Posted by: John_Hamilton on 07/22/2012 07:23 PM
Updated by: John_Hamilton on 07/22/2012 08:02 PM
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Ironstone Threw a Country Party Last Night with Reba McEntire and Whiskey Dawn
Murphys, CA...The Ironstone Amptheater worked it's magic last night as a close to capacity crowd made their way out to Ironstone Vineyards. They came to see one of the biggest female acts of all time in Reba McEntire and fast rising California country band Whiskey Dawn that said this may be their last California show for a stretch as they are leaving to make their way to Nashville to take another step or two on their path to Country Music stardom. If the crowd reactions were any indications then their success is already a foregone conclusion. Reba put on a great show playing from a huge library of chart topping new hits and some classic songs of country music's past. She is the consummate professional as she started off by mentioning Murphys and how she would have liked to have gone to Murphys Homecoming earlier in the day. This typified what the awaiting crowd would witness, Reba is a professional at the top of her game. Warm, engaging, prepared and dedicated to giving her guests what they came to hear...
Many More Photos Above!!! Video Clips Enclosed..
It was a great concert evening starting with the dinners either in the Alhambra Music Room or by the Lake.
The afternoon temps ebbed just in time for a great show. We have some video clips below as well. Next up is Kelly Clarkson and The Fray
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No Subject Posted on: 2012-07-23 06:07:29By: lmartin
Looks like a great time was had by all. Too bad we don't have a destination here in "Baja Calaveras". We came close with Trinitas but alas the majority of our county leaders could not negotiate a win=win plan with the builders......
C'est La Vie...
I certainly hope the new owners really capitalize on the abundance of water there and put in rice checks.
They could also utilize the land for pheasant and duck hunting.
Wonder if rice checks and a hunting preserve would qualify as
No Subject Posted on: 2012-07-24 01:44:14By: Anonymous
What if there was a shooting incident at the Ironstone Amphitheater or at the county fair? It could have easily happened, like it did in Colorado. The amphitheater is a big place with a bunch of people, even MORE than the movie theater in Colorado. Stricter gun laws would have helped prevent this! Even Calaveras isn't safe! Going to Save mart or Mike's Pizza you can get shot! Especially with the crazy people around here who like to get in trouble. Like the kids at CHS who my dad has had to deal with. They could be the next Holmes! I think in this incident, stricter laws regarding gun control could have helped!
I feel sorry for your dad having to put up with an extension of kindergarten. What ever happened to parental control, teaching right from wrong? I went to a one room school for my first six years and our teacher was a strict disciplinarian. Upper and lower control limits were established at an early age and you were praised when you exceeded the upper limit and punished when you dropped below the lower. (I had both, slow learner). In either instance you had to take a note home, to be signed. What happened at home again depended on the circumstance.
On the brighter side I fondly remember taking my .22 into town every Saturday to do NRA sanctioned target practice in the city armory. No problems, no hype just clean fun and training.
Back in those days it was easy to buy guns, ammunition, just about everything but condoms, they were behind the pharmacy counter and if you dared asked for them in any pharmacy within 15 miles of your home, the coconut wireless would be buzzing and again the strap might be rolled up at the dinner table.
No, stricter gun control is not the answer. The true family unit is the answer.
Parents should be responsible and not just be buddies.......
Re: Shooting Posted on: 2012-07-24 16:06:07By: djames
I disagree! I am not a member of the NRA (and never will be). I believe, however, that gun ownership to responsible individuals should never be outlawed. I also believe that gun owners should be trained how to properly and safely store and discharge their weapons. I also believe there are certain weapons that should be outlawed. Had there been a theater patron carrying a revolver in the Aurora shooting rampage, I'm sure the rampage would have been halted very quickly. I felt a lot safer at the Reba concert (yes, I was there) than I did on the road going to and from the concert. If a person wishes to kill, it is easy to do. Those who choose to kill using guns, will find something else to use if they can't obtain a gun. Would you rather they use a pipe bomb or a larger device, as was used at the Oklahoma City Federal Building? As a former military explosives expert I know how ridiculously simple it is to make a bomb. The supplies needed can be found in your own town, no permits or questions asked. I would MUCH rather face a loaded gun, than a device that needs no aiming (aka explosive device). My belief has always been that gun ownership by the law-abiding citizen will slow the unlawful use of guns upon those citizens. If a thief or potential killer doesn't know whether or not an individual is armed, he might think twice. Also, I feel that a thief would be just plain stupid to try to rob or commit a home invasion (or even hijack a car) if he knew that person was armed and ready.