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J UUlletln, r-rogresslve, Kecoro, i~eporter ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT I in Enter the annual Oscars chance to win movie passesbetween now and the 82nd an- contest, sponsored by Townand posters when you come to nual Academy Awards broad- Hall Theatre in Quincy, for a see one of the following films cast March 7. Jeff Bridges is the leading contender for this year's Best Actor Oscar for his performance as an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend in "Crazy Heart." PLUMAS "Tooth Fairy" plays Sunday- Monday, March 7-8. Dwayne Johnson is "The Tooth Fairy," also known as Derek Thompson, a hard- charging minor league hock- ey player whose nickname comes from his habit of sepa- rating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster's hopes, he's sen- tenced to one week's hard la- bor as a real tooth fairy, com- plete with the requisite wings, magic wand and frilly tutu. At fh-st, Derek "can't handle the tooth," bumbling and stum- bling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers' homes.., doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new posi- tion, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams. This family-friendly come- dy fantasy is rated PG for mild language, some rude hu- mor and sports action. Web- site: "Crazy Heart" plays Thurs- day to Saturday, March 11-13. "The harder the life, the sweeter the song." When re- porter Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal) interviews Bad Blake (Golden Globe winner Jeff Bridges)--an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law all filled in to complete Heath Ledger's final role, in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," which also stars Christopher Plummer. legend--they connect, and thetells the story of Dr. Parnas- for his work as a member of hard-living crooner sees a pos- sus and his extraordinary Monty Python, in addition to 'sible saving grace in a life with "Imaginarium," a travelingdirecting such films as Jean and her young son. But show where members of the "Brazil" and "12 Monkeys." can he leave behind an exis- audience get an irresistible The film is Ledger's last. Af- tence playing in the shadow of opportunity to choose be- ter his death, Johnny Depp, Tommy (Colin Farrell), the up- tween light and joy or dark- Colin Farrell and Jude Law all start kid he once mentored? ness and gloom, filled in to complete his role. Robert Duvall produces and In this captivating, explo- This 122-minute fantasy ad- co-stars. Jeff Bridges has sive and wonderfully imagina- venture thriller is rated PG-13 swept the best actor awards tire race against time, Dr. Par- for violent images, some sen- season and is an Oscar fron- nassus must fight to save his suality, language and smok- trunner for what is being daughter in a never-endinging. Website: doctorparnas- called his lifetime best perfor- landscape of surreal obstacles, mance in this film. and undo the mistakes of his The Town Hall Theatre oper- Gyllenhaal has also re- past once and for all. ates under the management of ceived a surprise nomination When a deal with the devilPlumas Arts. Call the Town Hall as best supporting actress for comes due, the immortal Doc- Theatre movie line at 283-1140 or her role. . tor Parnassus (Christopherfind current movie schedules This Ill-minute music- Plummet) must renegotiate online at themed drama is rated R for the pact to save his daughter, or language and brief sexuali- Now, with the help of his mys- Printed monthly movie ty. Website: crazyheart- tical theatre troupe and aschedules are available at the, mysterious stranger, Parnas- theatre box office. Members of sus attempts to right the Plumas Arts receive a month- "The Imaginarium of Doctor wrongs ofhispast, ly e-mailing of upcoming Parnassus" plays Sunday Plummer and Heath Ledger movies. and Monday, March 14-15. star in this quirky fantasy Call 283-3402 to find out how This fantastical morality from director Terry Gilliam, to become a member of tale, set in the present day, who has a strong cult following Plumas Arts. Pluma8 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 Leonhardt, 283--7971. Feb. 25 Chester: Words & Music, The Coffee Station. Doors open at 7 p.m., featured artists: Chester High School choir. series of acoustic music and the spoken word, open mic. Admission, $3. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Monthly Feb. 26-28 Lake Davis: Annual sled dog races, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; races start at Willow Creek Rd. near Maybee, 3.5 miles west of Portola; 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, 1p.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 Feb. 26 Quincy: Feather River Grange dinner, 5-9 p.m., 55 Main St. Chester: Community Talent Show, 7 p.m., CES gym. For information, Marsha Roby, 258-2126. Feb. 27 o Greenville: Annual crab dinner and auction, Greenville Town Hall; doors open, auction preview 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. Advance tickets, $30 per person, available at Evergreen Market, Sierra Sunrise Coffee House and Dell, Village Drug Co., Anna's Caf~ and Sterling Sage. To-go order tickets and more information available at 284-6633 or Chester: Bowlathon, 1 p.m., Almanor Bowling Center, to support Seneca Long Term Care. For information, Sandy Gibson, 258-2158. Mr. Lassen: Snowshoe walk, 1:30 p.m. Meet at Kohm Yah-inch-nee Visitors Center. For information, 595, 4480. March 1 Quincy: Plumas Tomorrow meeting, Ptumas Bank headquarters behind Safeway, 10 a.m., to educate public regard- ing planning issues. Speaker Bryan Morris will address water elements in Plumas County in the General Plan. Free to public, park on the street. **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. r l ll~ Ill i li I1 lll I Ill lm i i ~ i I l~i Ill I I 1! SENIOR MENU Monday, March 1 turkey, bread stuffing, green Pineapple juice, cheese beans, pumpkin pie For the nutrition site in your strata, zucchini and yellow l area call: Chester, 394-7636; squash, oat muffin, fresh Thursday, March 4 | Quincy, 283-0643; fruit cup Spaghetti and meatballs, steamed broccoli and cauli- I Greenville, 284-6608; Tuesday, March 2 flower, fruit salad, french I Portola, 832-4173; " Beef stew with carrots, pota- roll, ice cream Blairsden, 836-0446, 832-4173. toes, peas; whole wheat I Suggested lunch donation bread, fresh orange sections price is $2.50. One guest may I accompany each senior, Wednesday, March 3 $6 mandatory charge. Cranberry juice, roast mmm m m mm m m m mm m ,mm mm n m mmm Friday, March 5 Cabbage rolls, tossed green salad, sliced beets, whole I grain roll, pear half I ~Jl I ~ I ~l Ill Plumas Arts has been able to keep Plumas County rich in culturally diverse performing arts thanks to funding from the James Irvine Foundation. In 2008 Plumas Arts was awarded a two-year Creative Connections grant that has not only kept the shows com- ing, but also brought admis- sion prices to all-time lows. "When we wrote the grant, the primary focus was to ex- pand our audience," said Plumas Arts Director Rox- anne Valladao. "Little did we know that the economy would effect us such that this grant is now keeping our perform- ing arts program alive." Upcoming concerts support- ed by grant funds are the Han- neke Cassel concert Feb. 24, at the Town Hall Theatre and a dance concert event with The Blazers at the Quincy Vet's Hall Saturday, March 6. Hanneke Cassel is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bache- lor's of Music in violin perfor- mance from Berklee College of Music, and she has per- formed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and China. Her music reflects influ- ences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musi- cal innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene. Cassel fuses these together to create a uniquely Ameri- can approach to Scottish mu- sic. She creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic mu- sic, while retaining the in- tegrity and soul of the Scot- tish tradition. The Blazers, hailing from East Los Angeles, play big- hearted Latino roots rock mu- sic that's soulful, surprising and always fun: Led by origi- nal member Ruben Guaderra- ma, the Biazers clearly demonstrate the breadth of their musical range: from searing blues to funky R&B grooves to up-tempo conjunto raves. Combining electric guitars, bass and drums with tradi- since its inception to provide tional instruments such as art education programs in the bajo sexto and button ac- county schools. It also coordi- cordion, The Blazers make nates the Plumas County Arts music which draws on the and Events Calendar found on deep well of Mexican-Ameri- the web at, al- can culture and life. so printed quarterly and For more information about mailed to members. these concerts, or to purchase The organization manages tickets, go online to the Town Hall Theatre, the, call 283-3402, county's only movie theatre or stop by the Plumas Arts and also serves as a profes- Gallery at 372 Main St. in sional-quality venue for live Quincy. presentations by internation- Established in 1981, Plumas ally renowned visiting artists Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, and local artists and commu- private public benefit corpo- nity groups. ration that serves as the local Plumas Arts hosts Words arts planning and program- & Music in Quincy, Chester ming agency for Plumas and Portola; produces sever- County. al prominent cultural festi- Since its inception, Plumas vals and events: the Lake A1- Arts has been authorized by manor Art Show, Mountain the Plumas County Board of Harvest Festival and Taste of Supervisors to serve as the Plumas, in addition to pro- Plumas County representa- viding support to countless tire to the California Arts others. Council's State-Local Partner- The office at 372 Main St., in ship Program ranking consis- Quincy, which has, for more tently as one of California's than a decade, provided an ex- model local arts agencies, citing showcase for the fine Plumas Arts has labored work of regional artists. The Blazers, led by original member Ruben Guaderrama, will play the Quincy Vets Hall on Saturday, March 6. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts