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Bring the picnic indoors

THE KEN HARDIN TRIO. Photo by Fred Hall

Free outdoor music may be a summer phenomenon, but this Sunday brings the opportunity to pack a picnic and enjoy live jazz rain or shine in Nevada City at the InConcert Sierra benefit, Jazz off the Pond. Catch classic rock from Then Again, playing songs by Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Carole King and […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Thanksgiving 10k, 5k events make a real difference

There must be something wrong with the space-time continuum, because it seems to me that I just wrote a column about Thanksgiving events. But it’s been a year. Time to take measure of all the things we are thankful for, and to help those who could use a little help this time of year. In […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom High hosts huge band comp Saturday

This year’s Folsom Fall Festival marching band festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at Folsom High School’s Prairie City Stadium. The competition will feature 19 marching bands from Northern California and Nevada scheduled to compete in four divisions. Preliminary competition begins at 11:30 a.m. at Prairie City Stadium on the Folsom High School campus, […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDH Rotary presents ‘Blues and Brews’ benefit for Fallen Warriors Memorial Saturday

Attention blues fans: The party is coming to El Dorado Hills this Saturday, Nov. 13. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills is sponsoring a lineup of world-class special guest blues musicians at the El Dorado Hills Community Services Gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 8 to 11 p.m. The “house band” will be The Used […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Chroma Gallery celebrates nature

Late Day Vineyard, by Susan Sarback.

Nature’s bounty in the fall provides abundant resources for an artist’s imagination. The deep rich tones of harvested fruits and vegetables and the cool blues and greens of the lakes and rivers are reflected in the “Autumn Aura” artwork featured at Chroma Gallery this month. See the influence of autumn’s atmosphere in the paintings of […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Opera kicks off a season of crazy love with ‘Orlando’

Sacramento Opera’s 30th season gets underway this month with themes of love and madness in George Frideric Handel’s “Orlando” on Nov. 19 and 21. The opera’s theme is perfect in keeping with Sac Opera’s 2010–11 theme of “Love Makes You Crazy.” The title character, Orlando, is a great soldier in the Emperor Charlemagne’s army. Orlando (“Roland”) […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Prisoner of Second Avenue’ — a classic with modern relevance

WHERE ARE YOU GOING WITH THAT SHOVEL? Stephen Kauffman and Eileen Beaver as Mel and Edna Edison.

When Neil Simon’s 1971 classic play, “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” premiered on Broadway it captivated fans with its exploration of the theme of unemployment during middle age. The tightrope walk between comedy and drama reached out to a nation rocked by crises in the gas and steel industries. In our own time when working people […]

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