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Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 – Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the District will fund the program again, provided there is enough community support. Superintendent of schools, Kurt Madden, is having a ‘Fireside Chat’ to gauge that support on Wednesday February 26th, from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Knickerbocker Mansion Conference Room. The community has rallied around this program, raising the $30,000. per year necessary to keep it alive for the past 4 years. The result of regaining funding will free up the group to fund other projects such as merit scholarships and instrument rentals for needy kids and educational field trips to see world renowned artists. This is an opportunity for more children to be exposed to music and to continue support for the 150 students already enrolled in the program. This will be the only meeting for the purpose of re-funding the...

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Robin Fields concert and show for CATS

Big Bear, Ca, March 20, 2011, 3:00pm – Next weekend, CATS, the Community Arts Theater Society of Big Bear will present a special three-day show.  With elements of vaudeville, jazz, classical music, and comedic impersonations, “A Musical-Comedy Life” is entertainer Robin Field’s original 2-act concert highlighting his 60-year career in show business and presenting many of Big Bear’s most talented singers, actors, and dancers.  Mr. Field retired to Big Bear following his theatrical career in New York.  He recently displayed his talent in the CATS production of “The Music Man” and as Scrooge in their original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”.  “A Musical-Comedy Life” will allow Fields to share his experience as a pianist, singer, actor, and mime for the Big Bear audiences.    “My life is definitely like a musical comedy” says Field.  “It’s loaded with all the clichés [and] It’s all true.”  With only three performances, “A Musical-Comedy Life” will be at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 at 7:30 pm, and March 27 at 1:30 pm.  Tickets are available at bigbeartheater.org or by calling 909-866-4970. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30433.mp3|titles=CATS A Musical-Comedy...

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