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The Center for the Arts

314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA

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thecenterforthearts.org

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Thurston Moore

Rock,Punk

Thurston Moore is perhaps best known as a singer and lead guitarist for Sonic Youth. In addition to his work with Sonic Youth, Moore has also released albums as a solo artist. He has been involved in numerous experimental side projects – from composing for the Bang on a Can All-Stars to collaborating with Cecil Taylor.

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• Tue 2/20/18 at - 6:30 PM

Lee Ann Womack

Country,Pop

When progressive traditionalist Lee Ann Womack dug into her roots, she found herself connecting harder than ever. "The Way I'm Livin'," her first album in seven years, earned two rounds of Grammy nominations - 2015 Country Album of the Year, 2016 Best Solo Country Vocal Performance and Country Song for "Chances Are" - as well as nods for the Americana Music Association Album and Artist of the Year. The East Texan has sung for presidents, the Concert for the Nobel Prize and Maya Angelou's Celebration of Joy Rising. More importantly, the Grammy-winner has built a career seeking songs that slice life wide-open to let the pain, the emptiness, the rage and the desire pour out. A Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, she's also won the prestigious Album of the Year for "There's More Where That Came From," plus a pair of Singles of the Year for "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" and "I Hope You Dance." The album "I Hope You Dance" sold over 6 million copies; the title track topped multiple charts in multiple formats around the globe.

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• Sat 2/24/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Mammals

Folk,Acoustic,Americana/Roots

Fronted by second generation fiddler/singer, Ruth Ungar, and multi-instrumental wordsmith, Mike Merenda, The Mammals are a dynamic, five-piece Americana quintet from New York’s storied Hudson Valley.

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• Sat 3/3/18 at - 8:00 PM

Ssingssing

World,Rock,Folk

What do you get when you mix authentic, traditional Korean vocals with rock band flare, then add in some extravagant visuals and a transfixing stage presence? You get SsingSsing, Korea’s top rock/folk fusion act. Formed when six musicians from diverse genres aligned creative forces, this eccentric band welds two totally disparate elements: rock band bravado and deep-rooted Korean folk. SsingSsing skillfully blends these styles and presents them in a contemporary and accessible context with components of ballads, pop, and spiritual rituals.

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• Sun 3/4/18 at - 8:00 PM

Kanekoa

Reggae,Rock

Kanekoa describes its music as "ukulele powered Hawaiian Reggae Fusion Rock from northshore Maui."

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• Sun 3/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Katdelic

Pop,Rock

Based out of San Francisco, Katdelic – Winner of 2016 Best of the Bay (Best Band Bay Guardian) and is currently the #1 artist in their genre on Reverbnation. Their live show features Grammy Winning Songwriter RonKat Spearman on Guitar, Keyboards and Lead Vocals, two bass players, Rob Poole (bass and vocals) and Kirk Peterson, DJ loops and vocals keyboards, lead and background vocals by Lesley Grant and the amazing Adam Lipsky on drums.

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• Sat 3/31/18 at - 8:00 PM

Kathleen Madigan

Stand Up Comedy

Madigan is one of the most popular comedians on the comedy club and theater circuit. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. She has two one-hour specials on Netflix and has appeared on HBO and Showtime. She has also released five CDs.

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• Thu 4/19/18 at - 7:30 PM