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14B Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT iii:i2 :g Above; Hanneke Cassel performs at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy on Wednesday, Feb. 24. She has been reviewed across the U.S. and beyond as %.. one of the hottest young fiddlers.., her ro- bust, pulsing style based on Scottish and Cape Breton strains," "...elegant, graceful...her tunes cap- ture the mixture of sadness and hope found in much Scottish and Irish music and give it a fresh West Coast spin." Bottom; The String Beings will do an opening set at the Hanneke Cassel concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. From left: Kelsey Kepple and Garrett Hagwood on violin, Johny McDonald on violin and mandolin, Chris Retallack on cello and guitar, and Natalie Kepple on cello. A ............. ..... Hot Chili & Soup for Lunch   ,ot CisSsp:::n[tenLetnCh i Events Around Plumas County Feb. 19 Portola: Words & Music, Feather River Community Arts Center; featured artists: The Back 40. Doors open at 7 p.m. Monthly series of acoustic music and the spoken word, open mic. Admission, $3. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Taylorsville: Taylorsville Tavern Nite Club, 8 p.m.-midnight. A variety of performances by local artists and new em- cee Jennifer gaufmann. Sign-up at 7:30. Free to 21 and over. For information, 284-7656. Feb. 20 Quincy: Plumas chapter Mule Deer Foundation 2010 fundraiser dinner, 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m., Tulsa Scott Building, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. includes auction, drawing and prizes. For information, Frank Smith, 283- 2233; Darel Joseph, 284-6666 or Chuck Hein, 832-5279. Quincy: Recycle e-waste: TVs, monitors, electronics but no hazardous waste or appliances, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Abernathy Lane. For information, 283-2065. Chester: Recycle e-waste: TVs, monitors, electronics but no hazardous waste or appliances, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Highway 36 and A13. For information, 283-2065. Greenville: Recycle e-waste: TVs, monitors, electronics but no hazardous waste or appliances, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenville Dump Road. For information, 283-2065. Feb. 21 Johnsville: Historic Longboard Revival Races, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Johnsville Ski Area; contests, races commemorate 1855 origin of downhill skiing. Participants, spectators in period costume. For information, or call 283-6345. Feb. 23 Mohawk: Open mike at Mohawk Tavern, 7 p.m. Free to the public, 21 and over. For information, Rachel Lewis, 836-1241. Feb. 24 Quincy: Hanneke Cassel in concert, Quincy Town Hall Theatre; doors open 7 p.m. Presale: General admission, $15; Plumas Arts member discount, $10; at the door: $15. Quincy: PDH Community Forum, 6-7:30 p.m., Plumas County Library, 445 Jackson St. For information, Tiffany Leon- hardt, 283--7971. Feb. 25 Chester: Words & Music, The Coffee Station. Doors open at 7 p.m., featured artists: Chester High School choir. Monthly series of acoustic music and the spoken word, open mic. Admission, $3. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Feb. 26-28 Lake Davis: Annual sled dog races, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; races start at Filippini Flat on Highway 70, 3.5 miles outside Por- tola; vet check 5 p.m. Friday, Portola City Park, meet the mushers and dogs. Art show, pizza and movie, Friday evening; Kids' Mush Fundraiser, Saturday, lp.m.; Junior 3-dog, 4 mile race, Saturday and Sunday; 4-dog Freight Race Fundraiser, Saturday. Meet the Mushers dinner with Celtic band, Graeagle Firehall, Saturday evening. For information Eileen Burke-Trent or Cindy Wood, 218-6896 or **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail or call Mona Hill at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number. -- -- caTro00waTm 007o00e" I Chef salad: turkey, cheese, grain bread, frozen yogurt II For the nutrition site in your I area call: Chester, 394-7636; | Quincy, 283-0643; &'eenviUe, 284-6608; Portola, 832-4173; : Blairsden, 836-0446, 832-4173. | Suggested lunch donation price is $2.50. One guest may | accompany each senior, $6 mandatory charge. eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, whole grain roll, fruit cup Tuesday, Feb. 23 Healthy heart: baked lemon chicken, succotash, fruit salad, whole grain pilaf, oat- meal cookie Wednesday, Feb. 24 Orange juice, pepper steak, roasted garlic & herb potatoes, I  I m I mum Thursday, Feb. 25 I Ham slice, acorn squash, brussel sprouts, brown | bread, cubed pineapple I Friday, Feb. 26 Vegetarian: cheese lasagna, | tossed green salad, steamed spinach, french roll, mixed I berries & bananas  I m mum I fresh take on Scottish fiddle at Town Hall Theatre Feb. 24 "Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and inno- cent, delivered with captivat- ing melodic clarity and an ir- resistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Han- neke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scot- tish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelor's of Music in violin performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Eu- rope, New Zealand, Australia and China. Hanneke's latest release, "For Reasons Unseen" (No- vember 2009), features an all- star cast of musicians, includ- ing Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Rushad Eggleston, Casey Driessen, Brittany Haas, Keith Murphy and Aoife O'Donovan. Influences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical in- novations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene, fuse together to create a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. She creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retain- ing the integrity and soul of the Scottish tradition. In addition to her solo act and the trio she will be play- ing with in Quincy, Hanneke tours regularly with baroque/Celtic group Ensem- ble Galilei, and has performed with the Cathie Ryan Band, Cherish the Ladies, Alasdair Fraser, and Matt Glaser and the Wayfaring Strangers. She is an active member of Boston-based band Childsplay (featuring 20+ fiddles made by Bob Childs) and co-founder (with Laura Cortese and Lissa Schneckenburger) of Celtic chick band Halali. She teach- es regularly at Alasdair Fras- er's Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, Boston Harbor Fiddle Camp, and the Club Passim School of Music. Hanneke's fiddling has graced the stages of The Boston Hatch Shell (performing with Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block), Boston's Sympho- ny Hall (opening for Judy Collins), Mountain Stage, The Plaza Hotel and the Lincoln Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m. General Admission is $15. General ad- mission tickets are available at Quincy Natural Foods; Plumas Arts Members may purchase advance-sale-only discounted $10 admission at the Plumas Arts office, online at or by phone at 283-3402. Admission at the door for all persons is $15. Local ensemble The String Beings will provide an open- ing set of fiddle tunes at 7:30 p.m. The String Beings were formed as a performing group a number of years ago by mu- sic instructor Johny McDon- ald as a reward to a talented group of young players Kelsey Kepple, Chris Retal- lack and Holly Sternberg "who got sick and tired of playing with other students that did not practice." Years later the group still performs together and has refined their talents while forming solid friendships they are taking with them into their adult lives. The two newest mem- bers of the group are Garrett Hagwood and Natalie Kepple. Ensemble members have previous relationships with Cassel. McDonald has been fa- miliar with her since she was a child in fiddling camps and competitions. Several others in the group have had her as an instructor when they at- tended fiddle camps. Cassel is thrilled to have the group opening for this concert Funding to support this concert and subsidize ticket prices has been provided through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation. Back 40 at Words & Music The Back 40 (left to right in the bottom photo) are Gordon Wilson, guitar; Marl Erin Roth, vocals and percussion; Tommy Miles, drums and vocals; and Mike Braley, bass and vocals. The group performs Friday, Feb. 19, at Words & Music in Portola. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Plumas Arts presents an- other Words & Music this Friday, Feb. 19, at the "The Feather" Community Arts Center, located in the old Masonic Hall at 216 Com- mercial St. in Portola. Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bev- erages are available. Admission is $3 at the door. Music begins at 7:15. The featured group for the evening is The Back 40, a re- cently formed alternative country and rock band available for local venues and events. In mid-2008, multi-instru- mentalist Tommy Miles got some friends together in Quincy to begin working on a new group originally envi- sioned as a classic and alter- native country act. The op- portunities for such a local band were promising, as the music has a strong fan base, and there were no other groups in the area playing country music. The goal was to develop a repertoire of the music of classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Merle Hag- gard, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris and others) along with coun- try-flavored rock and the music of new artists from the Austin music scene. Mike Braley (bass and vo- cals) is best known as Plumas County's premier Celtic harpist, but he also has an extensive back- ground in acoustic perfor- mance of singer-songwriter material. Although he hadn't played electrically in many years, he was willing to take the leap, and he brings exceptional talent to the group, along with a melodic and percussive elec- tric bass style. Guitarist Gordon Wilson has been playing music around the area for ages, and had played with Miles in sev- eral other groups over 10 years. His amazing blues- based guitar solos are a major feature of the band's sound. Vocalist Mari Erin Roth began performing locally with the Crosby Stills and Nash tribute show in Quin- cy in 2008. She brings her soulful vocal style to the front of the stage along with the occasional tambourine or shaker. Miles sits in the back and plays drums and sings, try- ing not to be too intrusive, which is a serious challenge for him. Open stage (which might be called open mike, but there is no microphone) fol- lows the featured set. Any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or per- formers are encouraged to sign up at the door for a five- to seven-minute time slot. All music perfor- mances must be acoustic on- ly. Original work is encour- aged, but not required. Words & Music has been brought to audiences coun- tywide since 1989 by Plumas Arts. For more information contact Plumas Arts at 283- 3402, or check the web at "The Feath- er" Community Arts Center can be reached at 832-4518. Art contest to invite students All high school students are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Com- petition, "An Artistic Dis- covery," a nation-wide high school art competition spon- sored by the members of the U.S. House of Representa- tives. The contest is open to all high school students within the 4th Congressional District. The winning entry will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, which leads to the U.S. Capitol. Each winning student will be invited, along with one guest, to the unveiling of the exhibit and a reception for all winners in June. Two round-trip airline tickets will be provided to the win- ning student. Contest guidelines and re- lease forms are available on Rep. Tom McClintock's website, Interested students should fax a copy of the student re- lease form to the attention of Mrs. Kathy Arts, at (916) 786- 6364. Students may also mail the release form to: Con- gressman Tom McClintock, 4230 Douglas Blvd. Suite 200, Granite Bay, CA 95746. Artwork should be sent to the following address, to be received no later than Fri- day, April 30: The Fourth District Congressional Arts Competition, c/o PlacerArts, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. f t