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A talented young singer, Chelsea Weekley receives support and encouragement from the seasonal Words and Music audience Nov. 10 at Patti’s Thunder. Chelsea is already famous in Quincy for her acrobatic performances suspended by only a silk scarf as a member of Quircus. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Words and Music event rebounds

A talented young singer, Chelsea Weekley receives support and encouragement from the seasonal Words and Music audience Nov. 10 at Patti’s Thunder. Chelsea is already famous in Quincy for her acrobatic performances suspended by only a silk scarf as a member of Quircus. Photos by Mari Erin Roth
A talented young singer, Chelsea Weekley receives support and encouragement from the seasonal Words and Music audience Nov. 10 at Patti’s Thunder. Chelsea is already famous in Quincy for her acrobatic performances suspended by only a silk scarf as a member of Quircus.
Photos by Mari Erin Roth

The November Words and Music held at Patti’s Thunder and hosted by Plumas Arts received tremendous support from both the listening and performing community.

The opening event in October perhaps caught patrons by surprise as it had a small but enthusiastic showing with just over 20 persons in attendance. With only three entertainers willing to showcase their talents that night, one was left wondering what the future held.

But the second gathering of the season Nov. 10 included a full audience and many willing performers.

Some credit may be due to local favorite headliners Benny, Penny and Dude. The crowd witnessed a terrific performance by the trio who are uniquely qualified to cover classic hits and favorites appreciated by music lovers of all ages.

The “Feckless Trolls” bring a didgeridoo, played by James, to the Patti’s Thunder “stage” during an instrumental performance at Words and Music Nov. 10. Other members of the group are Art Garcia, Connie Leif and Noah Vargas.
The “Feckless Trolls” bring a didgeridoo, played by James, to the Patti’s Thunder “stage” during an instrumental performance at Words and Music Nov. 10. Other members of the group are Art Garcia, Connie Leif and Noah Vargas.

Alex “Muddy” Smith was the featured artist for the opening show Oct. 13 and Plumas Arts promised to schedule a return engagement for the talented singer/songwriter so that more folks might get a crack at hearing the comedy and wide range of selections by the artist.

“Words and Music continues to be a coming together of artists of all abilities and all ages,” said Roxanne Valladao, executive director of Plumas Arts. “It is a great way to celebrate our community.”

The “Pukes” entertain a packed house Nov. 10 at Words and Music.
The “Pukes” entertain a packed house Nov. 10 at Words and Music.
Megan Colosimo is fully animated reading a story to the crowd from one of her favorite Arcata writers.
Megan Colosimo is fully animated reading a story to the crowd from one of her favorite Arcata writers.
Pat Bradley enchants listeners as she tells the tale of her homemade flower press that made it through 17 checkpoints and 4 borders surrounding Palestine without ever once being tampered with or even opened.
Pat Bradley enchants listeners as she tells the tale of her homemade flower press that made it through 17 checkpoints and 4 borders surrounding Palestine without ever once being tampered with or even opened.
Rebecca Terhune brings international swing to Words and Music, singing in French with Chase Ramirez accompanying her a la bossa nova!
Rebecca Terhune brings international swing to Words and Music, singing in French with Chase Ramirez accompanying her a la bossa nova!
Not all the stars are on stage as Megan Colosimo “shares the love” with Jennifer Ready.
Not all the stars are on stage as Megan Colosimo “shares the love” with Jennifer Ready.
Songstress Amy Bennett, Robert Johnson (MC) and Dave Mitchell share a laugh at the end of another successful performance. The three are part of the new five-piece ensemble “Diva and the Devils” that includes Wayne Cartwright on ukulele and Tony Alhino on cardboard box percussion.
Songstress Amy Bennett, Robert Johnson (MC) and Dave Mitchell share a laugh at the end of another successful performance. The three are part of the new five-piece ensemble “Diva and the Devils” that includes Wayne Cartwright on ukulele and Tony Alhino on cardboard box percussion.
Bib Willis, of Puke fame, makes her solo debut. Originally a ukulele player, Bib tries her hand at guitar. She is in good hands, as one of Quincy’s renowned music teachers happens to be her son, Greg Willis.
Bib Willis, of Puke fame, makes her solo debut. Originally a ukulele player, Bib tries her hand at guitar. She is in good hands, as one of Quincy’s renowned music teachers happens to be her son, Greg Willis.
Shelley and Dave Johns delight listeners with their classic sound. Nary a whisper was heard during this or any of the other performances.
Shelley and Dave Johns delight listeners with their classic sound. Nary a whisper was heard during this or any of the other performances.

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