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um mer ca m rnlva MACHADO FIELD FINE VENUE FOR FRANKENREITER PROVES. DONOVAN SHOW BY DANIEL KINNARD The atmosphere that filled the grounds of Machado Field last Fri- day, Aug. 17, was carnivalesque as Catalina.com and KROQ presentz ed a summer evening concert with Donovan Frankenreiter and guest performers. Kids played in two bounce houses and artists painted a mural while the music kicked off with local youth performers. With two stages hosting a total of four bands, the music was a mix of genres. The first stage was reminiscent of something from "Transform- ers the Movie." It arrived at the concert under its own power. It's a stage that can be driven. Dis- guised as an intensely decorated box van, it "transformed" into the smaller stage, which featured a young local Island band as well as The Black Feet Braves, who kicked off the event when the gates opened at 6:30 p.m. The van, which is covered in an impressive display of artwork from the artists at Find Art Magazine, has traveled around the country in the form of a mobile art gallery. The position of the main stage within Avalon Canyon provided excellent acoustics for the all-ages show. The first act on the main stage was the charming, up-beat Moonsville Collective performing Museum From page 4 had been neglected by the Island's previous owners. During a time of vicious racism he was known to dine with migrant workers in their homes, and was inspired to create a beautiful neighborhood where they could flourish. THURSDAY GATHERING 7't~ .ISLANDER: WHAT QUOTE FROM WRIGLEYHIMSELF, BEST DESCRIBES CATALINA ISLAND? Boraggina: During an interview the Catalina Islander in 1926, Wrig- ley described Catalina as "An Island utopia in a modern, busy, everyday world. A land where there are nei- ther rich nor poor. A h6aven on earth without a fence around it." The Catalina Island Museum exhibition "A Democratic. Dream: William Wrigley Jr. and Catalina Island" will open Aug. 31 and run through Nov. 26. Opening reception for 'A Democratic Dream' The Catalina Island Museum in- vites the public to the opening re- ception for A Democratic Dream: William Wrigley Jr. and Catalina Island on Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are free for members of the Museum and $10 for the gen- eral public. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The mu- seum, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open seven days a week, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. For more informa- tion, the museum may be reached by phone at (310) 510-2414 or at its Website CatalinaMuseum.org. its Memphis blues meets jug band style of music that got the crowd's toes tapping and faces smiling; even before Frankenreiter took 'com- mand of the stage and the crowd. As the fun began, several of the top local restaurants served up a variety of food and concertgo- ers quaffed beer and sipped wine as the sun set. It gave way to the magic of the evening and the mel- low folk rock, surf-inspired sounds of Frankenreiter's band. Frankenreiter performed to what appeared to be a choir of folks who were already fans of his rich, honey-thick vocals and guitar work that some describe as "folk music for the new millennium." He added to the campfire song vibe by encouraging sing-a-longs and clapping from the audience. It all added up to what guests would say was a "feel-good" event. Frankeneiter wrapped up his performance with a two-song en- core, and a treat for one young con- certgoer named Tyler It was his birthday. During Frankenreiter's last song, "It Don't matter," Tyler was brought on stage to help close the show. He stood next to Frank- reiter, who hushed the crowd, al- lowing the birthday boy tc sing the last few verses alone. It m,'y be one birthday Tyler will never Drget. The food offered at the event was some of Avalon's finest. Pom The Lobster Traps' Bacon-Vrapped Swordfish, the Barbeque( Tri-Tip from Steve's Steakhouse or just good old-fashioned ballpark favor- ites served up by Machalo Field regulars Margie and Brim, there was certainly no shortage of good food to choose from. Tables in the VIP Section were treatedto gour- met dishes and table-tol: service from Zest catering, currertly oper- ating from The M restaur;nt. At the center of activiies were five professional artists fnm Cos- ta Mesa's Find Art Galle'y. They started with a blank wall made of plywood for a canvas. Th~ughout the event spectators watched as it Cancer, Page 9 SINGING WATERS SERVING THE CHURCH, REACHING TIE ISLAND 346 CATALINA AVE 209 East Whittley Ave, Avalon, CA 90704 Legal Duplex with Condition#Use Permit, Allowing Vacation [ental of Top UnitJ $1,88o,ooo Designed in 1928 by Hans llner, 209 E. Whittley's previous was religious, for generations. Tod y it is two units, beautifully renovat:-d for the best in island living. Lower unit .is residential, ground floor unt with one bedroom & spa-like bath featuring sunken, jet tub. Tq3 unit was the congregation space, now a spectacular great room with endless I possibilities. Features generous Pacific Ocean view patio, charming claw foot tub, refinished fir wood flooring, skylight & rear access to new Clockwise from top: Donovon Frankenreiter with fan and birthday cel- ebrant Tyler. Aqist work on the mural during the concert. Photos by. Daniel Kinnard r,= I t a= =,a 6m r from =L Jmm WX aL THE CATALINA ISLANDER Fr!day, August 24, 2012 i 7