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Former Sacramento youth musician returns

Charles Messersmith

Season’s first concert is Oct. 15 at Three Stages in Folsom “Light Out of the Darkness,” the Folsom Symphony’s Oct. 15 performance, its first of the 2011-12 season, will be a homecoming — and a bit of dejå vu — for clarinet soloist Charles Messersmith. A graduate of Folsom conductor Michael Neumann’s Sacramento Youth Symphony, […]

No Comment / September 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crista Dixon sees art in vintage jewelry, buttons

Crista Dixon works on a piece of jewelry at her El Dorado Hills home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Mike Bush What started as a hobby making “fun, funky” earrings and jewelry with a friend five years ago has turned into an almost full-time job for Crista Dixon. The vice-president of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills has sold more than 450 pieces of jewelry in the last four years. Making jewelry is an […]

No Comment / September 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Get your tickets now for Blues and Brews

Attention blues lovers: The party of the year returns Nov. 12. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents a night of world-class blues at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Blues and Brews is a fundraiser for the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. The […]

No Comment / September 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

See the wild side at River City Bank

A brown bear explores Glacier Bay in this Laurie Edwards photo.

Laurie Edwards’ interest in photography began at an early age when she took her initial photography class from Roy Malone at Gold Trail Elementary School. At that time, she made her first camera and learned to develop film in the darkroom. Later, she expanded her technical knowledge by participating in private digital photography workshops in addition […]

No Comment / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fresh air inspires artist Bill Monaghan

"Anywhere, California" by Bill Monaghan.

By Mike Bush On the lower right hand side of an old drafting table Bill Monaghan that sits in his home studio is an age-old Chinese saying, “First you see the hills in the painting, then you see the painting in the hills.” This holds true for a recent Monaghan oil painting done in his […]

No Comment / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom LIVE! features double-platinum artist, grammy winners

Eddie Money headlines this year's Folsom LIVE!

FOLSOM — Eddie Money, who catapulted to double-platinum status for Top 40 hits like “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” will rock the crowds as Friday’s headliner at the eighth annual Folsom LIVE! Music Festival Sept. 23-24. Pat Benatar, previously scheduled to appear on Friday, was forced to cancel […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Staff Benda Bilili tour canceled

The American debut of Staff Benda Bilili — scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College — has fallen prey to the difficulties inherent in international travel. The entire North American tour, 16 cities in all, including New York and Los Angeles, has been canceled due to “bureaucratic red tape and […]

No Comment / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »