It was amazing how many wardrobe changes she worked into such a relatively brief set. The red number gave way to a sparkly blue evening gown, which she wore while singing the still-potent former chart-topper “Upside Down” (also from “Diana”) and the fun “Ease on Down the Road” (from the 1975 Broadway musical, “The Wiz”). She’d then don a wild feathery yellow dress, which seemed tailor made for a big dance routine with Big Bird, as she nestled into the jazzy portion of the show. She did a fine job with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David composition “The Look of Love,” which was originally made famous by Dusty Springfield, and even better with “Don’t Explain” (which she recorded for the soundtrack to her Billie Holiday biopic, 1972’s “Lady Sings the Blues”).
I could never imagine being so nervous about doing something I was so sure of, I have known Kristan since we were in the sixth grade, almost 20 years ago, We dated briefly in high school and then went our separate ways, but she was always my first love, Nothing else would be easier or would make me happier than having her be my wife, Suddenly, it became that simple, So, finally, I popped up out of my seat, took Kristan’s hand, dropped down on one knee, combo ballerina tutus in blue clipart and digital papers pack, ballet class, party invitations, recital, commercial use, amb-165 reached into my jacket pocket and presented her with the ring, I told her, “Kristan, I’ve lost you before, and I don’t want to lose you again,” as I asked her to marry me, my voice shaking and the words barely escaping my mouth..
Sing with Mission Valley Chorus: Are you a woman who loves to sing? The Mission Valley Chorus invites you sing with the choir. Visit any Tuesday, 7:15-10 p.m., at Nordahl Hall, 580 W. Parr Ave., Los Gatos. For more information, visit missionvalley.org. Yoga, the Art of Transformation: Asian Art Museum docent Anna Spudich will highlight artworks that illuminate yoga’s central tenets and its obscure history. March 21, 2 p.m. Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. sccl.org, 408-867-6126.
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Friday’s first act was flawless. Who would imagine a debate over politics and philosophy — with Mao, Chou, Nixon and Henry Kissinger locking heads — could be so suspenseful? The banquet-scene toast numbers by Yuan (as Chou) and Mulligan (as Nixon) were brimming with feeling, and the act ended with full-tilt boogie dancing by the East-West guests, including Pat and the president atop dining tables, giddy over their seeming success. That vision tarnishes in the second act, when Kanyova (as Pat) sings eloquently of simple virtues — and is so naively out of sync with her hosts. She is horrified by the violence in the Chinese ballet that follows. This is the famous “The Red Detachment of Women,” splendidly choreographed by Wen Wei Wang, who danced to the original ballet during the Cultural Revolution, when the real Madame Mao made it a model of revolutionary art. It contains some of Adams’ most delightful and madcap music — and the opera’s biggest blunder, as Kissinger is hallucinated into the ballet as a rapist-clown.