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Valhalla summer events continue in July

Provided to the TribuneThe Tahoe Improv Players, pictured, will be performing Tuesday at the Boathouse Theatre.

The Valhalla Arts, Music, and Theatre Festival continues with a 7:30 p.m. performance today at the Boathouse Theatre by the Folsom Lake College Afro-Cuban Funk Band.

The performance will feature the music of West-Africa and Cuba with influences from funk, rhythm and blues, jazz, ska and reggae. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Monday, Ann Thennes returns for the Summer Trans Dance Series with her expression and meditation through dance. The free event and starts at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hall.

“My classes have morphed from teaching traditional fitness classes to working with movement/meditation and dance energy,” Thennes said. “It’s one thing to talk about mind/body/spirit connection and another to dance it.”

Thennes works with the elements, energies, rhythms and animals that surround the Tahoe basin and has experience in classical ballet, West African dance and free form dance meditation.

The Tahoe Improv Players take the Boathouse Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Skits are made up on the spot from themes suggested by the audience. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

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For Celtic, classical and folk music with some renaissance and pop, the Dream Spirit Baroque Band will play at 7:30 p.m. July 14 at the Boathouse Theatre.

“The music of Dream Spirit Baroque Band perfectly complements the serene, natural setting found at the Tahoe Tallac Site,” said Lori Cramer, executive director of the nonprofit Tahoe Tallac Association.

Sold Air performs July 16 at 7:30 p.m. with its Americana/folk-rock band music. Solid Air is based north of San Francisco, led by founders Allegra Broughton and Sam Page, native Californians who have been performing together for 20 years at fairs, festivals, clubs, concert stages and coffeehouses. They have eight albums to their credit, including a Grammy-nominated album.

Tahoe Mystery Writer Todd Borg will be hanging out at the Twin Cabins from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 to July 22. The Tahoe landscape gave him the idea for a series of award winning novels with a detective protagonist who lived in Tahoe. The result was Owen McKenna, an ex-cop with a tragic background who moved from San Francisco to the mountains to study art and earn a slightly more genteel living as a private detective. “Tahoe Deathfall” was the first novel in the series. The event is free.

This season, the Valhalla parking lot will be available from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Parking will be limited to two hours to allow visitors to visit the cultural art store, view the Valhalla Grand Hall and the Boathouse Theater or to buy tickets for upcoming events. Limited parking is available for all scheduled events and we encourage carpooling.

For a complete summer festival line up, visit http://www.tahoevalhalla.com or call (530) 541-4975. The annual Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre festival is in its 31st season with a summer-long entertainment series including theatrical presentations, an entire series of classical, jazz, Celtic, ethnic and popular music; and the return of the Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Festival. Guests to the site will find visual arts exhibits, an artists-in-residence, children’s art workshops, youth theater camps and a cultural arts store.