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Rodeos for the youngest cowboys

Rodeos for the youngest cowboys

October 5, 2011

Wool Riders is one of Kern County Fair’s newest and exciting attractions. Kids ages six to three years old that weighed 60 pounds or less held on...

Magically walking on water

Amber T. Troupe, Production Editor

October 5, 2011

“Walk on Water” was a new attraction at the Kern County Fair that goes along with this year's "It's Magic" theme.  It consisted of at least six balls inside of a rectangular pool filled with water. There was no age limit set on the hamster-like inflated balls, which were large enough to fit a person. The weight limit was 440 pounds, so most people could enjoy walking...

Smithing Crafts along with words

Jon Nelson, Reporter

October 5, 2011

Children watched in awe as a burly blacksmith forged rings out of white-hot iron and a woman with a charming Scottish accent told stories of metal workers from classical mythology. This scene repeated itself four times daily at the Gypsy Time Traveler show at the Kern County Fair. “I thought it was very creative and original,” said audience member Katie Metz after...

Salt N’ Pepa rocks the Kern County Fair

Amber T. Troupe, Production Editor

October 5, 2011

The Kern County Fair has always had free musical entertainment for the public with at least one headliner and the Budweiser Pavilion was packed to capacity on Sept. 26, for fair goers to see Salt-N-Pepa perform. There were people spilling outside the gates at each entrance into the pavilion, trying to catch a glimpse of the stars or hear a song they really liked. The...

‘Faust’ brings storybook feel

‘Faust’ brings storybook feel

October 5, 2011

Walking into The Empty Space for Bakersfield College’s first production of “Faust” is like walking into an old scary storybook. Goethes’s “Faust”...

Diverse tastes form one musical voice

Diverse tastes form one musical voice

September 21, 2011

The members of ExposE, a local band from Bakersfield, come from different styles and perspectives, but they combine to form something they see as different. Chuk...

Alumni BBQ brings in funds

Alumni BBQ brings in funds

September 21, 2011

On Sept. 15, Bakersfield College Alumni Association held its 57th annual barbecue. This event is for everyone to have a good time and to raise money for...

Faculty shows they have an artistic side

Faculty shows they have an artistic side

Jon Nelson, Reporter

September 21, 2011

An exhibit featuring local college instructors is being featured in The Bakersfield Museum of Art’s fall season. Convergence is the product of Bakersfield...

Local brides gather at Rabobank

Local brides gather at Rabobank

September 21, 2011

Every September and January at Rabobank Arena, soon-to-be brides go to The Ultimate Bridal Event in hopes of making their dream wedding come true. “It’s...

Bakersfield fest celebrates global cultures

Jon Nelson, Reporter

September 21, 2011

y and members of the community came together Sept. 10 to celebrate with the second annual International Festival. The festival took place at Yokuts Park and featured booths from over 40 vendors, some of who were businesses started by people with special needs. International Festival also included various live acts, presentations and children’s activities. The resource...

Vintage car show proves that hot rods aren’t just a hobby, but a way of life

Vintage car show proves that hot rods aren’t just a hobby, but a way of life

September 21, 2011

Vintage Limited Street Rod of Bakersfield and Kern County Museum have come together once again for a day of nostalgia. Fun in the Sun Run combines the...

B-town Blues Fest brings in big-name performers

B-town Blues Fest brings in big-name performers

September 21, 2011

“I’m gonna get so funky, you gonna smell!” John Nemeth yelled to the audience before wildly playing his harmonica. The seventh annual B-Town Blues...

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