Literacy is also a priority for Cubans, Augustine said. More than 95 percent of Cubans are literate. As part of the country’s literacy campaign, young girls and boys are summoned to go to rural areas of the country where the literacy rate is at its worst and teach people how to read and write. Augustine spent most of his time in Havana, where he witnessed street dancers in bright costumes and face paint on stilts performing in the city square. People on the street, and particularly the youth, were happy to strike up a conversation with American tourists, Augustine said.
After acceptance to CSSSA, each student is named a California Arts Scholar, the highest designation offered by the State of California for young artists, Students who have attended CSSSA are given opportunities by the CSSSA Foundation to continue seeking higher arts education and pre-professional programs, Each year, in partnership with The Herb Alpert Foundation, 21 CSSSA students ballet slipper charms, 22x7mm bronze ballet pendants, antique brass ballet shoe charms, ballerina charms, metal charms for jewel are selected to receive college scholarships; the awards include three students in each of seven categories, and within each category, one student is chosen for a $40,000 college scholarship..
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf: Los Altos Stage Company takes on Edward Albee’s classic dark comedy about extreme marital strife. Through May 3. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $18-$34. losaltosstage.org, 650-941-0551. The Addams Family: In this play from the writers of “Jersey Boys.” Wednesday Addams falls in love with a normal man and brings him home to meet her macabre family. Through May 10, times vary. Lucie Stern Community Theatre and Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $34-$48. 650-329-0891.
Details: 7:30 ballet slipper charms, 22x7mm bronze ballet pendants, antique brass ballet shoe charms, ballerina charms, metal charms for jewel p.m, Monday; $12-$15; www.donquixotesmusic.info, 9 TITO GONZALEZ: The acclaimed Cuban guitarist worked for years as a fisherman before he got hooked (sorry!) on music, and his talent and enthusiasm made him a star in the Havana music scene, Now based in San Francisco, Gonzalez brings his high-octane, six-piece band to Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center for a Sunday matinee performance, Details: 2 p.m.; $13.50-$25; 925-931-4848, www.firehousearts.org, 10 THE ANATA PROJECT: The San Francisco contemporary dance company’s fifth season program features the premiere of “HomeBody,” an evening-length work created by company artistic director Claudia Anata Hubiak’s recent experiences in becoming a mother, The performance includes a short film about childbirth, “By My Side.”..
Many of the ladies said that attending class has helped them build community and develop a “dance family.”. “We’re one big family,” Ruth Fisher said. “We all know each other’s families, too. We motivate each other to come and notice when someone doesn’t show up.”. The “Golden Dolls” will even be featured in the Montage Dance Productions showcase on June 11 at San Jose City College. Senior communities interested in Toy’s dance classes can contact her at email@example.com.
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