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PIANIST MIKE STRICKLAND IN CONCERT
Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 7 pm
Mendocino Art Center’s Main Gallery
Tickets: $25 • Benefit for the Mendocino Art Center

One-of-a-kind pianist Mike Strickland is a gifted composer, arranger, and recording artist who brings, pop, jazz, blues, boogie and gorgeous original music to the stage with distinctive style and flair.

As a composer, Mike has always been inspired and driven by melody. He also loves to experiment with motion and texture, using the piano as his own orchestra. Born and raised in Jackson, MS, he definitely has that Mississippi blues and finger-busting boogie-woogie side as well. Mike has toured extensively all over the United States as a solo artist and with his trio, The Mike Strickland Trio. He is known for his exceptional musicianship and arrangements, his virtuosic technique, and his unmatched ability to connect with the audience on a personal level. His unique and colorful programming of his concerts is always a hit with audiences.


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First Annual North Coast Acappella Summit
Thursday, September 29th, 2011

On Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm, Gloriana Musical Theatre presents a new event you won’t want to miss. Using only their voices as instruments, five talented vocal groups come together for your pleasure.

The groups are: RIVER, ECLECTICA, IN THE MIX, SINE NOMINE, and EARREVERENCE. These groups will cover a wide range of styles — you can see the songs list on the event program.

This is a benefit for Gloriana Musical Theatre with a suggested donation of $15. The concert is in Fort Bragg at the First Baptist Church, corner of Pine and Franklin streets, across from the North Coast Brewing Co. For more information, call 964-7469 or visit the Gloriana Web site.

A lot of musical talent is represented in these groups! I sing in 2 of the groups, and it’s a real pleasure to sing with so many excellent musicians.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Live Music at Botanical Gardens, featuring Maria Muldaur
Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is hosting a jazz, rhythm and blues concert series over Labor Day Weekend.

“Think all things Gulf Coast – music & food finished with brew from our sponsor North Coast Brewing Company. The perfect way to celebrate your Labor Day Weekend. This year’s Live! concert weekend is hotter than ever! The Gardens is featuring two of the best Blues artists in the business – Maria Muldaur and Roy Rogers. This is a Labor Day Weekend of music you will not want to miss!”

You can still buy tickets at the Gardens store, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, Out of this World in Mendocino, and Dig! Music in Ukiah.

Saturday September 3rd : Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band
Tickets: Platinum Club – $75, General Admission $35, Lawn Seating $20. Gates open at 2pm.

Sunday, September 4th : Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings
Tickets: Platinum Club – $75, General Admission $35, Lawn Seating $20. Gates open at 2pm.

No dogs, by the way. The Gardens normally allows leashed dogs, but not for these events.

More details can be found on the Gardens Web site.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Double Header Entertainment: Broadway! and The Pavilion
Monday, August 8th, 2011

Wow. Gloriana’s Broadway!, a celebration revue of 35 years of performances, is a DON’T MISS show. Performed in Cotton Auditorium, it is directed and choreographed by the immensely talented and experienced Cate Caplin, musically directed by Daniel Lockert (also immensely talented and experienced) and co-created (with Caplin) and playing one of the leading roles, James Brewer. James has an impressive resume and his performance will convince you why – not to mention he brought his wife, Amy Dondy, an award winning night club and concert performer herself. The result is a magical evening of beautiful music, superb dancing, and just great entertainment. Gloriana favorites Robert Goldman and Ana Lucas lead a cast of twenty-five, if I counted right. Another of our gifted pros in the show is the big voiced and very funny Jenny Metteucci, the wife of Lockert. For the first time (to my knowledge) the whole cast is miked so even the voices of the younger performers who are often hard to hear in the cavernous Cotton are clear as a bell. It only plays through August 21, so don’t let it slip by. You will see Gloriana at a whole new level of professionalism.

That’s not all! The Pavilion, a play by Craig Wright, stars Dan Kozloff, a consummate actor and treasure to MTC, Van Phillips, a talent whom we haven’t seen at MTC since 2004, and Jodi Britton, an OR nurse at MCDH whose acting abilities are amazing, especially considering this is her first major theater role. The Pavilion should be seen just for the glory of watching these three practice their craft.
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Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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