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Mariposan's Tie To Aaron Copland

MARIPOSA – Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) is considered nearly without question to be the greatest American composer of “classical” music who ever lived. The legendary composer of Rodeo, Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, A Lincoln Portrait, Fanfare for the Common Man and so many other iconic pieces of music created a unique American musical “sound” that is universally recognizable ...

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Free Community Concert Celebrates America

OAKHURST – The renowned Oakhurst Community Concert Band invites one and all to attend their “Celebrate America” Concert at the Mountain Christian Center on Sunday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. Selections will include great American folk songs, some famous marches guaranteed to rouse the spirit, and a Big Band medley which includes “Moonlight Serenade.” Veterans will be recognized and honored ...

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Pair of Fundraisers For Children's Museum

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is hosting a pair of fundraisers this week that they hope will generate the necessary funds to help keep the museum operating. The first takes place in Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) – a free concert outside the clubhouse in front of Blue Heron Lake on Friday, June 21.

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Shelton Johnson, Aaron Copland and Abraham Lincoln

Submitted by Les Marsden MARIPOSA – One of the greatest pieces of musical Americana will be performed live – for the first time in the Yosemite Region – when the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra offers Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait with special guest Shelton Johnson as narrator. The work will be featured on the orchestra’s “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert on Saturday, ...

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Emily Croft Wins Young Master Composer

MARIPOSA – Congratulations to Emily Elizabeth Croft, this year’s winner of the Mariposa County Arts Council and Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) “Young Master Composers Celebration.” This year’s contest called for “Words and Music” with entrants tasked with writing a brief story intended for narration, and setting that story to their own original music. The 17-year-old Croft met the challenge with ...

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Coolwater Features Musician Thom Bresh

AHWAHNEE – Thom Bresh is the next hot guitar player to entertain in the Coolwater Ranch series. This concert will be Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Thom Bresh is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, TV personality and one of the world’s greatest thumbpickers. His style, although uniquely his own, was inspired by Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and his father, ...

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Explore The Treasures Within At Gallery Row

This pictorial weaving called “Ocean’s Edge” by Jacqueline Kurtt, is hanging in the Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst. It is displayed in a special exhibition called “Rhythms.” Jacqueline wove this textural effect on a loom that weaves two layers at a time and makes the surface into pleats that express the waves of water. Jacqueline is working on a series of ...

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Music, Dancing And Fundraising At Three Springs

NORTH FORK – The North Fork Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to a fundraising party for the new Visitors Center on Friday, June 14, at Three Springs Community and Garden. Along with food, local beer and wine and a silent auction, two dynamic local bands will take The Stage at Three Springs – The Sierra Jazz Band and Bootstrap Circus.

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North Fork Students Tackle Shakespeare

Written by Robyn Flory NORTH FORK – Shakespeare can be challenging for anyone, and the kids at North Fork School tackled every aspect of their performance, memorizing lines, learning backstage “tech” cues and dancing! On Friday, May 17, 49 students in 6th and 7th grade performed scenes from “Julius Caesar,” “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” and a composite of “Macbeth.”

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