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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 19, 2010 13B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Plumes Arts brings Bluegrass music festivals. He in contact with. another evening of Words & might be best known for his hit When he is not playing mu- Music to Chester on Thurs- community radio show "Livesic around here he is travel- day evening, May 20, at the from the Archive." ing to some of the great mu- Coffee Station inOldeTowne, Joe Tomaselli is one sic cities of America seeking beginning at 7 p.m. Admis- Plumes County's best and out the places where other lo- sion is $3. Featured per- most prolific songwriters,cal musicians get together former for theevening is Last when he's not shoeing horses and then he sits himself Man Standing. and being a dad, or maybe he down to plays along with Last Man Standing is three is because of these things. He some new folks. friends who have been play- has spent a lifetime exploring These three have followed, ing together off and on for the world he lives in and then and been a part of, many mu- 30 years. They have evolved turning it into song. sic events together. And so individually and collectively That collision of lyric and for many years, long after the and they all play in numer- life gives birth to a country sun had set, gathered around ous other side bands. Name a style of roots music called the campfire, the guys would local acoustic band, and you "Americana." With songs in- break out the old instru- will find that one of these habited by cowboys, lost ments and pick into the late guys may be in it. loves, railroad men, hard hoursof the evening playing They are mostly multi- workin' families and even many new and old tunes; instrumentalists, and play some of his own neighbors,until finally it was late any combination of guitar, Joe spins a tale of life the way enough for one of these guys bass, mandolin, Dobro and he feels it. to be the "last man standing." banjo to produce an eclectic Ken Cawley is a remark- So come on out and spend rffixture of bluegrass, old ably accomplished musicianan evening, listening to timey, American roots, and who has probably played these three brothers (from quite a few originals, with more musical groups different mothers) play Barney (the bass man) in the county than almost some acoustic, folk rock'in, Harchis, in addition to being anyone else-- and that's country, bluegrass music and an enthusiastic musician and saying something. Since find out who might be the walking song book, is a well- retiring from teaching he is next last man. respected live recording audio doing a pretty good job ofThe group recently played engineer for the High Sierra, playing music all the timea gig in Santa Cruz at a place Strawberry and Telluride withmost everyonehe comes called the Ugly Mug. Just Think storytelling is a lost Elementary and Quincy : art? Not anymore. Pioneer June 7 - 8. This age old form of com- The group is also looking to munication is finding new bring out the storyteller in local interest. New groups persons of all ages and inter- are forming under the name ests and is beginning its orga- of Tale Spinners (borrowing nizational efforts in a series the name from a group of of community gatherings. like-minded individuals in Calling all storytellers... Monterey County). Maybe you are one, know you The Tale Spinners are have a story to share and just working to bring the art of need a bit of coaching or storytelling to people of all encouragement or just know ages and in all communities, this is something you are Each group will develop itscurious .... about. No exPerience own take on how they will is necessary. Just come along organize as a chapter of Tale to one of these gatherings Spinners. hosted by the Plumes County Ginger Gramm and Sherry Literaoy Program and Kumler will visit Plumes Plumes County Library. County schools before school Meeting dates and loca- ls out for the summer to tions are May 25, at 7 p.m. at introduce storytelling to the Chesterlibrary; June 1, at fourth-grade classes, in 7 p.m. in the Portola library; preparation for storytelling June 7, at 7 p.m. in Indian workshops in the fall. Valley at the Civic Center in The presentations will in- Greenville; and June 8, at clude stories, the history of 7 p.m. in the Quincy library the art and techniques for Community Room. telling. Students will receive For more information, call suggestions for gathering or Email Plumes County stories and a handout for Literacyat 283-6413. learning a story for use inthe Plumes Arts supported theSherry gumler will visit summer, fall 2009 Storyfest, with fee- Plumes County schools to Gramm and Kumler had a tured artist Patrick Ball, and introduce students to the art very enthusiastic reception formation of theTale Spinner of storytelling. Kumler is part on their first visit to Chester storytelling coalition with of Tale Spinners, an effort Elementary April 30. Other funding from the James to teach storytelling to folks presentations are planned IrvineFoundation. of all ages. Photo courtesy for C. Roy Carmichael School Plans are forming for PlumasArts Friday, May 28; Greenville another storytelling gather- Elementary and Taylors- ing Nov. 6, at the Indian ville Elementary students Valley Community Center. Tuesday, June 1; Quincy. !~ !i ii;: :~iiiiiiiiiiiii;~ :Ei~iiii ~ !~ :iii:~i~?: "~ ': ~,~,~:~,~'~: Last Man Standing m Barney Harchis, Ken Cawley and Joe Tomaselli --- plays Words & Music in Chester tomorrow, May 20. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts after this Words & Music gig, Last Man Standing will open for the Inn Tyson show at Greenhorn Guest Ranch May 22 (a fundraiser for the Feather River College rodeo program). Calling all local talent: Open stage will follow the featured artist set. All aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or For more information performers are invited to check the website plumes sign up at the door for open, call 283-3402 or stage, e-mail Choir festival concert The 11th annual Ecu- from Northwestern Univer- menical .Choir Festival sity in Evanston, Ill., and Concert will be Sunday, completed his doctorate May 23, at 3 p.m., at Trinity at the Institute for Worship Episcopal Church, 200 Studies in Louisville, Ky: Island Ave in Reno, Nev. Accompanist for the Eight choirs will partici- event will be Reno resident pate from a wide area of Karen Penner-Johnson who Northern California, Reno holds an advanced degree and Carson City. in organ performance from The eight choirs will Colorado State University. combine their more-than- Penner-Johnson will open 100 voices to sing three the concert with a piece on selections: C6sar Franck's the Trinity Episcopal organ grand and passionate that, with 2,177 pipes, is "Psalm 150;" Robert Ster- the largest pipe organ in ling's poignant "Jesus Paid northern Nevada. It All;" and Moses Hogan's The Northern Nevada lively and rhythmic "Elijah Chapter of the American Rock." Each choir will also Guild of Organists sponsors perform an individual ,the event and invites the choral work of its choice, public to attend free of Dr. Chris Alf0rd of charge. Sacramento will be guest An offering will be taken con-ductor for the festiwat' . "*to defray expenses and to ! With extensive and variedsupport the chapter's organ experience in worship scholarship fund. Since music, Alford focuses on 1983 the NNAGO has worship and contemporary offered scholarships to culture, students interested in He completed under- pursuing organ studies. graduate studies in music CUrrent scholarship history/music literature at recipient Freeman Tucker, both the University of 13, of Fallon, Nev. will also Tennessee and overseas at present an organ piece the Victoria University of during the concert. Tucker Manchester, England. currently studies organ He later earned a mas- withPenner-Johnson. ter's degree in musicology Experience. Inspire. Empower. ~JOURNEYS~ Sierra Nevada ................ ii: .:i~ii;~ ................. .... :' ~"::~::i~ ..... !:-:: i~i~ i~:~ mal Shelter ,s g,vmg to ~~.1 / "~" help offset the cost to spay or neuter when you adopt a pet from the shelter, Marley is a Achilles is a ten-month old handsome (and Terrier/Poodle bigger than he cross. This little looks here) male curie would Wolfhound/Lab like a home that cross. This is kid-flee, but 2-year-old heiswi,,ingto neuteredmame share with other would love a I~ animals, home. ~ S e ou s are Mo day and Friday 8am - 5pm Wednesdays 10-7pm, closed 1-2pm for l ~@@~. lunch and closed weekends.'Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 f~e and license fees are ~@@~ ~ $5 per year. An officer will deliver a pet to the adopting party's veterinary of choice to have =~ @ ~ the animal altered in completion of the adoption requirement. For more information, call ~ l @~@~ 283-3673 or visit @ ~'r-~ '"'"/ ............ -- ". I @E AMERICAN VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL ! I and Flea-_& T[ck products" " ""- k'@ I ' "~d~ ~~'~ ~)/-~,)~'~,' ~P, v .. ~S?-~_S00 D. l 1][ Alta & Lee Rd. Quincy A residential summer camp nestled right here ...... .......... :-.-.v>,, in Plumas County serving local children [~~~ ages 8-14 years. Located at Grizzly Creek ~\,:~~;,/ Ranch Campus, Portola, CA ..... I~ .~ ~ 141~ ...... 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