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Joy Will Find a Way: Experience Butte County's resilience through the arts

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Paradise Performing Arts Center

777 Nunneley Road

Paradise, CA 95969

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2PM and 5:30PM shows celebrate Butte County's post-Camp Fire resilience through original performing and visual arts by local artists.

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Norton Buffalo Hall & Paradise Performing Arts Center Present

Joy Will Find a Way

Experience Butte County's resilience through the arts

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 2PM & 5:30PM shows

Tickets by donation for purchase here on Eventbrite (processing fees apply) or at these retail locations:

  • Paradise: Bobbi's Boutique, Paradise Coin & Gift
  • Chico: Music Connection, Wilson's Printing

Proceeds benefit Paradise Performing Arts Center & Norton Buffalo Hall

The Camp Fire that began on November 8, 2018 devastated our community, but like those slender green blades of grass that poked through the burn scar after the first rains, Life is resurgent, and joy will find a way.

Perhaps the surest sign of human resilience is in the rise of creativity, the art spirit.

Butte County is blessed with an abundance of accomplished artists in a variety of disciplines -- music, theatre, dance, poetry and prose, photography, film, painting, sculpture and other visual arts -- and these have been productive in expressing the experience of our community.

Joy Will Find a Way brings them all together in a narrative of remembrance, recovery and resurgence.

Through mostly original works and collaborations by local residents, we will remember the beauty of life in our county prior to the Camp Fire, tell the story of our catastrophe and its immediate aftermath, remember our lost, honor our heroes, bear witness to both our displacement and our ongoing recovery, and celebrate the resurgence of our community toward a promising vision for the future.

Featured artists and works:

  • Paradise Symphony Orchestra will perform "Victory at Sea" and "March of the First Responders," and arrangements of songs by local artists
  • Theatre on the Ridge will perform scenes from "Radioland" and "Bright Star" (5:30PM show only)
  • Paradise Junior & Senior High School students poetry and film project, "A New Dawn"
  • Butte County Scottish Society Bagpipers
  • Songwriters Mark McKinnon & Friends ("Just Breathe"), John-Michael Sun ("Refugees"), Nate Smith ("One of these Days"), David Leon Zink ("Pines of Paradise")
  • Doin' It Justice Chorus
  • Film by Nirvan Mullick & Allen Myers
  • Photography by Dave Berman
  • Poetry by Bill Hartley, Jeannie Myers, and others
  • Paradise Art Center artists will exhibit in the lounge
  • ...and more!

Tickets are available on a donation basis starting at one dollar, so that all who wish to attend can. Proceeds will benefit the Paradise Performing Arts Center and help in the rebuilding of the Norton Buffalo Hall.

Sponsors for this event include Paradise Performing Arts Center, Paradise Community Guilds, and the Butte Strong Fund, and additional sponsors are sought.

For more info: 530-762-1490 | nortonbuffalohall [at] gmail [dot] com

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