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  • Cresco Equipment Rentals
    Cresco Equipment Rentals delivers comprehensive equipment solutions and unprecedented premier service. Contractor to homeowner, large construction project, remodel, facility services, movie production or major event, we?ve got you covered.
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    21 Parr Blvd
    Richmond, CA US
  • Studio Grow
    As the father of a 2-year old, Tim Alley found himself running around to playdates scattered throughout the Bay Area, scooting to toddler-friendly lessons in art, gymnastics, and dance. While he loved the programming, he wished that he and his daughter weren't confined to such a tight schedule. So, he turned to his brother-in-law, Tom Limbert, head teacher at a local preschool, and they began to work on their own children's studio at Studio Grow—a supplementary preschool atmosphere with a focus on unstructured learning where children can play throughout the day. True to its name, Studio Grow now welcomes tots at three area studios. Though programs and amenities vary by location, kids might frolic through a color-splashed dance room, construct crafty masterpieces from watercolors, play-doh, and crayons in an art room, or plunge into ball pits. At all three locations, kids can tinker in a room filled with puzzles, toy trucks, dress-up clothes, and lego building sets. in a slide-filled run room. Instructors stay on hand throughout each romp, ready to lead Berkeley guests through sing-alongs or immerse Concord’s small listeners in story time. Teachers may also balloon a giant primary-colored parachute over the playroom for kids to scurry under and use to shield themselves from sudden broccoli storms. Though staffers emphasize unstructured play, they also lead summer camps for children up to aged 6 with guided romps through the studio; as well as Friday-night babysitting sessions, where kids of all ages can play sans parents until 10 p.m.
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    1235 10th St
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Oakland Youth Chorus
    When the voices of a choir come together, they produce a warmth and a power greater than the sum of their parts. "There is something special that happens when you bring people together in music in general—something about the power of the human voice," explains Oakland Youth Chorus Executive Director Keri Butkevich. The Oakland Youth Chorus (OYC) helps children find that power. The chorus started in 1974 as an effort to unite youth from different neighborhoods of Oakland. It reached across racial, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers to teach musical-performance skills and foster friendships that might not otherwise occur. Today, it serves more than 600 students in 18 school and community sites. In addition to eight K–5 choruses, OYC directs a city-wide Concert Chorus for middle- and high-school students that has won several national awards at Heritage Festivals and sung at the White House. The school and community choirs are open to anyone who wants to join. Choir directors assess students' current skills and help them grow from there. The students then showcase these skills in performances ranging from city-wide parades to local school recitals. These concerts present a repertoire that includes everything from the Beatles to Panamanian work songs. In addition to reflecting the community of Oakland, these diverse performances help to "extend people's knowledge of music of the world" by incorporating melodies from Russia and Bulgaria, says Keri. The K–5 choruses, known as Miracle Choruses, frequently use their voices for good, performing at American Cancer Society events or promoting AIDS awareness and urban-farming initiatives. These performances in particular show what choral music can do. Not only can it transform shy children into musicians—it has the "power of bringing people together." And by using their voices for community service, Keri explains, the singers develop "an awareness and appreciation for being part of a movement for positive change."
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    685 14th Street
    Oakland, CA US
  • Cantare Con Vivo
    Cantare Con Vivo started as a 24-voice choral ensemble, but more than 25 years later, it raises thousands of voices across the city of Oakland. Now, the organization, which seeks to bring together a diverse community through music, is divided into three distinct wings. One hundred auditioned singers compose a chorale that showcases four concert programs each season, including works with full orchestra. The 24-person chamber ensemble performs throughout the Bay Area, featuring both brand-new and historically renowned pieces from around the world. But those ensembles don't account for the largest number of voices. That distinction goes to Cantare Con Vivo's outreach arm, Cantare Children's Choirs of Oakland. The program sponsors in-school choral music education and after-school choirs for more than 2,300 underserved kids in 10 local elementary, middle, and high schools. The students, who otherwise might not have access to any arts education, get to learn about music and themselves while performing great works for their family and friends.
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    1611 Telegraph Ave
    Oakland, CA US
  • Art Social San Francisco
    During three-hour classes at Art Social, instructors strive to foster an environment as lively as the paintings that inspire them. At various restaurants, wine bars, or galleries across the Bay Area, students begin the evening chatting with classmates against the backdrop of soft music and clinking wine glasses. Once students have settled into their personal painting stations, instructors delve into history, context, and scratch 'n' sniff features of the evening's chosen painting, which has included works such as Gustav Klimt's The Kiss or Van Gogh's Starry Night. Step-by-step instruction ensures students of all levels take home a personal masterpiece, whether it is a replica of the painting being taught or the bowls of fruit that haunt the student's mind.
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    71 Broadway Boulevard
    Fairfax, CA US
  • Live Nation National
    Kenneth Donald Rogers?an American country-music star, photographer, producer, actor, and fellow with a nice beard?has won three Grammys and more than a dozen American Music Awards for his sweet, stirring crooning. Though he won't be toting his dozens of awards, Mr. Rogers will be bringing an impressive showcase of selections from his extensive collection of country hits. To prep the crowd for the main event, The Herndon Brothers?a local act lead by Ray Herndon, a country star known for livin' the dream?will layer the crowd in hometown vibes from their wide library of inspiring and honest tracks.
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    5500 Canyon Crest Dr.
    San Diego, CA US
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