On June 8th, the audience at Grand Theatre will take a journey through the decades of popular music from the 70s & 80s. This Spring, enjoy your favorite songs as they come alive through Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Cheer, and Tahitian Dancing. Experience En Pointe’s production performed by many talented dancers and musicians from Mountain House, Tracy, and Lathrop!
Ballet Folklorico Raices Mexicanas de Maria Valdovinos dance group (also known as BFRM) was first established in Stockton CA with 7 students on January 2006. Currently it has expanded out to Lathrop, and Tracy. Making it one of the largest groups in San Joaquin County! With over 120 students enrolled!
For the first time BFRM is proudly bringing their summer recital to the Grand Theater. Students from every level will showcase what they have learned and followed by BFRMs performing group that will keep you on the edge of your seat with many different regions and with their very own folklorico with a twist song that you will love!
From stomping, skirt twirling and machete throwing its a show you don’t want to miss!
For more information you may visit www.bf-rm.org.
Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s latest album, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts and shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and stunning playing. The five time Grammy nominee describes the 11 song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done” and Guitar Player Magazine claims it “explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history.” Robben has recorded more than 35 albums under his own name and with various bands. There’s also his session and sideman work, which included hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Larry Carlton, Brad Paisley, Gregg Allman, Phil Lesh and Rickie Lee Jones. Robben continues to tour heavily and teach master classes in the US and worldwide.
An important and essential component of Robben’s career is his commitment to teaching and passing on what he’s learned over the past 40 years to current and future musicians. His instructional videos and clinics over this this time have culminated in a collaboration with TrueFire and the birth of the Robben Ford Guitar Dojo. Robben also hosts his annual Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp in upstate NY every August. For more information, please go to www.robbenford.com.