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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 llB ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Ul li IC The Dec. 10 edition of Quincy Words & Music, hosted by Patti's Thunder Caf6 and sponsored by Plumas Arts, will feature Dave Johns on guitar and Johny McDonald on violin. Johns and McDonald are both well known as performers and teachers• McDonald owns Face the Music Studio, where hundreds of Plumas County children (and adults) have taken music lessons of all kinds over the years. In addition to fiddling and teaching private music lessons, McDonald also runs several string programs in the schools and conducts the High Sierra Community Youth Orchestra, a project that brings student and community musicians together to play symphonic music• Johns currently supplies the rhythm guitar for the local band Now & Then, also providing some lead and vocals• He has been playing guitar for 57 years. He has * played with bluegrass, folk, swing and big bands, and has accompanied fiddlers from around the country. Musicians say he is known for his steady rhythm and complex chording• Johns said he has enjoyed playing with McDonald since the early '80s, having provided backup for her in the California State Fiddle Championships, Western Open Fiddle Championships and National Oldtime Dave JOhns on guitar and Johny McDonald on fiddle plan to • delight and entertain at the Dec. 1~ Quincy Words & Music. photo courtesy Plumas Arts Fiddlers' Contest over many" years. In 2012, Johns provided the backup guitar on McDonald's CD "Collide," which features twin fiddling with Tallon Sandoval. Over almost 40 years of playing together, McDonald and Johns have won many fiddling championships including the Adult State Fiddling Championship eight times in the last 20 years, the State Twin Fiddling Championship in 2012 and the National Twin Fiddling Championship "People's Choice" in 2012. The duo will be performing in an eclectic variety of styles including ragtime, oldtime, Celtic, Canadian, Texas swing, Texas contest and bluegrass. They will also present some original tunes. Doors open at 7 p.m. andthe show starts at 7:15. Open mic signup is available to all interested parties and performances begin at 8. Words & Music is sponsored by Arts and there is a $3 entry charge at the door: Beverages are available for purchase. Words & Music is a program of Plumas Arts, featuring acoustic performances of music and the spoken word. For more information about this or any of the programs sponsored by Plumas Arts, call 283-3402, visit or stop by the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrick Ball, a premier Celtic harp player and spoken word artist, presents a collection of time-honored Celtic stories celebrating the holidaY season as part of "A Winter Gift" at the Town Hall Theatre on Dec. 19. He will be performing with two other acclaimed harpers. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts What is the sWEET Emily Hamen: "Drama program? games and Edie!" Sierra West End Brandi McIntyre: "I always Educational Theatre is a enjoyed going to other schools drama-based program for and doing our skits." teens. Stephanie Hawes: "Pizza "Teens today have many Factory, peer teaching and all influences on them, pressures the crazy fun skits we did!" on them and issues of modern Risa Nesbit: "Walking to life to deal with," said the fire station in our zombie Director Edie O'Connor. makeup and watching "Dramaworks creates a safe people's expressions." place with trustworthy adults Stacy Vieira: "The skits and where teens can come and just really every meeting was learn and create and have filled with fun times. I made fun." friends with people and got to The SWEET program began do and learn amazing things•" in 2001 and has touched the Lisa Grant: "I loved being a lives of several thousand parent of a teenager going to teens since its inception, says SWEET• Communication was O'Connor. open and uncomplicated. I Dramaworks' SWEET loved going to the S.F. program uses improvisation conference with all the young and drama games to create a adults!" fun yet educational setting, Vicki Poh: "I second Lisa's she s ,aid. The youths learn comment and urge parents of about sensitive subjects teens to participate. If you get ranging from bullying to HIV the chance to go to the S.F. and AIDS. They learn script con f~re~!~ectake it! My, ~ writing, storyboarding, acting fondest memory is techniques, film techniques cable cars with the kids and editing, all in a singing and getting people on supportive caring the street to sing with us." atmosphere, reports For more information O'Connor. about the SWEET program Aaron Grist: "I loved every for teens or to get involved single time I went to SWEET• call 283-1956 or go to It was always a good time." and click on SWEET students work on script writing. Photo courtesy dramaworks programs. SWEET is a SWEET meets every Monday program of dramaworks, a from 6 to 8 at the West End not-for-profit corporation. Theatre. American Legion Post #568 Pine St.,Greenville CMISTMAS DMIB! Turkey & Ham with all the trimmings! Sat, Dec. 13 • 6pm FREE! EVERYONE WELCOME So Come Hungry! Small gift exchange & Santa Clause! Town Hall Theatre to feature 'A Winter Gift' Plumas Arts invites folks to a performance that organizers say will capture the "magic and music and time-honored stories that are the heart and soul of the holiday season." "A Winter Gift', is billed as a concert that celebrates the central message of Christmas: hope. Hope for something wondrous. Hope for a light in the darkness• It will be presented Friday, Dec. 19, at the Town Hall Theatre. Showtime is 7 p.m. Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world take the audience deep into the myths, magic and fabled ' history of the harp: Patrick Ball, Celtic harp, spoken word; Lisa Lynne, Celtic harp, Irish bouzouki, mandolin; and Aryeh Frankfurter, Celtic harp, cittern, nyckelharpa. For this evening's entertainment the three artists weave joyous pieces of ,, holiday music into the wintry Celtic legends and beloved ',1 English and Irish stories of the season• The performance has been reviewed as "a blend of music and oratory, falling somewhere between concert and theater, it spanned nearly the range of human feeling; from humor to tragedy, tenderness to rage, reality to mysticism, and more besides. The effects were powerful and exhilarating•" Advance general admission tickets are $25. Tickets are available for sale at the Plumas Arts Gallery and Quincy Natural Foods. Tickets are also available online at Plumas Arts members can purchase advance-sale-only discount tickets at $20. Admission at the door is $30 for all comers• just 1 CLICK AWAY (Light TEA PARTY COMMENT: "LET THEM STARVE." side, those who care; dark side, those who don't -- director George Lucas comment.) I see a tot with cherry-tinted cheeks; She laughs and sings along the cooling strand As mother slowly leans and softly speaks And reaches out to hold her tiny hand. I see a tot with gaunt and sunken cheeks; She scans with leaden eyes the ghetto's street As mother heaves a mournful sigh and speaks To comfort her, entrapped in summer's heat. • I. . And th'is disparity exists today To which the hardened party's closed its Indeed, has made it worse in every way, And critics it is apt to villainize. eyes; The party basks in luxury and drinks its tea, And for the poor it has no tea nor sympathy. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano September 4, 2014 8:30 & 10:30 COMING SOON TO YOUR HALL THEATRE THE BOXTROLLS Dec 12 to 15 This new old-school, stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls, tells the story of monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, crawl, out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator determined to eradicate them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge. This 96 minute stop-motion Animated Family Film is Rated: PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor. DUMB & DUMBER TO Dec 20 to 22 Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in thesequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film's directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. This 110 minute Comedy is Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references. er~-e~ ~o~e~m TOUJH HALL THEATRE ~du,~ ........ • ........... $81~ t ] StudentslSeniors~l ........... '7/| I Io.,,d.on .................. '6/| L:L :---:--,-,::2 283,1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA www,plumasl]ews,com Visit us at i i t