On the scene 6/07/07 | TheUnion.com

On the scene 6/07/07

Can you imagine it: about 300 dancers grooving to an Afro beat and Brazilian Friday at Miners Foundry. What a dance party!

I heard good things about the Young Composers concert Sunday. Congratulations to the students and also to Jerry Grant, Mark Vance and Jay Sydeman, all local professional composers who headed up the program.

I had the best time at 5 Mile House Sunday afternoon, drinking beer with friends and listening to Frankie Lee and his fabulous band play the blues on the outside terrace. I just loved the feeling of the whole thing. Lee is a consummate performer, his lead guitarist smoked and everyone seemed to happy on such a beautiful day (see how uplifting the blues can be). This wasn’t a one-time event, either. Every Sunday afternoon (2-6 p.m.), the blues will happen at this restaurant. Saturday nights, too (8 to midnight). Call Thom Myers at (530) 268-9166 for more about this and, in fact, for just about anything having to do with the blues in this region.

Did you hear? KVMR’s membership drive was hugely successful. I heard the station saw an increase of 40 percent over this time last year. Way to go, listeners! And if you didn’t help out and want to now, call the office during weekdays at (530) 265-9073.

For those of you who consider hiking a pleasurable form of entertainment, the Nevada County Land Trust recently announced that its intrepid Trails Coordinator, Bill Haire, was just granted the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award at trail making (more than 500 miles for the Forest Service and 10 miles in our community). Thanks, Bill.

By Kahil Gibran: “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

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