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Snow much happening in Tahoe South

A winter storm hammered Tahoe South in early March with 2-3 feet of snow at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood, giving powder hounds hope for an extended spring ski season. “Substantial snowfall in conjunction with major renovations has helped to deliver record-breaking business and we anticipate the momentum to continue through spring and beyond,” […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: The best time of the year — for lemons

By Sari Cochrane A winter garden is beautiful, especially to a UCCE Master Preserver. The season’s bounty can be found in a search among the gothic branches and bramble of the foothills and unpruned gardens. Rosehips and kiwi are at their best, but both put up a fight so wear long gloves. Another garden warrior […]

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El Dorado Western Railroad in Shingle Springs Easter Sunday

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The El Dorado Western Railroad, a program of the County Museum, offers rides on vintage eight-seat track inspection cars every Sunday, weather permitting. On Sunday, March 27 the rides will board at the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs. Tickets are sold first come, first served, starting at 10:30 a.m. with […]

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Tabla master Zakir Hussain brings India’s finest to Folsom

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 Zakir Hussain is the world’s foremost expert on playing the classical Indian drums known as tabla, an unrivaled performer among the greats of Indian music. It was his father who, with Ravi Shankar, brought the music of India to America. On March 30, the reigning master virtuoso of the tabla brings Masters of Percussion to the […]

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

Young virtuoso and famous violin make U.S. debut in Folsom

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Patrons of the Folsom Lake Symphony are in for a rare treat next month.  Not only will the music and the performances be remarkable … so will the appearance of a talented soloist and his historical violin. The Spirit of Freedom is the theme for The Folsom Lake Symphony’s upcoming concert on Saturday, April, 2 […]

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It’s Magic variety show to appear at Harris Center

John Shryock and Mari Lynn masterfully incorporate illusion with drama, dance and comedy. Courtesy photo

Once again, the art of magic is alive and thriving at the Harris Center for the Arts. It’s Magic!, a live stage show which features some of the finest magic performers from around the world, returns to Folsom, and well it should, for two performances March 20. Regional audiences have fallen in love with the […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate ‘the craft’ of fine furniture and Oak Ridge art at 48 Natoma

“Rocking Chair” by Gary Foster. The fine furniture craftsmanship of 18 members of the Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild will be on display at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, March 18 to May 5. Courtesy photo

No matter what area of human endeavor one looks at, one eventually finds those who pursue excellence to the point where that field becomes a true art form. Or, as those perfection seekers call it, “the craft.” This week, a group of 18 members of the Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild will display the work […]

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