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Grease Grit & Grime fill in at Thursday market

Because musician Ivan Najera, who was scheduled to play tonight (July 19) at Thursday Night Market, finds himself delayed in Ecuador, the band Grease Grit & Grime will perform instead, starting at 7 p.m. in downtown Grass Valley.

“They are mostly the remaining members of Organic Flood performing classic and traditional, old-time blues,” said producer Ray Diggins.

Sweet Sunny South plays bluegrass the night of July 26.

Former local man premieres new film

Film maker Sean Michael Beyer, formerly of Grass Valley, who has just completed post-production on a second film, “Resurrection Mary,” is having a gala Hollywood premiere Tuesday, July 24.

“… a number of celebrities are planning to attend,” said Beyer in an e-mail, “including Hilary Duff, Bonnie Hunt, Ashton Kutcher and others. The Hollywood press/media will be covering this, and it should be quite the event, as we’re expecting about 400 to attend.”

And all those celebrities will be sipping wine that was made in Grass Valley because local vintner, Stephen Burch of Burch Hall Winery (whose tasting room is on Mill Street), will be co-sponsoring the event. Indeed, it was his wine that was “consumed” by Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe winner Sally Kirkland in the film, said Beyer.

The PG-13 film is expected to have a fall release.

– The Union staff

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