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Get the blues; have a brew this Saturday

John Lee Hooker, Jr. headlines the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Blues and Brews event benefitting the planned veterans memorial in El Dorado Hills. Frank Vigil Photography

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents Blues and Brews, a fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 12, benefitting the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. John Lee Hooker Jr. and The Used Blues Band headline this world-class blues event to be held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. […]

No Comment / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Ballet invites you to ‘The Nutcracker’

It’s that time of the year again when another generation of Sacramentans will be introduced to the beauty and magic that others have come to love and treasure in the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker.” Sacramento Ballet Artistic Director Ron Cunningham’s well-known production of the world’s most beloved ballet — with its fanciful characters, growing […]

No Comment / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

100 years of Broadway … all in one night

Neil's Bergs "100 Years of Broadway" brings all the hits to one stage. Courtesy photo

Take five dazzling Broadway stars — including the woman who has performed the female lead for “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway longer than any other actress in the show’s 23 year history — and add an all-star Broadway band performing favorite songs from the best-loved musicals in history, and there you have it: Neil […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Santa coming to David Girard

Santa will make a special visit to David Girard Vineyards on Dec. 10. Courtesy photo

David Girard Vineyards will host a Christmas Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 10. Bring the little ones because Santa and his elves arrive at 1:30. All are invited to enjoy hot holiday soups and treats from local bakery Sierra Rizing. Don’t miss wine specials and holiday gift ideas. Finish off the day […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom High School Jazz Choir is No. 1 with sights set on Europe

No. 1 in the nation —€” The Folsom Jazz Choir hopes to represent the region and the nation in Europe this summer. To pay their own way, the students are offering to perform at private parties and corporate events this holiday season. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills and Folsom region are home to some impressive talent. Fortunately, this talent is not hidden under a bushel basket. It is held aloft for all to see, whether it is a performance by EDMT, a local high school play … or a jazz choir. I have had the good fortune to […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Nutty knights take the stage in ‘Spamalot’

And now for something completely different — "Spamalot" puts an entertaining twist on the classic King Arthut legend. The audience won't beleive the adventures these knights have while on a quest for the Holy Grail. Courtesy photo

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” makes its capital region debut in the intimacy of Stage One at Three Stages. The performances on Nov. 17-19 mark the first visit to the Sacramento region by the national tour of Spamalot. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A dynamic evening of flamenco

Things get hot on Three Stages’ dance floor From his days as first dancer in Compañía Española de Antonio Márquez to his sensational U.S. tour in 2008, José Porcel has been an electric presence in the world of flamenco. From Madrid, Spain, Porcel’s own company of eight dancers, two singers and four musicians will bring […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »