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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 11B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Celtic harpists to perform Friday at Town Hall Theatre Plumas Arts offers a one-of-its-kind seasonal performance for local audiences this Friday, Dec. 19, at the Town Hall Theatre when A Winter Gift brings three Celtic harps (as well as Irish bouzouki, mandolin, cittern and nykelharpa) played by three of the world's freest players to Quincy. The music surrounds and harmonizes with classic Celtic tales and words by the likes of Dylan Thomas presented by gifted teller Patrick Ball. "This is a truly rare, wonderful and not-likely-to-happen-again event, made possible by fortuitous timing and a decades-long relationship with Patrick Ball," explained Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts. "The ' performance will melt your ; heart and remind you of the ' true spirit of the Christmas holiday. I am sure that hearts will sing and tears will be shed." The show was reviewed as a blend of music and oratory, . falling somewhere between The musicians of A Winter Gift, known as three of the world's finest harp players, are scheduled to perform this Friday at the Town Hall Theatre. From left: Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter. Photo submitted concert and theater, spanning the range of human feeling powerful and exhilarating. The three musicians will also provide an assembly at Chester Elementary School on Friday morning at 10:15 a.m. Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums, which have sold well over a half-million copies internationally, winning national awards in both music and spoken word categories. Ball's critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the top 10 and top 20 on the Billboard new age music charts. Her work in therapeutic music has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspapers and magazines including the Wall Street Journal. Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harpist and world traveling multi.-instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic music. Frankfurter began with classical violin at 3. His early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. Frankfurter taught himself to play a variety of instruments bowed and plucked, most recently the rarely seen Swedish nyckelharpa. Showtime is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for Plumas Arts members. They are available at the Plumas Arts Gallery and Quincy Natural Foods or online at plumasarts.org where video clips of the performance and more information is available. .2015 .Art & bterary Calendar  id. m. q,d. CA  pi. (S30) ze3.],m2 Plumas Arts' 2015 Art & Literary Calendar features pastel art by Robert Canby on the cover. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Plumas Arts releases calendar Plumas Arts has [ announced the arrival of the latest installment of its Art & Literary Calendar. The 2015 edition of this publication features the artwork of 13 Plumas County artists and 12 Plumas County writers. The cover depicts a pastel by Robert Canby, and art by Kim Carroll, Michael Beatley, Cecilia Walters, Marilyn Hoffman, Bobbie Stoy, Harry G. Reeves, Gail Frazier, James Johnson, Karin Urquhart, Maggie Hennessy, Johanna Griggs and Jan Davies is featured within. Poets are Delaine Fragnoli, Willy Mojave, Mary-Louise Ruth, Heidi Wakefield, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Billie Tillotson: ;Brian Wood, Keith Linford, Lyn Walters, Jeff Rockholm, o Betty Bzshop and Pamela Noel. , Filled with beauty and ,inspiration, this locally :,printed calendar makes a :great holiday gift for loved :ones far and near," said Cary ,,Waiters Dingel, publications *'coordinator for Plumas Arts. Priced at $5 for Plumas Arts members and $10 for nonmembers, calendars are "available at the Plumas Arts ! Gallery, located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. Additional .':sales outlets include Quincy  Natural Foods, Lupines in ,Greenville and Feather River ,r Foods in Portola. Plumas ?Arts members may show their current membership card to receive the discount. For more information about this and other Plumas Arts projects, call 283-3402 or visit plumasarts.org. Portola Words & Music to feature Holiday Hoot The Friday, Dec. 19, edition of Portola's Words & Music is all about seasonal cheer, say Plumas Arts organizers. All are welcome to the "Holiday Hoot." a music-filled evening of community. Held at the Williams House on Highway 70 right across the highway from Sierra Energy, the event features a "bring your own" beverages and snacks policy. A number of local musimns, including some past Words & Music performers, will be on hand to play seasonal favorites and to enthusiastically encourage a sing-along. "Join your friends and neighbors for a heart-warming gathering, guaranteed to put you in the holiday mood," say organizers. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door. Music begins at 7:15 p.m. Open stage follows the featured set. Any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or performers are encouraged to sign up at the door for a five- to seven-minute time slot. All music performances must be acoustic only. Original work is encouraged, but not required. Holiday cheer is promised at the Words & Music Holiday HootDec. 19 in Portola. Artwork courtesy Plumas Arts Words & Music is a program of Plumas Arts, featuring acoustic performances of music and the spoken word. Portola Words & Music is produced in partnership with the city of Portola. For more information about this or other programs sponsored by Plumas Arts, call 283-3402, visit plumasarts.org 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. Hey Kids! Follow Santa as he makes his rounds Christmas Eve You'll also find games to play, Santa's favorite music to listen to, stories to read about Santa and other holiday traditions. Go to plumasnews.com and click on: i WITH GRACEFUL STROKES (A December fantasy) With graceful strokes they streak across the sky, With silent touch they land upon the roof, With patient stance and chimney standing nigh They wait for Santa's call to take to hoof. They ride again to take their sleigh on high; Then land again upon a building top And wait for jolly Santa's urgent cry To prance away and make another stop. So on it goes, throughout the frozen night; From house to house they do what must be done Unseen, unheard until the morning light When they return to greet their polar sun. Enduring freezing skies throughout the passing years, They help their Santa bring to all the eirth good cheers. Sal,atore'(Sam) Catalano ......... December 1, 2014 4:10PM COMING SOON TO YOUR TOWN HALL THEATRE ...... L ..................... : .! :|['i;  G ":/ i: 26 (| :t -K,,v( :p:..:::i..::l el:tank r, 2':::: 1 Gftht DUMB & DUMBER TO Dec 20 to 22 Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signa- ture roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel 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. TOWN HALL [I Students/Seniors .......... s7 II U Childrsn .................. '6l00 283 -114{) 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at plumasnews.com 1 1 i 1