Monday, December 31, 2012

Chairs for Charity returns to Calaveras County on Jan. 26


Calling all artists! Chairs for Charity is back. Now is the time to put your creative
thinking caps on and create the most unique chair, stool, bench, or artistic chair-like
design that results in a “Work of Art”.

This is a chance for local non-profit groups, schools, individuals or organizations to
beef up their coffers with just a little creative effort. Professional artists and community
groups receive 40% of the auction price your item brings. It is very important to note
that 2013’s total entries will be limited to 30. So, time is of the essence. Be the first to
complete a chair and take home some bragging rights.

Chairs for Charity returns to the San Andreas Town Hall on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
The fun starts at 5:00pm and runs to 8:00pm. The Town Hall has plenty of space for
guests to sit and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner created by the Pickle Patch, enjoy a
beverage from the no-host bar, visit with friends, participate in rounds of Xtreme Musical
Chairs, select from the many valuable raffle prizes and, most importantly, bid on chairs
and chair items in the live and silent auctions.

Two community non-profit groups are, again, joining forces to present Chairs for Charity
2013. Calaveras Arts Council and Soroptimist International of Calaveras County will be
collaborating to bring this fun-filled and must attend event to you.

Entry blanks showing specific deadlines for entries are now available at the Arts Council
Gallery at 22 Main Street, San Andreas. Contact the Arts Council at 754-1774 or visit
their website www.calaverasarts.org to learn more.


Chairs in past year’s live auction

Motherlode Ragtime News

Hi Ragtime Fans,

Happy holidays!  The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society will be on January 12, 2013 at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium.  Tom Brier will be on hand to provide lots of toe-tapping music; but all who would like to play are welcome.  

For those who would like to hear the music AND enjoy a nice meal, Stevens Price will be doing one of his famous dinners.  Dinner will be served between 6 pm and 8 pm and will consist of Chicken Cordon Bleu, veggies, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, and a drink of choice (coffee, tea, etc.--or you may bring your own wine if you like). Cost is $20 per person. Reservations are recommended for parties of 4 or more who would like to sit together.  Call the Ice Cream Emporium at (209) 267-0543 for reservations.


It's never too early to start thinking about next year's Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival. Dates are August 9 -11, 2013.  Watch the website (www.suttercreekragtime.com) for information as it becomes available or call (209) 405-1563 if you have questions.

Happy new year; and hope to see you soon!


Marilyn

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Calaveras Arts Council Opens Ovations 2013 Performing Arts Series with Brubeck Jazz

Calaveras Arts Council opens Ovations  2013 Performing Arts Series with the Brubeck Jazz
Institute Quintet (BIJZ) at Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center located at Bret Harte High
School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp.  Five impressively talented young musicians make
up the current BIJQ and will perform on Sunday January 13 at 3:00pm.  Adult tickets are $25
and Youth 18 years and younger at $10.00.  This year the Calaveras Community Foundation is
underwriting a limited number of youth tickets to help expose youth to a variety of music and
dance performances.  There are only 150 tickets available for the entire season so order
soon.

Established in 2000 to honor its distinguished alumni, Dave and Iola Brubeck, the Brubeck
Institute Fellowship Program is an intensive program in jazz performance for five musicians
who have just graduated from high school. The Brubeck Fellows become members of the
Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ).

BIJQ members of the 2012-2013 are: Rane Roatta, tenor sax, from Miami, FL; Thomas Kelley,
alto sax, from Canton, CT; Paul Bloom, piano, from Needham, MA; Adam Goldman, bass, from
Pacific Palisades, CA; Malachi Whitson, drums, from Richmond, CA.  They represents the next
generation of jazz musicians who are pushing the music forward in new directions.  Jazz, a
true American art form, has evolved from the fusion of African music and European classical
music in the late part of the 19th Century.  It is unique in its use of complex rhythms and
harmony.  Also unique to jazz is that it is an improvised art form, no one performance is ever
the same.

















This is a very special performance.  The arts council and BIJQ with the audience want to
celebrate the life and music of Dave Brubeck who died on December 5, 2012.  Brubeck grew
up in the foothills and his footprints are securely imprinted here.  BIJQ will leave an
unforgettable impression in Calaveras as well.

The next Ovations performance is Sunday, January 27 with Joe Craven Trio.
Individual tickets are on sale now by going on line to www.calaverasarts.org or by calling
(209) 754-1774.

The non-profit Calaveras County Arts Council operates Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main Street in
San Andreas.  Hours are weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The gallery offers free parking both in front and in back and is handicapped accessible. The
current gallery art show and sale is "The Affordable Gifts of Art” which will runs through
January 5th, 2013.   Become an Arts Council member and receive a 10% discount on all your
gallery purchases.  For more information, call the Calaveras Arts Council at (209) 754-1774 or
visit www.calaverasarts.org.

Friday, December 21, 2012

From the Amador Arts Council: Arts Activities Happening Around Amador County

Here are some of the Arts activities happening around Amador County

Gallery Exhibits
Holiday Art Show at Hanford Street Gallery
Give the gift of Art this holiday season!
AmadorArts and Hanford Street Gallery present an exhibit of affordable art featuring local artists.  All pieces for sale $125 and under. 
Gallery open Thursday- Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-430pm.
291 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek
209 267 8074
http://www.hanfordstgallery.com

Affordable Gifts of Art Holiday Boutique at Gallery Calaveras
Historic Main St., San Andreas.
Still need a special gift? Over 50 artists have a variety of items for sale, including small original paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, jewelry, cards, candles, wearable art, and much more…very unique for your very unique friends. Each purchase supports local artists and the Calaveras County Arts Council.
Visit www.calaverasarts.org for all the details.

Music Events
Open Mic Fridays at Rosebud’s Cafe
26 Main Street, Jackson 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL AGES. Original works and Public Works (published before 1923) ONLY. 
Dinner is served until 8:30 p.m. on Fridays We serve Beer, Wine, and Coffee beverages as well as dessert all night.
This open mic is not only for music, but also stories, poetry, and any form of performance art. The dinning room was completely full last week and we stayed late sharing more music and stories (we were here until 10pm).


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
RICK LIPP
55:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. The Lone Wolf at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. Piano and vocals ranging from Sinatra to Sedaka...The Beatles to Basie. Bring your requests! Great food, great drinks, great service! See the lounge menu, dinner menu and dessert menu at the Jackson Rancheria Casino website. Just scroll down to online reservations and the menus on the dining website.

SCOTT BERRIAN
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Open Jam at the Pine Grove Schoolhouse. All ages, no cover, hosted by the Rock and Roll Acoustic Show. All instruments welcomed. The format will be first come, first serve, and one or two people at the most at a time sitting in with the house band.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
RICK LIPP
5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. The Lone Wolf at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. Piano and vocals ranging from Sinatra to Sedaka...The Beatles to Basie. Bring your requests! Great food, great drinks, great service! See the lounge menu, dinner menu and dessert menu at the Jackson Rancheria Casino website. Just scroll down to online reservations and the menus on the dining website.

BLACK IRISH BAND
Ameica's only Irish - Italian band - double the fun! Christmas show 
Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 8:00 pm  $12 adv / $15 day of show
 44 Main St., Sutter Creek CA 95685 Tickets available at www.suttercreektheatre.com or at Heart & Soul 42 Main St. Sutter Creek CA 95685
Contact us at 916.425.0077 or info@suttercreektheatre.com 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
BRUCE DIXON
4pm -6pm. No cover, all ages welcome: LIVE MUSIC... Amazing food... Wonderful Service... Come join in the FUN!
Volcano Union Inn, 21375 Consolation Street, PO Box 171 (mailing), Volcano, CA 95689
(209) 296-7711 mailto:hello@volcanounion.com http://www.volcanounion.com
Four well appointed rooms available nightly. Pub serving Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. FREE Fridays! Complimentary Shuffleboard and Darts every Friday from 2pm to 4pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
RICK LIPP
5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. The Lone Wolf at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. Piano and vocals ranging from Sinatra to Sedaka...The Beatles to Basie. Bring your requests! Great food, great drinks, great service! See the lounge menu, dinner menu and dessert menu at the Jackson Rancheria Casino website. Just scroll down to online reservations and the menus on the dining website.

SCOTT BERRIAN
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Open Jam at the Pine Grove Schoolhouse. All ages, no cover, hosted by the Rock and Roll Acoustic Show. All instruments welcomed. The format will be first come, first serve, and one or two people at the most at a time sitting in with the house band.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
RICK LIPP
5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. The Lone Wolf at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. Piano and vocals ranging from Sinatra to Sedaka...The Beatles to Basie. Bring your requests! Great food, great drinks, great service! See the lounge menu, dinner menu and dessert menu at the Jackson Rancheria Casino website. Just scroll down to online reservations and the menus on the dining website.

OLD SOLES at Kirkwood
Saturday - 6pm-8ish:  Old Soles (masha & geff) at the Kirkwood Inn, Hwy 88 opposite Kirkwood Mountain Resort.  It'll be a sort of pre-pre-New Year's Eve celebration while everyone can still see straight.  And ski straight.  Please drive safely.
http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
OLD SOLES MARSHA AND GEFF CRAWFORD
Old Soles (masha & geff) at the Volcano Union Inn and Pub in Volcano. It's the anniversary of the wedding of Percy and Mary Shelley back in 1816. He wrote "To A Skylark", which begins, "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!" She wrote "Frankenstein". We dedicate this evening to all those couples who seem mismatched, but aren't. http://www.volcanounion.com http://www.oldsolesmusic.com no cover, all ages.
LIVE MUSIC... Amazing food... Wonderful Service... Come join in the FUN!
4pm -6pm. No cover, all ages welcome: LIVE MUSIC... Amazing food... Wonderful Service... Come join in the FUN!
Volcano Union Inn, 21375 Consolation Street, PO Box 171 (mailing), Volcano, CA 95689
(209) 296-7711 mailto:hello@volcanounion.com http://www.volcanounion.com

Tuesday Jan 1, 2013 ~ 5:30 to 8:00 PM : Over the Edge at Alchemy in Murphys
The Winemaker is the irreverent Twisted Oak. Come meet Mark, the Winemaker, and enjoy $5 glasses of their Verdelho and their limited production "Sheep Shack Vineyard Tempranillo". Optional specials will include "Braised Lamb Shank" and "Sautéed Halibut topped with Rock Shrimp"
Let’s get this New Year off to a rollicking good start!!!
Reservations strongly advised: 209 728.0700 FREE Fridays! Complimentary Shuffleboard and Darts every Friday from 2pm to 4pm

Artist Opportunities
A call to artists who draw and keep a sketchbook:
As you may have heard we are forging ahead with an
Artist's Sketchbook Show in February.
If you would like to participate please contact Al & Lois Herrick for more information.
291 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek
209 267 8074
http://www.hanfordstgallery.com

Andis Seeks MusicianAndis Wines is looking for a musician/guitar player/violinist to play light background music for our new tasting room in Sutter Creek.  Gigs would most likely be Friday and Saturday evenings for approximately 3-4 hours, possibly more.  If interested please contact Jenae at (209) 245-6177, or emailjenae@andiswines.com.

Thanks for your support of the Arts in Amador County!     Happy Holidays.

AmadorArts
Amador County Arts Council
11-A Randolph Street
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038
info@AmadorArts.org
www.amadorarts.org

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Black Irish Band "A Pirate Christmas" and CD release - Sat Dec 22

Black Irish Band - A Pirate Christmas
Also, celebrating a new album release
Saturday, December 22, 8:00 pm
$12 adv / $15 day of show

www.SutterCreekTheater.com


The band has just released its new 23rd album, “Dark Ocean”. In celebration of the new release the band will be performing many songs from the album live. Dark Ocean is based on songs of pirates & privateers that sailed the oceans off America in the early years. Many of the songs are very rowdy about the hardships faced at sea by sailors and about their short life spent in the taverns on the old coast!

Think of this concert as Santa Claus grew a Black Beard! Along with the bands tribute to the pirates of the high seas they will perform many original and traditional holiday favorites. Band member & songwriter Patrick Michael Karnahan will be introducing two original songs on this occasion, Sierra Christmas and The Christmas Train. At the end of the concert the whole audience will be invited to sing along with the songs they know and love.



When you take Celtic, Spanish, and Italian Music, and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish. For twenty-three years this band has created an original sound that no other band has. With over 700 concert performances to date and airplay around the world, the band has kept very busy spreading their brand of progressive folk music to a large audience. Performing both traditional and original music the band is very focused on presenting acoustic music in a very exciting up-beat way that appeals to all ages. The band has written and recorded 96 original songs that appear on many of the bands twenty-three CD recordings. Many of the original works written by the band are based on Celtic history.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mother Lode Friend of Music Presents: Chamber Music - Sun Jan 27

Sunday, January 27, 2 pm.  Chamber music concert presented by the Mother Lode Friends of Music.  String quartets by Leclair, Mozart, Frosali, and Shostakovitch, and the Quintet for piano and strings of Dvorak.  Corina Stoian and Joseph Gold, violins, Debbie Dare, viola, Alexandru Dumitrache, cello, and Ron Brickman, piano.  Free admission.  Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.  Call 209-293-4227 for more information.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Open Mic Fridays at Rosebud's Cafe in Jackson

Fridays from 8:30pm until 9:45pm
Rosebud's Cafe in historic downtown Jackson!
26 Main Street
(209) 223-1035

Poetry. Stories. Oratory. Music. Dance. Comedy. Bring it!

Original & Public Domain works ONLY
ALL AGES

No purchase necessary, though we do serve tasty treats such as locally roasted coffees, local wines & beers, and farm fresh foods. Free wifi!

(209) 223-1035

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Calaveras Arts Council Announces Ovations 2013 Schedule and Performing Artists

Calaveras Arts Council Announces Ovations 2013 Schedule and PerforminFor over 30 years, Calaveras Arts Council has brought a variety of concerts to the rural residents and guests of the Gold Country.  Ovations 2013 Performing Arts Series features five high quality, affordable performances at Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center located at Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp.

All performances are on a Sunday at 3:00 pm.  This year the Calaveras Community Foundation is underwriting a limited number of youth tickets.  There are only 150 tickets available so order soon. This year’s lineup is:

Sunday, January 13, 2013 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet
The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet represents the next generation of jazz musicians who are pushing the music forward in new directions.  Jazz, a true American art form, has evolved from the fusion of African music and European classical music in the late part of the 19th Century.  It is unique in its use of complex rhythms and harmony.  Also unique to jazz is that it is an improvised art form, no one performance is ever the same.

Sunday, January 27, 2013 Joe Craven Trio
Joe Craven, John R. Burr, and Kendrick Freeman make up this power trio of keyboards, key bass, drums, fiddle, mandolin, found sound and vocals.  Joe Craven Trio has a celebrated array of sound paying tribute to Traditional American Folk, Blues, New Orleans, Swing, Funk, as well as the music of Brazil, Haiti, Ireland, Cuba and Puerto Rico.  The music is crisp, tight and full of groove.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 Chinyakare Ensemble
Zimbabwe Dancers Founded in 2000, Tawanda muChinyakare means “we are many, all in the deep tradition of our ancestors, in ChiShona, a native language of Zimbabwe.  Chinyakare Ensemble presents authentic Zimbabwean music and dance, and merges powerful traditional art forms with innovative movement and soulful form.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 Felici Piano Trio
The Felici Trio is the musical home of Belgian pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, German violinist Rebecca Hang and American cellist Brain Schuldt. Felici members are prize winners of the Los Angeles Liszt, Yellow Springs, and Osaka music competitions.  As individual musicians they are each virtuosic, musical and engaging.  As a trio they are dynamite!  From intimate to bombastic, their synergy, energy and creativity make this trio compelling and unforgettable. Their adventurous programming is unusual and attractive."

Sunday, March 17, 2013 Viviana Guzman Group
Chilean born, Viviana Guzmán, is described by the New York Times  as "an imaginative artist," her spirited interpretations bring a new dimension to flute compositions with her sparkling breathings, full joie de vivre, energy and zest.  She releases melodic potential in her music, be it in ductile musings or sparkling fountains of tones.  Viviana Guzman Group consists of flute, piano, bass and drums.

Season and individual tickets are on sale now by going on line to www.calaverasarts.org or by calling (209) 754-1774. The non-profit Calaveras County Arts Council operates Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main Street in San Andreas.  Hours are weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The gallery offers free parking both in front and in back and is handicapped accessible. The current gallery art show and sale is "The Affordable Gifts of Art” which will runs through January 5th, 2013.   Become an Arts Council member and receive a 10% discount on all your gallery purchases.  For more information, call the Calaveras Arts Council at (209) 754-1774 or visit www.calaverasarts.org. END

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: "Winterdance" - Sat Dec 8

Dynamic. Acoustic. Celtic. With Celtic dancers!
Saturday, Dec 8, 8:00 pm
$18 adv / $20 day of show

Kids 12 & under $10
Order tickets at:
www.suttercreektheater.com

Join Molly's Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You'll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping.

Molly's Revenge, whose lineup includes bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, guitar, mandola, and bouzouki, have toured extensively in the USA and in Australia, China and Scotland. The band is known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song, with guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment, guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Their arrangements of traditional jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard- edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more. Aaron Jones, bouzouki player with Scottish Folk Band of the Year Old Blind Dogs, produced the band's tenth recording, Aged 10 Years, which was released in March 2011.




Guest vocalist Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song.

"There is an engaging freshness and yet an impressive maturity in their playing. There is also a lovely balance of repertoire, alternating a familiar with a most arcane selection of tunes and songs." --Mick Moloney, National Heritage Award recipient.

"The instruments are traditional... but the wild passion they exhibit is thoroughly modern." --MetroSantaCruz (CA)

"Revered in California as one of its most energetic, exciting and innovative bands, Molly's Revenge has a produced an album that is a total joy." --Shay Black, of the legendary Black family.

"They bring to the music a vital and joyous creativity that excites even the hardest of hearts." --John Doyle, founding member of Solas.

This was a really great show last year, great variety of Celtic music and traditional Irish dancing, so don't miss it!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chairs for Charity returns to Calaveras County in January

Calling all artists!  Chairs for Charity is back.

Now is the time to put your creative thinking caps on and create the most unique chair, stool, bench, or artistic chair-like design that results in a “Work of Art”. This is a chance for local non-profit groups, schools, individuals or organizations to beef up their coffers with just a little creative effort.  Professional artists and community groups receive 40% of the auction price your item brings.  It is very important to note that 2013’s total entries will be limited to 30.  So, time is of the essence.  Be the first to complete a chair and take home some bragging rights.

Chairs for Charity returns to the San Andreas Town Hall on Saturday, January 26, 2013.  The fun starts at 5:00pm and runs to 8:00pm. The Town Hall has plenty of space for guests to sit and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner created by the Pickle Patch, enjoy a beverage from the no-host bar, visit with friends, participate in rounds of Xtreme Musical Chairs, select from the many valuable raffle prizes and, most importantly, bid on chairs and chair items in the live and silent auctions. Two community non-profit groups are, again, joining forces to present Chairs for Charity 2013.

Calaveras Arts Council and Soroptimist International of Calaveras County will be collaborating to bring this fun-filled and must attend event to you. Entry blanks showing specific deadlines for entries are now available at the Arts Council Gallery at 22 Main Street, San Andreas. Contact the Arts Council at 754-1774 or visit their website www.calaverasarts.org to learn more. END  Mary Jane Genochio; Executive DirectorConnie Strawbridge; Graphics/AdministrationCalaveras Arts CouncilPO Box 250 / 22 N Main StreetSan Andreas, CA  95249209-754-1774 office209-754-4624 faxarts@goldrush.comwww.calaverasarts.org

Free Fridays Concert Series sponsored by AmadorArts begin January 18

Get ready, Amador, to get down….to having a good time.  This winter, on Fridays every two weeks  AmadorArts will once again be presenting live local music from 6-8 pm. The first of the season will be January 18 in Ione at Castle Oaks Golf Club, and the three subsequent concerts will be at Teresa’s Place in Jackson. The series is being called “Free Fridays + 2.”  Get it?

Kicking off the 2013 season will be Unkl Bean, a four-member band who will be performing in Caddy’s, the Bar & Grill at Castle Oaks. Unkl Bean plays tight arrangements of their original music, plus unique cover tunes spanning Western Swing, Country Rock, Rock-A-Billy, Rock & Roll, Blues. They also love to work out on killer jams, and we don’t mean marmalade.

No cover; it’s free!  The fun starts at 6:00, ending at 8:00 pm. The bar at Caddy’s will be open. Since the restaurant closes earlier in the day, plan on eating either on the way or afterwards. From downtown Ione, go north on Highway 104 (aka Ione-Michigan Bar Rd.) just over a mile. Turn left into Castle Oaks Drive. Go straight to 1000 Castle Oaks Dr.

Get a group of friends together; it’s a great way to kick-off the weekend.  The next “First Friday + 2”” will be February 1st at Teresa’s in Jackson featuring world beat music of Cuca Muluca.  Save the other dates of Feb. 15 and March 1st. Be sure to visit www.amadorarts.org., which is always updated with the latest info on these concerts and other events. Or, call the office of AmadorArts at 209-267-9038. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Old Soles" Schedule - December 2012

Dec 1 - Saturday - 6pm-8ish:  Old Soles (masha & geff) at the Kirkwood Inn, Hwy 88 opposite Kirkwood Mountain Resort.  Geff has a birthday a few days after, where he will truly enter his Golden Years.  Come help us celebrate and keep him awake.
http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.

Dec 15 - Saturday - 6pm-8ish:  Old Soles (masha & geff) at the Kirkwood Inn, Hwy 88 opposite Kirkwood Mountain Resort.  Some of the music and songs we'll be performing go back to the Civil War and earlier, which is fitting on this 73rd anniversary of the opening of "Gone With The Wind" in Atlanta. Although frankly my dear, neither of us was around for the war or the premiere.
http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.

Dec 29 - Saturday - 6pm-8ish:  Old Soles (masha & geff) at the Kirkwood Inn, Hwy 88 opposite Kirkwood Mountain Resort.  It'll be a sort of pre-pre-New Year's Eve celebration while everyone can still see straight.  And ski straight.  Please drive safely.
http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.

Dec 30 -  Sunday afternoon, 4pm-6pm.
Old Soles (masha & geff) at the Volcano Union Inn and Pub in Volcano.  It's the anniversary of the wedding of Percy and Mary Shelley back in 1816.  He wrote "To A Skylark", which begins, "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!"  She wrote "Frankenstein".  We dedicate this evening to all those couples who seem mismatched, but aren't. http://www.volcanounion.com  http://www.oldsolesmusic.com  no cover, all ages.
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Old Soles - Geff and Masha Goodman Crawford - Acoustic Americana, Hilarious Harmonies, Fancy Foot-stomping

Historic Sibley's Brewery ~"Over the Edge" House Concert ~ Friday, Dec 7

Join Over the Edge for an intimate evening of our songs, brought to you in a warm setting.

For local folks, many have driven by this beautiful structure with the Virginia Creeper turning flame red every October and wondered what it looked like inside. Well now, you can tour this beautiful home AND hear the music of Over the Edge in the acoustically ideal environment of this 160 year old building.

Be a part of a special videotaping of the band – songs that will eventually appear on YouTube. Over the Edge is collaborating with Glen Gabel Artist Management who is assisting us with the video work and increasing our brand.

Doors open at 6 -- show time is 7.
Cover charge: $20.00
Beer, wine and some light finger food will be provided.
Limited seating so please RSVP ~Sibley’s Brewery 21376 National St. (across the street from the Volcano Union Inn)

For more information contact Adam Gottstein: 209 296.7989 or by email: music@overtheedgemusic.com

www.overtheedgemusic.com



An intimate evening with Lacy J Dalton, Country's Queen - Sat Dec 1

Christmas Program
Saturday, Dec 1, 8:00 pm
$22 adv / $25 day of show

She’s one of the most instantly recognizable voices in music – the woman People Magazine called “Country’s Bonnie Raitt”. From the first time Lacy J Dalton caught the public’s ear, that soulful delivery, full of texture and grit, has been a mainstay of Country Music. When you sit to listen to a Lacy J Dalton album, you find yourself pulled in by the very power and heart of this vocalist, because she’s not merely performing a ten-song set, she’s bringing each and every tune to life. It’s as if they were all written especially for her.

Lacy’s success was powered not just by the artist’s recordings, but by a stage show that truly electrified audiences. She quickly became one of the few women who could successfully open a show for the likes of Hank Williams, Jr, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard or Charlie Daniels. Not only could she do it, but she left audiences across the country hollering for more. Her hit records are legendary million-airplay cuts: “Hard Times”; “Crazy Blue Eyes”; “Hillbilly Girl with the Blues”; “Takin’ It Easy”; “Everybody Makes Mistakes”; the worldwide hit, “Black Coffee” and her signature song, “16th Avenue”, the Anthem for Nashville songwriters voted one of Country’s Top 100 Songs ever by Billboard Magazine. Voted Best New Female Artist by the Academy of Country Music in 1979, she brought home numerous Grammy nominations and 3 prestigious Bay Area Music Awards for Best Country-Folk Recording, appearing with the likes of Neil Young, the Grateful Dead and Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane.    
  Over the last couple of years, Lacy has toured promoting her new music, which has been called “Americana”, delighting both her old Country fans and new listeners all over the world. In 2006, the song, “She Could Run”, a poignant song about a race horse, went #1 for months over 900 other songs on the Worldwide Internet Radio Station, KOCR out of Fort Worth, Texas. At this writing, the song “This is Our Time” with David Frizzell, Lacy J, Merle Haggard and others is the #1 airplay song in every country in Europe and hitting in Australia, New Zealand, Africa and South America as well.

Christmas Cantata - Dec 15 & 16

A special musical Christmas presentation “Night of the Father’s Love” will be performed the weekend of December 15th and 16th in 4 separate locations.

The first performance will be at Community Church of Pine Grove on Saturday, December 15th at 7pm. The first of three on Sunday, December 16th, will be at Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer at 10am, the second at Jackson United Methodist Church at 12:30pm, and then the final performance will be at Ione Methodist Church at 3pm.

This one-hour musical program will feature music that will engage and please all ages; 8 songs that include 4 original compositions by composer/ arranger Pepper Choplin, with orchestra scoring by Michael Lawrence and Mark Hayes. Performing the cantata this year will be a 30-member community choir and a 14-piece orchestra, led by Amador County Concert Band director Stephen Chambers of Pioneer.

“This is the fifth year we have done one of these special presentations” said Chambers, “and each year the choir and orchestra has grown in numbers. This particular work is a fun and very beautiful cantata with extremely unique writing…you’ll hear new melodies intertwined with some favorite Christmas music….very enjoyable for the listener….and the audience can sing along in a few places if they like”.  “We are blessed to have so much talent in the area…singers, musicians, and helpers that volunteer their time each year to put together such a wonderful and moving experience…and very grateful also for the churches that have volunteered to host the performances again this year…we can’t wait to perform this special music!”

The performances are free; bring the whole family for this delightful event and enjoy yet another memorable engaging musical experience. Seating is limited, so arrive a few minutes early for good seating. Performances will begin strictly on time!

Contact Faith Lutheran Church at 295-4545 for any further information or if you are interested in participating in the choir!

Calaveras Arts presents: Mountain Melody - Sun Dec 9

The scent of cinnamon, cloves, and cocoa fill the air mixing with the sweet sounds of angel voices.  Close your eyes and dream of sugarplums, dancing elves, and holidays past and present.  Mountain Melody, Women’s Chorus of Calaveras, will be taking you on a festive musical journey on Sunday, December 9 at the southwestern estate, Casa Terra Cotta, in Mountain Ranch.  The ladies will entertain you by singing seasonal pieces stretching from spiritual and international music to traditional Christmas songs.

Audiences of all ages are welcomed.  Casa Terra Cotta doors open at 1:30 pm and singing begins at 2:00pm.  Light refreshments and beverages are available after the concert.  Bring home a memory of the concert by purchasing one of the many poinsettias that decorate the walkway and interior.

Seating is limited so make your reservations early by calling the Calaveras Arts Council at 754-1774. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth 18 years and younger.  Casa Terra Cotta is located at 8585 West Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch.  Parking is limited at the estate so shuttle cars will drive you to the entrance. Mountain Melody is directed by Julie Shelby of Mountain Ranch.

The choir is made up of your friends and neighbors.  Holiday Home Concert, Fa La La Festive, is a fundraiser for the Calaveras Arts Council musical and art programs.   Call the Calaveras County Arts Council at 209-754-1774 or go online to www.calaverasarts.org for more information.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra - Sun Nov 25

Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra - November 25 – Sunday 2pm at the Amador Senior Center, New York Ranch Rd, Jackson

Come dance or listen to the smooth sounds of the 10-piece Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra. 
The band will play tunes of the 1920’s and 30’s using original band instrumentation, vintage music arrangements of the era, and will feature vocalists Chrissy Sleigh, Eric Johnson, and others! 

The Orchestra (SJO) has appeared this year at Ironstone Vineyard’s Concours d’ Elegance,  the Dante Club in Sacramento, and last year at ACRA’s New Years Eve party at Pokerville Hall, and made special appearance at the Berkeley City Club. The band is a regular favorite at Sacramento’s Dante Club, making at least an annual appearance by invitation.

There is only a $5 admission charge at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Amador Senior Center. Amador High School Band Boosters will have a wonderful dessert table for your enjoyment as well as complimentary coffee. The Senior Center has great parking and access! See you Sunday Nov. 25 for a fun afternoon and set your calendars back to the 1920’s! Classic cars and authentic attire are welcome

Visit Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra’s updated website at "http://www.speakeazyjazz.com"www.speakeazyjazz.com or call 295-4305 for more information. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Amador Choraliers - A Holiday Tradition - Dec 6, 8 & 9

Fifty years ago this Christmas, the Amador Choraliers began entertaining music lovers in Amador County with a performance of “Silent Night” during midnight mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. For our 50
th holiday season we will again perform “Silent Night” and many other Christmas classics in the concert series “Our Christmas Favorites”.

The Amador Choraliers have entertained audiences, large and small, from South Lake Tahoe to San Joaquin Delta College, over the past 50 years, but the Christmas concerts are a perennial favorite. With classics like “Go Tell It On the Mountain”, “Joy to the World”, and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” to crowd pleasers such as “Riggin’Up The Lights” and “The 12 Days After Christmas”, there are sure to be one or two of your favorites on the program as well. To add to the fun there will be door prizes, and once again this year, Irv Gidding will be leading the audience in the ever popular Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long.

This season as a thank you to our audience, we are rolling back the price of our tickets to just $5.00. Tickets for all three concerts may be purchased at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Amador Co. Chamber of Commerce, 115 Main St., Jackson, or call with a credit card, 209-223-0350.

The first concert is Thursday Dec 6 at 7:30 pm at the Cornerstone Church in Ione.

The second and third concerts will be held in our new location at the Days Inn of Sutter Creek. We are really exited about this new venue. The room is great with easy access and lots of parking. The performances at the Days Inn will be held on Saturday Dec. 8 at 7:30 pm and Sunday Dec 9 at 3:00 pm.

Please join us in celebrating our 50th year and find out why our audiences say that it is “Just not Christmas without the Choraliers”. For more information about concerts or becoming a member of the group call Carole at 209-743-9258.

Affordable Art for the Holidays Opening Reception - Sat Dec 1


Arts Networking Event - Thurs Nov 29

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Sharp Three - Fri Nov 9

Friday, Nov 9, 8:00 pm
$15 advanced tickets / $17 day of show

www.SutterCreekTheater.com


Goh is recognized as a dynamic guitar instrumentalist throughout the west coast and Japan. He is often referred to as a musical approach to Western knowledge with the Japanese spirit, or in short a "musical wakonyosai." Occasionally he strives to be as cool as Nyan.



Nyan: his blue eyed white tiger-like cat. Kai is one of the leading figures in tap-style guitar playing as well as modern & traditional bass guitars.

He is not only a dark knight on the one of a kind 24-string "Beartrax - Big Mama Bear" instrument which he designed, but also a kitchen ninja of spicy food and vegetarian delights.   Groovin' with the Kurosawa Brothers on drums is Chuck who completes the S3 trio with his exceptionally creative tasteful approach to time, space, and silence. As an inescapable daily routine, he walks the unparalleled level of cuteness, his show stopper dog proudly known as Odys.



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tickets On Sale Now for The Whispers at Jackson Rancheria

Jackson, CA – Tickets are on sale now for The Whispers concert at the All-New Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Sunday, January 20, 2013. The show starts at 6 p.m. in the Grand Oak Ballroom. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dreamcatcher’s Club® members can get discount tickets for just $20 each, only at the Casino Cage. Non-member tickets are $40, available online at JacksonCasino.com and at the Casino Cage. All tickets are general admission. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets or attend the show.

One of R&B music’s most consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, began their legendary career in 1963. Twin brothers Walter and Wallace Scott joined with several friends to form a local singing group. They perfected their tight harmonies on the street corners in the Watts section of Los Angeles and in nightclubs in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area.  Their vocal style harkens back to an earlier era of crooning, preferring soft pillow talk and songs that speak to heartfelt emotions.

They are arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation, known for the silky yet forceful tenors of twins Walter and Scotty. They gained national attention with their seventies albums, “One For The Money,” “Open Up Your Love,” and “Headlights” producing two singles, “(Let's Go) All the Way” and “(Olivia) Lost and Turned Out.”  Their first platinum album “The Whispers” (1980) highlighted “A Song For Donny” in memory of Donny Hathaway, and their biggest hit “And The Beat Goes On.” The neoclassic “Lady,” written by group member Nicholas Caldwell, is still a favorite at concerts.  The group still consists of Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell, and Leaveil Degree.



Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com. Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe’s ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor.

Amador Choraliers Presents: "Our Christmas Favorites" - Dec 6, 8 & 9

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Free Holiday Concert: Amador County Concert Band - Sun Dec 2 at 3PM

Amador County Concert Band’s free Holiday Concert to include a special tribute to Disney

The 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, will present a free Holiday concert and will feature a special tribute to the music of Disney as well as traditional holiday and concert band repertoire. The band’s final concert of 2012 will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3pm at the Community Church of Pine Grove. The church is located on Ponderosa Way off
upper Ridge Road.

Music that will engage and please all ages will include pop-hit selections from the film scores of Disney’s “The Lion King”, “The Incredibles”, and the hit movie “Beauty and the Beast”. Traditional holiday selections will feature favorites included in a medley called “A Festive Christmas”. Come hear a very unique tune,
written and performed in the early 1900’s by Arthur Pryor’s Band titled “The Whistler and His Dog” which features the band whistling along with our solo piccolo! Then enjoy the beautiful sounds of our woodwinds and french horns, followed by the strength and sound of our 20-plus brass players fill the concert hall
on the Russian hymn “Salvation is Created”.

Of course, a band concert would not be complete without a march by legendary John Philip Sousa. The band has selected the ever-so-popular “Washington Post March” to fill this toe-tapping spot!

Formed in the year 2000, with just eight members, the concert band has grown to almost 50 players and has represented Amador County in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Washington D.C., and this year, traveled to and performed at the Carmichael Park Band Festival. To serve the community, the band performs each year for American Legion’s Memorial Day services as well as Sutter-Amador Hospital’s spring fundraiser. All musicians and it’s directors are volunteer musicians and the band encourages community musicians that may be interested in playing with us to come sit in; the band rehearses every Monday night at 7pm at Amador High School’s band room.

So mark your concert calendar for the band’s concert on Dec. 2 at 3pm. This is, as always, a free concert but any donations to help cover performance and operating expenses are greatly appreciated! Bring the whole family for this delightful event; try to arrive a little early for the best seats and come enjoy yet another memorable 90-minute musical presentation by your very own Amador County Concert Band!
Visit the band’s website at www.accband.org for information about the band, membership information, or even to hear sound clips or see photos of the band!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mother Lode Friends of Music: Music for Guitar and Strings. - Sun Nov 11

On Sunday, November 11, starting at 2 pm, the Mother Lode Friends of Music presents its first concert of chamber music in the 2012-2013 season at the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.

The featured performer is Jaume Torrent, classical guitar virtuoso from Barcelona, Spain, joined by a quartet of prominent string players from the San Francisco Bay Area:  violinists Joseph Gold and Debbie Dare, Raphael Gold, and cellist Tom Fattaruso. They will perform the Concerto in D of Vivaldi, the “Fandango” Quintet of Boccherini, and the world premiere of Mr. Torrent’s own composition, a guitar quintet dedicated to the memory of cellist Pablo Casals.

Also, the Ricordanza di Paganini of Labarre for string trio and L’Oración del Torero of Turina for string quartet.  Free admission.

Go to www.mlfm.org or call 209-293-4227 for more information.

CalaverasArts: Holiday Boutique Gallery from Nov 10 through Jan 5 - Reception Dec 8

Give Unique Gifts of Art this Holiday Season!
Shop locally and enjoy relaxed, friendly service while supporting local artists and the Calaveras Arts Council!
Holiday ReceptionSaturday, December 8, 2013 from 1 – 3 pm
Enjoy nibbles and sips while you do your holiday shopping
Meet some of the artists
Learn about upcoming CCAC events



Monday, October 29, 2012

AmadorArts Names New Executive Director


Terra Easton Forgette (pronounced For-JET) will begin her job as Executive Director of AmadorArts on November 1, 2012.  Forgette’s community non-profit experience and theatre background in the arts, combined with her youthful, but poised enthusiasm, made her the most qualified out of nearly 50 applicants to be the first paid AmadorArts administrator in 10 years. She’s newly married and lives on her family’s Earth Nest Ranch outside of West Point in Calaveras County.

A graduate of Stanford University, she’s been the Program Director for nine years of Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Families, a successful non-profit serving the many needs of all ages and backgrounds of residents in the isolated upcountry region. Terra developed many on-going youth programs, such as “Life Skills,”  “Get Outside”, and the Summer Camp-out.  She provided program evaluation tools, reports, budgets, wrote grants, and organized fundraising activities, as well as assisted the Executive Director with scheduling, administration, volunteer coordination, outreach and promotion. Growing up, she spent time in Amador County helping her late mother Janis Easton when she worked at the Fine Eye Gallery and when she owned the For the Birds shop in Amador City. 



Forgette’s position will initially be part-time, but as AmadorArts expands as a leading local non-profit, the need for a full-time executive director will become apparent. Currently, she is part-time Administrative Coordinator for her father’s, David Easton, Rammed Earth Works Company in Napa.

Forgette was twice selected in the Theatre genre as a California Arts Scholar, a prestigious award that sends the top 150 arts students from the state to a 3-week intensive study at the California Institute for the Arts. She will be directing the play “The Jewel Thieves” in March for the Blue Mountain Playhouse. For AmadorArts she’ll be working on multiple tasks, from program development and management to public relations and marketing, fundraising, memberships, donations, artists, arts organizations, to name a few.

After many years at a second floor location in Jackson, AmadorArts, also as of November 1, is moving into a new office. It’s located in Sutter Creek in the Monteverde General Store Annex at 11-A Randolph Street. If this sounds familiar, it’s where AmadorArts once shared an office. Fortunately, the walls still have the murals of the history of Sutter Creek painted by Rand Huggett.  The new mailing address for AmadorArts is P.O. Box 206, Sutter Creek, CA 95685.

As Forgette settles into the Sutter Creek office, her hours will be established when the public may drop in. Visit www.amadorarts.org to find the information.

Mother Lode Ragtime Society News

Hi Ragtime Fans,

No meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society in November.  We will all be attending the West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, November 16-18.  For more information, check out the West Coast website: www.westcoastragtime.com  Hope to see you there.

Another event you might want to keep in mind takes place this Saturday, November 3.  Carl Sonny Leyland will be the first performer to play in Chip Lusby's newly landscaped SKUNK HOLLOW VICTORIAN GARDENS since it's completion earlier this month. The usual format of concert, pot luck dinner, and afterglow will be the order of the day; bring a dish to share and Chip will provide the SKUNK HOLLOW RAGTIME WINE with Carl Sonny Leyland on the label. Buy one that's left over, have Sonny autograph it, and take home a memento of this occasion.  Concert starts at 3 p.m. at 50 Gold Dust Trail in Sutter Creek.  For more information, contact Chip at (626) 806-3021 or e-mail him at sutterchip@yahoo.com

It's never too early to start thinking about next year's Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival. Dates are August 9 -11, 2013.  Watch the website (www.suttercreekragtime.com) for information as it becomes available or call (209) 405-1563 if you have questions.
Hope to see you soon!

7th Annual ArCreations! Christmas Art Show & Sale - Sat Dec 1

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is hosting the seventh annual ArCreations! Christmas Art Show and Sale on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will again be held at 75
Academy Drive in Sutter Creek (corner of Bowers and Academy).

All artwork created by artists with developmental disabilities. The Arc’s 41st annual Christmas Raffle will be held in conjunction with the ArCreation! Art Show. Get your Christmas shopping done! This is your one chance to buy a special gift that will be enjoyed by your loved ones for years to come. Do you need Christmas inspiration? This is the place to find it!

For more information call 267-5978 extension 21.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Dirty Cello - Sat Oct 27

Rockin gypsy music - B.B. King meets Yo-Yo Ma!
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:00 pm
$16 adv /$18 day of show
 
A hard rockin’ band with a full rhythm section, violin and singer, Dirty Cello presents a clap along, danceable mix of music that puts a unique spin on common genres. Whether wailing out the blues with virtuosic skill, getting toes tapping with some gypsy jazz or flying through wild Euro-gypsy music, the Dirty Cello band presents a show that fans and critics have described as, “Amazing!” and “Inspiring.”



As classically trained musicians who also love to rock out, the Dirty Cello band puts on a unique performance that shows a whole new side to the cello. Think B.B. King meets Yo-Yo Ma.
A rockin' band, a sexy cello player and an exciting stage presence make Dirty Cello a band that brings in the crowds and leaves them wanting more!

For tickets, go to:


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Richard Smith, National finger-style guitar champion - Sat Oct 20

National fingerstylye guitar champion
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:00 pm
$16 adv / $18 day of show

"The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.” - Chet Atkins

Richard Smith was born in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1971. One day, at the age of five, Richard was watching his father fingerpick “Down South Blues” (an Atkins-Travis recording) on his guitar. The boy begged his dad to show him how to play it, and finally he did. Despite the fact that Richard is left-handed and his dad’s right-handed guitar was not designed for tiny hands, by the end of that day, Richard learned and played both the chords and the melody. Within no time, the toddler outstripped his dad’s six-string prowess and it was clear to all who saw or heard him play that Richard was one of those rare phenomena -- a child prodigy.


Richard first met his hero, the “Godfather” of finger style guitar, Chet Atkins when he was only eleven and was invited by Chet to play with him on stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London in front of an audience of about a thousand.

Richard Smith is nothing less than a phenomenon. But, words alone are inadequate to describe his guitar wizardry. You may be a doubting Thomas until you’ve witnessed him for yourself. But, once you have, you’ll be a fan for life!

THIS WILL BE A SOLO SHOW BY RICHARD SMITH

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Main Street Theater Works Newsletter - Oct 2012

#996666
  Your Theatre Arts NewsletterOctober 2012   


Show Times  
and  
Ticket Information
 
Evening Performances
Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th
Doors open at 7:15 pm for dessert
Show starts at 8:00 pm

 Matinee Performance
Saturday, October 27th only
Doors open at 1:15 pm for dessert
Show starts at 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices
$25 per person

Ticket Purchase Information
Online at www.mstw.org
or  
Hein & Company 
204 Main St., Jackson, CA
or
Charge by phone ~
(209) 304-6690

Location
Native Sons Hall
Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA

For more information, please visit our website at
Amador Arts and Entertainment
Amador WineriesAmador County Inns

Is 2012 the End of the World?! 


Main Street Theatre Works Brings Aliens  
to Amador County


"The War of the Worlds" Radio Show Live on Stage
for 3 Performances Only!

It's been said that the world will end in 2012. Well, the same thing could have been said almost 75 years ago when Orson Welles staged a live radio broadcast of an alien invasion. This October, Main Street Theatre Works is recreating this radio classic with a live stage production of The War of the Worlds. This limited-engagement production will have two
Orson Welles in the original radio broadcast of War of the Worlds
Orson Welles in the original broadcast of
War of the Worlds 
evening performances ~Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th ~and one matinee ~ Sunday
Saturday, October 27th
~ at the Native Sons Hallin Sutter Creek, CA.  

MSTW is coming off a successful summer season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, where patrons enjoyed two great plays ~ The Taming of the Shrew and The Majestic Kid. For our October event, we're setting things in a more intimate environment, perfect to relive the 1938 radio drama that brought panic to the greater New York area.The War of the Worlds was a Halloween episode of the American radio drama anthology series, performed by the Mercury Theatre Players, directed and narrated by little known actor and future filmmaker, Orson Welles.  

The episode was an adaptation of the novel, The War of the Worlds, written by H.G. Wells. The 60-minute broadcast, which was uninterrupted by commercial breaks, presented what were assumed to be real news bulletins, suggesting that we were in the midst of an alien invasion by Martians.

MSTW is doing this recreation of Orson Welles Mercury Theatre "On The Air" broadcast, and will feature many of your favorite MSTW actors, including Allen Pontes as Orson Welles, as well as Scott AdamsDavid CampfieldKen NitschkeBrandon Rapoza, and Julie Anchor. It's a fun flashback to the days when people "watched" their radios, and sound effects didn't come from a computer. Come watch how the magic is really made.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this Limited Engagement Event, visit the MSTW website atwww.mstw.org. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early.

Ring Out the Old,
Bring in the New!

Our 2012 Summer Season has ended with happy audiences and excellent reviews. Our version of The Taming of the Shrew, set in contemporary New Jersey, was called "wildly successful" and "masterfully crafted." A great time was had by audiences and actors alike in this lively production.  
The Majestic Kid was called "perfect for Amador County" with "flawless performances." All in all, it was a great season and we thank everyone involved for making it so successful.

And now, we are please to announce our 2013 Summer Season. It's a season of mystery and adventure with exciting new productions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer andSherlock's Last Case. We think our choices will prove to be great family entertainment.  

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a wonderful new production meant not only for kids, but adults as well. It's a lively and exciting show. Come remember what it was like to be a kid!  

Sherlock's Last Case is loaded with twists and turns and will keep you guessing until the very end. It's a really fun take on the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

2012 was truly the year of the volunteer. We had so many new people join us in our endeavors. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any theatre company and we are particularly blessed with a great group. If you are interested in volunteering for our 2013 Summer Season, please contact Frannie Weinrob at 209-257-0260 or email her at fran4029@aol.com. We are already at work on these two great productions and hope you can help us make it a great season. Whatever you think you might like to do, we can find a place for you! It's a great way to express your creativity and meet like-minded people.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jackson Rancheria Presents: The Temptations - Sat Dec 15

JACKSON, CA – Make The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, part of your holiday celebrations this year when the group performs a special Christmas show at the All New Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Saturday, December 15.

Dennis Edwards began singing at the age of two in his fathers’ church. His family moved to Detroit when he was seven. As a high school student, he sang with the Crowns of Joy gospel group, and then in 1961 he organized his own soul/jazz group, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs.  Before joining The Contours in 1967, Edwards recorded a single for the obscure Detroit label, International Soulville Records. The single was a track called “I Didn’t Have to (But I Did).”


Edwards was the first new Temptation to enter the Motown group after their “classic five” heyday, when he replaced David Ruffin as lead singer in July 1968.  With his rougher gospel-hewn vocals, Edwards led the group through its psychedelic, funk and disco periods. Two of the Temptations songs he appears on, “Cloud Nine” (1968) and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (1972), won Grammy Awards.  Edwards was the lead singer on many of the other Temptations hits including “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Ball of Confusion,” “Psychedelic Shack” and “My Girl.”

The other members of the group are tenor David Sea, baritone Mike Pattillo and Paul Williams Jr., son of the late Paul Williams Sr. of the original Temptations.

The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Grand Oak Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Dreamcatcher’s Club members can get discount tickets for just $20 each, only at the Casino Cage. Non-member tickets are $40, available online and at the Casino Cage. All tickets are general admission. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets or attend the show.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com. Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe’s ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Amador Artists announce David Lobenberg as guest artist - Wed Oct 10


Master artist David Lobenberg will speak in Jackson

Sacramento artist David Lobenberg will be the guest speaker demonstrating "The Six Universal Skill Sets of Drawings" at the next Amador Artists Association meeting on October 10, 7 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson. The public is welcome to attend this free event. According to many artists within the organization, drawing is an important basis that artists must learn.

"It's not rocket science," said artist David Lobenberg when talking about how to draw. "I've broken it down into simple skill sets."

If the demonstration is received well, he plans to follow it up with a workshop so artists can try their hand at his technique. Lobenberg is known for his paintings in both watercolor and acrylic. He was commissioned to paint for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, professional baseball players Barry Zito and Nick Swisher, The Sacramento Kings, Chris Webber and Vlade Divac, and KVIE's Huell Howser and Rob on the Road among others.

  

David Lobenberg was commissioned to paint this portrait of Chris Webber presented when the Sacramento Kings retired Webber's Jersey. Lobenberg will demonstrate drawing techniques at the Amador Artist Association Meeting on October 10, 7 p.m. at the Jackson Senior Center.

Lobenberg has a Master's Degree in Fine Art from UCLA and has taught art at Sacramento City College for the past 12 years. His DVD "Portrait Painting in Paynes Gray" is endorsed by Nick Simmons, an internationally renown watercolor artist and he has written an article on "On-the-go Ink and Wash Sketching" for Artist's Magazine. He has also painted for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Association, The Amgen Tour of California (commemorative painting and prints for the bicycle race), the IMAX Corporation, among others and was winner of the SureWest Telephone Directory Cover Contest. Lobenberg was also a Juror and a contributing "Master Artist" at this year's KVIE Art Gala and Auction last week.

For over 30 years the Amador County Art Association has provided support and information for artists by promoting and encouraging the production, cultivation and appreciation of the visual arts. The association provides scholarships to art students and works with the Arts Council to put artists in the schools. For more information about this event call Leslie 209-296-3750.


Caption: Huell Howser interviews artist David Lobenberg who will be demonstrating drawing at the Oct. 10 meeting of Amador Artists Association at the Jackson Senior Center, 7 p.m.