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An Evening With California’s State Poet Laureate

Submitted by Daisy Phillips — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to bring California State Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia, to Mariposa for a free evening of poetry on Thursday, July 13. The event will be held at the Alley Beer and Wine Bar on their outdoor stage at 5027 Highway 140 in Mariposa, at 6:30 p.m. Complementing ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day Spectacular

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert will be held on Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. in the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4998 County Park Road in Mariposa. The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, and the MSO’s Founder and Music Director Les Marsden will conduct ...

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80s Tribute Band Max Headroom At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE — It’s one of the “not just” nights this Friday at (Not Just) Jazz on the Lake outdoors at The Pines Resort, as 80s tribute band Max Headroom takes the stage on the Gazebo Deck. Max Headroom is a five-man group out of Fresno “performing pop rock hits of the 80s,” and “specializing in one-hit wonders.” They play ...

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Celebrate America With Oakhurst Community Concert Band

OAKHURST — If you’re in the mood for some truly uplifting and soul-stirring music, take note: the Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their annual free “Celebrate America Concert” this coming Sunday,  June 25 at 3 p.m. at the Mountain Christian Center. The program will include favorites from Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, “Dizzy” Gillespie, Glen Miller and more. Bring the whole ...

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Bluegrass And Blues At The Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Now in it’s 26th year, the free summer concert series — Music on the Green — continues into the 2017 season with a weekend of great Bluegrass on Friday, June 23 with The GrassKickers, and powerful electric Blues on Saturday, June 24, with Steve Johnson & Those BobTones. We welcomed the return last ...

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Free Jazz Concert At Sierra Meadows

AHWAHNEE — Twenty-five jazz guitarists and ten bass players from across the United States and Canada will be performing at a free concert at Sierra Meadows on Thursday, June 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. The concert is the grand finale of an annual five-day Yosemite Jazz Guitar and Bass Workshop, being held June 18-23 at Evergreen Conference Center in Oakhurst. ...

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Local “Super Group” Debuts At Music on the Green

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – presents the third of thirteen weekends of free concerts with a special appearance/ debut of local “super-group” Arroyo (w/Little Tiger) on Friday, June 16, and from San Francisco, Trance Mission Duo (featuring Stephen ...

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Spirit Of Cousin Jack Lives On At Mariposa Art Park

Written by Ronnie Sweeting — MARIPOSA — Music on the Green rolls on into the second weekend of June, presenting Old Timey /Americana music from The Hilltop Howlers on Friday, June 9, and Franklin & Friends playing multi-genre original music on Saturday, June 10, at the Mariposa County Art Park stage. Gathered around a single condenser microphone like an old ...

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Auditions Held For “The Story” Of Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, announces auditions for actors in Mariposa for a brand new annual event: The Story. The Story is the story of Mariposa itself – a multi-media theater piece written by Les Marsden, who will also direct. The initial 2017 installment of The Story covers the history of ...

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