MarchFourth Marching Band ~ Friday, August 8, 2014

April 18, 2014


What is MarchFourth?

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present MarchFourth Marching Band on Friday, August 8, 2014.  With a rallying cry of “Joy Now!”, MarchFourth throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle.  MarchFourth brings an energy and style that takes the live concert experience to a new level of fun, turning unsuspecting concert-goers into fans for life and transforming ordinary events into joyous occasions.

 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22.00 for Advance General Admission, $26.00 General Admission at the Door, and $32.00 for Limited Reserve.  Limited Reserve includes cabaret table seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

General Admission

Limited Reserve

 

“Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes such a technicolor experience that using the word ‘concert’ to describe their performance falls flat.”
~ 5820 Magazine

MarchFourth 2Aside from their one-of-a-kind upcycled vintage marching band uniforms, their 5-piece percussion corps, and the 7-part brass section, MarchFourth is far from a marching band in the traditional sense.  Their original music is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a rocking guitar and vocal driven journey, from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe, to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz.  MarchFourth’s influences are all over the map, but fans of Sgt Pepper, Duke Ellington, Gogol Bordello, Ozomatli, and Cirque Due Soleil would feel at home in the audience.

 

MarchFourth 3MarchFourth inspires dancing… when the audience can tear its eyes from the kaleidoscope of visual energy  (and maybe even a crowd-surfing stilter) pouring from the stage.  MarchFourth provides the opportunity to come together in joyous union with a band whose mission is to seize the moment, bring communities together, and leave everyone feeling as if the world is a better place.  Joy Now!

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Pato Banton ~ Thursday, June 26, 2014

April 8, 2014


Pato Banton ~ “My Opinion III”

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The Miners Foundry is proud to present Pato Banton on Thursday, June 26, 2014!  Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experienceDoors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $24.00 at the Door, and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten!

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Born in Birmingham, Banton first came to public attention in the early 1980s when he worked with The Beat. He recorded “Pato and Roger a Go Talk” with Ranking Roger, included on the 1982 album Special Beat Service.

Pato 2A period of deep reflection and meditation left Pato feeling guided to continue his musical journey. In early 2005 Spiritual Guide Yahe Boda invited Pato to do a short tour across America to “Gather the People in Praise.”  Pato’s most recent release is Destination Paradise (2008). He began 2009 with the formation of a new band, The Now Generation, who undertook a state wide tour of the United States, with a commitment to spreading the teachings of The Urantia Book. In the early 2010 Pato performed a special Ska-version show in Tijuana with The Ghostownians as backing-band. Throughout the performance he gave a peace message to the audience to counter the violence there at the time.

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Youth Theatre Camp ~ June 23 – June 26, 2014

March 21, 2014

Summer camps 2014The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present an Acting / Musical Theatre Combo Summer Camp for kids ages 8-14 from June 12 through June 26, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Each day’s session will run from 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., with a special Showcase performance on Thursday at 12:30.  Tuition is $200.00 and includes all materials.  For information and registration, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com.

Small class size and individual attention allows the students to:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn and Perform Songs, Choreography, and Scenes from Broadway musicals and movies

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Masters degree in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and theatre arts education since the early 1970′s.  Dinah has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV as well as with a number of local theatre organizations.  Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scenes from the 2013 Summer Youth Theatre Camp at the Miners Foundry

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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The Floyd ~ Friday, June 20, 2014

March 15, 2014


The Floyd ~ “Money”

The Floyd LogoThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Floyd on Friday, June 20, 2014!  The Floyd is a tribute to the sounds, sights, and emotions of one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history.  The Floyd will take you on a musical journey spanning nearly two decades of Pink Floyd history, recreating many of the greatest moments from Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, and Momentary Lapse of Reason.

The Floyd is a two hour, family friendly, multi-media, rock and roll concert event that captivates all the senses! Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 Advance General Admission, $25.00 Door General Admission, and $30.00 Limited Reserve.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

General Admission

Limited Reserve

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Zepparella ~ Friday, June 13, 2014

March 5, 2014


Zepparella ~ “Dazed and Confused”

Zepparella GroupZepparella will return to the Miners Foundry on Friday, June 13, 2014, presented by the Miners Foundry.  Zepparella is an all-girl powerhouse from San Francisco, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin.  More than just a tribute band, Zepparella shows replicate the powerful improvisational musical journey for which Led Zeppelin shows were renowned.

 

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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ZepparellaIn 8 years as a band, Zepparella has released two live albums and toured throughout the United States opening for the likes of Weezer, Kiss, and Y&T.  Band members Gretchen Menn (guitar) and Angeline Saris (bass) are known internationally for their playing and have graced numerous festival stages, private parties, theatres, and down and dirty rock venues.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  To tread on holy ground is perilous and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple.  Pat attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.  It wasn’t that long ago women rock musicians were a rare breed.  They might sign up front, or as part of a girl group, but women weren’t often seen playing rhythm or lead guitar.  Times have changed.

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Youth Theatre Camp ~ June 9 – June 13, 2014

March 4, 2014

Summer camps 2014The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present an Acting / Musical Theatre Combo Summer Camp for kids ages 8-12 from June 9 through June 13, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Each day’s session will run from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with a special Showcase performance on Friday at 12:15.  Tuition is $200.00 and includes all materials.  For information and registration, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com.

Small class size and individual attention allows the students to:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn and Perform Songs, Choreography, and Scenes from Broadway musicals and movies

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Masters degree in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and theatre arts education since the early 1970′s.  Dinah has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV as well as with a number of local theatre organizations.  Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

Scenes from the 2013 Summer Youth Theatre Camp at the Miners Foundry

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Nevada City Craft Fair ~ Sunday, June 8, 2014

March 3, 2014

CraftFair_SierraFAW_adThe Miners Foundry will present the Nevada City Craft Fair on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The Fair will feature unique and local handmade artisans and vintage goods.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Admission is $3.00, children under 12 are free.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, in person at Briar Patch Co-Op, and at the door.

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The independent, juried craft fair showcases Northern California’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and house wares. Many of these vendors show at the esteemed Renegade Craft Fairs across the country.

Attendees can also expect to find letterpress, paper and stationery items as well as children’s things, toys, ceramics, bath products, and more. Over 60 vendors, reaching as far as Reno, Chico, Sacramento and San Francisco, plus local businesses.

Interested in being a vendor at the next Nevada City Craft Fair?  Email the Producer for more info!  nccraftfair@gmail.com

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County artisan community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Mother’s Day Plant Sale ~ Sunday, May 11, 2014

March 3, 2014

Mother's Day Plant SaleThe 27th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale features over a dozen growers of Organic Vegetables and Herb Seedlings grown locally to give your garden a head start on the growing season.  The sale will be held at the Miners Foundry on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Look for a wide variety of heirloom and rare vegetables, flowers, herbs, and more. There will be a diverse selection of annuals, perennials, and trees for your landscape plus Native Plants and Succulents.

Talk with the farmers and nursery folk and get tips and a new insight into how to grow successfully in our region.

Bring your own box and fill it with the bounty of the spring.

For more information, please visit Grizzly Hill Farms.

 

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.  To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

 

 

Wake the Dead ~ Friday, May 9, 2014

March 3, 2014


Wake the Dead

KVMR_wakethedead_smallposter_webCeltic All-Star jam band Wake the Dead brings the Summer of Love back to Nevada City on Friday, May 9, 2014 in a Benefit concert for the KVMR NTC Bridge Street Project.  Wake the Dead is a romp flowing seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere.  Local favorites Kelly  Flemming and Juliette Gobert will open for Wake the Dead.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22.00 for KVMR and Nevada Theatre Members, and $25.00 for General Admission.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040 or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Wake the DeadAs an expression of cultural joy, you can’t top an Irish wake.  And what is a wake but a celebration, a toast of appreciation, an expression of love, and a damn good party?  So when eight top Bay Area musicians realized they shared as deep a love for the songs of the Grateful Dead as they did for traditional Celtic tunes, some brand-new music sprang up and started partying.  The music takes off and the band follows with groove jams to keep the tie-dye swirling and the vocal harmonies floating like clouds.

 

The worlds aren’t colliding, they’re meshing, creating a whole new world of possibility, true to the spirits of the Grateful Dead and the eternally hopeful Celts.

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KVMR Nevada Theatre Building Project from Richard Mentzer on Vimeo.

 

KVMR NTC Bridge Street ImageThe KVMR Community Radio and Nevada Theatre Bridge Street Project is where the Theater of the Stage meets the Theater of the Mind.  KVMR Community Radio and the historic Nevada Theatre have joined forces in a truly unique collaboration to build a new 8,000 square foot home for KVMR that also adds 1,600 square feet of new backstage space to the 148 year old theater. No other collaboration of this type exists within the country.

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the KVMR NTC Bridge Street Project.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Engage the Arts! ~ Friday, May 2, 2014

March 2, 2014

NU_Art-PosterThe Nevada Union Arts Guild and the  Miners Foundry will present the 10th annual Engage the Arts on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Highlights of the evening include an extensive exhibition and silent auction of exemplary student art works, an interactive visual art experience open to all guests, musical entertainment featuring local student musicians, passed appetizers, and local Artisan wine and beer tastings.  Tickets are $25.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Students.  Advance tickets may be purchased at J.J. Jackson’s in Nevada City and at The Bookseller in Grass Valley.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Community members and students may preview the exhibition of the student artwork beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Admission to the exhibition preview is free.

 

The Visual Arts are a vital component of K-12 instruction.  Engage the Arts is the major fundraising event of the year for the Visual Art Department at Nevada Union.  All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase much needed instructional material and supplies for the entire Nevada Union Visual Arts Department.

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Arts & Educational communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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