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Guitarist Offers Master Class At High School

Big Bear Lake, California, October 20, 2012 – Singer/songwriter Doug MacLeod will present a Master Class for guitar students at Big Bear High School on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00am, bringing a taste of the Delta blues to Big Bear Lake.   A traveling artist who writes and performs original songs, MacLeod learned his craft playing as a sidemen with an older generation of American blues artists, a most valuable tutelage.  The guitarist is known for his clever songwriting, guitar wizardry, soulful vocals, and witty performances. At the heart of his stage persona, is his knack for storytelling; expounding on characters he has met along the way — from the faceless to the legendary. MacLeod has developed a distinct, unorthodox and powerfully rhythmic acoustic guitar style, leading him to become an endorser for National Reso-Phonic Steel Guitars.  His slide work harkens back to primitive American blues, a genre that started as a form of communication among African-American slaves of the south. Early in his career he landed jobs playing in the bands of blues greats Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton and  Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson.  Born in New York City in 1946, his career now finds him performing around the world in the folk blues tradition. Performing only his own compositions (of which he is credited with over 300), his music has also been...

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Film Festival Offers Camp to High School Students

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 27, 2012 — The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival has always strived to be a catalyst for young and emerging talent. Now, with a generous contribution from County Supervisor Neil Derry, they’re expanding their educational outreach to high school students throughout Southern California. This year’s Festival will include the first ever Film Camp for 28 aspiring filmmakers. The students will get four days of hands-on training, workshops and seminars with industry professionals and festival honorees. Organized and led by Camp Ambassadors, the campers will make their way through each day’s events in groups designed to focus on specific aspects of filmmaking including: Screenwriting and Story Development Camera and Production Equipment Workshops Cinematography Workshops Graphic Animation and 3-D Workshops Directing and Introduction to Acting Sets, Props, and Production Design Post-Production Skills Festival Event and Interview Documentation Independent Film Screenings and Q&A’s with Filmmaker This program is designed for high school students who are passionate about making films. Participation in the program will require the student to be engaged 8 to 12 hours each day in various workshops, screenings and other events. The deadline to submit applications is September 4. Camp tuition is $630 but scholarships are available. More information at...

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Big Bear High School Class of 2012 Graduates!

Big Bear, CA, June 15, 2012 – Today is graduation day for Big Bear High School seniors.  The graduation ceremony begins at the high school on Maple Lane at 4pm.  All attendees must present a ticket for admittance.  Kbear and the Breakthrough Task Force congratulates the graduating class of 2012, and their families, for this achievement and reminds grads and parents to celebrate responsibly.  The newly adopted Social Host Ordinance by the City of Big Bear Lake City Council has just gone into effect on June 13th.  The Ordinance states that adults who allow alcohol to be used or served to underage persons on property that they control will be held responsible.  Adults who abuse the new law will be subject to fines and possible jail time whether they are home during the time of the infraction or not.  Know the law, particularly during this time of celebration.  If a member of the public needs to report an incident they are instructed to call the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 866-0100 and state if they see persons who appear to be underage seen drinking and may be under the influence.  Another reminder to celebrate...

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Big Bear High School Unveils New Marquee Purchased by PSA

Big Bear, CA, June 12, 2012, 3:00pm – Big Bear High School unveiled the new digital marquee on Monday.  The marquee will enable the high school to highlight the school’s notifications and accomplishments.  The marquee project was implemented three years ago, at the request of the school’s Principal, Mike Ghelber, when the old marquee was blown down and destroyed in a winter storm.  Malissa Parker, the founder of Parents in Support of Academics, known as PSA, spearheaded the project with a series of fundraisers, most notably, the annual Tax Day Soiree and Auction.  PSA’s fundraising activities for the new marquee took 3 years with another year to work out the details and specifications for its installation with key school district personnel.  Parents in Support of Academics is a parent oriented booster group that has assisted Big Bear High School with other projects including beautification of the quad area as well as contributing financially to a student Senior Project and the Principal’s Fund.  Additionally, the ASB, Associated Student Body, at the high school assisted PSA at the auctions and were recognized at the ceremony by Mr. Ghelber.  The PSA thanks the many merchants, businesses, organizations and individuals who supported this dream and helped to finally put the marquee in place. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP315511.mp3|titles=New BBHS Marquee – Cathy Herrick reporting]...

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Big Bear High School’s Results in the Vans Custom Culture Shoe Design Contest

Big Bear, CA , May 31, 2012, 1:00pm – Big Bear High School’s art department teacher, students and chaperones were treated to a few days in Los Angeles courtesy of the Vans shoe company as one of the five finalists in the Van’s Custom Culture shoe design contest.  Big Bear High placed first in the California region earning a $4,000 cash prize from Vans and, in fact, received the most votes overall in the contest.  The attendees from around the country were welcomed at the Vans Headquarters in Cypress to a bbq, tour of the facility, food and music.  The students were given the chance to paint a mural, Rit dye t-shirts and given a goodie bag to take home.  Wednesday’s contest finale was held at the Long Beach Museum of Art where the first place $50K winning school was announced.   National shoe retailer, Journeys, teamed up with Vans Custom Culture to choose their favorite Local Flavor themed shoes with a separate $5,000 prize to their favorite school shoe design along with $1,000 to each of the four runners up.  The school that took home the first place $50K prize was Rio Rancho High School from Rio Rancho, New Mexico.  But, Big Bear High School still won $5,000 overall for the school’s art department for competing.  And, as part of the contest, while en route back to Big Bear, our students...

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