“Almost none of them could finish college in four years,” he says. His grants couldn’t keep up with tuition increases at state colleges in recent years, forcing students to drop out or take jobs that slowed their progress. Matsui and William Barr, who is an academic adviser for Matsui’s foundation, approached the presidents of Hartnell and Cal State Monterey Bay. The orchid grower would fund an accelerated degree program for low-income students, but it had to benefit the regional economy. They settled on computer science. Matsui pledged $2.9 million in scholarships for the first three years, or about $30,000 for each student by graduation. But to deliver in three years, Welch had to throw out the college handbook.
The play remains one of Simon’s most durable and popular works, Nathan Lane as Oscar and Matthew Broderick as Felix starred in a revival that was one of the biggest hits of the 2005-2006 Broadway season, Besides “Sweet Charity” (1966), which starred Gwen Verdon as a goodhearted dance-hall hostess, and “Promises, Promises” (1968), based on Billy Wilder’s film “The Apartment,” Simon wrote the books for several other musicals, “Little Me” (1962), adapted from Patrick Dennis’ best-selling spoof of show-biz autobiographies, featured a hardworking Sid Caesar in seven different roles, “They’re Playing Our Song” (1979), which had music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, ran for more than two years, But a musical version of Simon’s movie “The Goodbye Girl,” starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters, hand assembled earrings gold finish brass ballerinas and ballet shoes nights at the ballet earrings blue ab crystal beads gold p had only a short run in 1993..
Producers and cast members, as usual, are being extremely tight-lipped about narrative details, but some things are certain: There will be blood. … And dragons. (Premieres in April, HBO; exact date TBA). Also on our radar. “Sex Education”: This new dramedy follows an awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) and his mother (Gillian Anderson), who happens to be a sex therapist. (Jan. 11, Netflix). “Valley of the Boom”: Remember Netscape? This is the wildly offbeat story of the internet’s formative years. Walnut Creek native Matthew Carnahan wrote and directed the six-part limited series. (Jan. 13, National Geographic Channel).
U.S, Air Force band plays holiday concert, PITTSBURG — The U.S, Air Force Band of the Golden West performs “A Concert for the Holidays” at hand assembled earrings gold finish brass ballerinas and ballet shoes nights at the ballet earrings blue ab crystal beads gold p 7 p.m, Dec, 10 at the Creative Arts Building, 250 School St, Admission is free, Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, 985 Railroad Ave, Tickets are limited to six per family, No-ticket holders will be admitted if seats are available, For information, call 925-432-7301 or email monica@pittsburgchamber, org, Winter Dance Showcase is set for Dec, 13, 14..
Festival Jérôme Bel. “The Show Must Go On,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford, $10-$50. “Cédric Andrieux,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford, $10-$50. “Pichet Klunchun and Myself,” film, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford, $10-$20. “Things I Have Done with Dance,” Jérôme Bel in conversation, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford, free. Ticekts: 650-724-2464 or http://live.stanford.edu.
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