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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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Experience California’s connection to the Run for the Roses

California’s champion racehorse, California Chrome, is celebrated in a special exhibit at The California Museum. His trophies and other memorabilia are on display through Sept. 25. Photo courtesy Forestbird Photography/Kathleen Waldvogel Palma

The first weekend in May in America is reserved for the Sport of Kings — thoroughbred horse racing. For 142 years, aficionados of this pastime have turned their eyes to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. The Run for the Roses is the first jewel in the Triple […]

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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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‘Hansel and Gretel’ visit Fairytale Town

Puppet Art Theater Company will perform the classic tale “Hansel and Gretel” this weekend at Fairytale Town. After being left in the forest to fend for themselves, Hansel and Gretel discover a house made of gingerbread. Little do they know the house belongs to a wicked old witch. Enjoy this playful puppet show in Fairytale […]

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Raise a glass to Mom

It's good eats, drinks, music, art and more this weekend at the Art, Beer and Wine Festival at Town Center. Village Life illustration by Krysten Vellum

The 13th annual El Dorado Hills Art, Beer & Wine Festival will be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 & 8, at El Dorado Hills Town Center.  What could be more fun than a whole weekend of craft beer and wine tasting, great live music, some of the regions’ best artisans and fantastic food? Admission is free with fee-based […]

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ Matchmaking at its best

"Hello, Dolly!" presented by El Dorado Musical Theatre opens this week at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

One of the most famous and enduring productions on Broadway — “Hello, Dolly!” — comes to Harris Center for the Arts, April 29 through May 15, thanks to the local talent of El Dorado Musical Theatre actors. The production is a true entertaining experience in the professional acting, grand costumes, impressive stage design and effects […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Automobile Museum really truckin’ now

The 1957 Chevy Cameo is one of many trucks on display at the California Automobile Museum. Courtesy photo

The California Automobile Museum has debuted an all-new exhibit — The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday. With 12 trucks on display spanning time periods from 1935 to present, the focus of the exhibit is to demonstrate the evolution of the iconic pickup truck from an everyday work vehicle to its place in today’s culture […]

Comments Off / April 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »