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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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“Young Americans” offer workshop to students, show tickets to hosts

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 19, 2013 – Music programs have been shown to increase students’ math and reading abilities, critical thinking skills and self-discipline – yet budget cuts continue to reduce such programs around the country. That’s why groups like The Young Americans, which has been providing music education and performance opportunities to youth since the 1960s, are more important than ever. The Young Americans are returning to Big Bear this month as part of their International Outreach Tour, offering a three-day workshop beginning Sunday, January 27 at the Performing Arts Center and culminating in a concert the following Tuesday. Students in grades three through 12 are invited to apply online at www.regonline.com/Big Bear.  Local host families are needed to provide room and board for two or more members of the touring group. In exchange, the household will receive two free VIP seats at the January 29 performance. To sign up as a host family, call (909) 363-6863 or send an email to suzycarpenter@charter.net.  Members of The Young Americans comprise all races and religions on the planet, and they are dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world through music, dance, academic education and cultural interaction.  The annual Southern California Audition is coming up in February for graduating high school seniors and students up to the age of 20. Those interested should send their...

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Double Your Arts Investment At Strings Program Fundraiser

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 10, 2012 – The Big Bear Elementary Strings Program is holding their Christmas Reception on December 18 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This event is the major annual fundraiser to help reach the $30,000 needed each year to keep the Strings Program alive in the three local elementary schools.  Donations enable free classroom instruction to all children and help provide instruments to children who cannot afford them. The requested minimum tax-deductible donation is $25 per person. This year, the Furlotti Family Foundation will match up to $5,000 in local donations. The reception will be casual attire and held at the Prophet residence (681 Snowbird Court, at the corner of Evergreen Drive in Big Bear Lake), and it includes wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres by Old Country Inn, and Christmas music by the Elementary Strings...

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Music for Forest Restoration at Discovery Center

 Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 3:00 pm – The tribute band acclaimed as “the next best thing” to seeing the superstar rock group Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’ is bringing their music to the Big Bear Discovery Center Saturday night.  The concert is a fundraiser for the National Forest Association’s programs for forest restoration and youth volunteer programs, and is number two in a series of four events co-produced by the NFA and The Tim Wood Group of Coldwell Banker.  The Discovery Center will use the proceeds from the music events for a 3-year forest restoration project led by youth volunteers.  The program particularly needs funds to provide reliable transportation for the youth.  Tickets for the concerts are available online at nationalforestassociation.org and when not sold out, at the gate.  Tomorrow, the amphitheater gates open at 5:30 pm with the music to start at 7:00.  Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for teens.  Children ages 12 and under are always admitted...

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Independence Day Fair

17th annual Independence Day Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, 42900 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.  Call 909-585-3000 or go to http://bigbearevents.com for additional information. 50 arts and crafts booths, vendors, and beer garden with live entertainment, including Silver Moon, Highway 38, and Skeleton Key. Kinder Garten for children includes bounce houses, pony rides, game booths, face painting, ice cream and cotton candy. Cost $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, children 12 and under free.  Monday is free for Big Bear locals with proper ID. Wyatts Cafe & Saloon will also be open for food and...

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