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Country legend Merle Haggard brings his musical poetry to Three Stages

Merle Haggard

FOLSOM — If the question were asked, “Who forged the genre known today as modern country music,” only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard. “There are few people who epitomize the spirit and the reality of country music […]

No Comment / February 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Philharmonic salutes Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Philharmonic’s 2012 Beethoven tribute offers a multi-faceted look at the beloved composer. On the program is his Grosse Fuge (Great Fugue), which one music critic called “the most radical work by the most formidable composer in history.” In 2005 a librarian at the Palmer Theological Seminary discovered a lost manuscript of the piece. […]

No Comment / February 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

You’ll never forget A Chocolate Affair

Big game hunter Fred McLaren, 71, and wife, Dawn, 68, along with their 4-year-old Maltipoo Shilo will host a dinner for lucky Chocolate Affair auction winners at their home in Shingle Springs. Village Life photos by Shelly Thorene

It is time for chocoholics to celebrate. A Chocolate Affair is Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Placerville are the sponsors of this delightful time of sampling chocolate goodies, other tasty treats and wine and beer. […]

No Comment / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Toy Story 3′ hits the ice

The Toy Story gang arrives at Sunnyside Daycare, but they'll soon find out things aren't so sunny. Watch Woody, Buzz and friends escape danger in Disney on Ice's upcoming show. Photos by Heinz Kluetmeier

Disney On Ice presents Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 3.” The Academy Award winning blockbuster “Toy Story 3″ and memorable moments from “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2″ hit the ice in this sensational live production. “We’ve all grown up watching the ‘Toy Story’ movies,” said producer Kenneth Feld. “Now our families — grandparents, parents and […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Light Opera presents swashbuckling fun

Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento celebrates its 31st season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckling musical comedy “The Pirates of Penzance.” Goofy, irreverent, and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, “The Pirates of Penzance” follows the story of an orphan boy who was mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate instead of […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘And it Grew into a Zoo!’

Fiercely educational — This example of the anatomy of a wolf's head is part of the exhibit on the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, currently on exhibit at the Folsom History Museum through March 18. Photo by Susan Laird

Folsom History Museum profiles city’s zoo sanctuary The Folsom area is unique in that it has many of the amenities one would expect of a larger metropolitan city. This includes the fact that Folsom even has its own zoo. A zoo? Yes, a zoo sanctuary actually. And the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is the focus […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre: February shows keep the audience engaged

Sutter Street Theatre actors Jerold McFatter, Troy Thomas, Matt Udall and Mike Jimena, left to right, will keep the audience laughing in the upcoming production of "Escanaba in the Moonlight." The show opens Feb. 10. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Escanaba in da Moonlight” When the Soady clan reunites for  the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Reubin Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting […]

No Comment / February 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »