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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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Coolwater Features Musician Thom Bresh

AHWAHNEE – Thom Bresh is the next hot guitar player to entertain in the Coolwater Ranch series. This concert will be Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Thom Bresh is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, TV personality and one of the world’s greatest thumbpickers. His style, although uniquely his own, was inspired by Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and his father, ...

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Perfect Day For Music In The Meadow

COARSEGOLD – Nearly 200 people turned out for the Coarsegold Historic Museum and Music in the Meadow, an annual benefit held the first Monday of June with music, art, food and friends. The winner of the 50/50 raffle was awarded half of the more than $500 collected, and the silent auction was a big success. Most importantly, everybody seemed to ...

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Rock Out At Minarets On Friday

O’NEALS – Minarets High School musicians will be rocking the gym with the music of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Blue Oyster Cult, Green Day, Pink Floyd, James Brown, and Cream on Friday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. The Spring Rock Show, “Stangfest 2013,” will be presented by the Minarets High School Advanced Music Productions and Guitar II classes. ...

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Verdi, Brahms, Elgar & Half Dome

Three musical masterpieces. Two remarkable guest artists. One unforgettable experience. MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council proudly presents the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in concert twice – Saturday, Apr. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, and as a free matinee concert in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park at 2 p.m. on ...

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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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Earth Day In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Earth Day in North Fork will be Saturday, Apr. 20 at the old mill site, featuring lots of green technology and a line-up of local musicians. Some of the on-site demonstrations will include composting and landscaping with native plants. Others will feature the use of power from the sun, from a solar charging station, to solar cooking ...

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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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