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Local musicians on tour in Alaska

Cheri Snook, who hosts Nevada City community radio KVMR’s “Alaska Music Magazine” show, is touring with Kipchoge Spencer, Isaac James and Hayes Burris (the Ginger Ninjas) this month in Alaska.

Guitarist/vocalist Spencer and drummer James are from Nevada County, bassist Burris is from the East Coast. The band plays what it calls “mind shaking love groove folk funk roots explosive mountain music for a pleasant revolution.”

Now a Nevada City resident, Snook previously lived in Alaska.



“They are receiving raving reviews from the audience, the first show with an encore,” Snook wrote last week in an e-mail. “I guess we are making impressions and in the end converting the masses. We are having a blast, and meeting the greatest people in Alaska, we are glad we are here for a month. These guys are dynamic and a lot of fun to be with. As Isaac says, we have a Golden Bubble surrounding us with many miracles and happy times.”

Snook, a hard-working supporter and friend to many musical groups, was also in the Alaskan spotlight July 4 when she emceed the 29th annual Girdwood Forest Fair. Locally, Snook can be heard on KVMR-FM 89.5’s “Alaska Music Magazine” every other Friday from 4 to 7 a.m.




CATS auditions set for August

Auditions will be at night Aug. 9 and 10 at the Nevada Theatre for Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra’s (CATS) next show, “Tibet Through the Red Box.”

Based on the Caldacott Award-winning children’s story by Peter Sis, “Tibet Through the Red Box” will be directed by Diane Fetterly.

“I am excited that CATS will again be working with Diane. She brings out the magical and whimsical nature of ‘Tibet Through the Red Box,’ said Lisa Moon, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra’s artistic director.

Rehearsals start in mid-October. The show will run between Jan. 21 and Feb. 12, 2005 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. To register for auditions, call 273-6362 or e-mail catsweb@pacbell.net.

– Carol Feineman


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