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< Tuesday, August 16, 2022 >

All Day One-way Traffic Control on State Routes 88 and 89
Alpine County, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations next week on State Routes 88 and 89 in Alpine County.

Route 88
• One-way traffic control from Lake Margaret Trailhead to Schneider Cow Camp Road for highway construction beginning Monday, July 18, through Thursday, July 21, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Route 89
• Long-term one-way traffic control at Weber Street for drainage work beginning Monday, July 18, through Sunday, September 18, 2022. This is an emergency maintenance project. K-rail on southbound Route 89 will reduce the highway to one lane, and a temporary signal light at both ends will control traffic for approximately two months.

Motorists should expect 10-minute delays and use alternate routes whenever possible.

This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment, and/or materials and construction related issues.

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.

For the latest road conditions, visit

All Day Sierra Repertory Theatre: Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream
Sonora, CA... Event lasts July 28, 2022 through August 27th, 2022 starting at 12:00 pm on August 10th, 2022 but times do vary per showing on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets required. Location: 13891 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370. View Website 209-532-3120.

Sierra Rep is proud to continue our 2022 43rd Anniversary Season with Roger Bean’s enchanting jukebox musical, Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream.

Meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Duke to send the whole situation spinning. The ’60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering— let’s hear it for the boys!

The musical stars Kabir Gandhi, Chris Carranza, Derik Lawson, Deja Fields, and Troy D. Wallace. The understudies are Thaddeus Piett and Jerry Lee.

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream is directed and choreographed by Keenon Hooks, with musical direction by Sarah Wussow. Scenic design by Christopher Scott Murillo, costume design by Austin Blake Conlee, lighting design by Minjoo Kim, sound design by Tatiana Covington-Parra, hair and make-up design by Brenda O’Brien, and the stage manager is Maggie Braun.
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM Summer Starts with the Calaveras Arts Council’s Music in the Parks
San Andreas, CA...One of the great joys of summer in Calaveras County is the Music in the Parks concert series presented by the Calaveras County Arts Council. Ten bands will play in ten towns throughout the county, from the foothills to up-country and the in between. Each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., a different town will host a concert.

Kathy Mazzaferro, executive director, believes that the annual summer concert series builds community. “I've always loved how Music in the Parks brings us together as a community, as a county. I don't think there has ever been a time that this has been more important. Having been separated for over two years, being able to come together this summer is so exciting.”

The season starts on Wednesday, June 15 at the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Park in Valley Springs with Those Windburn Brothers playing country swing and hillbilly music. On Wednesday June 22, the eclectic band Cantamos, fronted by singer Michela Macfarlane, takes listeners on a world tour with music from Spain, France, England, and even some American country tunes.

On June 29 the Black Irish Band, long a folky favorite will play Utica Park, and on July 6 singer/songwriter Grover Anderson with his band the Lampoliers bring moody tales, hilarious lyrics and some great music to Shutter Tree Park in Mokelumne Hill.

New to the lineup this year, Burn Permit will vibrate Mountain Ranch with classic rock, blues, soul and funk on July 13. On July 20 the Calaveras Community Band will bring classic Americana to life in the San Andreas Town Hall.

West Point has a new venue this year—The West Point Community Garden will enjoy the chill sounds of jazz from the Frozen Radicals on July 27.

August brings three stellar dance bands: Sky King on August 3 at Murphys Park, with California country and rock and roll; Kool Shifters on August 10 in Copperopolis, rhythm & blues and country; and The Blowbacks on August 17 in Rail Road Flat, with horn-driven big band and swing dance music that’s worth the drive into the hills.

There is no admission charge and no reservations needed. Music in the Parks is supported by contributions from attendees and businesses throughout the county, something the Arts Council is grateful for. “Calaveras County is so supportive of the arts, in good times and bad,” Mazzaferro said. “Hosting the concerts throughout the county is one of the best ways we can give back to our patrons and supporters especially with the price of gas!”

“We are delighted to bring the music to you.”

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