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    MATT MUNOZ: Trimble brings style to stage

    By MATT MUNOZ, For The Californian
    Wednesday, Mar 04 2015 01:09 PM

    Frank Trimble approaches his audience like a soulful architect. The popular Bakersfield vocalist and entertainer understands that adapting to the room, no matter how big or small the crowd, is as important as the notes emanating from his vocal chords.

    "I have always been impressed with the artist who stretches our expectations, utilizing different languages, styles, sounds," said Trimble, who appears Friday night at The Mark, one of several steady gigs the dapper singer has scheduled all over Bakersfield. "I want to embody the world's music and have it do the same for me."

    Singing and playing drums in church as a youth growing up in Pasadena, Trimble recalled being "freaked out" after getting a standing ovation from the congregation....

  2. 'Addams Family' at Stockdale High

    They're creepy, kooky, spooky and ooky -- and opening at Stockdale High School on Thursday. "The Addams Family" is a new musical written by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, who have created a hilarious world that includes all of our...

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    CESAREO GARASA: They're mad about the music

    For the last eight years, drummer Walter Baldwin has seen his band, the local Celtic/rock powerhouse 1916, undergo a lot of changes with their sound, line-up, management and rising popularity, especially outside of Bakersfield. But faced...

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    JENNIFER SELF: Bakersfield's concert scene is spring-loaded

    The biggest concert news in Bakersfield so far this year has been the show that didn't go on (definitely won't catch you on the flip side, Bill Cosby!). But things are about to get as hot at the city's live entertainment venues as they've...

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    MATT MUNOZ: Latin groove permeates city

    Last week's soldout, hip-shaking spectacle with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at Rabobank Arena proves that Bakersfield music fans love to get their Latin groove on. The good news is that you don't have to wait for the platinum-selling...

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    Versatile Carl Verheyen brings his sound to town

    Guitar virtuoso Carl Verheyen remembered thinking that rock guitar was finished when he first heard "Stairway to Heaven." How do you outdo Jimmy Page? Why even try? So thank God for Joe Walsh. " In 1979, I heard The Eagles' 'Those Shoes'...

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    CESAREO GARASA: Destination - 'Memphis'

    Bakersfield will be getting a bit of Broadway love just in time for Valentine's Day weekend when "Memphis: The Musical" stops by the Rabobank for a performance on Sunday. The show, the winner of the 2010 Tony Award for best musical, tells...

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    'Seville' is opera, rom-com style

    Forget "When Harry Met Sally" or "Sleepless in Seattle." The Bakersfield Symphony has your perfect rom-com for this weekend, set to timeless music. Gioachino Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" is among the most famous operas ever written,...

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    Third BSO finalist: Hoping to come home to Bakersfield

    Conductor Tomasz Golka would love to come home to Bakersfield. The Polish-born former resident is the third of six finalists to lead the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra this season as the orchestra continues its search for a permanent...

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    MATT MUNOZ: Dancers bring China to Kern

    East meets west as traditional Chinese culture, dance and music makes its way to Kern County, when acclaimed performance troupe Shen Yun appears at Rabobank Theater on Feb. 26 and 27. Leeshai Lemish, Shen Yun's master of ceremonies, said...

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    Juanes to sing 'McFarland' song on Grammys

    Colombian pop superstar Juanes will put the most highly anticipated film in Kern County on an international stage Sunday when he performs his song from "McFarland, USA." Juanes sang an English-Spanish version of Elton John's "Your Song"...

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    Legendary trumpet composer heads to BC

    Jazz and contemporary classical music lovers have the chance to enter the musical world of composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith as he shares his artistic vision in a performance and lecture Monday evening at Bakersfield College. Smith,...

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    Musical identity update: a new anthem for Bakersfield?

    The "Bakersfield Sound" -- inland California's answer to Nashville country music -- traces its roots to the dusty streets of the Great Depression, when Okies headed West to find work in the oil fields. Buck Owens, a figurehead of the...

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