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The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band Plays Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Songs of the late, great man in black will ring out over guests at the Oakhurst Community Center as The Only Johnny Cash Tribute Band takes the stage on Saturday, May 26. The show starts at 7 p.m. and the nonprofit Mountain Community Women (MCW), dedicated to the upkeep of the community center, will benefit from sales at ...

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Elegance And Decadence: Last Chance For Great Gatsby

OAKHURST — This weekend marks the last chance to see Golden Chain Theatre’s second selection of their 2018 Season, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted by Simon Levy. The production is directed by the team of Lyric Gianni and Miranda Simonich, and closes on Sunday, May 20. Tickets are available for performances on Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., and a matinee on ...

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5th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Families are invited to attend the fifth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools are hosting the event at Madera County Superintendent of Schools. Children will be able to ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Hosts Art And Photography Exhibit

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening of both Ann Harris: Celebrating a Life’s Work and Stories and Sequences: Images from F/STOP at the Treetop Gallery on May 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Ann Harris: Celebrating a Life’s Work is a retrospective exhibition exploring the rich body of work created by Ann Harris ...

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SCT Play Features Hijinks And History Of Madera County

NORTH FORK – History will be made – or rather recreated – at this year’s Spring Fling as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. (SCT) presents the story of how Madera became a county. This year, SCT is celebrating the 125th anniversary of Madera County with an original play written by long-time local thespian, LaRetta Roope, presented at the North Fork ...

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Three Days Of Oakhurst Ragtime Festival

OAKHURST – Tickets are on sale now for the Oakhurst Ragtime Festival, in town Friday through Sunday, Apr. 13 – 15. The three-day event features top-notch talent including pianists Jack and Chris Bradshaw, Will Perkins, John Reed-Torres, Vincent Johnson, and Larisa Migachyov. Instrumentalists include Steve and Robyn Drivon on drums and tuba, with Julia Riley playing flute. Venues include both ...

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Renowned Trombonist Guests With Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – Internationally-renowned trombonist Thomas Ashworth will guest perform in concert with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park on Apr. 14 and 15. Ashworth’s well-known artistry ranges the gamut of music from classical to pop and jazz. He’s performed or recorded with greats ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Doc Severinsen, ...

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Yosemite High School Theater: Putnam County Spelling Bee

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Apr. 4 through Saturday, Apr. 7. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. “I hope people will come out and support our show, and the arts at YHS,” says Theater Arts teacher Lars Thorson. “Many people told me that with all of ...

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Student Arts And History Showcase Explores Violence

Submitted by Evan Higgins — OAKHURST — By the time someone in America has turned 18 they will have witnessed 16,000 television murders and 200,000 acts of television violence. Violence can be emotional, verbal or physical and its victims can spend a lifetime coping with the wounds. It comes in the form of wars, it can be institutional, it can ...

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Oakhurst Community Concert Band Spring Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their Spring Concert on Sunday, Apr. 8 at Mountain Christian Center. The program starts at 3 p.m. and features a special guest appearance by the Yosemite High School Wind Ensemble. As always, the concert is free. Click on image to enlarge. The music for this performance ranges from familiar to inspirational, with something ...

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