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Eva and The Vagabonds will be back at the Diamond Valley Arts Center for Music At The Center on Saturday, March 3rd 2018. Admission is $10 for Members and $15 for General Admission. Student tickets are $5 for Online Pre-Sale and $10 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.thedvac.org or by stopping by the art center. Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:00pm. As always, DVAC members receive their price at checkout when ordering online! Don't forget your coupon code.


From the alleyways of old town Riverside come the sounds of old world folk-pop that broke free from the early ages of music and skipped through time to find it's way into our modern world. Along the way, stories were turned into songs, forming 'Eva and the Vagabond Tales'.  The Vagabond Tales is a multi instrumental music project that is centered around the songwriting of Eva Mikhailovna. The songs combine western, old folk, and ragtime into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that "transcends time and continents." Since the start of the project in 2011, Mikhailovna released a full length album entitled "Letters From the Moon" in the fall of 2013, and an EP in 2016, titled "La Douleur Exquise". The music project has been interviewed on NPR radio shows, featured numerous times on NPR's variety show American Parlor Songbook, and played on stations across the west coast. Along with her musicians, Mikhailovna appeared on LATV's the Zoo in 2016. In 2017, Eva and the Vagabond Tales were nominated for the best outdoor video for "Desks in the Wild" during NPR's Tiny Desk submissions. Mikhailovna has also teamed up with artists such as Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks, singing on his 2017 album, "Grim Weepers". The Vagabond Tales' music has often been described as nostalgic and close to the heart, and the songs are known for their melancholy, "feel of old Europe"- David Fleming, NPR. 
During live performances, Mikhailovna is accompanied by a group of musicians whom are known as the "Vagabonds". The Vagabonds consist of accordion, bass, percussion, trumpets, violins, piano, and other various instruments, although more commonly the band can be found playing as a four piece group. Currently, Mikhailovna is accompanied by long time members Jasmine Capitulo (accordion) and Jacob Pflum (percussion). The band continues building it's sound from the foundations of old time music and melancholy story-telling, bending the laws of traditional songwriting and sound. "The main intriguing factor about The Vagabond Tales is the inexplicit chameleon effect of ageless mood,” writes Independent Feedback Blog. The music is continuing to extend its fan base across the United States, while Mikhailovna is writing and arranging more pieces for the future, touring, and performing all around the west coast. "The natural evolution of their sound will be one to look out for, because they are one sleeper hit group that can go somewhere." (Independent Feedback Blog)
MUSIC AT THE CENTER is a fundraiser for The DVAC and its programs. This concert is sponsored by Brad and Ellen Hyman. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the concert beginning at 7:00pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for sponsorship opportunites.
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Real-Photo Postcards

DVAC’s newest Gallery exhibit is now on display! Collector Charles Schoenknecht shares, in this show, over 50 Real -Photo Postcards from his collection of over 3000 cards.

He has been a collector since childhood, and felt “compelled” to collect and possess unusual things. One of his favorite areas is Real-Photo Postcards. These black and white images are reflections of the time and place where they were made. The postcards in this show were popular from 1902 into the 1930’s, and were made in quantities of six or less. These images celebrate moments and experiences of the subjects and their time, bridging the past and present. Calling on his background as an artist and art teacher, he chose these images. He hopes you will look for subject matter, details and mood and allow yourself to explore a small part of the past.

Since its founding in 2004, “Advancing the Arts – Creating Community” has been the motto of The Diamond Valley Arts Council. With The DVAC’s move into a new facility at 123 N. Harvard St. in downtown Hemet, the implications of that ideal has taken on even greater significance for both the arts and for the community. As an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of, and greater participation in, the arts, locating in downtown Hemet opens the door for greater visibility of what The DVAC is, what we do and what is available to our community in term of arts and culture activities, events and venues. Stop by The Arts Center during our planned business hours of 11:00 am to 5:00 pm any Wednesday through Saturday.

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SlangSLANG | Music At The Center

Funk Band, Slang to perform at the Diamond Valley Arts Center for Music At The Center on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. Admission is $10 for Members and $15 for General Admission. Tickets are available online at www.thedvac.org or by stopping by the art center. Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:00pm. As always, DVAC members receive their price Online at checkout. Don't forget your coupon code.
SLANG is that jazz funk band that will make your speakers smell. Listening to Slang live is more than music ~it's a life experience and a view into it's 5 members' souls. Anything can happen anytime the band takes the stage! Their sound pays reverence to all of their predecessors, while creating a progressive musical language deeply rooted in improvisational jazz, funk, rock, hip hop & neo-soul. This new sound was born in early on when it's 4 founding members all from other groups THE BREAKESTRA, THE PHARCYDE, GLOBETRODDAS, SHOPPY, JARF, AFTERNEXT, had a vision to funkify the world, expanding funk's possibilities and bringing its lively tradition back to a mainstream audience. The four brothers of the sun began jammin out tunes producing the first debut album self-titled (soul love an' groove) that is still in demand all over the world!! Even while all of this was going on there was still one thing missing, a last ingredient, a missing element and that was the (GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ) L.A. percussionist Miguel Ramirez, who has helped to bring this group into its current form.



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FiberShowFIBER ARTS SHOW | DVAC Gallery

ExhibitThe Diamond Valley Arts Council (DVAC) is pleased to continue the tradition of bringing outstanding fiber art works by local and regional artists of our community through the third juried Fiber Arts Exhibition.
The exhibition is open to all artists who wish to submit their original work (no commercial patterns, or teacher-assisted work) in fiber and fabrics. This includes surface design, printing on fabric, mixed media techniques including fabric, thread or yarns, quilting art, thread painting and felting. Three dimensional works will also be accepted. Only work never before shown at a DVAC exhibition is eligible. Work may be sold. All sales will be handled through The DVAC. There will be a 25% commission assessed for any work sold during the show.
First, Second, Third, Honorable Mention and Best of Show ribbons will be awarded. An Opening Reception will be held TBA
Here are The Forms You Need For Entry:
Fiber Show Requirements 2018 FiberlArtEntryForm.2018
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