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lOB Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ARTS d E N T E RTA I N M E N T Kelsey Kepple joins her father Dr. Jeff Kepple for a special holiday performance at Words and Music on Dec. 8 at Patti's Thunder. Photos by Marl Erin Roth Holiday Words and Music Marl Erin Roth Kelsey back tO Quincy. Staff Writer Kelsey, who is widely eroth@plumasnews.com recognized for her skill as a talented violinist, made a Over 80 people packed into solid impression as a vocalist Patti's Thunder for the during the singing of an holiday-themed Words and original tune written by her Music on Dec. 8. With the father about the action of audience and "open mic" love. sign-up sheet filled, art Another great moment was lovers' cups runneth over., when restaurant owner Patti "Open mic" is not exactly DeCoe said, "I always the correct term as the open wondered what it would be participation part of the like up here," as she walked evening has an "acoustic up on "stage" for the first only" rule. time. The owner of The traditional holiday hosting-venue Patti's edition of Words and Music Thunder took her turn in featured just a few seasonal front of the masSes sharing tunes, but Christmas spirit sultry words on something was thick in the collected with which she is abundantly gathering, familiar: knives, forks and Brady Serumgard, as the spoons. opening featured artist, played to a fully supportive group that hung on each note , and every word the young musician sung. A classic moment was when Dr. ,]eft Kepple welcomed his eldest daughter Rebecca Terhune and Chase Ramirez swing bossa nova and provide a little Latin heat for Words and Music fans amidst the snow and chill outside. Headliner Brady Serumgard is well received during his heartfelt performance fans at Patti's Thunder Cafe in Quincy. Patti DeCoe, Patti's Thunder owner, steps onto the Words and Music "stage" for Dec. 8 to a crowd of more than 80 Words and Music the first time Dec. 8. HALL THEATRE Director Denis Villeneuve has made what is beig called the best science fiction film of the year and this generation's 'Close Encounters'. Any Adams brings an Oscar-worth performance as Dr. Louise Banks, a linguistics prof who gets called in by the U.S. military, in the person of Forest Whitaker's army colonel, to make contact with the creatures whose oval spaceships hover overhead in rural Montana. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the "verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. One Time Only! FREE Screening! Plumas Arts is pleased to offer this free screening as a holiday gift to the young at heart in our community. Dress in your pajamas and head to the Town Hall Theatre to tal{e a ride on The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van AIIsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe., 283-1140 lH[fllltE 469 Main st., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com THE FEASTS He woke with hunger for some eggs and ham, Precisely why, he swore, he did not know And also hungered for some toast and jam, Washed down with cups of bracing, steaming joe. For lunch, he thought he'd have some chowdered Clams With just a glass of amber Rhineland wine Along with many spoons of candied yams Beside some beans, fresh-picked from local vine. At dinner time, he'd order well-done roast With smooth merlot or any Gallo red Along with pasta and some garlic toast And have a tart before he went to bed. He rose and looked around his present fresh-air home And hoped he'd fired a crumb wherever he would roam. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano November 28, 2016 Youth from dramaworks attend "The Lion King" in San Francisco. Photo submitted Youth attend play at the Orpheum Theatre A group of 60 people, some from the Magic Beanstalk Players and their families along with the Rhythm & Grace Dance Studio Show Team, traveled to San Francisco to see "The Lion King" Broadway musical at the Orpheum Theatre. "The Lion King" has won numerous awards for design and innovation in musical theatre, including nine Tony awards and is currently the third longest running musical on Broadway. The Magic Beanstalk Players (dramawork's YoUth theatre program for kindergarten through eighth-grade students) will present "The Lion King JR" in April. Auditions for third- through eighth-grade students will be held Jan. 12 at The West End Theatre. Contact Danielle atdanielle@ dramaworks.us for more information.