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Yosemite High Student Writes, Directs Melodrama

OAKHURST – J.R. Romero is a triple-threat. The Yosemite High School senior has been an actor at the iconic Golden Chain Theatre for 3 years, and now, Romero has written and will direct his own melodrama, with proceeds set to benefit the theater. Production of “Don’t Hiss Me Off,” written by Romero as his YHS Senior Project, is slated for ...

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High-Class Music In A Down-Home Setting

AHWAHNEE – If you’ve never been to a concert at Coolwater Ranch, it’s time to treat yourself to an evening of world-class music in a down-home yet elegant setting. Grammy-winning guitarist Mike Dowling will be performing at Coolwater on Saturday, Jan. 19. at 7 p.m. Dowling draws inspiration from American roots guitar. Bottleneck blues, vintage swing and ragtime are just ...

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Local Christmas Bird Counts Successful

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful–and, as always, fun! The counts were part of the National Audubon Society’s 113th Christmas Bird Count, an annual avian census held between Dec. 14, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Begun on Christmas ...

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New Year's "Sensible Celebration" At ECCO

OAKHURST – Final touches are underway for celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) on Monday, Dec. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Billed as “A Sensible Celebration,” the evening promises a perfect blend of socializing, dining and dancing for adults seeking a night of nostalgic fun.

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It's Now Or Never For The Met Cinemas

OAKHURST – The Los Angeles Times will be in town today taking pictures of the Met Heroes who have been fighting so hard to save the local theater. Matt Sconce, one of the three local entrepreneurs who have launched a plan to turn the Met Cinema into a subscription-based theater, is encouraging everyone to come out to the corner of ...

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Night Of Comedy At Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – The laughs are on the house when the Bass Lake Event Center hosts a free comedy show on Friday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m. Bass Lake Laughs will feature six artists performing stand-up in the Lakeview Room at the Pines Village. Comedy buffs may recognize some of the performers as they’ve made appearances at clubs throughout the ...

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Jean Butterfield Celebrates Her First CD

Acoustic Americana Folk-Grass: Butterfield holds two CD release parties this weekend OAKHURST – Multi-talented singer, songwriter and local musician Jean Butterfield has scheduled two events to mark the release of her first CD, Brothers In Time. Butterfield is a frequent and favorite performer in the mountain area, and has just been nominated as the 2013 Female Vocalist for the Northern ...

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Met Heroes Take To The Streets To Save Theater

OAKHURST – The “Save The Met” super-heroes were out in force on Monday, summoning their super powers of persuasion and encouraging people to join them in saving the Met Cinemas. About 20 people, both the young and more “seasoned” citizens, gathered at the Met Monday afternoon to don their super-hero costumes and shake a sign at the corner of Highways ...

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Project To Save The Met Needs You

OAKHURST – The Met Cinema now has new owners and a new and innovative business plan. Residents have been anxiously awaiting news, since it was announced that something was in the works to save the local theater. Now the community is being asked to step up and be the driving force to make the plan succeed.

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Mission To Save The Met Cinema

OAKHURST – When the Met Cinema closed its doors on Nov. 1, the community began asking “what can we do to help.” Now three young men, Matt Sconce, Keith Walker and James Nelson, are teaming up to do something to save the local theater. “We have a plan, but we’re not going public with it as yet,” Nelson told us ...

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