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Dancer and choreographer Catie Cleary, left, is one of several female performers taking center stage this weekend. Cleary's show "Bombshell" debuts Saturday at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.
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Female singers and dancers in Nevada County are stepping up this weekend — in more ways than one.

Dancer and choreographer Catie Cleary is producing and starring in her own new show “Bombshell” Saturday at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley (see Page 5). Cleary, you may remember, competed (as a professional dance partner with The Union’s former publisher Jim Hemig) last year in “Dancing with Our Stars” at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Meanwhile, in our other “historic Gold Rush town,” LeGacy Presents’ Sue LeGate-Halford is leading a crew of five female singers in “The Fireballs!..(It’s a Girl Thing)” at Nevada Theatre in Nevada City Friday and Saturday (see Page 8).



Also, teen girl singer Azure is debuting her new album at a benefit concert Saturday in Grass Valley. (see Page 14).

And. last but in no way least, R&B legend Mavis Staples is the headliner Sunday at Strawberry Music Festival (see Page 9).




Is it coincidence that these female-led shows are all happening the same weekend?

Perhaps. Although it may be something in the skies, too.

Sunday’s stunning Full Moon felt to me like a launching pad of the new and wonderful — and of a time for being in one’s true power.

I’m not sure why. Maybe the ascension to Fifth Dimension is, like a rising tide, lifting all boats.

Women who have previously taken the back seat are now front and center.

May you also be blessed with light, joy and celebration in the days to come.

And may this issue of Prospector offer you ways to step forward and step up in your own life.


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