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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 15B ARTS l E N T E R T A I N M E N T Musician plays at art opening A Plumas County favorite and former resident musi- cian, Robert Drake will per- form classical and Latin jazz solo acoustic guitar at the Capitol Arts Center artist re- ception Friday, Aug. 24, from 5to7p.m. Drake was a regular on the local music scene and in school arts education programs for two decades in the 1980s and 1990s while he was a resident of Plumas County. Since his Quincy days, he has traveled and performed in Hawaii, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico and Sparkistan (Croatia). He reports tales of his many international adventures: "A few years ago I was flown down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, to play in a jazz festival where I fed an alligator while at the sound check." While in Los Ca- bos, Baja Sur, Mexico, this last winter: "I accompanied former American Idol winner Cather- ine McPhee at a beach resort." But he claims that the high- light of that Baja Sur stay was a "Bach to Coltrane" concert in Todos Santos with Brazilian drummer Luciano Callado, whom he found to be "an amaz- ing talent!" Drake has been performing - on the guitar for 38 years. He received his master's degree in music from Chico State in 1985 but he has "learned so much more working with mu- sicians from countries like Brazil, Argentina and Cuba. While in Guatemala in 2009 I had the great fortune of work- ing with the Cuban conga master Coloso Gutierrez. This winter I'm planning a trip to Panama and Colombia and hope to work with some more great musicians." The Aug. 24 artist reception opens an exhibition of work by featured Lake Almanor area artists Mary Jane Bagshaw, Barbara Ricau MacArthur and Sylvia Smith. The Capitol Arts Center, lo- cated at 525 Main St. (right across the street from the county courthouse), is the new home of Plumas Arts. For more information on the many programs and pro- jects of this community cul- tural organization check the website at plumasarts.org. 'Hermes' plays Quincy FREE TO THE PIJBLIC From left, Jeff Bryan, Tina Terrazas, David Riley and Earl Thompson play four of the six characters in "Hermes." Not pictured: Patrick Parks and Taelyr Keeley. Photo courtesy , .... dramaworks The play "Hermes" by Ben- nett Fisher will run in Quincy at the West End Theatre for the next three weekends. Or- ganizers reported that opening night "crackled." Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Sat- Urdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets, $12 general admission and $8 Feather Riv- er College students, are avail- able at Alley Cat Cafe or on- line at westendtheatre.us. "The variables are these: a firm specializing in not-entire- ly-transparent derivative trad- ing, a truly massive amount of capital collected from a pha- lanx of other hedge funds and private accounts. Three men, one woman, a complex formu- la for evaluating risk, a series of market forecasts and a growing interest in the finan- cial stability of a small country in the Mediterranean. Buckle your seat belt for this one." The story opens and then flies ahead with concepts and ideas coming from characters referred to as "ravenous, ca- pable, immune." "Hermes" has six characters. Directed by Edie O'Connor will be Ann (Tina Terrazas), Hestia (Taelyr Keely), Gil (Earl Thompson), Brian (Jeff Bryan), Jack (Patrick Parks) and Hermes (David Riley). Written in 2010, the play has only been performed once before, in San Francisco, and will next be brought to New York. Dramaworks is hon- ored to be considered quality enough to be granted rights to this remarkable play. Imagine you are young and capable and confident and, yes, a bit cocky and have just been given an obscene amount of money to manage. You find yourselves pitching to finance ministers of coun- tries and begin to realize the power you hold in your grip. Then one of the group comes up with an amazing idea de- signed to help save Greece but this idea is a bit outside the law. This fast-paced and clev- erly written play has one idea or event trigger the next like dominos falling in succession. This is a professional quali- ty production presented in the cool, quiet, comfortable black box theatre. POEM OF THE WEEK American Life in Poetry Ted Kooser U.S. Poet Laureate Jane Hirshfield, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, is one of our co untry'sfinest po- ets, and I have never seen a poem of hers that I didn't admire. Here's a fine one that I see as being about our inability to control the world beyond us. The Promise stay, I said to the cut flowers. They bowed their heads lower. Stay, I said to the spider, who fled. Stay, leaf. It reddened, embarrassed for me and itself. Stay, I said to my body. It sat as a dog does, obedient for a moment, soon starting to tremble. Stay, to the earth of riverine valley meadows, of fossiled escarpments, of limestone and sandstone. It looked back with a changing expression, in silence. Stay, I said to my loves. Each answered, Always. --Jane Hirshfield Poem copyright 2011 by Jane Hirshfield; reprinted with permission of Jane Hirschfield and Alfred A. Knopf American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (Poetryfounda- tion.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. Robert Drake's bright smile, sparkling enthusiasm and island style are a clear match to his technical proficiency as a classical and Latin jazz guitarist. Welcome him home m or see him for the first time -- when he performs at the Aug. 24 opening reception at Plumas Arts' Capitol Arts Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Great American Craft Fairs presents in Graeagle Town Park . Graeagle Fall Festival Aug. 18 & 19, 2012 Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. * Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. * Live Bluegrass music Quality arts and crafts exhibitors a.u=l=j- N '/ 6== S www.graeagle.com gacf@mcn.org .... : ...... 775-825-3679 Big Springs Gardens EXTENSIVE NATURALIZED GARDEN FABULOUS OUTDOOR DINING Gardens open at 10 AM Closed Monday e Tuesday Special Weekday Buffet Wed-Thurs-FH at 12 Noon BBQ Buffet Luncheon -- Saturday at 12 noon BBQ Buffet Dinner, Friday night Live Music and Hors doeuvres at 5 PM Dinner at 6:00 PM Featuring several different outstanding musical groups including the Kepple Fily. Sunday Brunch served from 10:30 AM to 1 PM Reservations Required Phone Don 530-862-1333 www.bigspringsgardens.com $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ dramaworks Proudly presents 0} o O 09 O O O O O  Dinner & A Show Package Participating Restaurants/ Alley Cat Care 283-0902 Mi Casita 283-4755 Moons 283-9900 Plumas Cafe 283-0591 6 r 6 6 6 HERMEF Written by Bennett Fisher Directed by Edie O'Connor Show Dates and Ties ..... ,:{: Friday, August 17, 7:30 pm Saturday, August Sunday, Au pm i, 7:30 pm 2:00 pm !i!ii!i00iii{ pm 2:00 prn It has been eight years since Barman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a myscriot, s agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane. a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce uul of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again Barman may be no match for Bane. MAGIC MIKE Fri., Aug. 24 - Sun., Aug. 26 7pm Showings Rated R 110 min. Dramatic Comedy Set in the world of male strippers, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum (Dear John, Step Up) in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money. TOUJH HALL THEATRE Tickets $12 Cm be purchased at The Alley Cat Cafe Or online at www.westendtheah-e.us At the New _ West End Theatre Downtown Quincy dramaworks (Enter through the Alley Cat Caf) Showtime: 7pm Sunday Matinee 4pm Adults .................. '7.0{} Students & Seniors ................. '6.00 Children ................ '520 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com i I