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Folsom Lake Symphony to close season with Hollywood Hits

Maestro Peter Jaffe polled patrons of Folsom Lake Symphony to help him select the theme for this season’s final concert.  Village Life file photo by Jackie Penn

Many of us grew up listening to famous conductor Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. As a kid, I always wondered why it was called a “Pops” orchestra. Did it have something to do with popcorn? I never heard any popping sounds. What was the deal? Well, to put it simply, the “pops” stands […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Iconic rock photographer Ethan Russell comes to Harris Center

Courtesy photo

Rebecca Murphy Anyone who might want to revisit the blossoming age of rock and roll will want to see Ethan Russell’s Best Seat in the House coming to the Harris Center’s main stage May 20. The show will feature approximately 400 photographs of the icons of the era, along with music and the stories surrounding […]

Comments Off / May 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tour d’art: Artists open studio doors this weekend

Suzanne Haydu shows some of her paintings that will be available for purchase during the El Dorado Hills Arts Association Spring Art Studio Tour. Photo by Laurie Edwards.

Sherri Bergmann The El Dorado Hills Arts Association is presenting its annual Spring Art Studio Tour open house May 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This weekend-long, free event is more than an open house, but rather open houses, spread from Folsom across the foothills to Shingle Springs as 21 artists’ studios will open […]

1 Comment / May 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

’13 the Musical’ comes to the Sutter Street Theatre stage

One of the most frequently produced new musicals of the last decade, “13 the Musical” is a rollicking musical comedy featuring a cast exclusively made up of teenagers — thirteen 13-year-olds as a matter of fact. Evan Goldman is two months from turning 13 years old, living happily in New York City, the greatest city on […]

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Courtyard music to serenade Placerville

Courtyard concert attendees relax next to the enjoyable blend of pop and country by Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger at the first concert of the season May 14. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado Community Foundation Summertime in downtown Placerville is always a busy time and this year promises to be one of the best yet. As the businesses celebrate the completion of the Main Street renovation and welcome visitors from all over the world to the Gold Panning Championships, they will additionally be serenaded with the […]

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Get up close with wildlife at Viewpoint

Great Egret

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is hosting an exhibit of the artwork of wildlife photographer Douglas Herr in the Step Up Gallery for the month of May through June 4. Herr’s work shares the gallery space with the Four Generations of Weston exhibit, which will also be displayed through June 4th. The Step Up Gallery is dedicated to member photographers […]

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

Portraits and sculpture share exhibit space at Gallery 48

"Dragonfly" by Jeannie Vodden

A bit of the unexpected; sun dappled images of people with a hint of fantasy that changes a regular portrait into an interaction with the magic of life and uniquely sculpted stone that glows with life will be on exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom beginning May 13 to June 30. Beautiful […]

Comments Off / May 09, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »