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On the scene: Last chance for savings on tickets to World Fest

Tomorrow, Friday, is the fundraiser for the Strand/Van’s Opera house project (to rebuild the historic theater that served most recently as housing for Hedman Furniture). The event starts at 8 p.m. at The Beat on Main Street in Grass Valley (www.gvbeat.com). The Strand album will be available for purchase at $10. Organizers encourage video cameras. Contact 530-613-1967 or synthisin@gmail.com for more info.

California WorldFest (July 12-15) at the fairgrounds wants all to know that Friday, March 30, is the deadline for early purchases; you save $20 off the gate price for adult three- and four-day camping tickets and $4 off the gate price for day tickets. Visit worldfest.net to buy tickets or call 530-891-4098 for phone orders. They tell me they just signed an eight-piece ensemble, the Venezuelan Music Project, that features calypso, joropo, merengue and indigenous spiritual chants. Olé.

“Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian’s Journey through Depression” by Chonda Pierce, sounds like a compelling book, though I haven’t read it myself. A poignant story, apparently, about someone who makes a living making people laugh who are going through hell and back. Those who are seriously depressed and their loved ones just might receive some succor from this story.



Lovers of Hawaiian music might want to visit http://www.HawaiiMusicLive.com. Susie Kagami says she wants to bring Aloha to the mainland through ukulele and slack key guitar performances and workshops with Hawaiian music’s premier musicians. You can reach her via e-mail at Susie_Kagami@Hawaii MusicLive.com.

On vacation. See you back here April 6.




– Pam Jung, pamj@the

union.com; 477-4232


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