Amy Goodman & Special Guest Denis Moynahan ~ Thursday, October 18, 2012 ~ 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. VIP Reception ~ 7:00 -8:30 p.m. Talk & Book Signing


KVMR will present Amy Goodman and Denis Moynahan on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  The VIP Reception is from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Amy Goodman and Denis Moynahan will host a talk and book signing of their new book “The Silenced Majority”, with forward by Michael Moore. General Admission seats are first come first serve basis. Coffee and no host bar will be available at the event. Limited seating tickets include, appetizers, one wine ticket and a copy of Amy Goodman’s new book “The Silenced Majority”.  Video Viewing ticket holders will have seats in the Stone Hall where the event will be projected live! (no direct line of sight with these tickets)

VIP Tickets $50.00 ($45.00 KVMR Members)

General Admission Tickets $29.00 ($25.00 KVMR Members)

Video Viewing TicketsVideo Viewing Only Tickets $20.00 ($15.00 KVMR Members)


Reader’s Theater


The Miners Foundry will present Tim O’Connor’s Reader’s Theater on July 28, 2019.  Reader’s Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.  Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart, the show will offer the Best American Short Stories from the 1930s, featuring works by James Thurber, Leane Zugsmith, Joel Sayre, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and James Reid Parker.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

A no-host bar will be open before and during the performance.

The Foundry Sings




The rafters of the 160 year old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will ring on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.!  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the singing begins at 6:00 p.m.  Rod Baggett, choral conductor at Nevada Union High School and Seven Hills Middle School, along with multi-instrumentalist and singer Jonathan Meredith, will lead voices unified in song.  This unique countywide experience aims to gather people of all ages and singing levels under one roof to share in the power of song.  The Foundry Sings is inspired by the popular Choir! Choir! Choir!, a weekly drop-in singing event based in Toronto, Canada, which has attracted professional musicians such as Rufus Wainwright to sing with the group.  Admission is a $10 suggested donation or if you join as a recurring member at $7.50/month, you will be able to attend all Foundry Sings events for free during 2019.  Tickets may be purchased online, or by phone and in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

June 2019’s song will be “With A Little Help From My Friends” and the arrangement is going to be somewhere between Joe Cocker’s version and The Beatles original one.

How It Works

When attendees arrive, they are given a lyric sheet to a popular contemporary song.  Attendees do not need to know how to read music, Rod Baggett and Jonathan Meredith will teach vocal arrangement and lead practices.  At the end of the evening everyone joins together to sing the song.  The performance is filmed and posted on YouTube.  Everyone has a grand time and goes home feeling great!

The quarterly event is a fundraiser for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center’s building improvement fund.  For nearly 160 years the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been the hub of arts, culture, and community in Nevada County.  Each year over 400 events are hosted in our beautiful halls including signature events presented by the Miners Foundry.  Individually, these events represent how diverse the arts are in our community, and together they make up the rich cultural fabric we have come to enjoy for generations.

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