Middletown, CALake County Record Bee

The MAC launches sounds of liberation, celebrates Juneteenth on JUNE 19

MIDDLETOWN— The Middletown Art Center (the MAC) is launching Sounds of Liberation – conversations about race and music on Juneteenth – June 19. Following the inaugural conversation and performance with musician/composer Clovice Lewis at the MAC, there will be a Juneteenth celebration including an authentic Kenyan dinner, live performances and a dance party.
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Clearlake, CAPress Democrat

Clearlake sponsors photo contest

The city of Clearlake is accepting submissions for the 2021 City of Clearlake photo contest themed “Living the Lake Life.”. This year, the city is co-sponsoring the contest with Councilmember Joyce Overton to offer cash prizes to three winners: First prize will win $200, second prize is $150, and third prize gets $100. Photos should show what the city’s official motto, “Living the Lake Life,” means to the photographer, focusing on activities, events and people.
Calistoga, CANapa Valley Register

New Upvalley poetry workshop offered with Lucian Mattison

U.S.-Argentine poet Lucian Mattison will be offering an 8-week workshop for poets who are newer to the craft beginning June 29 in Calistoga. No previous experience is necessary, all you need is the desire to create. Poets can expect to leave the workshop with a folio of 4-6 finished poems...
Middletown, CALake County News

‘Apart & Connected’ exhibit includes ceramic work

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — Now on view at The Middletown Art Center, “Apart & Connected” is an exhibition showcasing artwork in a wide array of media, from paintings in oil, wax, and acrylic on canvas, to sculpted clay vessels with various functions. Works in the collection reflect common themes: feelings of...
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Lake County, CALake County News

Lake County Library annual Summer Reading Challenge starts

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge begins Saturday, June 12. By signing up for summer reading with the library, children, teens and adults will have the opportunity to win various prizes, including stickers, small toys, a Samsung tablet or gift cards to local businesses.
San Francisco, CAPress Democrat

Healdsburg Jazz Fest is back, live and in person

As Sonoma County emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and the long quiet period for large entertainment events that it caused, next week brings the return of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, founded in 1999 and last held as a live event in 2019. This year’s fest is notable for another reason,...
Rumsey, CADavis Enterprise

Deering Coretet to bring jazz and Latin tunes

Deering Coretet will provide live jazz and Latin music at the 2021 Cache Creek Lavender Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Cache Creek Lavender Farm, 3430 Madrone St. in Rumsey. The event is free to the public. Deering Coretet features Linda Deering (flutes, tenor and soprano sax and vocals), Ken Kemmerling (piano and vocals), Steve O’Neill (bass and trumpet) and Rick Sterner (drums). For information and updates, contact Charles Opper through https://www.cachecreeklavender.com/.
Lake County, CALake County Record Bee

News Briefs

County Library annual Summer Reading Challenge starts. The Lake County Library’s annual summer reading challenge begins Saturday. By signing up for summer reading with the library, children, teens, and adults will have the opportunity to win various prizes, including stickers, small toys, a Samsung tablet, or gift cards to local businesses.
Clearlake, CALake County News

City of Clearlake announces 2021 City Photo Contest

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — The city of Clearlake is accepting submissions for the 2021 City of Clearlake photo contest themed “Living the Lake Life.”. This year, the city is co-sponsoring the contest with Council member Joyce Overton to offer cash prizes to three winners: First prize will win $200, second prize is $150 and third prize will win $100.
Napa County, CANapa Valley Register

Napa Valley Museum Yountville displays student art online

The Napa Valley Museum Yountville fifth annual student-curated exhibition, “Remotely Creative,” is now live in the museum's free online gallery. The virtual exhibition showcases the work of 31 student artists from Vintage High School, Napa High School, Justin-Siena High School, Calistoga Junior/Senior High School, New Technology High School, Sonoma Academy, and Marin Catholic High School, in a diverse display illuminating the experiences of young local artists in creating during the pandemic. The exhibition is available for viewing on the museum's website. Images as well as artist statements from the students are included online.
Cloverdale, CAsonomawest.com

Cloverdale Arts Alliance reopens with ‘Impression’ exhibit

The Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery reopened this past weekend, debuting a new art exhibit titled “Impression.”. Due to COVID-19 guidance, there wasn’t an opening reception for the exhibition, but those interested in viewing the art pieces can do so on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guest...
Healdsburg, CAbohemian.com

Healdsburg Jazz Festival Lines Up Four Days of Live Events

For more than two decades, the world’s foremost jazz musicians have traveled to the North Bay to perform in the annual summertime Healdsburg Jazz Festival. While last year’s festival was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Healdsburg Jazz had a banner news year in 2020. First, founding festival director and...
Healdsburg, CAKQED

The 23rd Healdsburg Jazz Festival Returns With In-Person Performances

Healdsburg Jazz Festival has announced its complete lineup for its 23rd edition this June 17–20, featuring four days of in-person performances by award-winning artists. The first official event of the festival will be the opening night gala Harlem of the West on June 17, featuring Stella Heath and her Harlem of the West band, a musical collective of Bay Area artists, and the Healdsburg Jazz student All-Star ensemble. Friday, June 18 will continue the celebration with the Barbary Coast dinner show, celebrating San Francisco’s history of the Gold Rush era and the early 20th-century popularization of jazz with performances from Katie and the Lost Boys.
Calistoga, CANapa Valley Register

Upvalley student places highly in writing contest

Huntyr Ammons, a Calistoga resident enrolled at the St. Helena Montessori School, is one of the winners of Jack London State Historic Park's 2021 Young Writers Contest. The program, now in its sixth year, encourages middle school students (grades 6-8) to exercise their writing skills by creating an original 2,000-word story inspired by the works of Jack London.
Lake County, CAlakecountybloom.com

Lake County Music Guide 6.2.21

Today it was hot enough to fry eggs on my chest. I realize the older I get the harder it is to take this kind of heat. Just because Summer and HOT go hand in hand in Lake County, I still long for those balmy days of early Spring and Fall. The good news is that it should cool down to the mid nineties for the rest of the week and through the weekend. And it isn’t Summer for three more weeks. I hope they don’t run out of beer. Here’s the live music guide for the week of 6/2 through 6/8.
Brooks, CADavis Enterprise

According to Bazooka plans two free concerts

According to Bazooka will perform free concerts from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, at Séka Hills, 19326 County Road 78 in Brooks. The band is known for catchy original tunes with an archtop guitar, accordion, upright bass, drums and rich vocal harmony. A2B’s unique sound blends rock, folk, pop, blues, jazz and zydeco into a lively Americana stew. For more information on the band, visit https://www.accordingtobazooka.com.
Lake County, CALake County Record Bee

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The MAC (Middletown Art Center of EcoArts of Lake County) receives its first grant award from California Humanities. California Humanities has announced the recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. The Middletown Art Center (The MAC), a project of EcoArts of Lake County, has been awarded $5,000 its project, “Sounds of Liberation: Race and Music in Lake County.”
Healdsburg, CAPetaluma 360

Sonoma County-wide ‘Voices’ project calls for personal stories of 2020

The joint “Voices” project from the Raven Theater and the Corazon Bilingual Resource Center is really just getting started. But its history goes back a year. The two Healdsburg-based organizations have put out a countywide call for first-person video, audio or visual art that tells how the lives of local people have been shaped during the pandemic, from political upheaval and public outcries for racial justice to the effects of the pandemic itself. The results will be shown in an online presentation.