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325 N. Main St., P.O. Box 247, Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707 263-6658
Fax 707 263-7165


Soper Reese Theatre Presents

A Rock Opera Production of 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Friday,     March 20, 2015  7:00pm
Saturday  March 21, 2015   7:00pm
Sunday    March 22, 2015    2:00pm
Friday     March 27, 2015    7:00pm
Saturday  March 28, 2015   7:00pm
Sunday    March 29, 2015    2:00pm

$23 - Premium Seats, Center Orchestra & Loge                (Sections B & BB) 

$20 - Side Orchestra & Side Loge  
           (Orchestra Sections A & C;
            Side Loge Sections AA & CC, Rows H - P)

$15 - Upper Loge
           (Sections AA & CC; Rows Q - S)


Soper Reese Theatre Presents

A Rock Opera Production of 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Friday      April 3, 2015       7:00pm
Saturday  April 4, 2015       2:00pm

$23 - Premium Seats, Center Orchestra & Loge                (Sections B & BB) 

$20 - Side Orchestra & Side Loge  
           (Orchestra Sections A & C;
            Side Loge Sections AA & CC, Rows H - P)

$15 - Upper Loge
           (Sections AA & CC; Rows Q - S)

April 2

Writing Workshop With Mary McMillan, former Poet Laureate of Lake Co; Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 6:30 ~ 8:30, free.
April 3
5:30 PM
Main Street Gallery,
325 N. Main Street,
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, and 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4
– Lake County Wine Studio is hosting a wine tasting event studio featuring wines from Sol Rouge, and artist reception with artist Linda Marshbanks. The Saturday event will include an optional progressive three-course winemaker dinner at the Tallman Hotel .

Musical guest for both evenings will be Linda Brown on Celtic harp.

Reservations for the Saturday tasting at the Studio and dinner at the Tallman may be obtained by calling the Tallman Hotel at 707-275-2244, Extension 0.

The Old Time Fiddlers Association
continues its monthly First Sunday Fiddlers Jam sessions hosted by the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum this Sunday, April 5 from noon to 2 pm.
Fiddlers will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. It is a free, family-friendly event. Donations benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund a blacksmith shop on which volunteers are about to start work, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, who uses it to partially fund their scholarship programs. The stage stop is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit's Corner. Visit
Check out the stage stop on Facebook at
Or call the museum at 707-533-9990."
Friday April 10, 2015
6 - 8:30 pm
Reading begins at 6:30 pm.

Lake County Poet Laureate Reading Series
An Invitation to Future Collaboration

Poet Laureate Casey Carney

Presented by Andrea Williams
Hosted by JoAnn Saccato

Guest poet Aimé Graves
Guest musician Kay Ashley
Other guests to be announced...

House of Living Rhythm
100 N. Forbes St.
Lakeport, CA
(707) 413-0177

April 11
11 AM

April 15
6:30 PM

Auditions for Night of First Acts, seven different one-act plays.

Needed are approximately 10 women and 12 men, ranging in age from 14 to “of mature age” along with a couple of backstage hands.

Performances will be held June 5, 6, and 7 at the Weaver Auditorium at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, and June 12, 13, and 14 at Gard Street School in Kelseyville.

We will have pages from the pieces for anyone auditioning to read from, but feel free to come in with something prepared if desired.

Gard Street School. The address is 5138 Park Ave in Kelseyville, right next to the Kelseyville USD Bus Barn.

Barbara Garrett

Sunday, April 12, 2015

La Voce del Vento Chamber Series

-- Fourth of a four part series produced by Beth and Tom Aiken

April's Program--


Bach and more

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Soper Reese Theatre presents Concert  

3:00 pm

$20 - Reserved Table Seats
$15 - Reserved Loge Seats

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Classic Movies 2015

High Society

Sponsored by MBA Consulting

The 2nd Tuesday Classic Movie Series

Enjoy your favorite classic movie on the big screen in the beautiful Soper-Reese Theatre.

Donations graciously accepted at the box office. (Tickets are not available online.)

Doors open at 12:30. Movie begins at 1:00 pm.

Evening Show
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Movie begins at 6:00 pm

Main Street Gallery

Don't Forget the First Friday Fling
at the Main Street Gallery in Lakeport.
See the new art, meet the new artists,
enjoy refreshments and entertainment,
always free, and savor the quality wines available for
a small charge.

More information here...

The Lake County Arts Council is a self-funded non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to:

In addition, we seek to have fun with and inform our membership. Being a member of the LCAC has its own rewards. Being a volunteer is more satisfying yet.

Lake Renaissance Festival happening Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th


Come and be swept away to 16th century Italy where nobles and rogues, damsels and pirates interact among the grapevines and fruit trees of the beautiful Tuscan Village!
Food, drink, merchants, guilds and entertainment galore!

For information regarding participation by vendors, guilds, or entertainers contact us at:,

 or call (707) 295-0975.

 Diana Liebe classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

  Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors
Adults and teens age 12 and up are welcome.
Space is limited so please preregister with the Main Street Gallery at 263-6658
 OR email or call Diana at  707-245-7512


An opportunity to draw from a live model ~ no instructor
Group meets from 1-4pm on the 2nd Sat and the 4th Wed of every month.

Summer Youth Art Camp 2015

The Main Street Gallery will again host the Summer Youth Art Camp.  This is the fourth year this popular program has been sponsored by the gallery.  It serves as an outreach program to inspire our youth to explore the world of art and have fun during the summer months.  Preparations for this year’s program are in the inception stages.   The schedule for classes will be mid-June through July.  These are day classes lasting two-three hours.  Class fees are minimal.  All supplies are provided.  Students will complete a project by the end of class which they can take home.  The gallery accepts Visa or Mastercard.   Look for additional information regarding classes, etc., in May.  Volunteers and donations are welcome for this valuable program.  Questions and further information can be directed to Barbara Funke, Chair, at 279-4193.

Hello Lake County Artists….

I am doing a catalog of Lake County Artists.
I have attached an example with a page for Sherry Harris.
I need your photo, bio and examples of your work.

If I have already created a page for you… Please disregard.

Thank you, Linda

The Mission of Middletown Art Center is to provide a vibrant cultural center that integrates art education,
exhibition and cultural enrichment for Middletown and other Lake County communities.

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Soper-Reese Community Theater link

Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum link
Theatrical Notices of various kinds
performances, auditions, meetings, etc. Please send us your information for posting

Community Theater Green Room... -

This is a website and blog you will probably value if you love theater and are interested in theater arts.

For listings of some of the area theaters

Theatre Bay Area

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Mendo Lake Singers meets at 7PM Tuesdays in the Four Square Church, 1125 Martin St., Lkprt. Ladies aged 16 and older are invited to learn to sing 4 part harmony, make new friends and have fun. Info: Chris, 263-5215 or Betty Lou, 263-4721.

Music Bulletins and Rhythmic Information


Link to CLPA site



Konocti Fiddle Club icon  
The Konocti Fiddle Club plays for all occasions. more...

The Old Time Fiddlers Association
continues its monthly First Sunday Fiddlers Jam sessions hosted by the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum from noon to 2 p.m. 

Fiddlers will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. 

The stage stop is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Highway 281) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Highway 29 at Kit's Corner.
Link to My Divas

Irish Music and More
Every First Tuesday at the Blue Wing Saloon and Cafe in Upper Lake
6 to 8 PM
With background music by

Uncorked playing Irish music from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Fairgrounds on Sat, 3/16.

For information about the fun event and more great bands, click on the link to the "Rhythm & Brews" website

The duo of Native American Music Awards nominee flautist and composer Keving Village Stone and guitarist and singer Lindy Day

  • Kevin Village Stone and Lindy Day
    specializing in music for wineries, casinos, clubs, black-tie venues, and private parties.
  • The duo Lindy Day and Kayla Bell rocks out as:
  • Ailura Fate
    Indie rock alternative originals, covers, and dance music.
    NEW sound samples just posted!

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Media Notices
Art Media or Media About the Arts

KPFZ has a new website.

        "Big Art" is the name of the show.     The show relates to anything having to do with art and artists in Lake County.  I believe that there are a lot of artists in Lake County who could use a voice to represent them and inform Lake County listeners about local artists and art events.  
       I'm open to any suggestions on improvements or volunteers to help me with getting the word out. If any of you have information about art events or art education in Lake County that needs to be mentioned, feel free to call me during the show 263-3435. Also, for the future, you can email me with pertinent information that I can mention in future shows. Most of all, I would like to schedule artist interviews for the shows, either to be interviewed live at the radio station or live by phone.
       I hope you will be able to tune in and maybe participate by calling in with some interesting information about art happenings or just to talk about art and artists in Lake County. In advance, thank you for your support.
From Sherry Harris, last Tuesday of every month on KPFZ 88.1 FM. from 1-2pm.


Eugenie Steinman's interest in helping incarcerated people began 15 years ago when she began teaching poetry at the Lake County Juvenile hall, as a project of the Lake County Arts Council.

Now, she hosts a show called Radio Jail on KPFZ 88.1FM at 6PM every Suday except the last Sunday of the month.
The whole purpose of it is to bring the outside in, Steinman said.

Because of the program, children have been able to singhappy birthday to their fathers in jail and women have been able to "tell their lovers that they miss them."

"I call myself an ombudsman from the outside to inside," she said. "When people hear the words 'jail' or 'prisoners' they immediately don't want to see it or think about it."

"I am tryuing to shed some light to let people see what is going on," she added.

Writers' Circle

First Thursday of the month,
6:30-8:30 p.m. to share writings, give constructive feedback or just listen and enjoy.
With former Poet Laureate Mary McMillan

Main Street Gallery
325 N. Main St., Lakeport

Lake County Writers
meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month
at the Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum.
The group welcomes interested writers of all levels and genres.
Also, do not forget the
Family Open Mics
Around Clear Lake!


Of course, all of these events are free and open to the public.
More information Here....

Casey Carney

Every Sunday evening is the ELYSEUM Writers Workshop at Harbin Hot Springs, 6pm to 7:30pm
(with us usually having dinner/coffee together afterward).

Founded seven years ago in San Francisco,
ELYSEUM continues to feature wonderful,
stimulating writing exercises and prompts,
group critique/sharing, guest facilitators
and a monthly featured reader showcase.
As incentive to join us, Harbin offers a $10 discount off admission if attending the workshop.

Contact for more information. Visit us at http://elyseumwritersworkshop.

Recently appointed
Lake County Poet Laureate,
Casey Carney, and Riviera Common Grounds Coffee House Proprietor Andrea Williams will host a monthly Lake County Poet Laureate Series, beginning Friday, September 12.

The series opens with the work of Lake County’s first Poet Laureate, Jim Lyle, read by fellow laureate emeritus and longtime friend, James Bluewolf.

The eight-month series is designed to showcase the lineage of Lake County Poets, and will take place at Common Grounds Coffee House ( 9736 Soda Bay Rd, Kelseyville, CA 95451, 6:30-8pm) on the second Friday of each month. One of each of Lake County’s eight Poet Laureates will be presented in sequence. A guest poet and musician will also be performing.

Poets and musicians interested in being guest artists during the eight month series are encouraged to contact Carney at


Photo caption: Former and Current Poets Laureate (from the right): James Blue Wolf (2000 – 2003), Carolyn Wing Greenlee (2004 – 2006), Elaine Watt (2012 – 2014), Casey Carney (2014 – 2016), Russell Gonzaga (2010 – 2012), Mary McMillan (2008 – 2010). Missing from photo: Jim Lyle (1998 – 2000) and Sandra Wade (2006 – 2008).
According to Carney, “I passionately believe in the power of expressive language in helping an individual find one’s voice in the world, to strengthen that voice once found, and to share and connect that expression in the community. Originally from Southern California, I have been magnetized to live in Northern California and Lake County in particular. There is a powerful, creative and healing energy here, along with the profound need for it.  Lake County feels like home to me and I often reflect its beauty and complexity in my poetry.”
As the Lake County Poet Laureate, she will facilitate opportunities for poets and creative writers to share their work, through public readings in galleries, coffee shops, community centers, and other venues. She will also reach out to various community organizations and underserved populations to increase the access to and visibility of poetry in Lake County. And, utilizing her background as a special educator and her connections to Lake County schools through teaching, she will promote the experience of poetry workshops in the school setting, particularly with at-risk youth and children with special needs.
California poetry events, see this online calendar:

Theresa Whitehill Poetry, Writing,
Letterpress Broadsides
Web Log: Investigative Poetics

2nd Sunday in Willits
Willits Open Reading
7:00 pm, Every second Sunday
Open reading, any art form welcome
at the Muse, 30 East Francisco Avenue, Willits
Contact: David Partch, 707 459-7054

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