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Arts & Cultural Events February 2005

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Festivals and Events: February 2005

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February 2005

February 2
Imani Winds
CSUMB, Seaside
Tel: 831-582-4580
Five outstanding musicians joined forces to create Imani Winds, an ensemble that pushes the boundaries of a traditional, classical music wind ensemble. They bridge European and African musical traditions and present a diverse repertoire.

February 4-20
The American Author Series
Tel: 831-624-1531
Meet some of the greats in American literature, many of whom wrote essays, poems and fiction in Monterey County, in this new series of one-man shows. Friday-Sunday performances.
Robert Louis Stevenson Feb. 4-6
Emily Dickinson Feb. 11-13
Jack London Feb. 18-20

February 5
Ancient Echoes Lecture
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716
Daniel Bianchetta, whose photographs of Native American rock art (petroglyph) sites are on exhibit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, talks about the sites and his technique (2pm).

February 6
Social Sundays at La Mirada
Tel: 831-649-7118
Fine art mixes and mingles with live music and tasty hors d’oeuvres at Monterey Museum of Art’s La Mirada Gallery during these quarterly special Sundays.

February 8
Ladysmith Black Mambazo + Vusi Mahlasela
Tel: 831-620-2040
Without question one of the most important vocal groups to come out of the dark days of South Africa's apartheid, Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings their dazzling harmonies (famous from Paul Simon's Graceland album) to the soaring arches of Sunset Center.

February 11
Paris Piano Trio + Ysaÿe St. Quartet
Tel: 831-625-2212
Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents the meeting of two celebrated ensembles. Between them, they form a "near-ideal fusion of passion, energy and control," (LA Times), playing works by Ravel, Fauré and Chausson.

February 12
A Day of Romance in Old Monterey
Tel: 831-647-6204
"Living History" presentations at Larkin House, Cooper-Molera Adobe, Diaz Adobe and the Sherman Quarters. Featuring romantic stories presented by historic characters from 19th-century Monterey. Food, music and period dancers.

February 15
Chamber Music in Colton Hall
Tel: 831-646-3991
The duo of Hart and Elana, piano and brass, present an evening of chamber music at Colton Hall, setting of California’s Constitutional Convention. Reservations required as space in this historic venue is limited.

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February 16
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Tel: 831-620-2040
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, formed in 1978, is high-energy, athletic, and artistically bold—and continues to be one of the most innovative and imaginative dance companies in the United States.

February 18
Mari Kodama
Tel: 831-625-3637
Internationally respected pianist Mari Kodama pauses in Carmel during a global tour that includes performances of Beethoven piano sonatas in Nagoya, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

February 19
Listening Room Songwriters Concert
Big Sur
Tel: 831-667-2574
Come hear a selection of newly minted songs being polished at the 2nd Annual Listening Room International Songwriters' Retreat, being held Feb 15-20 at the Henry Miller Library.

February 19-20
Indian Arts and Crafts Show
Tel: 650-856-6622
Discover a diverse array of Native American crafts, displayed by the artists and artisans themselves in many cases, during this winter weekend fair.

February 19-21
Monterey Symphony
Salinas (19), Carmel (20-21)
Tel: 831-624-8511
Marko Letonja, guest conductor, leads the orchestra in a romantic program including Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture and selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

February 22
Axis Dance Company
CSUMB, Seaside
Tel: 831-582-4580
It's known as "physically integrated dance," and its appeal lies in its bold merging of performers with and without physical handicaps. A celebration of music and the possibilities of movement, says The Miami Herald.

February 27
Steinbeck's Birthday Celebrations
Tel: 831-775-4721
Join a hometown celebration as Salinas remembers the life and works of native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

February 27
Oscar Night Gala
Tel: 831-646-0910
A glamorous evening celebrating the Academy Awards. Dinner plus big screen telecast.

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