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Concert proceeds to finance school trip

by Sam Bauman

It’s a double helping of jazz for a good purpose Jan. 27 when the Carson High jazz group and Mile High Jazz Band join for a concert at the Brewery Arts Center.

This is a fundraiser for the school musicians’ trip to the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, in February.

Cost is $12 general, $10 students and seniors, and $5 for children age 5 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Brewery at 883-1976, from CHS band members and at the door.

The Carson High Jazz Band, directed by Felicia Wirgau, attended the festival for the first time two years ago. They also performed at Gov. Kenny Guinn’s first inauguration, Greenhouse Garden Center and “Winter Wine and All That Jazz,” and they participate in the Reno Jazz Festival each April.

So let’s give them a downbeat for a trip.

Editor sets sail

Not very often that a retiring editor gets a public party tossed for him, but David Moore’s bon voyage party Friday night at Red’s 395 was just that.

It’s hard to tell how many showed up for the bash at the packed Red’s, but there were lots of fans of Moore’s after his 30 years with Nevada magazine.

As a sometimes contributor, I can attest to the skill and perfectionism Moore displayed as magazine editor. He was a pleasure to write for, even if it did mean more than one rewrite to get it correct by his standards. His associate editor Joyce Hollister takes the reins. With Moore as an instructor. she’s bound to keep the magazine looking fine.

Burning Man again

Word from the Burning Man organization some people love to hate is that tickets to this year’s event (not festival, please) go on sale Wednesday at a starting price of $185, via the Internet. Prices go up the longer you wait, reaching $280 on Aug. 14. Mail-order prices are higher. More info on the show is also on the Internet at http://burningman.com.

Reggae party

Damian Marley, son of late reggae master Bob Marley, brings a bouncing Jamrock Tour to Caesars Tahoe Showroom Jan. 21. Tickets are $25 in advance.

If you like reggae, this is one for you. Damian has come a long way on the musical circuit, and his latest incarnation has been reported to be his best.

Wannabe on TV?

“If Walls Could Talk,” a long-running series on Home and Garden Television, is seeking Nevada homeowners to appear on the show.

If you have renovated your historic home and made any amazing discoveries, the show wants to talk. Contact research coordinator Keri Grogan at (303)712-3110 or KGrogan@highnoonentertainment.com. Let us know if you make the cut.

Pulpy but fun

More from the Hollywood vaults: “Pulp Fiction,” from 1994, starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman. Director/writer Quentin Tarantino breaks all the rules in this one. (Travolta comes back to life later in the film after having been shot and killed in an earlier scene.) And Thurman is again someone else in a black wig. Jackson’s quoting of the Bible is done with conviction, even when he’s not convinced of anything. It’s long, 2 hours and 29 minutes, and rated R for some of the foulest language to make it to the screen.

n Contact Sam Bauman at sbauman@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1236.