Comedian Tina Fey, honored with the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2010, marveled at Letterman’s ability to goad and humble his celebrity guests. “David Letterman is a professor emeritus at the ‘Here’s Some More Rope Institute,'” she joked. Letterman, who joked earlier in the weekend that he was going to fund an investigation to determine how he was given the honor, was at a loss for words on the red carpet. “I was full of trepidation, but now I am full of nothing but gratitude,” he said. “I don’t believe this, but it’s been nice for my family.”.
Miss Manners imagines that you wish to teach these young people the grace and pleasure of occasional formality, Do not imagine that they don’t crave it — look at those awkward attempts at proms, and at their older siblings’ weddings, What will your answer be when the debutantes point out that it will be easier for them to text rather than to write any letters of thanks that will be due?, Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, firstname.lastname@example.org; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut ballet flats 2017 St., Kansas City, MO 64106..
Recently, Montclair-related archival photographs from the Oakland History Room were replicated and are now on display at the Montclair branch. Staff is asking patrons to post memories of their visit to the library to add to the collection. Baseball fans will appreciate the next exhibit in the Oakland History Room, opening Monday about the legendary Oakland Oaks baseball team whose reign in the East Bay (1903-1955) ended 60 years ago when the team left to go to Vancouver, British Columbia. Another event at the library this month that caught my eye is a performance by dancer Lois Flood on April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Bradley Walters Community Room at the Main Library. Flood will be celebrating the legacy of Isadora Duncan, the so-called Mother of Modern Dance, who grew up in Oakland in the 1880s and, according to her memoirs, loved visiting the library when she was still an unknown youngster. Find more on this and many other offerings at www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Two East Bay dance performances this weekend get the jump on the holiday dance season, Walnut Creek’s Diablo Ballet, as is its tradition, stages it holiday show, “A Swingin’ Holiday and More,” in early November — this weekend, Nov, 9-11, to be exact, The festive program includes a reprisal of “A Swingin’ Holiday” by Sean Kelly, director of the “An American in ballet flats 2017 Paris” touring production, The number is set to 1930-40s jazz/pop standards by Duke Ellington, Tom Kubis, Ted Wilson..
“Right now, it is hard but we are surviving. My job is to raise enough money to make us healthy,” said the 45-year-old, who took the helm last fall. “It will not be easy. But that has never stopped me before. I think it is doable.”. Certainly some big names in the dance world think he’s more than up to the challenge. “He’s a great catch for them,” said ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov. “He’s a beautifully trained dancer with a keen intelligence. He will attract the best because his reputation is impeccable. Everyone admires his dedication and his talent. He’s also a nice guy.”.