Sat Jul 1 @ 9 am to 1 pm – The Ol’ Dunsmuir Indoor/Outdoor Fare

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The Ol’ Dunsmuir Faire the first Saturday of every month in the charming historic district of Dunsmuir, just south of Mt. Shasta. Crafts, Food, Art, Antiques, Music will be offered created by local artisans and other creators.  Each one is a little different. At this particular one Liza Wood will be offering New Orleans-style Muffuleta sandwiches and potato salad for your 4th of July picnics, and music will on the outdoor patio.
9 to 10 am Rob Renick on Guitar
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11 to 1 pm Rick Garrett, Latin fingerstyle guitar
9 to 1 pm Parents can sign their 0-5  and receive a free book a month through the Dolly Parton imagination library.

Liza Wood’s Special July 4 Meal
$ 8 – Muffuletta Sandwich: the classic New Orleans specialty…. it will be a whole loaf of bread filled with mortadella, salame, provolone, and a handmade “muffuletta mix” which is a chunky spread made with chopped olives, peppers, garlic, pepperoncini, pickled vegetables and olive oil….(vegetarian option will be the same loaf of bread filled with roasted eggplant, peppers, goat cheese, pesto, spinach)

$3-4 Maque Choux Potato Salad :  Maque Choux is a Louisiana dish of freshly shucked corn with peppers, scallions, celery and crayfish….I will use these ingredients to make a red potato salad (i can leave out the crayfish for those of you who might be leery)….with handmade creme fraiche…

 

 

Wed Jun 28 8 pm – Blues Music Missy and Heine Andersen

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Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host blues act Missy and Heine Andersen on Wednesday, June 28th, 8:00 pm. Gates open 7:30 pm.  Listen to a sample of their music.

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in New York City, multiple award nominee, Missy Andersen is a dynamic and one-of-a-kind soul blues singer. Her sophomore album, In the Moment, received great reviews and ended the year on Living Blues Top 50 of 2014. She and her guitar player/bandleader/husband, Heine, maintain a busy schedule performing with her band and as a duo. The tenacious twosome’s music is noted as displaying “a musical maturity that is as entertaining as it is compelling” by PBS Australia and “the real deal” by Washington Blues Society.

A nominee of the prestigious Blues Music Awards for Soul Blues Female Artist in 2015 and 2016 as well as two-time Blues Blast Music Awards nominee, Missy was voted Best New Artist-Female in 2009 by Real Blues Magazine and her self-titled CD, Missy Andersen, also won Best Debut Album-Female that same year.

Entrance fee is $10. Beverages will be available.

Tues May 30 – Bluegrass Music plus Dinner

Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 4.03.19 PMPops Performing Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to host the Page Turners on their West Coast tour of their new CD. The show will be at Pops on Tuesday May 30 at 7 pm, and the entrance fee will be $7. Box Dinners will be available if you order by Sunday 10 am. See below.

The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. They became musical friends as students of Berklee College of Music, and started playing together  through the Berklee American Roots Program. From those experiences, they began to play music together more and grew from goofy friends who loved BBQ and bluegrass, into goofy band mates as well. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music and put new twists on old favorites. They like to blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country music, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole’ fashioned Roots Music.

Order Lunch box dinners for this show!

For the first time this summer, Pops will be offering box dinners. If you are interested in having a box dinner, please place your order by Sunday 10 am before the show to lunchboxdinners@gmail.com.

The Menu will be:

Organic Chicken Skewers with Harissa, a Moroccan spice paste (will not be spicy hot, as I use just a little harissa and yogurt for the marinade)

Orzo Salad- orzo pasta with fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and feta

Field Greens (mostly beautiful local organic greens with yogurt herb drizzle

Sat Feb 11, 7:30pm Allison Scull and Victor THE LOVE & UNITY TOUR

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Allison and Victor are performing at Pops as part of their LOVE & UNITY Tour for Valentine’s Day Weekend.

Allison and Victor were the “Music Pick” for the Spring Edition of Southern Oregon Magazine 2015! and featured again in the Summer Edition, 2016.

Allison Scull and Victor Martin’s unusual collaborative style–singer-songwriter plus saxophone–connects grown-ups and little people alike.

Together they create a fusion of musical forms uniquely their own. They blend roots music — a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Allison learned French alongside her sisters, where she grew up in Belgium. Victor was born and raised on the East Coast in Delaware.

As a duo, Allison and Victor have shared the stage with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tuck and Patti, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Craig Chaquico, Shana Morrison, Archie Lee Hooker, Acoustic Alchemy and blues legend John Hammond. Their constant performance schedule has contributed to their growing fan base on the West Coast. Their music has also struck a chord in the wine country of Northern California and Oregon as well as the festival circuit. Mostly performing as a duo, they have also developed a show with a stellar array of musicians.

Allison and Victor have released several C Ds?, From the Back Burner, Allison Scull and Victor Martin Live, and their most recent Cool Like The Breeze CD. They are laying the ground work for their next CD currently.

Allison and Victor have performed at the longest running festival on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Music Festival. Other festivals include Nor Cal? Jazz Festival, Art and the Vineyard (Eugene, OR), the Napa Artisan’s Festival, the Shasta Yama? Festival (Mt. Shasta, CA) a Taste of Redding and more. They also have perform at State Fairs and other venues including Lassen National Volcanic Park, the famed Derby and Genghis Cohen in Hollywood, and even an Olive Oil Company. Allison and Victor also perform for house concerts and private parties.

This duo, along with Allison’s twin sister, Suzanne, organize Jazz in the Canyon, a four day, multi-venue event in the historic train town of Dunsmuir, CA. Stay tuned for more details. Typically this event has been over the 4th of July weekend but it will be announed for later in the year.

Thurs, Dec 29 7 pm Swingin’ n Scattin’

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Swingin’ n Scattin’ , is a strings-based jazz ensemble out of Mt. Shasta, California that will be playing here at Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center on Thur Dec 29 at 7 pm. They play a variety of styles, but for this performance they will be focusing on swing, bebop, straight ahead and some modern, featuring both instrumental and voice melodies.Musicians include:
Caya Layman-Violin

Dave Theno-Voice, guitar
Don Cornell-Guitar
John Aviani-drums/percussion
Rick Garret-Guitar
Steve Layman-bass
Tickets available at the door. Suggested donation is $10.

 

Wed Dec 28 7 pm, Winds and Taiko

screen-shot-2016-12-10-at-2-00-27-pmRussel Baba and Jeanne Mercer Perform Winds and Taiko – Celebrating Year’s End and the Beginning of the New at POPS

Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer are taiko artists and founders of Mount Shasta’s Shasta Taiko.  They will play together for a special “Tadaima” performance of “taiko kaze”-  original music for woodwinds and taiko at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 5819 Sacramento Ave., in Dunsmuir on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 starting at 7 pm.

Joining them on taiko and flute will be their son, Masato Baba as well as other guest artists.  Masato is a leading taiko artist who tours worldwide with top taiko ensembles and taiko artists.  He has made appearances at the Academy Awards, with Alicia Keys on the X-Factor, and in the movie Redbelt.

Multi-instrumentalist Stephen Cervantes will also join the performance.  Cervantes performed interludes for the last ShastaYama on Mexican and South American instruments and will also add bass guitar and flutes to the POPS performance.

Jeanne Mercer is an honored taiko pioneer, helping to establish modern taiko and inspiring generations of taiko players.  She is known for impeccable skill, touch, and an open approach encouraging new directions for taiko music.  Jeanne has contributed to movie soundtracks Star Wars and Apocalypse Now.

Russel Baba has received critical acclaim as a “unique woodwind stylist with a bright vibrant sound” and for originality in compositional writing in national music publications Downbeat Magazine, Musician Magazine, and Jazz Times.

Coda Magazine writes “Russel Baba has managed to endow his alto saxophone with the timbre and flexibility of a violin.  His new sound is extra-ordinarily beautiful.”  Option Magazine writes of Russel’s work “…there are strong conceptual elements.  It is a direct music, not theoretical…very open and spiritual.”

Russel has toured and recorded saxophone and flutes with legendary jazz artists’ drummer Eddie Moore, violinist Michael White, and pianist Andrew Hill.

“A legacy has been passed on.” says Russel.  “So I continue to play music in the tradition and celebration of the creative spirit to honor these influential artists.  ‘Tadaima’ is the traditional Japanese announcement when one come home and means ‘I am here; I am present; I am home!,’ and I think the music reflects that.  The artists of ‘Tadaima’ have traditional roots, but explore and create new ways to play music as modern artists.”f

Russel and Jeanne have performed “taiko kaze” (wind taiko) at ShastaYama, at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, for the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in Canada, the International Taiko Festival at UC Berkeley, for the Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, the Asian American Jazz Festival in San Francisco, Oregon’s World Beat Festival in Salem, and in Loa Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Theater, and the Cerritos Center as well as several appearances at POPS.

A $10 donation for the music presentation is being asked.  For more information on Russel Baba, Jeanne Mercer, and Masato Baba or “Tadaima” go to russelbaba.com/tadaima.

 

 

 

Sun Mar 18, 2017 – Pianist Svitiana Smaga

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Pianist Svitlana Smaga, formerly of Siskiyou County, will perform Modest Mussorgsky’s famous piano suite “Pictures at an Exhibition” on March 18 at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir.  She will play the ten movements inspired by the 1874 exhibit of paintings by renowned artist Viktor Hartmann. The concert will be enhanced by a slide exhibition of various Hartmann paintings.

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 7 pm – Pacific Crest Faculty Classical Music Concert

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Michael Whitson and the Pacific Crest Chamber Players will return to POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center on Sunday January 8.  They will combine string quartets and quintets for a spirited evening of chamber music including Mozart’s String Quartet No. 14, and Beethoven’s dramatic String Quartet No. 7.  Siskiyou Countiy violin soloist, Caya Layman, will join them in a movement of the Mendelssohn String Quintet No. 2.

Sat Oct 8, 1 to 5 pm Sculptor Reveals her work at ArtWalk

Grace RodrqiguezGrace Rodriguez, a sculptural artist, will show some of her recent pieces as a part of Dunsmuir’s Autumn ArtWalk here at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural
Center from 1 to 5 pm. Her work contemplates the sensuality of intuition and the vulnerability of beauty by processing ceramic forms that are felt beyond a physical attraction. Through the eyes of her touch she bridges the unknown position of a ceramic coil into its known place while considering the fragile nature of balance. Her organic forms become Grace seen.

Grace works primarily with porcelain clay called B-mix, which is not suited for sculptural forms, but her forms insist otherwise.

She creates most of her pieces at Blue Sky studios in Mount Shasta.