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SCT Play Features Hijinks And History Of Madera County

NORTH FORK – History will be made – or rather recreated – at this year’s Spring Fling as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. (SCT) presents the story of how Madera became a county. This year, SCT is celebrating the 125th anniversary of Madera County with an original play written by long-time local thespian, LaRetta Roope, presented at the North Fork ...

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Three Days Of Oakhurst Ragtime Festival

OAKHURST – Tickets are on sale now for the Oakhurst Ragtime Festival, in town Friday through Sunday, Apr. 13 – 15. The three-day event features top-notch talent including pianists Jack and Chris Bradshaw, Will Perkins, John Reed-Torres, Vincent Johnson, and Larisa Migachyov. Instrumentalists include Steve and Robyn Drivon on drums and tuba, with Julia Riley playing flute. Venues include both ...

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Renowned Trombonist Guests With Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – Internationally-renowned trombonist Thomas Ashworth will guest perform in concert with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park on Apr. 14 and 15. Ashworth’s well-known artistry ranges the gamut of music from classical to pop and jazz. He’s performed or recorded with greats ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Doc Severinsen, ...

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Yosemite High School Theater: Putnam County Spelling Bee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Apr. 4 through Saturday, Apr. 7. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. “I hope people will come out and support our show, and the arts at YHS,” says Theater Arts teacher Lars Thorson. “Many people told me that with all of ...

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Student Arts And History Showcase Explores Violence

Submitted by Evan Higgins — OAKHURST — By the time someone in America has turned 18 they will have witnessed 16,000 television murders and 200,000 acts of television violence. Violence can be emotional, verbal or physical and its victims can spend a lifetime coping with the wounds. It comes in the form of wars, it can be institutional, it can ...

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Oakhurst Community Concert Band Spring Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their Spring Concert on Sunday, Apr. 8 at Mountain Christian Center. The program starts at 3 p.m. and features a special guest appearance by the Yosemite High School Wind Ensemble. As always, the concert is free. Click on image to enlarge. The music for this performance ranges from familiar to inspirational, with something ...

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MSO Is Calling All Young Master Superhero Composers

MARIPOSA – With the clock ticking and time rapidly running out, young composers from Mariposa County can still save the day, but only if they act fast. The deadline for the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Mariposa County Arts Council’s 2018 Young Master Composers Celebration is nearly here, with all entries due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 30. The Young ...

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Sugar Pine At YGR For St. Patrick’s Day

OAKHURST — The  Yosemite Gateway Restaurant (YGR) welcomes the well-loved local band Sugar Pine to the stage on Saturday, Mar. 17 for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day appearance. The event is free, starting at noon and lasting until 3:30 p.m.. Sugar Pine will play while guests of age enjoy green beer, and everyone is welcome to purchase a plate of ...

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JCF Hospital Presents Cottonwood Creek

MARIPOSA — The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation presents a fun-and-music-packed party on Saturday, Mar. 17 — also known as St. Patrick’s Day — at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 6 – 11 p.m. Headlining the event is the band Cottonwood Creek. The $25 ticket includes the price of the show, a dinner of corned beef and cabbage or vegetarian ...

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Local Mariposa Artists Featured At Public Reception

Submitted by Cara Goger – MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of local painter, John Tomsick, and ceramic artist Phyllis Becker, on Thursday, Mar. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served. Both Becker and Tomsick have ...

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