Finishing Out 2011
Arts & Entertainment abound in Lake County all year round.
December 1, 2011
Voice of the Theatre
Last month as I was reviewing my article in the newspaper, I paused on the heading at the top of the page, and the facing page, “ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT.” Two full pages every Thursday full of information about the arts in Lake County. We have Art Galleries: the Arts Council’s downtown gallery in Lakeport, the Wine Studio in Upper Lake, the Saw Shop “Gallery” and Bistro, the People Services Gallery in Clearlake and private galleries in almost every business community around the lake. We have performing arts centers with the School House Museum, Silks Bar, TJ’s, the Blue Wing and the Saw Shop. Almost any night of the week you can go to one of these places, meet your friends and have a night out with quality entertainment right here in Lake County.
We have a variety of radio that can match the urban areas, with KPFZ 88.1 (Community Radio); KDFC 92.5 & 89.9 (Classical); KZYX & Z 90.7 & 91.5 (Public Radio); KXBX 98.3 & 1270 AM; KNTI 99.5; KUKI 103.3 and Q106 (Commercial Radio). These stations span the entire spectrum of broadcast entertainment including Classical, Country, Rock, Oldies, Alternative, Talk and Public Service.
Culturally, we are very rich right here in Lake County. We have three theatre companies - LCTC (Lake County Theatre Company), New Vintage Productions and Murder Us Productions - who provide us with a variety of live theatre at both ends of the lake.
We have an amazing number of people in our community who share their talents with us throughout the year: the LC Diamonds, Twice as Good, Blue Collar, Without a Net, Public Nuisance, 3-Deep, Un-Corked, Bill Noteman and the Rockets, The Fargo Brothers, Short Stax, Lake County Symphony Orchestra, Lake County Youth Orchestra, K-Town Ent, EarReverance, just to name a few. Then there are the individuals: David Neft, Tom Aiken, Tom Ganong, Andy Rossoff, Matt Weiss, Michael Barrish, Nesta Rae, Taj Detrick, Andy Kong, Paula Somonte and many more.
And the place for all of this amazing talent to be brought together is the Soper-Reese Community Theatre. Art, Music, Radio, Dance, and Theatre have a home. Because of the community’s support, through donations that now exceed $1.2 million dollars, our community has a place to celebrate its talents.
Live radio is now being added to the art, music, dance, literary and cultural presentations. Starting in January, on the last Sunday of each month from 6-7 pm, there will be a live radio show broadcast on KPFZ 88.1 from the Soper-Reese Theatre. The show will include a variety of local entertainment. Tune in, or better yet, be a member of the live studio audience.
Finally, it’s the time of year to celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year. The holiday programs are set with the Symphony on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm, and a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Soper-Reese featuring the LC Diamonds. Tickets are going fast for both of these events. What a great place to live!
For all the latest in information, tickets and more go to www.soperreesetheatre.com. We’ll see you at the theatre.
Posted 12/1/2011 in Voice Of The Theatre
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