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’OraciĆ³n 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

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  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.



MSTW: War of the Worlds - Fri & Sat, Oct 26-27

Is 2012 the end of the world?!
Main Street Theatre Works brings Aliens into Amador County
“The War of the Worlds” Radio Show Live on Stage for 3 Performances Only!

Jackson, CA  (September 30, 2012) – 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 (MSTW) is recreating this radio classic with a live stage production of The War of the Worlds. This limited-engagement production will have two evening performances ~ Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek, CA. Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8pm. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, October 27th. Doors open at 1:15 for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 each and include a dessert, your choice of coffee or tea, and the show.

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 Adams, David Campfield, Ken Nitschke, Brandon 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 at www.mstw.org. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early.

Performance Dates and Times 
Friday and Saturday Evening Performances
Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th
Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm

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

Ticket Prices
$25 per person

Tickets available through:
On-line at www.mstw.org
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 www.mstw.org.