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On the scene

On the Scene

Did the DeadBeats rock Saturday, or what? Can you imagine 400 crazy fools dancing to the beat – yes! And the DB will be back at Miners Foundry on Nov. 2, I’ve been told. Also, for those who plan way, way ahead, Mikail Graham says the group will join with Buck Love & The Humperheads for a pre New Year show on Dec. 29. Way too much fun, I say.

Taking about fun, the Nevada City Film Festival is almost upon us. It’s larger and promises to better than last year. The organizers still need money, though, to do the best possible job, and will hold a fundraiser at The Magic Theatre on Monday – a sneak preview of the DVD release of Elvis Presley’s film “Viva Las Vegas.” Admission is $20 for a 7:30 p.m. showing.

On July 26, singer Lee Bob Watson made it to “Open Mic,” a program on National Public Radio. His track, “Living in the Past,” which was played, was described in the NPR Web copy as ” … his boldest attempt at hipster cred, the faux-disco drums on ‘Living in the Past’ mix with an Elvis Presley-styled slapback vocal and palm muted guitar.” Watson is sure stepping out. May he and Grass Roots Record Co., which produced his latest album, “Aficianado,” do very well.

Friends of the Library is having its monthly book sale Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Doris Foley Library in Nevada City. Featured are novels by Agatha Christie and all things to do with American History. Contact the library at 265-0646 if you need to know more.

Cirque du Soleil is coming to San Francisco to premiere its latest big top production, “Kooza,” in the U.S. on Nov. 16; and tickets are already on sale at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com or by calling 1-800-678-5440. Would make a terrific holiday gift.

Code sentence: Ivan is back.

-Pam Jung, pjung@theunion.com; (530) 477-4232.

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