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Oak Ridge musicians make prestigious symphony

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STUDENT MUSICIANS Stephen Bailey, left, trumpet, and junior Jacob Wellman, bassoon, were accepted to the All-State (Fresno) and National Honor Bands (Indianapolis) this year. More than 1,500 students auditioned for a spot in one of the orchestras. Both Bailey and Wellman made the top-caliber wind symphony Feb. 19 in Fresno, playing under the direction of University […]

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

‘Jazz After Dark’ kicks off Saturday

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College kicks off its “Jazz After Dark” series at 10 p.m. Saturday with performances by the Afro-Cuban Funk Band and Urban Jazz Project, with special guests the MOSAIC Dance Company. Music lovers are encouraged to come out and experience great live jazz in the late-night club atmosphere of Three Stages’ City […]

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

‘Inferno of Innocents’ showcases truth in art

EPIPHANY I (ADORATION OF THE MAGI 2), 2010, by Gottfried Helnwein. Mixed media (oil and acrylic) on canvas

Truth is like a lion in a cage. There’s no need to defend it — just open the door. The artistic pursuit of truth is the driving passion of internationally renowned artist Gottfried Helnwein. His work is disturbing and controversial, because he places the lion outside of its cage, right in front of the viewer. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Oak Ridge student wins poetry contest

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Oak Ridge senior Rebecca Shields took first place in El Dorado County’s “Poetry Out Loud” competition on Feb. 2. Shields was one of thousands of students across the state to participate in the national recitation contest, a program run by the California Arts Council in the state and started by the National Endowment for the […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘A Universe of Dreams’ — imagination comes alive

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There is no sound in space. But if there were, it might as well be the soundtrack to “A Universe of Dreams,” coming to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College  Saturday, Feb. 26. Featuring projected images from the Hubble Space Telescope, “A Universe of Dreams” is music, poetry and stories performed by Ensemble Galilei and […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Hills photographer featured at Olympus Caffé

GIRAFFES IN TANZANIA, photo by Paul Ferrin

Prolific El Dorado Hills photographer and artist Paul Ferrin is currently showcasing a cross-section of his work at Town Center’s Olympus Caffé. Ferrin’s photography includes African Wildlife, underwater scenes, flora, portraits and cityscapes. He is also an accomplished abstract painter. Ferrin’s photos and paintings will be on display through March 9. Olympus Caffé is located […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ditch the 3-D glasses: Catch this play instead

Before the invention of 3-D movies, there was true entertainment in three dimensions: Live theater, where the actors and the audience have the opportunity to interact during the show. Moments can be extended for laughter … or tears. Live theater is the perfect medium for Dave William’s play, “There Should Be Roses,” now making its […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »