Iris DeMent & Special Guest Pieta Brown ~ Thursday, October 23, 2014


Iris DeMent ~ “Go On Ahead and Go Home”

Iris PosterThe Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome back one of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent with special guest, Pieta Brown.   At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. DeMent first began composing songs at the age of 25.

Honing her skills at open-mic nights she won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt song craft.

Doors open at 6:30 and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

 

Tickets are $28.00 Advance General Admission, $32.00 Door General Admission, and $40.00 Limited Reserve.  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

 

Iris DeMent 5.jpg“She’s the best singer I’ve ever heard.”  ~ Merle Haggard

Iris DeMent was born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, immersed in gospel music and traditional country.  Her latest release, Sing the Delta, presents twelve self-penned compositions from an artist whose first three albums established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

With her first album, Infamous Angel, Iris DeMent was immediately proven to be a promising and talented artist.  Her 1994 follow up, My Life, earned a Grammy  nomination in the Contemporary Folk category.  Her 1996 release, The Way I Should, addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination as well.

 

 

Pieta BrownPieta Brown‘s early upbringing was in a rural outpost in Iowa with no furnace, running water, or TV. From an early age she was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, Greg Brown, the beloved Midwestern folk singer.

Emerging from a disjointed and distinctly “bohemian” upbringing, Pieta began performing live and making independent recordings soon after teaching herself to play guitar.

Continually revealing new layers as both a songwriter and performer, Pieta is being recognized as one of modern Americana’s true gems.

 

 

 

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.

Becky’s New Car ~ Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TBTB BeckyThe Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present an informal play reading of Becky’s New Car, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Ken Getz on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.

Becky’s New Car is an installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.

Tickets are a $10.00 suggested donation and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

Becky’s life isn’t exactly unhappy; it’s just stuck in neutral.  When a wealthy widower offers Becky the chance at an exciting new life, things quickly accelerate out of her control.  Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the hilarity and U-turn plot twists as Becky leads us down the road less traveled.  The key to Becky’s New Car  is a remark made by her late friend Rita to the effect that when a woman “says she wants a new car, she wants a new life.”

Tickets

 

sierra stagesSierra Stages is a community theater enriching the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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 community.

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

Yes on Measure S ~ Thursday, October 16, 2014

ASA_10_16_11by17_MinersConcerned Citizens Productions will present Yes on Measure S, a benefit for Americans for Safe Access on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.

Ngaio Bealum, Sac News & Review writer and comedian will emcee the evening.

Musical guests include Achilles Wheel and Saul Rayo & Cocina Cafe.

Featured speakers will be Patricia Smith, Director of ASA Nevada County and Reinette Senum, former Nevada City Council Member / Mayor.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $20.00.

Street of Dreams ~ Friday, October 10, 2014

Street of DreamsPlease join Nevada County Habitat for Humanity for a night of friendly bidding competition, great food, and lots of fun.  Chef Antonio Ayestaran will provide plentiful culinary delights while you enjoy an exciting silent and live auction featuring hundreds of great items.

Street of Dreams is an exciting and entertaining night with proceeds going directly to building affordable homes in our Heritage Oaks Neighborhood.  Tickets are $32 in advance (before September 21st), and $40 later.  For a limited time, tables of 8 can be purchased for $240 (before September 21st) or $300 later.  Tickets are available at the Habitat office, the Habitat Re-store, Harmony Books, Briar Patch Co-Op, and the Bookseller.  Please contact the Habitat office at (530) 274-1951 for more information.

Fall Acting Classes ~ October 6 – December 2, 2014

Sandra3Sandra Rockman and the Miners Foundry will present Truth in Acting, from October 6 through December 2, 2014.  The fall acting classes will feature improv, monologue and scene work, and will be tailored for all levels of acting experience in a safe, respectful environment.

Two class options are available, Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Cost for the series is $180.00.

Class sizes will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.

For information about these and other workshops, as well as private consults for all writing and/or theatrical projects, call (530) 265-6514 or email sandrarockman@outlook.com.

 

Sandra Rockman has been involved with the local theatre scene since 1978.  She recently directed a Sierra Stages / Miners Foundry co-sponsored “Theatre By the Book” reading of Souvenir.  She is a co-writer with Kenny Miele and Trish Adair of the upcoming Home for the Holidays, which will feature a cast of humans and puppets, and will be performed at Synthetic Unlimited beginning late November.

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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.

The Polish Ambassador ~ Sunday, September 28, 2014

Polish AmbassadorThe Polish Ambassador (TPA) brings funky, bassy beats and infectious melodies;  he will be joined by the smooth, conscious rhymes of the legendary Mr. Lif and the soul-touching vocals of Ayla Nereo to move booties and hearts on the dance floor.

This configuration yields a delicious fusion of electronic dance music, hip-hop, and folk.

Tickets are $20.00 ($75.00 for the benefit dinner and show) and can be purchased here.

The benefit dinner is at 5:30 p.m., doors for the concert open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Polish Ambassador PhotoFor the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount.  Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitche; world-infused groove; based-fueled breaks; sexified downtempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Ambassador’s soul into earbuds and ghetto=blasters across the galaxy.

 

 

Common VisionThis event is a benefit for Common Vision who has inspired and empowered more than 100,000 California public school students to plant more than 5,500 fruit trees.  The all volunteer army of modern-day Johnny Appleseeds has collaborated with community groups throughout the state to transform over 200 public schoolyards and community centers from barren urbanscapes into abundant orchards, leaving a lasting legacy of free, fresh food for generations to come.

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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.

Pursuit of Truth ~ Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TBTB PursuitThe Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present an informal play reading of Pursuit of Truth, an original drama written and directed by Jeffrey Mason on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.   Pursuit of Truth is an installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.  Tickets are a $10.00 suggested donation and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Pursuit of Truth is an original drama based on the loyalty oath controversy at the University of California in 1950, and the struggle among faculty, administrators, and the Regents over principles of academic freedom and national security.

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sierra stagesSierra Stages is a community theater enriching the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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 community.

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

Adventures & Wine Auction ~ Friday, September 19, 2014

Rotary AuctionThe 2014 Adventures & Wine Auction to benefit the Nevada City Rotary Club Youth Programs and Scholarship Fund will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.

The silent and live auctions will feature services, goods, and unforgettable experiences donated by members of the Nevada City Rotary Club and the local business community.

This  year’s gala features music and dancing with Dream & the Dreamer, in addition to an enticing selection of items and services.

Ticket price includes dessert, wine from many of Nevada County’s best wineries, a no-host bar, fun raffles, and the live and silent auctions.  Food will be available for purchase.  This is a great evening of wine, food, fun, and charitable auctioneering.

All proceeds benefit the scholarships and other youth programs of the Nevada City Rotary Club.  Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door and are available at Harmony Books, The Bookseller, Briar Patch Co-Op, or from Nevada City Rotarians.

 

 

 

Kat Alves Photography

Kat Alves Photography

 

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.

Nevada City Film Festival ~ September 4-7, 2014

NCFF Marc Maron posterEvery summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills.  The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking includes film screenings, workshops, special performances, and a live comedy show with Marc Maron of IFC’s Maron.

The Nevada City Film Festival is made up of a group of passionate filmmakers and artists working to create an outlet for emerging new voices and ideas while providing audiences with a unique experience in a picturesque location.

Located in Nevada City, CA, an area known for its sophisticated arts and culture scene, attendees will find an exceptional destination festival where they can meet other enthusiastic film lovers and be inspired by talented and exciting new cinema.

 

Magic Lantern SocietyThe Nevada City Film Festival and the Magic Lantern Film Society are committed to serving Nevada County and nearby regions by providing art, entertainment, education, and culture through the medium of film and video.  In addition, we are committed to presenting creative, diverse, independent films from around the world that would otherwise have little or no other outlet in our region;  curating and presenting film programs and producing film festivals and other related events; and encouraging and supporting local filmmakers and their work.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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.

Youth Theatre Classes ~ September 3 – November 12, 2014

MF Fall 2014Dinah Smith will present an  Acting & Musical Theatre Combo class for students ages 10-14 (with experience or audition only) on Wednesdays from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.  The series of ten classes will begin on September 3 and run through November 12, 2014.   The last class will include a fun and entertaining Show Case performance for family and friends.  Cost for the series is $200.00.  For more information or to register, please contact Dinah Smith at (858) 354-3241 or at dinahsmith@mac.com .

In class, students will:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn & Perform Songs & Choreography from Broadway Musicals and Movies

 

 

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

 

Dinah Smith (Teacher / Coach, Choreographer / Director, Actor)
With a BA in Theatre and a Masters in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and Theatre Arts Education as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer since the 1970’s.

Locally, she was worked with Sierra Stages, LeGacy, Paul Emery, and Sandra Rockman.  Dinah teaches at Bitney Prep, Colfax Elementary, and Yuba River Charter School.

Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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 community.

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

Tribe of the Red Horse ~ Friday, August 15, 2014


Tribe of the Red Horse ~ A Tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse

 

Tribe of the Red Horse PosterTribe of the Red Horse returns to the Miners Foundry on Friday, August 15, 2014.  More than simply a tribute band, Tribe of the Red Horse delivers the guitar tone, harmonies, and raw energy for which Neil Young and Crazy Horse are known.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  This will be a seated show with mixed cabaret and theatre style seating.  Tickets are $18.00 in Advance and $22.00 at the Door, plus applicable ticketing fees.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Tribe of the Red Horse Photo 1Formed in the summer of 2011, Tribe of the Red Horse has performed throughout Northern California, enjoying a steadily growing fan base.

The set list reaches deep into the archives with a blend of feel-good numbers and political songs, appealing both to boomers and 20-somethings who have discovered the music of Neil Young.  Throughout the performance, the band also plays notable audio clips from Woodstock and Martin Luther King, Jr. to segue between songs.

According to singer / guitarist Wayne “Tex” Whitzell, “We bring a blazing full throttle show of Crazy Horse material.  We have to shake the building’s foundation a little, or it wouldn’t be Crazy Horse.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by 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.

MarchFourth Marching Band ~ Friday, August 8, 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.