“I make my albums to be able to travel and to be able to go on the road,” the 21-year-old Nashville, Tenn., native says during a recent news teleconference. “That’s really kind of what I love to do more than anything.”. So it’s no surprise that she’s absolutely tickled about launching her Bangerz Tour, which touches down Monday at Oracle Arena in Oakland and Tuesday at SAP Center in San Jose. It’s Cyrus’ fourth overall headlining trek and her first to cross the U.S. since 2009’s Wonder World Tour. This time around, the stakes seem higher than ever. She is no longer trying to establish her own name, having already successfully distanced herself from “Hannah Montana,” but rather trying to cement her place alongside Lady Gaga, Beyonce and the other true titans of the pop world.
In the course of producing a montage of such moments for Ray’s honorary Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences became aware of the poor condition of his films, Their restoration was already a challenge, but the 1993 fire in London seemed to make it impossible, However, the director of the academy archive at the time, Michael Friend, had the material sent to Los Angeles anyway, When the Criterion Collection took the lead on the restoration, technical ballet flats comfortable walking director Lee Kline’s look at the canisters’ contents was disheartening, “It just looked like something no one should touch,” he said..
Viernes (who alternates in the role with four other actors) has lovely lines as a dancer, and he throws his soul into every scene. If he struggles a bit with the hardscrabble British accent, he shines in the show’s nonstop cavalcade of dance standoffs. The pain he channels into “Angry Dance” is palpable, while he exudes bliss in the musical’s flying sequence, when Billy does a pas de deux with his future self. That’s significant because dance isn’t just a luxury in this world, it’s a lifeline. Grandma transcends the bitter memories of her marriage with reminiscences of the old dance hall in “We’d Go Dancing.” The drunken rehearsal pianist strips down to his underpants to bust a move with the best of them in “Born to Boogie.” Billy’s flamboyant little buddy Michael (the priceless Griffin Birney on opening night) gets in touch with his inner drag queen in “Expressing Yourself.”.
8 “Stand By Me” (1986), Directed by Rob Reiner from a novella by Stephen King, this is a truly classic coming of age movie as four ballet flats comfortable walking young outcasts (played by Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O’Connell and Corey Feldman) go in search of a dead body on a Labor Day weekend in 1959, It’s made all the more memorable by a score from Jack Nitzsche and the Ben E, King title song, 9 “Friday the 13th” (1980), Just about every slasher film in the 1980s was set in the summer at a camp or in a cabin usually by a lake where teens having illicit sex got murdered (with much blood) for their trouble, You have to have one on the list, so why not pick one of the classics? “Friday the 13th” rates for its misunderstood madman Jason (who actually isn’t the killer in the original) and the fact it spawned 11 sequels and remakes..
Ceramics Sale: Highlighting the new state-of-the-art ceramics facility at San Jose City College. Professional and student artists will exhibit a wide range of work, with hundreds of reasonably priced items offered for sale. Proceeds will benefit the arts program. Dec. 9-11, noon-6 p.m. San Jose City College Ceramics Center, 2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose. Free. 408-298-2181, ext. 3816, tinyurl.com/sjccpottery2012. Christmas Boutique: Lots of unique and handcrafted items, coffee and treats in the cafe, Christmas trees and wreaths Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crossroads Bible Church, 1670 Moorpark Ave., San Jose. 408-288-4115, cbclife.org.