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Mountain Mike’s Meaty Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April 19, 2012

2 slices of sourdough, rye or multi-grain bread
1-2 strips bacon, lean, thick-sliced, maple-smoked (optional) pork, turkey, beef or vegetarian all work equally well)
Cheddar, Swiss and Gouda cheese, very thinly sliced
2 slices medium-sized meaty tomato, set aside on paper towel to remove excess juice
1 tsp. butter (optional)
pepper, salt, granulated garlic
1. Fry bacon to desired crispness. Remove from pan, pour out some of the drippings. Or wipe out quickly with a paper towel, depending on amount of crispiness desired on outside of sandwich.
2.Turn pan down to medium low.

Grilled Sourdough with Pepper Jack, Tomato and Basil

April 13, 2012

Grilled Sourdough with Pepper Jack, Tomato and Basil
4 slices sourdough bread Fresh basil
4 slices pepper jack cheese Tomato slices
Butter Ortega chiles (optional)
Butter outside slices of bread. Heat skillet. Assemble 1 slice of cheese, then tomato, then basil, add other cheese slice and top with bread. Cook slowly until cheese is melted and bread is crispy. I also like to add Ortega chiles. If you have kids who are picky eaters, use a cookie cutter before cooking to cut into kid-friendly shapes that are easy for them to hold. Enjoy.

2012 Mule Days headliner up for top music award

February 9, 2012

Terri Clark, the 2012 Mule Days concert headliner, has been nominated for a 2012 Juno Award in the Country Album of the Year category for her eighth studio album, “Roots & Wings.”
Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. In the United States, the Juno Awards are commonly considered the Canadian equivalent of The Grammy Awards.
Terri Clark is the previous recipient of two Juno Awards – Best Country Female Artist in 2001 and Best New Solo Artist in 1997.

Indy-infused folk-rock band coming to Bishop

January 6, 2012

Buster Blue, an indie-infused, folk-driven band with an “eclectic sound that jumps from breezy folk pop to loud unhinged rock and sounds like it belongs in an illicit speakeasy retrofitted for the new millennium” will be performing live at the Inyo Council for the Arts later this month.

Eyer wins Altrusa’s ‘Best of Show’ 2011

October 20, 2011

More than 163 works of art were displayed by local residents at the recent Altrusa Art Show and Sale.
Held Oct. 1-2 to coincide with the Owens Valley Cruisers Falls Color Show and Choo-Choo Swap, the 13th annual fundraiser and celebration of local artistic talent resulted in Christine Eyer winning Best of Show.
According to Altrusa spokesperson Ruth DeCray, the visiting public had been asked to vote for “Best of Show” from among the almost 200 works on display.
More than 300 residents and visitors weighed in, with Eyer’s watercolor, “Returning,” receiving the most votes.

Joyce Andersen in concert at Arts Council this Saturday

October 20, 2011

Edgy, powerful and unique yet evocative music is on the menu this weekend in Bishop.
Inyo Council for the Arts is bringing back, for the first time since 2006, the fiddle and vocal talents of Joyce Anderson to the ICA Theatre. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Over her career, Andersen has developed what the ICA calls an uncanny ability to play violin and sing at the same time, often with the instrument and vocal in counter-rhythms, as well as complex harmony and diverging lines.

Dynamic duo performing at ICA

October 13, 2011

Master guitarist Richard Smith and accomplished cellist Julie Adams are returning to the Eastern Sierra this fall for what is promised to be another rousing performance.
The dynamic duo has lit up the Inyo Council for the Arts stage more than once over the past several years, and has been invited back to perform Monday, Oct. 17 at ICA’s Bishop headquarters.
The concert is set to begin at 7 p.m.
According to the ICA, Smith and Adams make quite the pair, combining both passion for their craft and unrivaled talent.
Smith is a former wunderkind and widely acclaimed guitar virtuoso.

New season approaches for BCCA

August 3, 2011

A swing ensemble reminiscent of both the Andrew Sisters and ABBA … live marionette theater … dixieland jazz … a quartet of Russian cellists … and a group of vocalists who could put those kids on “Glee” to shame.
Those are the unique and once again wildly varied offerings being brought to local audiences by the non-profit Bishop Community Concerts Association, which announced its lineup this week for the upcoming 2011-12 concert season.
“Once again, we have a wonderful array of performers,” a BCCA spokesperson said.

Oompa, loompa doopity doo: ‘Willy Wonka Kids’ coming soon

June 24, 2011

When you’re a kid, candy is a dream: a fluffy white cloud of sugary joy.
For adults, candy is poison, a fat-filled brick of love handles, pimples and excessive flatulence.
But, “Willy Wonka Kids,” despite being a show about sugar-tooth delights, brings joy to adult and child alike. And the opportunity is comin’ round for the community (old and young) to experience two free productions of this delightful tale.

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