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September 12, 2013

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Orquesta Dharma

Point Richmond Music Presents
Orquesta Dharma & Viento y Marea
on Friday, 9/13

Point Richmond Music (PRM) wraps up its 2013 season in September with TWO free concerts! On Friday, September 13, Orquesta Dharma (Latin Jazz) and Viento y Marea (Salsa and Latin Jazz) perform (bring your dancing shoes!). And on Friday, September 27,  Empress Meditations (World) and Nicolas Bearde (Jazz) will bring the season to a rousing close. The concerts run from 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm. In addition to great music, concerts feature a raffle, face-painting for children and dancing in the street. PRM’s outdoor venue is located Park Place and Washington Avenue in historic downtown Point Richmond.
Local restaurants offer a wide array of cuisine, and Point Richmond Music's no-host bar will be open for business!

PRM is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit group that celebrates diversity and promotes the arts and community through the universal language of music. For more information, please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.com

Nicolas BeardeFriday, September 13
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Orquesta Dharma (Latin Jazz) www.orquestadharma.com
Formed by trombonist/composer/arranger Jamie Dubberly, this ensemble is comprised of some of the very best Latin and Jazz musicians in Bay Area. Featuring Karl Perazzo (of Santana fame), Carlos Caro, and numerous other Bay Area luminaries, Orquesta Dharma achieves a balance of highly infectious dance grooves and modern and innovative jazz arrangements.
6:45 PM-7:45 PM – 
Viento y Marea (Latin) www.reverbnation.com/vientoymarea
Oakland-based Viento y Marea formed in 2009 as a trio and has gradually added new members and collaborated with guest musicians over the years. Viento y Marea's repertoire focuses on classic New York salsa and Latin Jazz as well as traditional yet updated Cuban Son. The core group is composed of Melinda Stone (Cuban tres), Jeff McNish (guitar), David Pinto (bass) and Dan Falsetto (trumpet).

About Point Richmond Music:
The all-volunteer PRM committee shares a vision of celebrating diversity and promoting the arts and community through the universal language of music. PRM concerts offer a gathering place for people of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life, who come together to enjoy musical talent of many genres from Richmond, the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to producing its free summer concert series, the group is proud to help support year-round music in Point Richmond through its sponsorship of the Point Richmond Acoustic series and the Point Richmond Jazz series, which run October through May at the First United Methodist Church, and to foster the development of the next generation of musicians through contributions to Washington Elementary School’s music program. Twelve years of this collaborative effort have been made possible through donations of time and money from local businesses and volunteers. We are grateful to our 2013 sponsors: Chevron, the City of Richmond, Nutiva, Sims Metal Management, California Delicious, Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau, Wareham Development, Genser & Watkins LLP, MSH Group, Mr. & Mrs. Rafael Favila, and Atchison Village Credit Union, to date. PRM committee members include Andrew Butt, Pamela Dewitt Delaney, Duane Fitzgerald, Bruce Kaplan, Sydney Metrick, Michele Seville, and Christina Zirker, with invaluable help from many other volunteers. Special thanks to Stacey Dillon for designing our posters.

For more information, please visit www.pointrichmondmusic.com and www.facebook.com/ptrichmondmusic.

Coming up on September 27th - our final concert of the 2013 season!

Viento y Marea

Empress Meditations

World, www.empressmeditations.com
Empress Meditations is the collaboration of Queen Makedah, Razteria, Irae Divine and Sol Atash, who joined together to highlight the works and message of female artists in reggae, world music & beyond, while raising contributions for charity. Their performances include a diverse selection of songs performed in Spanish, Hebrew, Farsi, Portuguese, French, English & more.

Empress Meditations

Nicolas Bearde

Jazz, www.nicolasbearde.com
Internationally acclaimed jazz recording artist, songwriter and educator Nicolas Bearde blends genres of jazz, soul and blues. An original and current member of Bobby McFerrin's renowned vocal ensemble "Voicestra" for more than two decades, Nicolas has also carved out a distinctive solo career, making a notable contribution to the music world with his soulful style of jazz.

Stay tuned for more Point RIchmond Music Summer Concerts, plus a whole new season of acoustic music and Jazz this fall at the First United Methodist Church of Point Richmond. Thanks for reading!

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Richmond: Dornan Drive Tunnel to reopen to traffic on Friday
By Brittany Johnson Richmond Confidential
Posted:   09/11/2013 02:34:33 PM PDT | Updated:   about 17 hours ago

RICHMOND -- After months of repairs, a tunnel that serves as the main road to Miller Knox Regional Shoreline and the Point Richmond community will reopen to cars, bikes and pedestrians on Friday.
The 101-year-old Dornan Drive Tunnel closed in February after workers found cracks in the concrete lining of the tunnel's inner surface. Richmond's engineering staff, and a hired construction team, later discovered a room-sized void above the tunnel's concrete lining.
Workers probably failed to fill this gap during the original 1912 construction, said Melissa Tigbao, Richmond's project engineer for the tunnel repair. As a result, the tunnel lining was just 2 inches thick in areas, with no structural reinforcement.
The Dornan Drive Tunnel is closed to all traffic in Richmond, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Crews discovered significant concrete failure in the tunnel wall, prompting the closure. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff Archives) ( Kristopher Skinner )
"We had residents feeling inconvenienced due to the repairs. But safety is our number-one priority, it overrides everything," said Tigbao.
The city filled the 163-square-foot void with concrete grout and reinforced the structure with a 1-foot-thick concrete band wrapped above the tunnel's inner lining, said Tigbao.
The city financed this near million-dollar repair with grants from Caltrans and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.
This article was produced by RichmondConfidential.org, a nonprofit news service based in the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.