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Winners Of Student Art & Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Conservancy and The Ansel Adams Gallery once again sponsored a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest in September. The park received a record 230 submissions from local community schools. Artwork was divided into categories and winning pieces were selected by park staff and park partners. The result is a terrific show that’s open ...

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Live Piano Concert At Oakhurst Library

OAKHURST – On Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., Barbara Ulman will play a piano recital in the Oakhurst Library. She will perform music from the Baroque to the present, concentrating on short compositions with lyrical and romantic melodies. Featured composers are Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven (including the well-known first movement of the “Moonlight” Sonata) Brahms, Chopin, Debussy (including “Clair ...

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Preston Reed Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – When is an acoustic guitar not an acoustic guitar? When it’s in the hands of the incomparable Preston Reed. Percussive fingerstyle master Preston Reed, who inspired such latter day flattop heroes as Andy McKee and Kaki King, returns to Coolwater on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., as part of his U.S.A. tour, with a mind blowing new ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Hits Lucky 13

MARIPOSA – ​The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra opens its 13th Season on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa High School with a concert of crowd-pleasing classics. The concert will be led by the MSO’s founder/conductor Les Marsden​. ​The ​orchestra is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council,​ and Mariposa is regarded as the smallest ...

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Chilly Thriller Angel Street At GCT

OAKHURST – The Golden Chain Theatre (GCT) presents a suspenseful Victorian thriller running three shows per weekend, now through Sunday, Oct. 19. Angel Street brilliantly tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in late 19th-century London. “It is clear that things are not quite right in the Manningham home,” say the play’s organizers at GCT. A ...

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Singers Sought For Christmas Concert

Submitted by Monika Moulin OAKHURST – Calling all singers! Lovers of Christmas music and choral singing are invited to join in the annual community Christmas choral concert, one of the most-anticipated and beloved holiday events in the Mountain Area.

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Harp Concert At Hope Lutheran Church

OAKHURST – Duo Pangelica will present a concert of music for two harps on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of Hope Lutheran Church in Oakhurst. Pangelica features the talents of Ellie Choate of Coarsegold and Long Beach, and Jacquelyn Venter of Folsom. They also appear regularly as founding members of The American Harp Quartet. Their Sunday ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Holds Auditions For Fall Show

NORTH FORK -Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. is holding a casting call for this year’s Fall Follies featuring the musical melodrama, “The Chips Are Down,” on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m., and again on Monday, Sep. 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the North Fork Town Hall. There are singing and non-singing parts for three men and ...

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Phenomenal Fingerpicking At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – World-renowned finger style guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose at Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., and anyone who’s into fingerpicking and great music will want to be there. Smith’s fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors are designed to melt heartstrings, make toes tap and leave jaws hanging open.

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Yosemite High Band Welcomes Francisco Marquez

OAKHURST – Yosemite High School Badger Band and Percussion has a new leader as they march into the 2014-15 school year. Long-time YHS band instructor Randy Hyatt retired in June and officially handed the baton over to Francisco Marquez, an educator and conductor who graduated college Magna Cum Laude with a degree in music education. At any given time, Marquez ...

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