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Cal Stage explores corporate greed

California Stage celebrates its 20th production year with an award-winning play that nails the greedy acts of large corporations to their front doors. Kevin King’s “The Idea Man,” received its world premiere with the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood, immediately winning the best playwriting award at the Los Angeles Ovation Awards. Following California Stage’s production, […]

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band helps Three Stages celebrate anniversary

FOLSOM — They are a beloved American institution. Just off their 50th anniversary, Preservation Hall Jazz Band — whose high-energy shows are dedicated to perpetuating traditional New Orleans jazz — celebrated their fifth decade in Carnegie Hall on Jan. 7. On Feb. 3 the band comes to Three Stages to celebrate the one-year anniversary of […]

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Chautauqua presents ‘golden’ play

Photo by Kent Miller

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre will present “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg” starring Don Myers, Linda Arnold, Michael Bianchi-Rossi, Linda Small and Richard Fehlman, beginning Jan. 21 and playing every Saturday through Feb. 11. “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg,” the fable of a fabulous goose, is adapted and directed by Marie Raymond, who has specialized in […]

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International Guitar Night celebrates the acoustic guitar

Brian Gore's melodic, evocative songs rely heavily on the use of open tunings; his buoyant personality and odd sense of humor help add lightness to his shows. See Gore and three other great guitarists perform at Three Stages on Jan. 27. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Now in its 12th year, the idea behind International Guitar Night is simple. Four guitarists share their compositions, the stage and their ideas in a special evening of solos, duets and quartets — all highlighting the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Founded by guitarist Brian Gore, International Guitar Night […]

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Billingsley’s bullets: Living on the edge is dumb

There are some people who have a style of talking that is a tad abrasive. The way they say things or the words they use have an edge to them. This abrasive, edgy style of talking is noticeable in every third or fourth comment they make, no matter what the subject is. With the abrasive […]

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Backroads: My sincerest gratitude

In part one of this three-part series, Backroads columnist Mike Roberts shares his frustration over trying to manage his 87-year-old mother’s declining health from afar, and how an assortment of people helped out along the way. My family has a versatile expression that describes the last half of 2011 for both my mother and I: […]

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Holy trinity students use art to reach out to Haitian classmates

Holy Trinity students created colorful art for students in Haiti. The art will be on display here until Jan. 30. Courtesy photo

Holy Trinity School Ministry has supported a Haitian mission project for the poorest of school children in Port au Prince, but recently took the challenge to push themselves well beyond monetary aid. As part of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in El Dorado Hills, the school has raised several thousand dollars over the last two years […]

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