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A Tribute to the American songbook

FOLSOM — Esteemed vocalist Steve Tyrrell, a Billboard chart-topping jazz singer and legendary record producer, joins two-time Grammy winner vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur in a celebration of the American songbook at Three Stages on March 28. While Schuur made her first record in 1971 — she was 18 — and while JazzTimes said of Schuur’s last studio […]

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Shaw play offers ironic but happy ending

“Widowers’ Houses” begins as a boy meets girl romance, but is soon complicated by economic-class differences. Blanche Sartorius is the spoiled daughter of a rich Realtor whose massive fortune has been made from milking poor renters in his sub-standard houses. An idealistic young doctor, Harry Trent has blindly courted Blanche until he discovers the declassé source of […]

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Arts center is ‘Awash With Color’

Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons presents an annual members’ watercolor show, Awash With Color at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, April 2-20. Juried by Patricia Osborne, Awash With Color will be a display of members watercolor paintings. More than 100 watercolors are expected to participate. A special second Saturday Reception with live music will be held from […]

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EDH quilter celebrates the military

"and Our Flag was Still There" by Melinda Bula

An evocative, quilt depiction of an embattled American flag by an El Dorado Hills artist has been added to the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky. The title is “And Our Flag Was Still There!” “When my son decided to join the Marines after college, I made this quilt to deal […]

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The ‘Hag’ back by popular demand

Merle Haggard brings his legendary country music back to Folsom April 8 & 9.

FOLSOM — If the question were asked, “Who forged the genre known today as modern country music,” only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard, who returns to Folsom on April 8 & 9. “There are few people who […]

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Passport Weekend a hot ticket

PLACERVILLE — Wine drinkers and fans of El Dorado wine country are making this year’s two Passport weekends in April a prized event. El Dorado Winery Association’s Passport 2013 weekends are April 13-14 and 20-21, and sales have been booming for the reinvigorated annual bash that engulfs this Sierra foothill region — and this year […]

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Folsom Symphony showcases French horn quartet

Folsom Symphony French horn soloists are: Angelina Contreras, Gary Suits, Guylene "Gigi" Tree and Mark Sheldon.

For its March 23 concert, the Folsom Symphony will present only three pieces … but they are masterpieces. First on the program, aptly titled “Our Magnificent Horns,” is Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck,” a creative “concertante” work from the 19th-century European Romantic era. A concertante composition showcases soloists, usually more than one, within the piece. For this […]

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