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Brown, Rogers together again in GV

Iowa’s most famous folk singer-songwriter, Greg Brown, returns to the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building on April 5.

Canadian folk singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers, who opened at Brown’s last Grass Valley concert in December 2000, returns to open this KVMR concert.



Admission is $16 for KVMR members and $18 general. Tickets are at Yabobo, KVMR, Record Connection, BriarPatch and at the door.




Doors open at 7:30 pm. and Rogers starts his set at 8 p.m.

The venue is at 255 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. Call 265-9073 for more information.

Eighty teddy bear artist-vendors will be at the 19th annual International Teddy Bear Convention April 5-7 at Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Vendors will have teddy bears, bear furniture, clothing, craft materials and jewelry for sale.

The convention is a benefit for the nonprofit American Victorian Museum, which sponsors the Teddy Bear Castle Museum at Spring and Pine streets in Nevada City.

Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. on April 5, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 6 and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 7.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12. The same ticket is good all three days. A special price of $8 on April 7 admits all family members.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce will provide free shuttle service on April 6 and April 7 between the Foundry and Rood Administrative Center.

The Foundry is at 325 Spring St. in Nevada City. Call 265-5804 for any questions.

Music in the Mountains’ Spring Fest will feature five concerts between April 5 and April 13 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Festival Center.

Pianist Robert Thies kicks off the fest with a solo performance that Friday and returns with friends on April 7. On April 6, Northern Californian musicians will present “Soirees Musicales.”

The Grass Valley Male Choir, Grass Valley United Methodist Church Choir and MIM’s Festival Chorale will present a tribute concert to MIM volunteer David Griswold on April 10. Spring Fest closes with pianists Paul Perry and Ken Hardin in a “one piano, four hands” concert on April 13.

Tickets are $18 and $22 for each concert.

Concerts start at 8 p.m. with the exception of the April 7 performance, which is at 3 p.m. Doors open a half-hour earlier.

Refreshments will be sold at all the concerts.

For tickets, call 265-6124 or go online at http://www.musicinthemountains.org

Big Brother and the Holding Company – yes, Janis Joplin’s backup band in the mid-1960s – will present a dance concert at the Center for the Arts on April 6.

Tickets are $15 at Foggy Mountain Music, Yabobo, BriarPatch and at the door.

Bodhi Busick will open at 8 p.m. The center is at 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

Call 274-8384 for more information.

– Carol Feineman


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