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Family Storytime. Cross-cultural tales and tunes, including beloved folk and fairytales from around the world for preschool and school-age children and their parents or caregivers. 2 p.m. Sundays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov. Community Sing-Along. Parent-led singing, dancing, shaker play and parachute time for infants and toddlers, along with their parents and caregivers. 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
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Another former tenant, Leah “Swan” Vega, also began her testimony Thursday morning, voicing on several occasions that the artist collective space was not an appropriate living accommodation. “The building was not intended for humans. It was like a stone hut or something, to keep your head dry,” Vega said. “(There was) no business renting a place like that.”. When asked if Almena was in charge of the warehouse, she said it was a “different type of system,” where no one was in charge, but people made collective decisions. She described Almena as a “mad dad” when some “kids” spray painted the words “Ghost Ship” on the front of the building.
Highlights: Acclaimed vocalist Natalie Douglas (June 13); longtime Bay Area favorite Paula West (July 25); Pittsburg’s own Latin jazz legend Pete Escovedo (Aug, 22), When: 6:30 and 8:30 p.m, Fridays, June 15-Aug, 31, Where: Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz; www.beachboardwalk.com, Highlights: Popular ’80s New Wave act Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (June 15); Bay ballet shoes doodle - perfect for marking dancing class, ballet practice, studio time etc - hand drawn original stickers Area hard-rockers Y&T (Aug, 3); terrific ska-pop-rock outfit The English Beat (Aug, 17), When: Music, theater and dance performances various dates and times through Oct, 28..
Wilson sees Meklit as part of a long line of American artists who turn their musical roots and experiences as immigrants into “a natural mixing of vibes and styles and sounds,” he says. “When we started working on the album, the things I liked best were her rowdiest and most over-the-top live ideas. A lot of that had to do with the unison horn lines that she writes. She’s really trying to develop horn section writing that doesn’t lean too much on harmony. Instead, the horn section becomes a voice shouting in response to the vocals.”.