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Christmas is in the air at HHT

<strong>Christmas is in the air at HHT</strong>
Hemet Harmonizers host 3rd annual holiday performance Susan CarrierThere is something very special about an auditorium filled with joyful voices – with harmonies surrounding you from every corner of the room. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed The holiday spirit is alive again this year at the Historic Hemet Theatre. On Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m., the Hemet Harmonizers will host the Third Annual Christmas Sing-Along. Admission is free, with donations requested on behalf of the Building Fund for Historic Hemet Theatre. You don’t want to miss this wonderful holiday tradition. There is something very special about an auditorium filled with joyful voices – with harmonies surrounding you from every (more…)
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The Barnaby Finch band: Tribute to Dave Grusin

<strong>The Barnaby Finch band: Tribute to Dave Grusin</strong>
Photos by DVACDave Grusin ■ THE DIAMOND VALLEY ARTS CENTER / Contributed The Barnaby Finch Band will be performing a musical tribute to Dave Grusin on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at The Diamond Valley Arts Center (DVAC), located at 123 North Harvard Street, in Hemet’s historic downtown. Mr. Dave Grusin, giant of film music, a wonderful composer and pianist, won an Oscar for The Milagro Beanfield War and a Grammy for Havana. He has written many beautiful scores including The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Three Days of the Condor, Tootsie, On Golden Pond and Heaven Can Wait. Mr. Barnaby Finch is the musical director of the band and (more…)
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Soboba casino hosts job fair

<strong>Soboba casino hosts job fair</strong>
Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansMore than 1,000 job seekers attended a job fair on Nov. 26 for the Soboba Casino Resort, set to open in the new year. Almost 600 employees are expected to be hired ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Looking to be part of the Soboba Casino Resort family, potential employees started arriving before 6 a.m. for a job fair on Nov. 26 that was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Soboba Springs Golf Course. Cars lined Soboba Road in and around the facility. Those not able to find parking spaces were directed to the existing Soboba Casino about half a mile away and were (more…)
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Rocky Horror rings in the New Year at HHT

<strong>Rocky Horror rings in the New Year at HHT</strong>
Hemet Historic TheatreFor the fourth year, the Historic Hemet Theatre will ring in the New Year with the 1975 cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” ■ BY SUSAN CARRIER / Contributed For the fourth year, the Historic Hemet Theatre will ring in the New Year with the 1975 cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Each year, the crowd and the craziness has grown – this time the event will almost certainly be sold out. About half of the crowd will be baby boomers that fell in love with the film in their youth. Many would confess that they were among the fans that were drawn to the film week after week, (more…)
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Singer Corey McCoy charms Derby’s patrons

<strong> Singer Corey McCoy charms Derby’s patrons</strong>
Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleCorey McCoy. ■ Chronicle / News Staff Country western singer Corey McCoy entertained patrons of Derby’s Bar and Grill Saturday night, Dec. 1, with his renditions of songs by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, among other C&W stars. McCoy, whose deep bass voice sounds uncanningly like Johnny Cash, says he’s working on an album of his own songs, which should be ready next year. McCoy was among a half dozen local artists who performed Saturday night including Spencer Nicholas, Mike Gonzales, and Blake Truelove among others in what Derby’s called “Musication Live.” The upcoming show Saturday, Dec. 8, will feature the all-star blues band, (more…)
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Pets of the Week

<strong> Pets of the Week </strong>
“Dodger” – Shepherd male Mix LONG TERM RESIDENT This adorable boy came to us as a stray so we estimate his age to be 3 years old & weight at 39.9 pounds. Dodger is being such a good boy during his stay with us, never makes a fuss or gets demanding in the least. He is patient, gentle and sweet. He sure would love a home of his own. Dodger is neutered, good w/his roommate, up to date on shots, de-wormed and he is available NOW! ID #146637 / R22560   “Victoria” – Tuxedo female DSH Very, sweet, slightly shy, gentle beauty. Love her big black spot on her chest. Victoria (more…)
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Queen Nation brings long-awaited tribute to HHT

<strong>Queen Nation brings  long-awaited tribute to HHT</strong>
Photos by Pam FlumerfeltNo one captures the energy and showmanship like Gregory Finsley, lead singer for Queen Nation. ■ BY SUSAN CARRIER / Contributed Queen fans in town had anticipated that Queen Nation would perform their dynamic tribute show at HHT in August, but a mix-up with the booking agent forced the show to be postponed. Tickets were exchanged for a new date while anticipation grew. Adding to the excitement, a new film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” has been released, portraying the rise of Freddie Mercury and Queen as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in the history of rock music. So it is not surprising that the Tribute to Queen (more…)
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Intertribal Turkey Bowl at Soboba

<strong>Intertribal Turkey Bowl at Soboba</strong>
Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansFlag football players have a good time during the Intertribal Turkey Bowl at the Soboba Reservation on Nov. 21. The annual event brings communities together ■ Mike Hiles / Contributed This time of year brings thoughts of falling leaves, turkey with all the trimmings and football. That was the idea behind the organization of an annual flag football game for youth held at the Soboba Reservation on Nov. 21. A group of youngsters and adults from local tribes met at The Oaks’ football field to have a good time playing a favorite sport. Held for the second year in a row, Soboba Tribal Council member Rose Salgado (more…)
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Soboba gives thanks and shares abundance

<strong>Soboba gives thanks and shares abundance</strong>
Tribal members are grateful and reach out to community Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansSoboba Tribal Preschool Pre-Kindergarten students performed a song for family members before enjoying turkey and all the trimmings on Nov. 16, prior to a weeklong holiday break. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Elders of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians used their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 13 to coordinate upcoming holiday parties at neighboring reservations and to vote on the group’s major trip for 2019. There are about 120 tribal members who are at least 55 years of age, qualifying them to be included in elderly activities. An elected governing board keeps things organized with help (more…)
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Neil Diamond tribute yields another sellout at HHT

<strong>Neil Diamond tribute yields another sellout at HHT</strong>
Chris SmithTribute to Neil Diamond by Dean Colley and his band, Hot August Night energized the crowd last Saturday night. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed With over a dozen sold out shows in the Tribute Mania Concert Series this year, it gets hard to pick out one as the year’s best concert. But on Saturday, Nov. 17, a poll of the audience at the Historic Hemet Theatre would have found hundreds of votes for the Tribute to Neil Diamond by Dean Colley and his band, Hot August Night. This really was one of the best concerts so far. Dean and the band were energized, clearly having the time of their (more…)