How Buck Owens created the 'Bakersfield Sound' | Bartell's Backroads

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — When you enter Bakersfield, listen closely because there’s a certain sound. A sound distinctive to the city. A sound that still resonates at the Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. The concert hall, dance floor and museum dedicated to preserving the progression of the Bakersfield sound and the man...
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Community Voices: A tribute to a passionate dancer, teacher

“You don’t stop dancing because you get old; you get old because you stop dancing.”. Perhaps there’s a grain of truth in that old adage, but for even the most passionate dancer, age and health issues eventually catch up. This month, I was saddened to learn that Father Time finally caught up with Martha Knight, the most creative and dedicated ballet teacher-choreographer I’ve ever known.
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Pose with art walls at Outlets at Tejon event

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Outlets at Tejon are encouraging you to visit on June 12 at 10:00a.m. for an interactive art exhibit, organizers are calling it ‘photo-opportunity.’. The Outlets are hosting ‘Art at OAT,’ celebrating the beauty of California through wall displays from local artists. In addition to the...

'It's beauty and it's pain': Bodfish artist uses creativity for reflection

Kelly Pankey, a local scratchboard artist whose careful etchings in ink and clay embody her mental musings, finds creativity is the ideal stress-reliever. "I actually find that I'm better at [my art] when I'm using it to express something that I'm anxious about or just something that I need to think about further," Pankey told the Kern Valley Sun.
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Mento Buru to perform for live crowd at Temblor Brewing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Local Latin ska favorite Mento Buru announced they will be celebrating Pride Month with a live concert at Temblor Brewing Co. on June 18. The concert will also give fans the chance to hear the groups new release of "A Bailar en Dub" a special 2-song remix project with acclaimed LA producer Dubrobot. Songs featured are "Sabor a Dub" - a reggae dub remix of the Latin ballad "Sabor a Mi" and the rocksteady classic, "A Message To You Rudy."
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The Runner on Air: A Teacher’s Perspective

In this episode, podcaster Emiliano Tristan interviews a Kern County teacher, Marcel Guerra on the shortages of teachers and why it is harder to fill these positions. Today’s guest, Marcel, also gave an inside perspective of what it is like to be in such a demanding and high-need career.
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Military history authors' book signing to be held in Bakersfield July 10

Military history enthusiasts! We are proud to invite you to a military history authors' book signing, hosted by the Kern County Museum. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at the museum, 3810 Chester Ave. in Bakersfield. Several of Kern County’s top military history authors with sign and offer their books at discounted prices.
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Lake Isabella family to compete for $10K on survivalists show

A Lake Isabella family will compete on BYU Network’s reality television show Survivalists, where the ultimate prize will be a $10,000 reward. According to a news release from Jim Darling Public Relations, the show "Pushed to the Brink" takes place in remote Moab, Utah and will test participants outdoor skills in a family survival competition.

Clint Black’s show in Bakersfield, CA – presale code

You can use this pre-sale codes and information to buy your tickets:. Join right now and you'll instantly unlock the presale passwords you need to buy your tickets before the general public. WiseGuys Tip: Did you know that many venues release tickets to a performance a week before the date...
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Enjoy a Day in the Wild West at Kern County Museum

Get ready for a rollicking good time this month with A Day in the Wild West at the Kern County Museum on June 26. The SoCal Settlers, led by director Jaxson Brashier, will bring to life "myth-making cowboys, bandits, gold miners, bank robbers and all things folklore of the California frontier." Reenactments will include a bank robbery, three gunfights and panning for gold.
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HERB BENHAM: Voices unite in praise of former East High choral director

I have a soft spot for choir. For choral teachers. For anybody that encourages people to sing louder, better and more. Hard to have done more than Jenepher Lapp, who is retiring from East High after 35 years. Hard to imagine anybody who has seen more in her students and done more to encourage them to sing than Lapp. If Descartes had been a singer he might have said, "I sing, therefore I am."
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BC Jazz students release second album

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Bakersfield College jazz students released their second album of original music called 'The Quarantine Sessions Volume 2." Eyewitness Mornings was joined by Kris Tiner, Director of Jazz Studies at Bakersfield College, and students Kyle Whitaker and Hannah Yeasley, who are a part of the project.