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June 17th, 2011
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
Itâs a blue sky day.
In Mammoth that means mountains in clear relief against a cobalt sky, lakes and rivers that sparkle and rush.
And itâs Saturday: Day 2 of the Blue Sky Fest, spread out around and adjacent to the grounds of Cerro Coso College.
The newest facet of this festival is the Blue Sky Experience â a cooking competition; seminars on wine and food pairings, complete with demonstrations; 20 wineries pouring exquisite tastings; and a live auction â all wrapped up in music by City Folk, Strunz and Farah, Vance Gilbert and the Tito Puente, Jr. Orchestra.
Christian Fuller has been in town for only a year.
Yet, he has made a lasting impression on many.
Heâs a runner. He has coached young runners and entered races.
He has also introduced chess to people who never had thought of the game before.
He enjoys talking about the similarities between chess and running, and how chess, because it teaches concentration, can improve running.
âIt can also improve oneâs math understanding and performance, as well as reading,â Fuller said.
And, it might be said to improve life skills.
Whodunit fans will have a thrilling murder mystery on their hands when the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre debuts âDial M for Murderâ at Edison Theatre on March 31.
Written by Frederick Knott and directed by Shira Dubrovner, Dial M enjoyed a long run on Broadway before it was transformed into the infamous Hitchcock thriller released by Warner Brothers in 1954.
A family affair, with nephew Marcel Lloyd and daughter Emily Bridges
Every climber has probably wondered, at some point in an ascent, what would happen if he were injured, stuck on a narrow ledge far from help.
That is the setting of the play “K2” by Patrick Meyers, which will have a staged reading at the Edison Theatre on Saturday, March 26.
Actors Beau Bridges and his nephew Marcel Lloyd portray two climbers, Harold and Taylor, who are stranded on an icy shelf at 27,000 feet up the world’s second highest mountain.
Greg Stump spotlights legendary filmmakers, skiers in new film
Ahhhh ... one of the sounds made when watching ski movies, whether evoked by incredible landscapes and vistas, or by skiers launching off improbable precipices to land far below in the snow.
Greg Stumpâs âLegend of Aahhhâsâ is a ski movie about ski movies, the people who made them and those who skied in them.
It will be screened at the Mammoth Lakes Arts Center Saturday night, March 12.
December 17th, 2010
Violist Hillary Herndon joins the Felici Trio in concert this weekend for âMusic of the Heart.â
The program features passion-filled works by Rebecca Clarke, ErnĂ¶ DohnĂĄnyi and the great Romantic composer, Johannes Brahms.
ErnĂ¶ DohnĂĄnyi - Serenade for String Trio in C Major, opus 10. DohnĂĄnyi ranks next to Franz Liszt as the most versatile Hungarian musician and is generally considered credited with shaping Hungaryâs musical culture in the 20th century.
The Old West will meet the new frontier of guitar-driven live music; tradition will collide with innovation; and familiarity will make way for ground-breaking entertainment as one of the Eastern Sierraâs most popular fund raisers returns to Lone Pine.
âThere is something very different and exciting about the music for this yearâs Lone Pine Concert/Dinner in the Rocks,â Lone Pine Film History Museum spokesperson Chris Langley said earlier this week.
Chamber Music Unbound concert features bassoon, flute
Anyone who grew up listening to Prokofiev’s tale, “Peter and the Wolf,” knows that the characters in the story are represented by musical instruments. The bassoon provides the deep, rich voice of the grandfather.
The bassoon is the featured instrument in Saturday night’s Chamber Music Unbound concert, titled “Fresh Air.”
Weâve known quite a few ski bums in our time around here. If you think about it, Dave McCoy himself would probably been called a ski bum, had the term or the lifestyle existed at the time. Maybe Dave was the original ski bum, for all we know.
Those were heady times for us back then, when the ski towns were being built and the ski bum subculture emerged. Look around town and theyâre everywhere still, each finding just enough work to free them to lay down some serious skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Chances are, when one thinks of soul men, it’s a memory of that old song by Sam and Dave, “I’m a soul man.”
But that wouldn’t be the current usage. “Soul Men” is the name of the first program of Chamber Music Unbound’s winter music series.
Mammoth’s resident Felici Piano Trio will perform Bach, the grand master of the Baroque; the great Classical hero, Beethoven; Chopin, the Romantic piano virtuoso; and the eloquent musical narrator Robert Schumann.
The community is invited to a wedding reception and the party wonât come to a close until someone is dead!
You havenât had an invitation like this one before, you say? âIâm Getting Murdered in the Morningâ is Playhouse 395âs first mystery dinner theater event Oct. 7 - 10 at the Bishop Country Club banquet room.
Audience members are invited to guess who-dun-it, becoming guests at the most unlikely wedding celebration ever attended.
Itâll be some kind of book signing Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, at the Booky Joint, where John Muir âJackâ Laws not only will sign his swell new guidebook, but also will offer some artistic demonstrations.
Laws will sprinkle how-to demos in illustration, painting and sketching at the event, which starts at one oâclock and ends at 3.
Dave Leonard, owner of the bookstore, said Laws is a very entertaining guest, and for the Booky Joint to have him is a real treat.
He said refreshments will be served during the book signing, but the book is a refreshment in itself.
If people were to canvass the two artists at Bluebird Imaging, theyâd discover that Kendra Knight and Aaron Horowitz are wild about canvas.
âThe appeal to me would be that it looks more painterly,â said Knight, half of the husband-and-wife team. Together, they dazzled shoppers at last weekâs Labor Day Festival of the Arts with photographs printed on canvas, then stretched on a 3-D display board.