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8th Annual Cowboy Christmas Coming to Oakhurst Lutheran Church in December

A Cowboy Christmas is coming to Oakhurst!

OAKHURST — Great news for all you cowboys and cowgirls out there — Tim Johnson has put together another great Cowboy Christmas Concert. This year, it’s the cowboy band of Tim Johnson, Keith Johnson, Arnie Johnson, Cliff Neufeld and Eddie Guzman. And if that weren’t enough, they will be joined by special guests Bobby Black and Jimmy Collier. Tim Johnson ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Art of Money Making

Morgan Dollar

By Sal Maccarone The lines that distinguish the difference between art and craft are oftentimes blurred. Craft is utilitarian, art is for looking at, but sometimes a particular craft is so precise that it might as well be art. Let us explore the world of engraving as an example. Beginning sometime during the fifth century B.C. man figured out how ...

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Yosemite High’s Theater Arts Department Performing ‘Almost Maine’

YHS Seniors Orion Ciccoletti and Emily Meyer

YOSEMITE — The Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department is proud to present the romantic comedy Almost Maine, by John Cariani, on Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. Almost Maine explores the mysteries of the human heart. During a magical mid-winter’s night, residents of a mythical town in far northern Maine are falling in ...

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Yosemite Renaissance Art Show 2020 – Call for Artists

Yosemite Renaissance 35 Call to Artists - Waterfall Background

35th annual Yosemite Renaissance Show If you’re an artist with work inspired by nature, national or state parks, Yosemite, or the Sierra, this is a great opportunity to share it. The 35th Annual Yosemite Renaissance exhibit is open to all original works including but not limited to oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, printmaking, photography, digital art, drawing, ...

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Antsy McClain is Coming Soon to Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee

Antsy McClain at Airstream Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and The Redwoods cheerfully present the inimitable Antsy McClain.  Full of humor, wit and kind-hearted tom-foolery, Antsy simply makes the world a better place with his audible grin. McClain brings his unique blend of music and “humor with heart” to the stage, combining his original songs with a hilarious slide show,  including Antsy’s own life observations, social ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Haunted Architecture – Part II

The Moana Hotel in 1908

By Sal Maccarone Through the ages mankind has always had a fascination with the reconfiguring of landscape. For example, what once was the Isthmus of Panama is now the Panama Canal, what once was a desert in Nevada is now Las Vegas, and what once was a swampland in Hawaii is now the very famous Waikiki Beach. Waikiki, in Honolulu, ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Company Presents 2019 Fall Follies!

NORTH FORK — If you’ve ever seen the TV shows America’s Got Talent or American Idol, then you’ll love this wacky spoof by North Fork’s Squirrel Cage Theatre Company! Featuring the original comedy play “The Great American Talent Show,” written by Joseph Robinette and directed by Robyn Flory and Sue Novell, it’s the final night of the year long competition ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Haunted Architecture – Part 1

Palace Hotel in San Francisco

By Sal Maccarone There was a time when hotel lodgings were very basic, consisting only of a room with a bed, a nightstand and a common bathroom at the end of a long hallway. That all changed somewhere along the way as luxury hotels were conceived and then built. Here in America, that change happened as a direct result of ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council to Host Reception for Elements Exhibition in November

River Rock Sentinels, by Hannelore Fischer

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception for Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water –– an exhibition with painters Hannelore Fischer, and Lorie Setterberg, photographers David Hoffman and Jeannetta Phillips, and maker Tim DeWitt –– on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery, located at 5009 Hwy 140, Mariposa, ...

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