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Annual “For Adult Ears Only” Takes Place Tuesday

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Leave the kids at home this Tuesday, for the the 13th annual For “Adult Ears Only” storytelling concert at Stage 3 Theatre in Sonora.

B.Z. Smith, a storyteller who will help in hosting the evening’s event, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

This year’s featured storytellers are all local residents including Smith herself. Bill Roberson and Cynthia Restivo will also tell stories.

Although Tuesday’s stories may be somewhat colorful and a bit risque at times, Smith says the stories are not blatently profane or over-the-top. In fact, the stories will be fairly safe for those 13 years and over.

Smith believes that the art of telling stories is not diminishing, but rather it is a trend that is growing and swelling both regionally and nationally. Live storytelling is a very personal and individual connection that a storytelling artist can make with his or her audience.

The Tuesday event from 7pm through 9 pm is sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma-Iota Epsilon and The Mother Lode Storytelling Guild. This annual event is a benefit for community-based family literacy projects in the Sierra foothills.

Wine and dessert will be served at intermission. Drawings for gift baskets will also take place.

Tickets are $20 at various local venues and any extras will be available at the door on Tuesday night.

For more information call B.Z. Smith, (209) 532-7697 or log onto

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.