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Art Scene published May 3, 2010

LRT’s annual gala May 12

Lighthouse Repertory Theatre’s sixth annual Gala Celebration will be May 12 at the Tolowa Event Center at Lucky 7 Casino.

This is LRT’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds benefit its Building Fund for renovation of Red’s Theatre.

The gala includes a social hour, buffet dinner, silent auction and the original musical revue “Las Vegas Tonight!” written by Ruth Rhodes and directed by Stephanie La Torre. Enjoy the fun of a talent show featuring LRT performers.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and then dinner at 6:30 p.m. The show will be at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $45 each and are available at Del Norte Office Supply. For more information, call 465-3740. Check out LRT’s Facebook page for auction items.


CRDN Chorale performs May 9

The College of the Redwoods, Del Norte, Chorale will give its annual spring concert, “A Patchwork of Memories,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in Crescent Elk Auditorium.

 The choir, some 75 community voices strong, is under the direction of Christie Lynn Rust, with piano accompaniment by Jill Dovre. Works to be performed include “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Steam Heat,” “The Road Not Taken,” “Festival Sanctus,” “He’s Gone Away” and “Over the Rainbow.”

The concert is free to the public. For more information, call 218-6769.


Pure Prairie League to perform

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents its fifth and final performance of the season — country rock pioneer Pure Prairie League (PPL) — at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 in Crescent Elk Auditorium.

In 1972, PPL’s second album Bustin’ Out (RCA Records) went multi-platinum, bringing classic songs “Falling In and Out of Love,” and “Amie.” The band has a rich 42-year history, from its Ohio beginning as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day foursome featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, drummer Rich Schell and lead guitarist Donnie Lee Clark.

Tickets cost $20 each, and are available at Del Norte Office Supply, Wright's Custom Framing in Brookings and at the door. For more information, call 464-1336.


Harbor Gallery activities

Crescent Harbor Gallery’s artist of the month is Sharon Tanner, who had never painted prior to retiring from nursing. Now she works primarily in acrylic, and a sampling of her work is on display throughout May along with pieces by other gallery members.

Randall Tillery will give an oil painting demonstration beginning at noon Thursday, May 24, preceded by a potluck, at the gallery. Tillery is a member of the Oil Painters of America, The California Arts Club, The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and past president of the California Arts League.

“Creative Mondays” are currently being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays. For more information, visit 140 Marine Way, or call 464-9133.


Art exhibit at courthouse

The current Art in Public Places exhibit up in the Del Norte County Courthouse is a solo show of paintings by Crescent City artist Pauline Homes.

Her grouping of colorful, varied works in acrylic is titled “California Coast Beauty,” and will hang through next Thursday, May 10. For more information, contact 464-1336 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Pistol River concert is May 19

The Pistol River Concert Association presents root and blues stylist Ray Bonneville at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Pistol River Friendship Hal.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at The Book Dock in Harbor, Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, and Gold Beach Books.

A $5 student discount or refund is available at the door. For ticket reservations or more information, call (541) 247-2848 or visit www.pistolriver.com.


Dance concert set May 17-19

Del Norte High School Dance will present its annual spring dance concert, “Whispers in the Dark,” at 7 p.m. May 17-19 in Crescent Elk Auditorium.

Many seniors will be performing their choreographed final pieces. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors at the door. For more information call 464-0260, and leave a message for Katherine Peña.

Art Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at P.O. Box 1480, Crescent City, CA 95531 or e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it They can also be sent directly to the Triplicate at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information, call 464-1336.


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