WASHINGTON — Diane “Dynamite” Clark jabs, shuffling her feet, circling and throwing punches — left, right, uppercut. At 60, Clark punches with such ferocity that an onlooker pulls away. Jab. Jab. Pop. Pop. She’s wearing a pink headband and hot-pink blouse as she shadowboxes in a community room of a Prince George’s County, Md. homeless shelter. She ducks an imaginary blow, her thick hands curled inside imaginary gloves, her eyes fixed on an imaginary slow-moving target.
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is again sponsoring the event, which is open to the public and free, To learn more about Poetry Out Loud, go to http://poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/watch-video, The photos range from the sheer fun of the playground to youth sports, pickup games, individual skills and serious competition, They were taken in locations from Walnut Creek to Russia, The Donahoes have exhibited previously in the Walnut Creek Library, City Hall and at ballet slippers ny Civic Arts at the Shadelands..
The two women split duties: Gong-Guy would effectively be the project manager while Wong, a fearless networker, would persuade people to open their wallets and purses. It wasn’t just local residents who suddenly took an interest in resurrecting an important piece of local history. Wong got people from Taiwan and mainland China to write fat checks, too. By 1990, a total of $800,000 had been raised for a new Ng Shing Gung and a museum to go inside it. The Chinese American Historical Museum, in the replica Temple of Five Gods, was dedicated on Sept. 29, 1991. What guests see today is substantially what was on view the day the imposing red doors first opened at History Park. “When visitors come in, they’re walking into the 1850s when the Chinese came over,” Gong-Li explains.
“It’s kind of cool,” he said, Stollenwerk said many historical aspects of the building were saved, including the front doors, which ballet slippers ny were refurbished, The ceiling tiles were reproduced exactly the way architect William Weeks designed them, he said, Jacobson said the theater’s chandeliers are the original light fixtures, One of the relics found in the theater is a partial bust of William Shakespeare’s face, Jacobson said, “I think his nose may have been cracked, so they did work to restore it back to the original shape,” she said..
PCT to present ‘Moon Over Buffalo’. PITTSBURG — Pittsburg Community Theatre launches its 2015-16 season with the Ken Ludwig madcap comedy “Moon Over Buffalo.”. Barbara Halperin-Jacobs, who previously directed the well-received PCT productions of “The Odd Couple,” returns to helm this hilarious story of fading stars, George (Jason Thompson) and Charlotte Hay (Deborah Huaco). The play takes the stage Oct. 9-11 in the historic California Theatre in Old Town Pittsburg.
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