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Mariposa ​Symphony Orchestra Challenges Young Composers

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra has issued its annual challenge to all Mariposa County residents aged 8 to 18 — compose your own classical music and you may be able to hear it performed by a full, live symphony orchestra. Three winning contestants will also each receive $50, a score containing all winning entries orchestrated by MSO Founding Music ...

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Good Medicine Concert Benefits Library

NORTH FORK – It’s just about time for a dose of Good Medicine, as the much-loved local band plays a special concert to benefit the North Fork Library. The event on Saturday, Apr. 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. includes foot-stomping music and hors d’oeuvres, say organizers. Good Medicine has been entertaining audiences from the foothills to the coast for more ...

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Coolwater Ranch Concert Features Michael Chapdelaine

AHWAHNEE — Master guitarist Michael Chapdelaine is returning to Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Apr. 15. Michael is a brilliant composer and musician, and is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world’s top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the ...

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Universal Reversal: Minarets’ Interactive Installation

Submitted by Willow Sanchez and Natasha Lucas —  OAKHURST — Students at Minarets High School invite the community to an afternoon that combines wine tasting for adults with the opportunity to experience a world of art — a galaxy, even — from a youthful perspective. The Art & Wine event will take place at the Idle Hour Winery on Saturday, Mar. 25, from 1 ...

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Three Degrees Of Separation: Artes Américas Newest Exhibit

FRESNO — A new show opens this week at the museum, Arte Américas, located in the cultural arts district of downtown Fresno. It’s called Three Degrees Of Separation: An International Sisterhood of Women Artists. Some of the women whose work is represented are foothill artists, so my friends and I were especially excited to see the newest installation at one of our favorite venues. Click ...

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Unmatchable Mastery Of Guitar: David Grier At Sierra Meadows

AHWAHNEE — Named Guitar Player of the Year three times by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and one of the Artists of the Decade by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, David Grier has been hailed for his “deep musical inspiration” and “unmatchable mastery of guitar.” Grier will take the stage at Sierra Meadows on Saturday, Mar. 25 as part of the Coolwater Ranch series presented ...

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Painting Workshop With Trowzers Akimbo

NORTH FORK — Have you dreamed of becoming a proficient painter in oils, acrylics, watercolor, or pastels? Here is your chance to learn from an accomplished artist. Trowzers Akimbo will give expert instruction in your medium, at the Artists’ Loft in the North Fork Studio. All levels of proficiency are welcome — even beginners are great for this workshop. “We may ...

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Art Exhibit Opening: Yosemite Renaissance 32

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Renaissance is an annual exhibit presenting diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. This year, 65 works by 61 artists were selected from 846 entries. The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, textiles, photographs and three-dimensional works by artists from across the country. The public is invited to join the artists and others for an special reception and presentation of ...

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Yosemite High Badger Music Holds “Nite On The Town”

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School’s award winning Badger Music Department is holding their 9th annual “Nite on the Town” and the community is invited to attend, spend, and enjoy. This is a fundraiser event for them and an evening of pure enjoyment for you, say organizers. The extravaganza is held in the YHS gymnasium, transformed for one night only into a ...

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Celebrated Western Songwriter Dave Stamey At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Eight time winner of WMA Entertainer of the Year Award, and recent inductee into the Western Music Hall of Fame, Dave Stamey paints lyrical images of the West through song, music and humor. Stamey will be taking the stage at Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., and passes are now available. Stamey has been bucked ...

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