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Reiki Master Visits Dunsmuir at Pops!

Reiki Healing
Message from Reiki Master Shin

Hello, Mt Shasta and {Dunsmuir} people,
I am pleased to announce that I will be back for Reiki healings in November.
Dates: Wednesday the 11th & Thursday the 12th of November.
Place: POPS – Performing Arts and Culture Center @ 5819 Sacramento Ave. Dunsmuir.

This is a community event aiming at the wellness improvement of people living in Mt.Shasta and Dunsmuir community.

Each Reiki Healing session is 60 minutes long, and focuses on reducing stress and increasing mindfulness. If you have a specific issue that needs to work on, please let me know before the session or email the details.

Tiny Pricks: Tweets, Textiles and Trump

IMG_2529Local artist, Tracy Hofmann, will display her contributions to Canadian artist Diana Weymar’s Tiny Pricks: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump in the POPS windows October 2-November 3. The project is an embroidered documentation of the words of the 45th President on vintage textiles.

Participation is encouraged! FREE kits to make your own Tiny Prick are available throughout October at Moonrise Canyon (319 N Mt. Shasta Blvd in Mt. Shasta). Your piece will be hung in the window at POPS until November third and then sent to join the thousands of TIny Pricks already stitched by people all over the world.

Noisy Lifters

Performance: Friday, Oct 9 at 6 pm, $10 at the door

Noisy LiftersMembers from left to right are: Trev DeRossett (bass guitar), Jeff Huhtala (lead singer and guitar), Kate Bachmann (drums), Laurie Gardner (backup vocals), Steve Bachmann (lead singer and guitar), Brad DeBortoli (backup vocals and guitar), Andy Aguilera (harmonica), and Rob Gardner (rhythm guitar).

Steve and Jeff Huhtala switch off on lead vocals and lead guitar. Jeff Huhtala does more 60’s/70’s type music (Buffalo Springfield, Small Faces, Joe South, Stones, etc.) and Steve’s more contemporary (Tom Petty, Radiohead, Ben Harper). I also have several originals I’d classify as Americana/rockabilly/folk rock.

Em & Shane Duo

Em & Shane Duo

Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 2.14.05 PMPERFORMANCE: Sunday, October 4, 4 pm. $15 at door
October 4,  4 pm

Vocalist Emma Reynolds grew up in Mount Shasta, moved to the Central Coast for three years, and finished her BA with an emphasis in jazz performance at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2016. She has made connections with musicians and educators throughout California and offers a dynamic point of view both in the classroom and on stage. She recently released her first album of original compositions – Em & Em: Take Our Time and can also be heard on

The San Andreas Sisters: Live in Studio City album. She’s been teaching music to all ages in the Orange County area for five years and enjoys performing in a variety of styles including jazz, pop, RnB, and folk.

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Born and raised in Southern California, guitarist Shane Savala has quickly made a name for himself in the LA music scene. After graduating from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2012, he moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating and performing with various artists and songwriters. Known for his
stylistic versatility, relentless creativity, and ability to make others sound their best, Shane is in high demand for studio sessions and live performances. Shane can be heard on his latest album, “Christmas in the City”, featuring original songs and arrangements, as well as on “Splanky” with The Jason Fabus Trio.

Dark Eyes Duet

Screen Shot 2020-08-01 at 8.33.05 PMDark Eyes Duet (Dayton Mason and Greta Gardiner) will play at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on October 23, 6:30 pm.

This power duo came together in the beginning of 2020 after each musician had respectively built a strong independent solo career in the State of Jefferson.

Dayton Mason is an Ashland native and has been inspired by Jazz music since he was very young and began playing Gypsy Jazz guitar in high school. He has played in many different duos, trios and quartets and has toured across the United States. One notable opportunity was opening for David Grisman at the sold out Rogue Theatre.

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Greta Gardiner grew up in Wyoming and moved to Ashland in 2002. She began as a singer/songwriter and learned to play guitar while living in Paysandu, Uruguay, and she started performing music when she lived in Lyon, France at a corner bar called 22 Rue Pouteau. Since returning to Southern Oregon she has been in 2 rock bands called Lost Maven and Organik Time Machine playing bass, rhythm guitar and vocals.
​Both musicians had decided to set local roots and play close to home in their solo careers and as they kept crossing paths in the music scene they decided to combine Dayton’s incredible Gypsy Jazz guitar skills with Greta’s vocal and linguistic capabilities, thus the Dark Eyes Gypsy Jazz Duet was born. This music transports listeners to another time and place, a corner café in old Paris with laughter and Gypsy notes flowing like the wine in everyone’s glasses and perhaps a faint memory of Django’s iconic cigarette smoke swirling in the air…

Kevin Patrick Radley

Great profile.Kevin Patrick Radley is a singer songwriter from Vallejo, Ca. He draws his musical influences from the American musical landscape of blues, country, soul and the occasional country holler. Radley’s songs explore a variety of time honored themes of love, loss and redemption.  and performed in the spirit of the juke joint jam. He has played at number of venues throughout Northern California including; The Brick & Mortar & Bazaar Café, Revolution Café’, The Lost Church, San Francisco Bay Area Blues Festival , Down Home Music , El Cerrito, CA. Armondo’s , Martinez CA. Napa Porch Fest. & Silos’ in Napa Ca, Pops Cultural Center in Dunsmuir, CA  . and the 12 Bar Club in London, England.

He will be performing at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, August 21 at 7 pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Dave Pinsky & Phil Newton Concert

Screen Shot 2020-08-01 at 8.40.33 PMPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host Dave Pinsky and Phil Newton for a concert August 23 at 7 pm. Buy Tickets $15.

David Pinsky and Phil Newton have been a major part of the Southern Oregon Blues scene for over thirty years and have joined forces as an acoustic/electric duo. Longtime friends, they began this new chapter by playing local venues and concerts discovering the joy of sharing their music on a whole different level.

David’s propulsive guitar, welded with Phil’s harmonica chops, provide a steady groove reminiscent of the 60’s Chicago style duets.  The two on occasion will also employ a twin harp attack. Both David and Phil bring decades of vocal experience, with David concentrating on his original compositions and Phil interpreting Blues and roots.

David and Phil are committed to Blues education and teaching Blues to local kids as well as keeping the Blues alive in the traditions of the great Delta masters.

Fam Rising Concert- Music Play Purpose Belonging

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Fam Rising will be playing at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center at 7 pm Saturday, November 16, 2019. $10 advanced tickets $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under free when accompanied with adult.

“Our vision is a world where everyone experiences purpose and belonging, asking “where can I give what I have” rather than “where can I get what I want. “This musical experience is designed to call your soul out to play, and create a space where we see each other as who we truly are: one family. Each of us on a journey, learning new things to share with the ones we love.” –
Mazin Jamal &
Seoulstice aka Jordan Jo

Pops Joins in – Dunsmuir Second Saturday

On Saturday, October 12,  Pops will open its doors as a part of Dunsmuir Second Saturday. Allison Scull & Victor Martin will be performing their Acoustic Soul from 11 am to 12 pm and from 1 to 2 pm on the patio. Donations for the show are encouraged. In addition, Mount Shasta resident Pieter Kilkens will be providing $10 haircuts on the patio from 9 am to 2 pm.  Proceeds will go do fund Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center programs. Dunsmuir Local Robin Johnson will also be selling her handmade jewelry from 9 am to 2 pm.

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