A mastectomy in 1972 to thwart breast cancer hardly fazed Black publicly and she issued a statement urging other women to get checked by their doctors and vowed, “I have much more to accomplish before I am through.”. She accepted a Nixon appointment to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. In the 1970s, President Ford named her U.S. ambassador to Ghana and then the first female chief of protocol, which carried the dual rank of ambassador and assistant secretary of state.
Town Hall Theatre Company: ‘The Revolutionists’: Sept, 27-Oct, 20, 3535 School St., Lafayette, A bold and brutal comedic quartet about three real-life and one invented (but could be real) badass women during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, $18-$27, www.townhalltheatre.com, Hammer Plaza Celebration: 7-10 p.m, Sept, 28-29, Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, Aerial dance, live performance, food trucks and more, Free, www.hammertheatre.com, Vau de Vire and Oakland Central present The Soiled Dove: Sept, 28-Nov, 17, Tortona Big Top in downtown Oakland, 1911 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Enjoy a circus-infused dinner theater set in a re-created Barbary Coast red light district, with a 10-piece orchestra and musical-guest ballet shoes w cameos each evening, plus a four-course, $49-$137, www.thesoileddove.com..
The Dove & the Wolf (Paris FRANCE). DownBeat Keys (New York NY). DoWrong & Eric Dingus (Austin TX). DP (Virginia Beach VA). Drastik (Austin TX). Dreamend (Savannah GA). DREAMERS (Brooklyn NY). Dream Koala (Paris FRANCE). Dreams in Static (Los Angeles CA). Dreezy (Chicago IL). Dre Prince (Austin TX). Dre Sinatra (Los Angeles CA). Dre-T (Sacramento CA). Drivin N Cryin (Atlanta GA). Dry the River (London UK-ENGLAND). DSGNS (Austin TX). Dual Core (Austin TX). Dubb Sicks (Odessa TX). DJ Duffey (Dallas TX).
The performance is 3 p.m, April 7 at the Los Medanos College Recital Hall, 2700 E, Leland Road in Pittsburg, General admission is $10, students $5, Tickets can be purchased at the door, For information, go to www.thompsonmusicstudio.com, A celebration of big band at El Campanil, ANTIOCH — “In The Mood,” the 1940s Big Band Swing Dance Musical Revue, comes to the El Campanil Theatre, 602, W, Second St., at 3 p.m, March 20, The 1940s revue, conceived by Bud Forrest, musical producer and former accompanist to the Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the US Air Force, takes a retro look at swing, the music that moved the nation’s spirit and helped win a war with up-tempo big band rhythms and mellow intimate ballads — a mood was ballet shoes w set to inspire a future filled with hope, promise and prosperity, “In The Mood” immerses the audience in the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of that time..
Hunter will again strengthen connections between deaf artists and others with this year’s edition of the festival, which brings together deaf and hard-of-hearing performers and artists in dance, music, the fine arts and crafts. Presented by Hunter’s Urban Jazz Dance Company and Dance Mission Theater, the event features troupes such as London’s Signdance Collective International, Wild Zappers from Washington, D.C., and companies from Turkey, Russia and elsewhere. In addition to Dance Mission performances, the festival includes workshops in belly dance, jazz, hip-hop, ballet and American Sign Language dance, taught by artists who sign fluently. Workshops will be given in locations ranging from Santa Cruz and the South Bay to San Francisco and the East Bay.
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