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Grammy winning orchestra comes to Harris Center

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

FOLSOM — The Grammy award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, led by pianist, composer and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz, the culture of Latin music and the virtuosity of 18 of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Don’t miss Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra’s performance on Sunday, Aug. 11, […]

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Soil for gardeners, gardeners for the soil

Only 10 percent of the Earth’s surface is soil. It feeds all of us who grow and move around on the land and air. No soil, no food. Good soil for plant life — including gardening — is about 45 percent minerals (broken down rock) and 4 percent organic material (decomposed plant and animal matter). […]

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Rock on for New Morning

Remember the ‘60s? OK, trick question — but chances are if you lived in that crazy, colorful decade you at least recall the vivid, psychedelic record album covers that you studied for hours as the Grateful Dead, the Doors and countless other legends filled your days with glorious rock ‘n’ roll. Now you can own […]

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Tower of Power comes to EDH

Musical powerhouse Tower of Power will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Steven Young Amphitheater. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. Recent releases include “Great American Soulbook,” a collection of classic soul tunes, […]

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Billingsley’s bullets: Perfection escapes me

Recently I sent the following note to my co-workers: “Dear Co-worker: I am trying to determine when I will know that I am a perfect person. Please give me your opinion as to how I will know that my perfection has arrived.” My co-workers forwarded the following replies: “When I am perfect, you will be […]

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Health-care reform: How does it affect you?

In June 2012 comprehensive health-care reform became the law of the land. Do you know how will it affect you? The major provisions will be effective in 2014. How will health coverage change? The health-care reform law contains provisions that expand benefits, improve access to health care, and protect the rights of consumers. Here are […]

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Shiva Frentzen ousted as county chamber president

Shiva Frentzen, president of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, was ousted at a special board meeting on July 9, officials citing a conflict over her membership on different elected groups. Frentzen, who currently serves on the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors, LAFCO and other boards, said the action followed her signing a […]

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