“God gave me this gift,” says Reyes. “The best thing to be a good steward with it is to give it away. The music is healing. It feels normal to me, but yes, it did surprise me — the connection I feel here.”. At 95, Ethel Leibman no longer waltzes, except in her imagination. “The first time I heard him play, I was absolutely speechless. It’s right up my alley,” she says. “He played and sang and was absolutely marvelous. I felt like I wanted to get up and dance. I can’t walk well, but it cheers me just to think about it. I’m still raving about the last concert.”.
Bluegrass isn’t a genre usually associated with ballet, “I came here from the South, so I had certain connotations with that music, So I was surprised that the piece is actually jazzy and energetic and entertaining, but it’s not related to that culture, It’s refreshing, You can explore music in a lot of different ways, This isn’t something that wracks your brain or tests your knowledge of ballet, It’s just a good time, And that’s important, too.”, Rehm joined ballet mini stickers the Smuin in August, after nine years with the Memphis troupe, “That was a great place for me, I loved it, But I got a sense of wanderlust.”..
Stanford Jazz Orchestra with Jimmy Heath. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University. Free-$10. 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-14-stanford-jazz-orchestra-jimmy-heath. Nathan Laube, Organ. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Stanford Memorial Church. Free. 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-14-nathan-laube-organ. Stanford Symphonic Chorus and Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Stanford Memorial Church. $10-$20. 650-723-3811 or https://arts.stanford.edu/events/2012/2012-11-18-stanford-symphonic-chorus-and-peninsula-symphony-orchestra.
Pancake Breakfast: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosts a breakfast fundraiser benefiting veterans and their families and scholarships for ballet mini stickers local students, Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee/tea and juice, First Sunday of the month, 8:30-11 a.m. American Legion Veteran’s Hall Post 318, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, Suggested donation $6/$5 students and active duty military, Voices in Harmony: The men’s chorus is seeking new members, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Comunidad Cristiana, 1748 Junction Ave., San Jose. vihchorus.org..
Wellness Resource Fair: The JCC and Good Samaritan Hospital present this event, featuring more than 30 informational booths including heart health, stroke awareness, in-home care, transition planning and CPR. May 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Free. 408-357-7497. Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch: Montalvo Service Group hosts its annual brunch, catered by Pat Smith’s Extravaganza Catering. May 10; seatings at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. $70 adults/$35 children, ages 3-10 years. Reservations are required by May 1 to montalvoarts.org or 408-961-5858.