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February’s forecast is for poetry and more poetry

El Dorado County has been participating in Poetry Out Loud — a national arts education program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition since 2009. In its seventh year, the program is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and state and regional […]

Comments Off / January 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sierra Renaissance Society celebrates learning and fun

No friars, no wenches, just older adults teaching, learning and having fun. What’s not to like about learning new things, meeting interesting people and having fun? It’s called participatory learning and it’s the essential premise and promise of the newly formed Sierra Renaissance Society. Don’t be confused. The Renaissance Society isn’t a bunch of hormonal […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Music boosters present Folsom Jazz Festival

Middle and high school jazz bands will be part of the 27th annual Folsom Jazz Festival in Folsom and El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

The 27th annual Folsom Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Folsom High School, 1655 Iron Point Road in Folsom, and Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills. This year’s guest artists include the Ron Cunha Big Band at noon in […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Key in on four-hands jazz piano concert

Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick combine their keyboard skills in a four-hands jazz piano concert on Jan. 14 at Theatre at the Mine in El Dorado.

On Thursday, Jan. 14, El Dorado County Community Concert Association members will be treated to a four-hands jazz piano concert by Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. Trick and Alderighi, award-winning pianists in their solo work, have combined their love of jazz and their talents to create a dynamic program of four-handed piano duets. The four-handed […]

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Teen Court invites new participants

El Dorado County Teen Court in Placerville is recruiting new student participants for the spring program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training on Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. After completing […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘James and the Giant Peach’ comes to life at STC

Sacramento Theatre Company’s Young Professionals Conservatory students and Pre-Professional Ensemble students will perform “James and the Giant Peach” at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Jan. 15-17. Photo by Kelly Christoffersen

Young Professionals Conservatory students and students from Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pre-Professional Ensemble program bring the heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy and his larger-than-life insect friends to the Wells Fargo Pavilion stage beginning Jan. 15. “James and the Giant Peach” is Roald Dahl’s fantastical musical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Cabaret’ and ‘Seussical’ shine in Music Circus season

Tony Award-winning Broadway classic “Cabaret” will run July 26 to 31 at California Musical Theatre’s Sacramento Music Circus. Photo by Charr Crail

California Musical Theatre has announced the 2016 lineup for Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. The season includes four shows that have never been produced at Music Circus: The smash hit musical comedy “Legally Blonde,” based on the hilarious film starring Reese Witherspoon; the family favorite […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »