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‘Ozard of Wiz,’ juggling champions coming to town

Forest Charter School and the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild brings back “The Ozard of Wiz” for the fourth time on Jan. 29, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Center for the Arts.

PAG artistic founder Mila Johansen features all the beloved characters from Frank Baum’s classic story plus a new character, Penny Pearl, the Good Witch of the South.

Appropriate for the whole family, the 75-minute performances are at 7 p.m. the first night and 2 p.m. the last two days. Admission is $4 at the door only.



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Also at the Center for the Arts will be four-time World Juggling Champions and “Tonight Show” veterans The Raspyni Brothers with their blend of “mirth, mayhem and madness” on Jan. 30.




The Raspyni Brothers were first seen at the center this past October opening for Will Durst. The brothers have toured as an opening act for legends including Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Tom Jones.

Next week’s performance is at 8 p.m.

Admission is $10. Proceeds benefit South Yuba River Citizens League. Advance tickets are at Herb Shop Records, Yabobo, BriarPatch, Book Seller or by calling (800) 594-8499.

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Mountain Laurel will also play at the Center for the Arts on Jan. 31 in support of its recent second CD, “Trouble at the Mine.”

Together 15 years, the bluegrass band has appeared at major Californian festivals and venues.

Admission is $10. The band takes the stage at 8 p.m.

The Center for the Arts is at 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

Call the center at 274-8384 for details on any of the three events.

– Carol Feineman


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