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Bluesman is voice of Louisiana wetlands

Save the wetlands —€” Cajun Bluesman Tab Benoit formed Save the Wetlands a full year before Hurricane Katrina, and continues to be Louisiana's leading spokesman for the shrinking wetlands, where he was born and raised. Photo courtesy of Philip Gould

Tab Benoit brings his swampy blues to Three Stages Theater in Folsom on May 25. The Cajun bluesman was literally born on the bayou, or pretty close at least, in Houma, La., an hour’s drive southwest of New Orleans on I-90. He’s become Louisiana’s de-facto spokesman for the preservation of its wetlands. “This is my […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cajun blues rocker coming to Three Stages

Cajun Blues belter€” Tab Benoit dominated the recent Blues Music Awards in Memphis with his Cajun-infused brand of guitar-fueled blues, rock and soul. He appears at Three Stages in Folsom on Friday, May 25. Photo courtesy of Jerry Moran, NativeOrleanian.com

Step aside Tabasco, Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit is rapidly becoming Louisiana’s hottest export. In a rare west-coast appearance, Benoit brings his brand of swampy blues to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College in Folsom on May 25. Opening the show is local feel-good world music crew Mumbo Gumbo, who sound as fresh today as they […]

No Comment / May 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Environmental hurtle trips dog park

Stonegate Village residents questioned a proposed, but not funded, dog park in the little-used northeast corner of  Community Park on environmental grounds before the El Dorado County Planning Commission last week. The neighbors pointed out that the grass in Folsom’s dog park has died, resulting in a dusty dog play area. Dust in El Dorado […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Park lights shaped CSD history

Park lights. Those two innocent words have inflamed passions in El Dorado Hills since the early 1980s, ranking right up there as topics of controversy with “yellow house,” “naturally-occurring asbestos” and, more recently, “John Skeel.” The issue played a part in two successive EDHCSD board recalls efforts in the late 1980s, the first of which […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?

 

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

People Talk: What valuable lessons did you learn from your mother?

 

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ghost town brought back to life

Clarksville guests ride in style thanks to the courtesy stagecoaches that shuttled people back and forth during the annual celebration on May 5. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Clarksville Day 2012 attracted an estimated 4,000 people on Saturday, including a record number of ranch family descendants. Serrano’s original ranch residents, the Walker clan, were out in force to celebrate the 85th birthday of Mazie Carnell, who attended Clarksville’s one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, often with her little sister Pat in tow. Pat Johnson […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »