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Master Drummer Wadaba Performs At Harvest Festival

PRATHER — Mamady ‘Wadaba’ Kourouma is a renowned local musician who lives with his wife, Keio Ogawa, in Three Rivers, California. Wadabe means ‘The Great Panther’, a nickname he was given because of his powerful ‘wild-cat-screaming’ sound on the djembe drum. Born into a blacksmith family of traditional Malinke drummers and raised in the village of Oroko near Kouroussa, Guinea, ...

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20th Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival

Music, local cuisine and all things nature at favorite area festival – PRATHER – Owners of Intermountain Nursery are once again opening their garden gates for the 20th Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival this weekend, Oct. 13-14. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday. Hosts Bonnie Bladen and Ray Laclergue are planning ...

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Tarantula Festival Honors Creepy-Crawlies

Visitors learn to appreciate this misunderstood arachnid – COARSEGOLD – Thousands of residents and visitors alike will be flocking to the Coarsegold Historic Village on Oct. 27 to celebrate the annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival. The event celebrates the eight-legged creatures that make their home in this community, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada about half an hour south ...

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Win $500 With Your Pomegranate Recipe

MADERA – As the second annual Madera Pomegranate Celebration nears, organizers are once again soliciting pomegranate infused recipes for the National Pomegranate Recipe Contests sponsored by Stiebs. “Recipes can use pomegranate arils, pomegranate juice, or juice concentrate,” said KC Pomering, a member of the Madera Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Alliance which puts on the festival.

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Grizzly Century Bike Run This Saturday

Hundreds expected to hit the trail from the North Fork School NORTH FORK – The 20th annual Grizzly Century bike ride to promote the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway wheels into town Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Grizzly ride promotes appreciation of the Scenic Byway, and benefits improvements and restoration on roads, highways and other ...

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Sierra Art Trail: Burning Brush Studio

If you’ve ever watched a “real artist at work,” you know how fascinating it can be to see a creation develop before your very eyes. The quartet of artists showing their creative results in Pastels, Watercolors, Gourds, and Mixed Media during the three-day weekend of Oct. 5-7 will delight those along the Annual Sierra Art Trail tour. This experience is ...

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Sierra Art Trails 2012 Features 108 Artists

Art includes jewelry, glass, paintings, metalwork, sculptures and more OAKHURST – It’s shaping up to be a perfect weekend for Sierra Art Trails, celebrating 10 years of the Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour. This much-anticipated event draws hoards to the mountain area each year, to see local artists and art featured in homes, studios and galleries in eastern Madera and ...

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Pomegranate Celebration Comes to Madera

Scores of vendors will offer all things pomegranate MADERA – The Madera Tourism Alliance of the Madera Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its second annual Madera Pomegranate Celebration week Oct. 27 through Nov. 4. The event will include recipe contests, golf and softball tournaments, a two-day festival and more. Madera is developing a reputation as the “Heart of ...

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Mike Reeves

My name is Mike Reeves and I’ve lived in Yosemite for over two years now. Photography is a great source of enjoyment for me, and I’ve been exploring America’s public lands all my life .I enjoy both film and digital photography, and my cameras range from a newer, high-resolution digital camera to a vintage cherry and brass 4×5 view camera ...

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