DOUGLAS MORRISSON THEATRE


 
FESCO Walkathon at Marina Park Funds Programs for Homeless PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:42

The 18th Annual FESCO Shuffle Walkathon will be on Saturday, May 2, at Marina Park, 1400 Monarch Bay Drive, by the San Leandro Marina.

FESCO has been helping homeless families regain stability and permanent housing since 1986.

The walkathon is FESCO’s main fundraising event of the year.

Community groups, churches, and individuals will walk, run or shuffle on the trail around the park with a beautiful view of the bay, followed by a barbecue lunch.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

After the walk/run, the barbecue lunch will be at 11 a.m. along with a raffle drawing.

Each year, FESCO assists almost 400 parents and their children with the services they need to regain their housing, increase their incomes, access healthcare and other important community resources, and ensure that the children are thriving in their educational, physical, social, and emotional development.

 

 
Dot and Chuck Bumcrot Celebrate 70th Anniversary PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:41

042315e4Longtime San Leandro residents Dot and Chuck Bumcrot were married on April 1, 1945 in Eagle Rock, Calif.

They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this month with family and friends at the home of their granddaughter, Jodi,  and Andrew  Cumming of Castro Valley. It was also Chuck’s 90th birthday.

The celebration was hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Doral and Daryl Main of San Leandro;  their son, Chuck Bumcrot of Millburn, New Jersey; grandson, Trevor and Stacey Main of Mountain House; and great grandsons, Brenden, Austin, AJ and Brody.

Dot’s brother, Jim, and Esmith Conklin of Oroville, and many longtime neighbors and friends joined the festivities.

Chuck is  retired from Mobil Oil Company and Dot is retired from Sears Roebuck & Company. They have traveled extensively over the last several  years and are now active in the San Leandro Senior Center exercise classes and the Senior Travel Troupe.

 

 
Community Calendar • 04-23-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:38

Relay For Life Spaghetti Feed

The Relay For Life Spaghetti Feed will be on Saturday, April 25, at the historic Alta Mira House, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro. The social hour and drawing will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with salad, spaghetti, garlic bread and dessert. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call Carol Libbrecht at 305-5393. Proceeds go to the cancer fund.

Dinner And A Movie

Come celebrate 27 years of Bancroft Musical Theater with a pasta dinner and silent auction on Saturday, April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bancroft Middle School gym, 1150 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. See a sneak preview of BMT production of Aladdin, and an outdoor showing of the movie Aladdin on a giant screen. Tickets include pasta dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $10 or $35 for a family. For tickets or more information, email Debbie Fitting at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Washington Elementary Carnival

Washington Elementary School will have a carnival on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 250 Dutton Ave. in San Leandro. There will be a raffle, pay-to-play games, live entertainment, a jumper, lots of food, including a bake sale, and plenty of fun.

Children’s Day/Book Day Event

The annual El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros (Children’s day/Book day) will be on Saturday April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. El Día is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually with the goal of connecting children to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries. The lineup includes a bilingual Spanish/English puppet show with the Magical Moonshine Theater at 11:15 a.m. Mariela Herrera will offer an interactive bilingual musical program for all ages at noon. Following the performances, families will be able to enjoy various reading-related crafts and games. A free book will be provided to each family who attends.

Castro Valley’s Big Band Dinner Dance

The 36th Anniversary Big Band Dinner Dance with the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch #343, will be on Saturday, April 25, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Stack Parish Center, 3433 Somerset Ave. in Castro Valley. No-host cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m., dancing will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a fabulous roast chicken dinner which includes wine and dessert along with dancing to “In Full Swing,” Castro Valley’s 17 piece big band and vocalists lead by Milt Bowerman. Reservations required by Saturday,  April 18.  Cost is $35 per person.  For more information, call 537-6657.

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

The Leopard Shark Feeding Frenzy will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. in Hayward. Help a naturalist feed the resident leopard sharks, perch and gopher snakes. Learn more about them and the other aquatic and land inhabitants. This event is free.

San Leandro Hospital Fitness Classes

Ongoing fitness classes are now being held at the San Leandro Hospital Education Center, 13855 East 14th St. in San Leandro. Free Hatha yoga classes every Monday, from 5:45 to  6:45 p.m. suitable for all levels, including beginners with instructor Reagan Wilson. The 12-Week Weight Watchers meetings are every Monday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free Zumba dance classes every Tuesday, from 5:30 to  6:30 p.m. with instructor KC Fernandez. All levels are welcomed. To register or for more information, call Toni Sicola, Wellness Program Manager, Alameda Health System, at 346-7557 ext. 32034.

Eden Garden Club

The next meeting of the Eden Garden Club will be on Monday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge on Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. Speaker Paola Ferrer, owner of Succiko on Center Street in Castro Valley, will talk about air plants and succulents. Meetings are free and guests are welcome. For more information, call 538-4292.

San Leandro Neighborhood Association

The South San Leandro Neighborhood Association will host its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. The guest speaker will be James Jackson, general manager of San Leandro Hospital. Mr. Jackson will give updates on the hospital.

Lady of Fatima Celebration

I.D.E.S. of St. John, 1670 Orchard Ave. in San Leandro, will have its annual Lady of Fatima celebration, starting with rosaries on Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m.; on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.; and on Friday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. A dinner will be on Saturday, May 2, at 5 p.m., followed by a Lady of Fatima Mass at 7 p.m. with tri-tip, potatoes, salad and rolls. A candlelight procession will follow at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call Darlene Cornell at 324-2325, or Willie Calvo at 207-6326.

San Leandro Readers Roundtable

The next meeting of the San Leandro Readers Roundtable will be on Saturday, May 2, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Open for discussion will be the book, Oleander Girl, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Bird and Bunny Adoption

The Hayward Animal Shelter will have its monthly bird and bunny adoption on Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court in  Hayward. Wonderful bunnies are waiting for loving families. Find a pal for your spayed or neutered bunny. Hear advice from the experts on all things bunny, spay/neuter information, nail trims. Meet beautiful birds and get information on bird behavior, or sign up for bird classes. For more information, call 293-7200.

Spring Rose Show

The East Bay Rose Society will hold its 68th Annual Spring Rose Show on Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. in Oakland.  Backyard gardeners who love to grow and show roses will tell you how they grow their roses and answer your questions.  Admission is free. For more information, go online to the website at www.eastbayroses.org or call Barbara at 525-4057.

Spring Art Show

The San Leandro Art Association is sponsoring the Spring Art Show through April 30, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Show will feature judged art works by members. For more information, call 635-5129.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Moreau Catholic High School Theatre Ensemble will present their version of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.,  at Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd. in Hayward. Charles Dickens left the story unfinished, so each night the performers will present a conclusion of the show based on how the audience votes. Recommended for grade 7 and older. To purchase tickets visit www.moreaucatholic.org

Annual Photo Central Spring Exhibition

Eclectic and exhilarating works by students and patrons of PhotoCentral continues through April 25 in the lower level of the HARD office, 1099 E St. in Hayward. Open Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.photocentral.org/Spring2015.

 

 
Spring Art Show Winners On Display at the Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:52

041615eWinners of the San Leandro Art Association Spring Show are on display through the month of April at the San Leandro Main Library at 300 Estudillo Avenue.

“Sunnyhaven,” an oil painting by Schatz Robideaux, won the Best of Show award.

Merit Awards went to seven other artists:

Jane Tsushima “We Are Pals” pastel.

Rosemarie Ramos “Seals” watercolor.

Anna May Tandi “Camellias” oil.

Ethel Morgan “Antique Roses” oil.

Pat Raposo “All About Shapes” mixed media.

Barbara Berrner “Purple Iris” watercolor.

Ed Ortman “Spring Above Sunol” oil.

The judge for the show  was  Charles White of Castro Valley.

CAPTION: Schatz Robideaux’s oil painting, “Sunnyhaven,” won the Best of Show at this year’s San Leandro Art Association’s Spring Show.

 
Community Calendar • 04-16-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 16 April 2015 14:49

Pancake Breakfast

A pancake breakfast for the Wounded Warriors Project will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the club house at Mission Bay Mobile Home Community, 15333 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro.  Pancakes, eggs and ham will be served. Cost is $5 per person. All donations will go to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Edible Plant Sale

The Master Gardeners of Alameda are hosting an edible plant sale and spring event on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sunol Water Temple, 505 Paloma Way, Sunol. Purchase tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, lettuce and other plants and herbs grown by volunteers. Bare root roses will also be available. Proceeds fund projects to educate and benefit county gardeners. Talks about soil, seeds, tomato containers and drought gardening will be presented. Gardening questions answered. Organic farm tours throughout the day. Come early for best selection. For more information, visit acmg.ucanr.edu/plantsale_2015.

Bohannon Middle School Flea Market

The Bohannon Music Boosters will have their annual flea market, on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon,  in the Bohannon Middle School cafeteria, 800 Bockman Road, San Lorenzo.  All money raised goes to the music department to repair and purchase instruments, music and music supplies.

Education Job Fair

The Alameda County Office of Education job fair will be on Wednesday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alameda County Office of Education, 313 West Winton Ave. in  Hayward. Connect with job openings at Alameda County school districts and educational agencies. The fair will also feature a variety of professional development workshops. For more information, visit www.acoe.org.

Dinner And A Movie

Come celebrate 27 years of Bancroft Musical Theater with a pasta dinner and silent auction on Saturday, April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bancroft Middle School gym, 1150 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. See a sneak preview of BMT production of Aladdin, and an outdoor showing of the movie Aladdin on a giant screen. Tickets include pasta dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $10 or $35 for a family. For tickets or more information, email Debbie Fitting at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Washington Elementary Carnival

Washington Elementary School will have a carnival on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 250 Dutton Ave. in San Leandro. The theme this year is “Day of the Child.” There will be a raffle, pay-to-play games, live entertainment, a jumper, lots of food including a bake sale, and plenty of fun.

Big Bunco Madness Game Day

The Hill and Valley Women’s Club are having a Big Bunco Madness Game Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hill and Valley Clubhouse, 1808 B St. in Hayward. Lunch is $15 and includes a salad bar luncheon.  Lot of Door Prizes will be given out. Reservation deadline is April 17.

Children’s Day/Book Day Event

The annual El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros (Children’s day/Book day) will be on Saturday April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. El Día is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually with the goal of connecting children to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries. The lineup includes a bilingual Spanish/English puppet show with the Magical Moonshine Theater at 11:15 a.m. Mariela Herrera will offer an interactive bilingual musical program for all ages at noon. Following the performances, families will be able to enjoy various reading-related crafts and games. A free book will be provided to each family who attends.

Castro Valley’s Big Band Dinner Dance

The 36th Anniversary Big Band Dinner Dance with the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch #343, will be on Saturday, April 25, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Stack Parish Center, 3433 Somerset Ave. No-host cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m., dancing will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a fabulous roast chicken dinner which includes wine and dessert along with dancing to “In Full Swing,” Castro Valley’s 17 piece big band and vocalists lead by Milt Bowerman. Reservations required by Saturday,  April 18.  Cost is $35 per person.  For more information, call 537-6657.

San Leandro Hospital Fitness Classes

Ongoing fitness classes are now being held at the San Leandro Hospital Education Center, 13855 East 14th St. in San Leandro. Free Hatha yoga classes every Monday, from 5:45 to  6:45 p.m. suitable for all levels, including beginners with instructor Reagan Wilson. The 12 Week Weight Watchers meetings are every Monday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free Zumba dance classes every Tuesday, from 5:30 to  6:30 p.m. with instructor KC Fernandez. All levels are welcomed. To register or for more information, call Toni Sicola, Wellness Program Manager, Alameda Health System, at 346-7557 ext. 32034.

T.O.P.S.  Meetings

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-commercial, non-profit weight loss support group that meets on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the clubhouse at the Mission Bay Mobile Home Park, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro to learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning and exercise. Group support and private weigh-ins help members achieve their goals. Dues are $4 a month, the first visit is free. For more information call Judy at 581-5313 or Sandy by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Join the Marines for Coffee

Don’t be just a former Marine, join other Marines, past and present, once a month on the second Saturday (except in November) at 0900 hours at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, following the tradition of “Once a Marine, Always a Marine,” for coffee, doughnuts and friendship. All are welcome. For more information, call Bobby Ferreira at 460-0636.

San Leandro Neighborhood Association The South San Leandro Neighborhood Association will host its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. The guest speaker will be James Jackson, General Manager of San Leandro Hospital. Mr. Jackson will give updates regarding the hospital.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

A musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter, opens with a preview performance and reception at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, and continues through April 26, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, at 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. For dates, showtimes, special events, discount information and tickets ($10 preview, $29-$32), visit www.dmtonline.org or call 881-6777.

Spring Art Show

The San Leandro Art Association is sponsoring the Spring Art Show through April 30, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Show will feature judged art works by members. For more information, call 635-5129.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Moreau Catholic High School Theatre Ensemble will present their version of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, on Friday and Saturday, April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m., at Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd. in Hayward. Charles Dickens left the story unfinished, so each night the performers will present a conclusion of the show based on how the audience votes. Recommended for grade 7 and older. To purchase tickets visit www.moreaucatholic.org

Annual Photo Central Spring Exhibition

Eclectic and exhilarating works by students and patrons of PhotoCentral continues through April 25 in the lower level of the HARD office, 1099 E St. in Hayward. Open Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.photocentral.org/Spring2015.

 

 
DMT Pays Tribute to Hank Williams PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:14

040915eThe Douglas Morrisson Theatre is putting on the musical biography Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, beginning Thursday, April 16.

The show will run from April 16 to April 26 – Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with bonus performances on Wednesday April 22 and Saturday April 25 at 2 p.m.

The Douglas Morrison Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. Tickets are $29, with discounts available for seniors, students, KQED members, and groups of more than 10 people. For more information or to buy tickets, call 881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

The show is an exciting recreation of Williams and his band The Drifting Cowboys on stage, following the singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise and fall.

DMT’s production of Hank Williams features Kevin Singer as Hank Williams and an impressive ensemble of Bay Area actors and musicians: Paul Chianese as Shag on pedal steel guitar, Dylan Collins as Jimmy on lead electric guitar, Sarah Coykendall as Audrey, Rebecca Faiola as Mama Lily, Dwight Mahabir as Tee-Tot, Sarah Mitchell as the Waitress, Kyle O’Brien as Leon on fiddle and other instruments, Tom Reardon as Fred “Pap” Rose, and James Touzel as Hoss on upright bass.

CAPTION: The Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s Hank Williams: Lost Highway features Kevin Singer as Hank Williams.


 
An Evening of Blues, Tapas and Fine Wine PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:30

040915e2Building Futures is hosting Jazz It Up, an evening of blues, tapas and fine wine on Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oakland Zoo Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road, in Oakland.

Blues songstress Annie Sampson and her band will play at the fundraiser for Building Futures’ programs and services for women and children. Try your luck in the raffle for a 1-week island condo getaway on Kauai, Hawaii, and bid on silent auction packages.

Purchase tickets online at www.jazzitup2015.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $75 each and raffle tickets are $25. To increase your chances, purchase a 5-pack of raffle tickets for a discounted price of $100. (Winner need not be present to win.)

For more information, contact Lorie Curtis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 357-0205, ext.206.

Founded in 1988, Building Futures is an Alameda County leader in helping individuals and families to rebuild their lives after homelessness and family violence. The agency operates the San Leandro and Midway Shelters, Sister Me Home safe house and Bessie Coleman Court; and provides domestic violence outreach, and intervention and housing assistance services that touch the lives of thousands each year.

CAPTION: Revelers had a good time while contributing to a good cause at last year’s “Jazz it Up” event.

PHOTO BY BILLY HUSTACE


 

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