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North Fork Students Tackle Shakespeare

Written by Robyn Flory NORTH FORK – Shakespeare can be challenging for anyone, and the kids at North Fork School tackled every aspect of their performance, memorizing lines, learning backstage “tech” cues and dancing! On Friday, May 17, 49 students in 6th and 7th grade performed scenes from “Julius Caesar,” “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” and a composite of “Macbeth.”

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Sierra Cowboy Riders Entertain At CRCD Fundraiser

NORTH FORK – Tim Johnson, who played seven years with Sons of San Joaquin, and his new band, the Sierra Cowboy Riders will entertain all comers at the CRCD Spring Fling, May 18, at North Fork Town Hall. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a no-host, bar, auction and silent auction. Supervisor Tom Wheeler will be BBQ crew chief for ...

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GCT Presents Classic Children's Story

OAKHURST – Early reviews are in and the word is, “go!” to the Golden Chain Theater production of “The Secret Garden,” which plays on Fridays May 10 & 17, Saturdays May 11 & 18, at 7 p.m. One matinee performance will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Theater-goers please note that the house will be dark on ...

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Didgeridoo Concert at Three Springs

NORTH FORK – The community is invited to share in an evening of outstanding and unique music as one of the world’s best contemporary didgeridoo performers, Ondrej Smeykal, takes the stage at Three Springs on Wednesday, May 8. Also playing at the event will be Stephen Kent, ethnomusicologist and radio host from the Bay Area.

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"The Love Of Three Oranges" at YHS Theater

OAKHURST – What do you get when you combine 17th century scenarios with contemporary high school students? Answers will be forthcoming at the new Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department spring play, “The Love of Three Oranges,” presented May 2, 3 and 4, at 7 p.m. in the YHS Theater. Theater arts teacher Lars Thorson says the “foolish modern fairytale” ...

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Meet the "Magnificent" Musicians; Kids Free!

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Apr. 27 and 28 Spring Concerts in Mariposa and Yosemite will offer two very accomplished guests: Violinist Ann Miller and Cellist Ira Lehn. Described by MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden as “magnificent” musicians, one is well-known to Mariposa audiences and the other will make her area premiere with the orchestra.

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Mary Flower Performs At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – The next in Robin Ralston’s 2013 concert series at the Coolwater Ranch promises an intimate musical journey, orchestrated by master guitarist Mary Flower. First and foremost, Mary Flower is a world-class guitarist and lap slide player who swings the blues. Along the way, she’s mastered the intricate, harmonically subtle Piedmont style, with its good-timey, ragtime feel. The Piedmont ...

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Sunday Brunch Open Mic At Slim's Koffee Shak

NORTH FORK – Artist, musicians, poets and comedians, performers of all stripes are invited to show their stuff at Slim Koffee Shak throughout the month of April during Sunday Brunch Open Mic. “Bring your poems, comedy, stories, your instruments (plugged or unplugged) and your performance art,” say organizers. There will be a drum kit set up at Slim’s for performers ...

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Live Music Tonight At The Bug

MIDPINES – Jean Butterfield will be performing tonight at the Yosemite Bug in Midpines. Jean is well known in the mountain area as a talented singer, songwriter and musician. Her heartfelt vocals tell stories of angels, farmers, loggers, hobos, the 1930’s Dust Bowl, nature and daisy wine.

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