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Community concert membership drive in full swing

El Dorado Community Concert Association News release It’s the time of year for renewal or first time order for membership in the El Dorado County Community Concert Association. The membership drive for the 2016-17 season is in full swing and ends May 20. The association board is excited about the 2016-17 season’s lineup of exceptional […]

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El Dorado Hills book publisher to speak at Placerville library

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Calling all book lovers, writers and dreamers. Have you ever wondered how to get a book published? What are book publishers looking for in a manuscript? How has publishing changed with the rise of digital books? Come to the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. […]

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Comment now on Mental Health plan update

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, invites the public to review and provide comment on the fiscal year 2016-17 Mental Health Services Act plan update. The draft plan update provides information on current and new MHSA programs and budgets for three fiscal years (FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19). MHSA components in the […]

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SCSO celebrates 20th season with European Masterworks and CD release

The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra brings the works of Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Dvorak to the Community Center Stage May 14. Courtesy photo

James McCormick Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra plan to cap off their landmark 20th season with European Masterworks, a performance featuring three contrasting choral orchestral works by Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Dvoràk at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, May 14, at 8 p.m. The celebration doesn’t […]

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Rock with Taj Mahal for his birthday

The Taj Mahal Trio features, left to right, Kester Smith on drums, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal and Bill Rich on bass. Courtesy photo

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Known for popular hits like “Queen Bee,” “Leaving Trunk” and “Johnny Too Bad,” Taj Mahal will take the stage at the Harris Center for the Arts May 19, at 8 p.m. Though his […]

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Taylor Graham named inaugural Poet Laureate of El Dorado County

Taylor Graham poses for a photo with El Dorado County Supervisor Brian Veerkamp after a board proclamation named her Poet Laureate of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

Alisyn Gularte El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Arts Council has inaugurated a Poet Laureate program for El Dorado County. This post, officially appointed by a conferring institution, is bestowed on a noted poet to honor his or her body of work and to celebrate poetry as an art form. Taylor Graham was chosen by […]

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State Fair launches new student competitions

The California State Fair is expanding the Youth Art Competition and Industrial & Technology Education Competition to create the all new California Student Showcase Competition. California residents can submit works in the areas of Fine Art, Science, Creative Arts, Innovations and Future Economics and Industrial and Vocational Skills. This prestigious statewide student competition celebrates the […]

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