Island Arts

 

Seven-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos and his namesake sextet return to Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) for an enchanting summer evening of Afro-Latin-inspired music, song and culture.

As one of the premier Afro-Latin jazz groups in the country, the John Santos Sextet’s repertoire consists of original compositions and exciting original arrangements of classic rhythms, styles and songs from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States.

 

Rhythmix Cultural Works celebrated a decade of music, art and dance on June 11 with a free open house featuring Puerto Rican Bomba, Buti Yoga, Brazilian Capoeira (above), Cuban Salsa, Zumba Fitness and the unveiling of a new donor wall. Ten new major donors were honored and Mayor Trish Spencer read a proclamation announcing June 11 (the arts facility’s anniversary) as Rhythmix Cultural Works Day. The cultural center will host an additional celebration on Aug. 19. 

 

1 U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda Color Guard

2 Lincoln Middle School Marching Band:  The Lincoln Middle School Marching Band has 100 sixth to eighth graders marching in their hometown parade today. It’s the sixth graders’ first time marching! This award-winning band led the Main Street Parade at Disneyland and won “Unanimous Superior.”

3 Trish Spencer, Mayor of Alameda

4 Ginny Krutilek, Gretchen Dael Lipow, Joyce Denyven, Weezie Mott: Grand Marshals

 

Want to give Dad a great Father’s Day 2017? Come to Temple Israel for a barbecue and a show on an afternoon that the whole family will enjoy! 

Guinness World Record sword swallower, mentalist and Ripley’s Believe It or Not star Roderick Russell will visit Alameda for one show only on June 18.

 

Alameda Island Poets invites Alameda Sun readers to their monthly free reading, from 7 to 9 p.m., next Wednesday, June 7, at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St., 
This month’s readings feature prizewinning poets Claire J. Baker and Robert Eastwood.  Open mic follows. Light refreshments will be served.

Claire J. Baker has seen more than 4,300 of her poems printed in journals, anthologies, newspapers and online. She has written 11 books, her latest Trails of Naming, Book 2.  She has won four grand prizes at the Dancing Poetry Festival.  

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