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Swing time — Five shows in Folsom to put audiences ‘In the Mood’

"In the Mood" travels back in time to hear the Andrew Sisters' 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Courtesy photo

Harris Center for the Arts News release To the delight of fans of American Big Bands, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing and all-American 1940s musical  “In The Mood” celebrates 23 years on the road with five performances at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom Sept. 1-4 Following this engagement, the “In the Mood” talent will be departing […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Concert season hits the ground Papa Doo Run Running

Some have said that Papa Doo Run Run sounds more like the Beach Boys than the Beach Boys. Find out for yourself this Sunday as the surf rock veterans play two concerts at Harris Center. Courtesy photo

Craig Burnett Folsom Lake Community Concert Association Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, Papa Doo Run Run, quickly discovered their forté — they sound like the Beach Boys. That sound led them to surf music icons Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 Papa toured North America with the wildly popular duo. In the […]

Comments Off / August 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ premieres at Music Circus

Matt Hessburg California Musical Theatre The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance and compassion to one […]

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

Viewpoint looks at national treasures and parks


On Aug. 25 the U.S. National Park Service turns 100. Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento is celebrating this landmark anniversary with two exhibits on display through Sept. 3 at its J Street location. In the Main Gallery, the exhibit focus is on California National Parks, with inspirational works by three photographers. The exhibit will highlight our beautiful California […]

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

Join the celebration of 50 years of imagination at work

"Life" by Linda Heath Clark

Placerville Arts Association News release “Creativity is putting your imagination to work and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.” — Ken Robinson Some very extraordinary results in human culture have been happening for 50 years in Placerville and El Dorado County. Placerville Arts Association is very excited and proud to display the exciting […]

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

Hands4Hope celebrates youth volunteers

The 2015-16 Hands4Hope Youth Board holds up a check for The Grace Network, a Sacramento-based organization dedicated to stopping human trafficking. Courtesy photo

Hands4Hope recently hosted its seventh annual Youth Recognition Event, honoring the dedication of time and achievements of all Hands4Hope youth participants for the past year. Marin Cross, the 2015-16 president, gave a recap of the year: 1,493 participants from six high school clubs, five middle school clubs and Team Hope (Hands4Hope’s elementary school club) as well […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Phone scam targeting California residents

SACRAMENTO — The Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento field office has received numerous reports of individuals impersonating government agencies in an effort to scam the public. Currently, these unsolicited calls are placed by criminals who claim to be representatives of the FBI or other government agency and make demands for money. Several call recipients stated that Caller […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »