Tag: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center

David Leach Honored by Arts Council

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 25, 2014 – David Leach got special recognition and a lot of laughs at The Arts Council’s annual meeting this month. The board of directors thanked him for his 14 years of work on behalf of The Council, shared stories about his many accomplishments, and presented him with a plaque. Holding the plaque up to the audience he said, “You know where this is going: right up on the wall at my Barnstorm office!” Dave can often be seen in the company of friends in his favorite booth at the Barnstorm Restaurant at the airport. Dave’s long tenure included eight years as president, a position from which he just recently retired. He was known as the cheerful “front man” at nearly every Council event, and played major roles in upgrading equipment at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center and establishing an art gallery in the Village. Now, he says he hopes to “contribute in less official ways.” Dave is well known for his activities outside the Arts Council too. As a past “Man About Town” and a frequent participant in other charitable causes. The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is currently focused on creating a Village Arts Campus—a cultural center where visual and performing artists from throughout the area can teach, create and share the arts for the enrichment of youth and the...

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Concert for Car Seats: Vocalists Will Celebrate Relationships With Song

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 26, 2014 – Early next month, the Big Bear Lake Hospital Foundation will present a concert whose proceeds will help fund their purchase of child car seats for the Mom and Dad Project. “Divas Duets” will star Kim Boda, Elena Peavy, and Nancy Walker, along with guest singers Bill Ferguson, Michael McConnell and Brett Smith. The group will perform jazz standards and Broadway favorites accompanied by a live band that features Michael Reno on piano, Mark Cade on stand-up bass, and Steve Boggio on drums. Besides playing piano, Reno has arranged a six-part medley to showcase each voice in harmony. The whole concert features the singers in various combinations of duos and trios, with a theme of love and friendship. The two performances will be at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center on April 5th at 7:30 pm, and on April 6th at 1:30. Wine will be available before the performance and during a short intermission between the two acts. The $25 tickets can be bought in advance by calling (909) 866-4970 or...

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The Bronx Gardener: Changing Landscapes and Mindsets

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 9, 2014 – The Big Bear Lighthouse Project’s Vision Summit is something hundreds of people look forward to every year. In fact, it sold out in 2013, headlined as it was by the bestselling author and farming philosopher Joel Salatin, whose mission is to “develop economically, environmentally and emotionally enhancing agricultural enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world.” For this year’s Summit, the Lighthouse Project has chosen a keynote speaker who’ll build on Salatin’s message that healing the food system can also heal communities. Stephen Ritz–aka “The Bronx Gardener”–is a green innovator, social entrepreneur and a featured educator in a book released last fall called American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom. His work has been featured on TNT, Today, ABC, CNN and Forbes, and he has a green education and innovation blog on the Huffington Post. Ritz says the biggest bullies in school are junk food items like mac-and-cheese, popcorn and potato chips, soda and sugary drinks masquerading as juices. But he didn’t just complain about them, he taught his students how to grow vegetables in classrooms, then he taught others to do so. His classroom’s “edible wall” routinely generates enough produce to feed healthy meals to 450 students. and his extended student and community network have now grown more than 30,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx. The process has engaged Ritz’s students...

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Will You Be the Next Big Bear Idol?

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 28, 2014 – The annual Big Bear Idol Music Competition will be held at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center on Saturday February 22nd, at 6:00pm. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to attend this free concert to support our talented local musicians. Refreshments at intermission will be provided by members of the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club who also sponsor the event. The musical competition is open to high school age singers and instrumentalists of all levels and provides them with an opportunity to perform before a live audience. For many, it enhances their career opportunities. Past winners have gone on to study music at the college level and perform professionally. The top three musicians in each category will receive cash prizes. First place winners will have the opportunity to compete at the Rotary district level. In the past, Big Bear students have done very well in the District wide competition. For further information on how to get involved in this year’s Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Annual Big Bear Idol Music Competition, contact John or Barbara King at (909)585-8339....

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From Men in Tights to Men in Dresses

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 18, 2013 – In what’s becoming a favorite local tradition, the Big Bear Theater Project is presenting its hilarious version of a Dickens classic. “A Christmas Carol Askew…Redo!” opens Thursday night for a four-show run at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC). The production is another Panto, which is an interactive style of theater that lets audiences join in the fun. It stars its creators: Steve Cassling, Ty Warren, and Brian Adams. For a video clip of the show, visit the Big Bear Theater Project’s website. Show times at the PAC are December 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 22. The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center is located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake....

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