Brooks had the capacity crowd of some 17,000 fans in the palm of his hand throughout the roughly two-hour concert, which opened a three-night stand that continues through Sunday at SAP Center. He had them up and dancing to the fast numbers, softly swaying along to the ballads and, of course, always singing along. Well, except maybe for that first number. The singer opened the show with the title track to last year’s “Man Against Machine,” his ninth studio album and his first since “Scarecrow” in 2001. It’s a bizarre “message” number, full of paranoia and apprehension about the modern world. It sounds like a lost Roger Waters B-side, which, really, you wish had stayed lost.
Meanwhile, in theaters now there’s the gonzo action comedy “3 Days to Kill,” in which Costner plays CIA contract killer Ethan Renner, a “cleaner” who learns he’s dying of cancer, His new control agent (Amber Heard) bribes him with a serum that might prolong his life, providing he carry out one last series of hits — in Paris, where anatomy "frankenstein and bride" crystal ballet flats his estranged wife (Connie Nielsen) and the teen daughter he barely knows (Hailee Steinfeld) live, In “3 Days,” Costner shows every wrinkle, every gray hair, He may be “a national treasure,” as the film’s director, McG, declares, but he’s not shy about showing his age, in character and out of it..
Military Officers Association of America: The Silicon Valley chapter holds a luncheon meeting on the third Thursday of the month. siliconvalleymoaa.org or 408-245-2217. San Jose Widows and Widowers: Join the group for breakfast and learn more about the association every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Goodies Coffee Shop, Bascom and Apricot, Campbell. 408-279-1278. Sons in Retirement: Retired men’s luncheon club features fellowship and guest speakers. Meets the third Tuesday of the month. Elks Lodge, 444 Alma St., San Jose. For more information, contact Jerry Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-440-1346.
Jazz at the Lesher Center 2018 Series: Saturday evenings from July 28 through Sept, 14, Acts include trumpet maestro Bria Skonberg with special guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon (July 28), pianist Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation with drummer Jason Marsalis, bassist Rodney Jordan and their 10-piece orchestra (Aug, 11), Brazilian vocal star Eliane Elias (Aug, 18), and the contemporary pianist Gerald Clayton Quintet with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and saxophonist Dayna Stephens (Aug, 25), Plus, Sarah McKenzie live in concert featuring all new original music with her anatomy "frankenstein and bride" crystal ballet flats program, San Francisco – Paris Of The West (Sept, 14), www.LesherARTScenter.org..
Here are some “best bet” tips to help you make choices about who to hear — at what time and on which stage. Saturday night tends to be the time when crowds reach their weekend apex; I’m giving you (see below) a couple of tactical plans to maximize your night-time listening. SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Plan A: Music. 1. 12:30 p.m. Start with Red Baraat, a North Indian bhangra-inspired groove band — from Brooklyn. They’re a blender band; expect varied musical ingredients, including jazz, go-go, brass band funk and hip-hop, too. Could be fun. Garden Stage.