Alaskans sing at the Fair |

Alaskans sing at the Fair

Residents have three chances to see Alaskan singer-songwriter Dave Manning and Alaska’s state balladeer Hobo Jim today through Sunday.

Manning, a two-time finalist in the Alaska Song of the Year contest, is also a documentary videographer and award-winning poet. Hobo Jim has sung and told stories about his life as a fisherman, logger, rancher and woodsman for more than 25 years.

They will appear on Community Radio KVMR’s Silver Stage at the Fairgrounds today from 4 to 5 p.m. They return to the Fair Sunday for a live broadcast (89.5 FM) from the Silver Stage at 1:30 p.m. Admission is the Fair price of $5 for adults, $2 for 6- to 12-year-olds and free for anyone 5 years old and under.

Manning and Hobo Jim will also appear Friday at the Yuba Theatre in Downieville. Proceeds from the 7:30 p.m. performance will go to the theater. Admission is $15 at the door and $12 in advance for adults, $5 for children and $10 for Sierra Art Council members.

Call 265-9073 for any questions about the KVMR-sponsored shows and 289-9822 for information about the Downieville show.

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