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Master Musicians To Perform At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Eric Taylor will be the next in a series of world-class musicians to take center stage at the Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you’re familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a ...

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Auditions At Golden Chain Monday & Tuesday

OAKHURST – Auditions for “The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley” will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 29 and 30, from 6 – 9pm, at the Golden Chain Theatre, located at 42310 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. This is a musical tribute to the music of 1900-1949, with a focus on the women composers and lyricists of the golden age of ...

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Coolwater Ranch Presents…

AHWAHNEE – Passes are now available for the latest house concert at the Coolwater Ranch in Ahwahnee on Saturday, Aug. 17, presented as a labor of love by Robin Ralston. Two of the world’s finest guitarists – Todd Hallawell and Robin Kessinger – blend their music, their talent and their stories of performing on the road and around the world ...

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Butterfield Ballad At Loggers Jamboree

NORTHFORK – Singer/songwriter Jean Butterfield is planning a special presentation at the North Fork Loggers Jamboree on Saturday, June 6 at 9:45 a.m., and it couldn’t be more apropos. The performance will take place just before the Pro-Am competitions. Singing her original song, “Window of Time,” Butterfield will be accompanied by Oakhurst resident Scott Stouder on the Djembe Drum. “Window ...

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Mariposan's Tie To Aaron Copland

MARIPOSA – Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) is considered nearly without question to be the greatest American composer of “classical” music who ever lived. The legendary composer of Rodeo, Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, A Lincoln Portrait, Fanfare for the Common Man and so many other iconic pieces of music created a unique American musical “sound” that is universally recognizable ...

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Free Community Concert Celebrates America

OAKHURST – The renowned Oakhurst Community Concert Band invites one and all to attend their “Celebrate America” Concert at the Mountain Christian Center on Sunday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. Selections will include great American folk songs, some famous marches guaranteed to rouse the spirit, and a Big Band medley which includes “Moonlight Serenade.” Veterans will be recognized and honored ...

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Pair of Fundraisers For Children's Museum

OAKHURST — The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is hosting a pair of fundraisers this week that they hope will generate the necessary funds to help keep the museum operating. The first takes place in Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) – a free concert outside the clubhouse in front of Blue Heron Lake on Friday, June 21.

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Shelton Johnson, Aaron Copland and Abraham Lincoln

Submitted by Les Marsden MARIPOSA – One of the greatest pieces of musical Americana will be performed live – for the first time in the Yosemite Region – when the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra offers Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait with special guest Shelton Johnson as narrator. The work will be featured on the orchestra’s “Independence Day Spectacular!” concert on Saturday, ...

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