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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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Sierra Cowboy Riders Entertain At CRCD Fundraiser

NORTH FORK – Tim Johnson, who played seven years with Sons of San Joaquin, and his new band, the Sierra Cowboy Riders will entertain all comers at the CRCD Spring Fling, May 18, at North Fork Town Hall. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a no-host, bar, auction and silent auction. Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be BBQ crew chief for ...

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GCT Presents Classic Children's Story

OAKHURST – Early reviews are in and the word is, “go!” to the Golden Chain Theater production of “The Secret Garden,” which plays on Fridays May 10 & 17, Saturdays May 11 & 18, at 7 p.m. One matinee performance will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Theater-goers please note that the house will be dark on ...

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Didgeridoo Concert at Three Springs

NORTH FORK – The community is invited to share in an evening of outstanding and unique music as one of the world’s best contemporary didgeridoo performers, Ondrej Smeykal, takes the stage at Three Springs on Wednesday, May 8. Also playing at the event will be Stephen Kent, ethnomusicologist and radio host from the Bay Area.

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"The Love Of Three Oranges" at YHS Theater

OAKHURST – What do you get when you combine 17th century scenarios with contemporary high school students? Answers will be forthcoming at the new Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department spring play, “The Love of Three Oranges,” presented May 2, 3 and 4, at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. Theater arts teacher Lars Thorson says the “foolish modern fairytale” ...

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Meet the "Magnificent" Musicians; Kids Free!

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Apr. 27 and 28 Spring Concerts in Mariposa and Yosemite will offer two very accomplished guests: Violinist Ann Miller and Cellist Ira Lehn. Described by MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden as “magnificent” musicians, one is well-known to Mariposa audiences and the other will make her area premiere with the orchestra.

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