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OMG, Nine Bay Area High School Seniors Picked as Finalists for Beach Blanket Babylon Scholaraship! Big Show on June 6

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Well there’ll be a cavalcade of stars (including hat lady Jan Wahl and area billionaire Gordon Getty) judging the live performances of nine high school seniors at Club Fugazi at 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard in North Beach on June 6th, 2011.

All the deets, below.

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The deets:

SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS CHOSEN! THE STEVE SILVER FOUNDATION AND BEACH BLANKET BABYLON SELECT NINE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TO COMPETE FOR THREE $10,000 CASH SCHOLARSHIPS

FINALISTS TO PERFORM LIVE AT CLUB FUGAZI ON MONDAY, JUNE 6th

SAN FRANCISCO (May 9, 2011) – Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the selection of nine Bay Area finalists for the Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts.” One winner in each category will be presented with a check for $10,000 towards their college education. The nine high school seniors who will perform live on Monday, June 6th are:

ACTING
JESSICA CHANLIAU – Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School, Novato
TAYLOR EDELHART – Lowell High School, San Francisco
ANYA RICHKIND – Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco

DANCING
MADELINE BAGBY – Castilleja School, Palo Alto
DARIUS DROOH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco
ALEX LYASHEVYCH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco

SINGING
JILLIAN BUTLER – Liberty High School, Brentwood
ZACHARY PISER – Piedmont High School, Piedmont
CARA WODKA – Fremont Christian High School, Fremont

“Every year I’m impressed by the talent and caliber of the entries we receive, and this year was no exception,” said Schuman Silver. “Narrowing the field down to just nine finalists was not an easy task.”

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Star 101.3′s Don Bleu. The celebrity panel of judges scheduled to appear include: San Francisco Ballet’s Principal Character Dancer & Choreographer Val Caniparoli, singer and actor Franc D’Ambrosio, KGO Radio’s Jerry Friedman, Composer Gordon Getty, San Francisco Opera’s General Director David Gockley, KMEL’s Chuy Gomez, California Shakespeare Theater’s Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, American Conservatory Theater’s Artistic Director Carey Perloff, ABC7′s Don Sanchez and KRON4/KCBS Radio’s Jan Wahl.”

(I don’t know about ticket availability or anything at this point – they’ll be tough or impossible to get, one might imagine.)

Bon courage, contestants!

Alcohol Recovery Fee Proponents to Protest at Plumpjack Noe Valley this Afternoon

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Uh oh, appears as if normally quiet Noe Valley will liven up at around 4:30 this afternoon.

People like these would prefer if Mayor Gavin Newsom didn’t veto San Francisco’s proposed Alcohol Recovery Fee

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All the deets:

Advocates Rally at PlumpJack. Tell Mayor Newsom – Do Nothing!
 
Mayor Should Recuse Himself From Decision on New SF Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee

What:             Demonstration and Rally
When:            September 20, 2010   4:30 p.m.             
Where:           PlumpJack Wines, 4011 24th Street at Noe St., in Noe Valley

Who:                        Partial list of participants…
§       American Indian Movement – West§       Asian-American Recovery Services§       Bayview Hunters Point Foundation§       Beacon Center§       Horizons Unlimited of SF§       Latino Commission§       Youth Leadership Institute

Why:            Last week, the SF Board of Supervisors passed the Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee on a 7-3 vote. Mayor Newsom says he will veto the ordinance, and there are not enough votes to override it—we need eight.  San Francisco needs the new fee to recover costs for alcohol-related treatment, prevention, transportation and hospitalization. It’s time for companies who profit from distributing alcohol in San Francisco to pay their fair share of the costs for these services.

Supervisor Alioto-Pier—whose family is in the wine business—declared a conflict of interest and abstained from voting last Tuesday. Now the Mayor should do the same. 

The Mayor has significant financial interests in the alcohol business. His millions of alcohol related investments present a similar conflict of interest as Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s.  His company, Plumpjack Group, owns 12 separate establishments that make, sell or distribute alcohol. His businesses include 2 wineries, 8 bars and restaurants, and 2 wine shops.  Four of these establishments are in San Francisco. He has reported receiving over $200,000 in income per year from alcohol-related business.
 
Please join these prevention and treatment organizations to demonstrate and deliver a strong message that the Mayor should do nothing and allow the Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee to become law.