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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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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 Saturday, October 18 at 7 pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Lovelace & Floria, Musical Duo will be the opening act.

Theatrical Presentation – Voices of the Golden Ghosts

ePOPSposterThe theatrical presentation Voices of the Golden Ghosts will debut at Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir on October 20th. The public is invited to attend showings at 1:00 p.m or 7:00 p.m.

Victor Martin and other local performers will present a series of theatrical vignettes about the life of African Americans involved the Gold Mining of 1850’s Northern California. The paradox of California as a free state for African Americans will be explored in a series of historical presentations aimed to explore the ambivalence of contemporary California attitudes toward race.

Tickets for sale at the door. Shows at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. $10general  $5 w/student ID
This program is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities For All Project Grant. For more info, click here.

Funked up Allison & Victor with full Band

Allison and Victor will full band

Allison and Victor will play with their All-Star Band as a highlight for Jazz in the Canyon with Stefan Schittko on keys, Patrick Wiseman on drums and Bruce Calin on bass. The Concert will take place at 7:30 pm. Advanced Tickets will be available for $10 until 12 hours before the show online, and through noon at The Dunsmuir Hardware and Directions Clothing on Mt Shasta Blvd. Tickets at the door will be $15.
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With their music recently taking them to Mazatlan, Mexico and Arizona, their sound carries a positive, inclusive message that blends roots music, original songs, bossa nova and jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. With Allison Scull performing on vocals and nylon stringed guitar, Victor Martin takes the stage on tenor saxophone and vocals. Reminiscent of bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto and saxophonist Stan Getz. these two have shared the stage with the Blind Boys of Alabama, blues legend John Hammond and Tuck and Patti, and most recently Akira Tana and Lazy Lester.

This year , Allison and Victor have been playing in festivals such as the Sundial Music Festival in Redding, the Cranberry Festival in Bandon and most recently  at Lassen National Volcanic Park. With a very busy season these two are also in the studio recording their fourth CD. Allison alongside her sister Suzanne Scull organize Jazz in the Canyon together. Listen Here: www.allisonandvictor.com

The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire / Jazz in the Canyon

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Pops is pleased to host The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire in their courtyard from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 28. Crave Restaurant will be providing a delicious fare of street tacos, sliders and smoked pizza.

11 am to 1 pm: Billy Owens on Keys
1 to 3 pm Wild Roots Kid’s Music

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Vendors include:
Jazz in the Canyon T-shirts
Sage & Stone Jewelry
LP Design T-shirts
Gypsy Bones Jewelry
Terry Cole Whitaker with T-shirt Art for Kids
Kindred Gardens will offering fall garden plans
Ghambeera’s International Treasures
Robin Johnson Jewelry
Robin Johnson crafts.
Kathleen’s Sewing Creations
T-shirts by Cool Watts Designs

 

Jazz in the Canyon is Upon Us

We are very excited to  participate in Jazz in the Canyon 2019 on September 27 & 28. We will have food from Crave Restaurant if you want to dine before our evening shows.

Our Jazz in the Canyon schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 27
6 pm Dinner Available from Crave Restaurant
7:30 pm Just Us (Bossa Nova & Light Funk)
Advanced Tickets $15, At the Door $20
Kids 12 and under free with adult
Advanced Tickets Available online, or at Dunsmuir Hardware or  Directions in Mt Shasta

September 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
6 pm Dinner Available from Crave Restaurant
7:30 pm Allison Scull & Victor Martin + Midnight Band
Advanced Tickets $10, At the Door $15
Kids 12 and under free with adult
Advanced Tickets Available online, or at Dunsmuir Hardware or  Directions in Mt Shasta
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Daytime activity:
Saturday, 28, 2019
9:30 am to 3:30 pm The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire
11 am to 1 pm Billy Owens playing keys
1 to 3 pm Wild Roots (Kids’ Music) Free

Help Winnemem Wintu Tribe Bring Back Their Salmon

wintuJoin us Saturday August 24th from 5-10 pm in solidarity with the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review (W.A.T.E.R.) coalition as we raise funds to support their work!

Help the Winnemem Wintu Tribe bring their sacred salmon back home to the McCloud River, defend and protect Mount Shasta sacred groundwater using AB52 (a new amendment to CEQA for California Indian Tribes), and protect their traditional cultural lifeways and historic sites.

Help W.A.T.E.R. (We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review) and the Tribe to stop the privatization and destruction of our natural resources.

It us up to us to keep our waterways safe and out of private hands. Water is sacred! Water is life!

$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Food & drinks available by donation.
Children and family welcome!
Poster artwork by Jackie Fawn Illustrations

Abe Lagrimas, Jr on Ukulele

Pops is very pleased to host Abe Lagrimas, Jr on Sunday, August 4, at 7 pm for a very special evening.

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a musician, composer, educator, and author who plays the drums, vibraphone, ukulele, and studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2012, he competed in the highly prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition and has worked with many artists such as Eric Marienthal, Eric Reed, Kamasi Washington, Dontae Winslow, Barbara Morrison, Michelle Coltrane, Jake Shimabukuro, Kenny Endo, and continues to be an in-demand session musician in Los Angeles.

As a solo ukulele artist, Abe is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award recipient and has released multiple albums in the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Abe has been featured at ukulele festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Reno, Chicago, New York, and Hawaii. His international performances include Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, and toured extensively throughout China having performed in twelve cities.

Abe is also an educator and has authored the first ever ukulele curriculum for instrumental music programs in schools titled “Ukulele Ensemble, Beginning Ukulele – Level 1”published by Consonus Music Institute. His latest book “Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies” (Berklee Press & Hal Leonard) is available in stores worldwide and on Amazon.

Advanced tickets are $10, and $15 at the door. Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is located at 5819 Sacramento Avenue in the Historic District of Dunsmuir. For more info, please visit popsdunsmuir.com.

Jazz in the Canyon – Just Us

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As a part of Dunsmuir’s 8th Annual Jazz in the Canyon, Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is please to host Just Us, a Bossa Nova & Light Funk. The performance will be be on Friday, September 27. Tickets will be $15 advanced purchased, and $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under can attend for free with adult.  Crave Pop up will be offering sliders, street tacos and smoked pizza beginning at 5 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm.
Just Us was founded in 2017 by Tim Cain, original tenor sax player and arranger for the legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin.  In the ’60’s, as a member of the Sons, Tim played the great dance halls in the city (Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Carousel Ballroom, Winterland, Straight Theater) and toured nationwide for Bill Graham, sharing the stage with most of the iconic rock bands of the era including Santana, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker,  Steve Miller, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sly and the Family Stone, Chambers Brothers, Band from Big Pink, Miles Davis, B.B. King, The Byrds, Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, Jan and Dean, The Coasters, Charles Lloyd, even Bill Evans.  Presently he plays with Bill Champlin and the original Sons as well as his own Bossa Nova  group Just Us, who present a relaxed set of familiar Bossa Nova tunes, a few originals and some light funk thrown in for fun.
On acoustic piano is Michael McQuilkin.  He grew up in Rochester, NY studying classical piano with Eastman School of Music graduate Sylvia Cooley.  At the age of 6 he played piano for guests at his parent’s dinner parties and discovered his calling as a musical entertainer. He’s played with sax man John Handy and drummer Harold Jones (Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan).  Michael’s current show “Michael McQuilkin’s Family Music Hour” covers a range of music from Frank Sinatra to Dr. Dre and reflects Michael’s love of all styles and his talents as a pianist, producer, accompanist, band leader, and entertainer. The documentary “Music Man” tells the story of how Michael created this show, which celebrates families who play music together like Michael did in his own family years ago.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cYICX98CJ0
String Bassist David Russ began his professional career with The Fabulous Titans, a ska, reggae, dub group out of Berkeley, California. After moving to Hawaii he subsequently joined The Shakers, an American Reggae Band.  They toured with UB40, Maxi Priest, Soul Syndicate and Aswad and released their first album on Epiphany Records in 1976.  Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals liked the band so much he dubbed them “Yankee Reggae” .  After a stint in Australia, David returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he joined Pulse Mondiale, a Latin Jazz trio which included the renowned French guitarist René Gely and Peruvian percussionist Raul Ramirez.  In recent years David has had the pleasure of backing such luminaries as Harold Jones (Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett) and Elvin Bishop (Butterfield Blues Band).
Drummer Linda ” Howie “ Cort spent her formative drumming years playing RnB Soul.  In the late 80’s, she joined the crossover country band Transistor Rodeo, who performed at many of the classic Bay Area venues – Slim’s, Great American Music Hall, Paradise Lounge, the IBeam. and the ever classic Sweetwater. In her musical travels, she has opened for: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Etta James, Doug Sahm, Dave Mason, Mink Deville and Chris Issak. Years have passed and now she finds herself delving into musical opportunities as they present themselves, such as Dunsmuir’s Jazz in the Canyon!  She also leads her own group, Howie’s Persuasion, where she shares her beloved RnB favorites.
Singer Tealy Gapinski is the Granddaughter of Ron Thelin, a San Francisco native son. During the ‘60s her Grand-pop was the owner of the Psychedelic Shop, the first store of its kind in Haight-Ashbury (or anywhere else, really).  According to Peter Coyote, Thelin founded the shop to disseminate information on the growing interest in psychedelic drugs and expanded consciousness.  Tealy is the epitome of Marin County beauty and sings sweet as a bird.  When she’s not performing with Just Us she works on an organic farm, livin’ life just like it should be.
Percussionist Mika Scott became a percussionist as a child, inspired by the rich San Francisco Bay Area musical community.  He has performed live with Steve Miller, Zero, and several members of the Grateful Dead.