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Folsom History Museum gets with the season

UNTITLED WALL ART, from the collection of Dolph Gotelli

“AN ILLUSTRATED CHRISTMAS,” Folsom History Museum’s current exhibit, features vintage holiday wall art, textiles and original prints of Thomas Nast illustrations from Harper’s Magazine. Folsom History Museum is located at 826 Sutter St. and is open Tuesday though Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the museum online at folsomhistorymuseum.org.

No Comment / December 14, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Arts organizations on life support

Economists tell us that the economy is in recovery mode — albeit a slow one. That’s good news for the arts community, which is certainly feeling a chill. One sneeze, and a sound organization could develop a serious case of pneumonia. Even when an economy is in recovery mode, it’s possible for an arts organization […]

No Comment / December 14, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet presents ‘Nutcracker’

CIERRA DIAZ of El Dorado Hills will play the Nutcracker Prince in Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker," opening in Folsom Dec. 17. Diaz is a longtime performer with El Dorado Musical Theater and a recent student of ballet. Courtesy photo

World’s most popular ballet opens Friday in Folsom One of the region’s most prestigious ballet academies will give three performances of a timeless Christmas classic this weekend in Folsom. Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet opens “The Nutcracker” this Friday night at the Jill Solberg Theater, with following performances Saturday and Sunday afternoon. “The Nutcracker” is a […]

No Comment / December 10, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

High Voltage’s ‘Holiday Celebration’ this weekend only

HIGH VOLTAGE will perform "Holiday Celebration" this Friday and Saturday night in Folsom. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre’s premiere tour company, High Voltage, will give only two cabaret-style performances of “Holiday Celebration” Dec. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at Oak Hills Church in Folsom. The show will include a plethora of song and dance numbers, including Christmas classics like “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Holiday in the Hills’ now showing

MIKE JIMENA stars as Peter J. Hopper in "Holiday in the Hills." Also pictured are, clockwise,Sage Innerarity, Joanna Rehwald and Nicole Beigh. Courtesy photo

Sutter Street Theatre continues a Christmas tradition this season with its annual production of the historically fictional play “Holiday in the Hills.” Written by Sutter Street’s own Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt, the play celebrates an old fashioned Christmas filled with the songs, dance and warmth of the season. Set in Historic Folsom in the […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jaxx — rock and roll lives on

JAXX is, left to right, Kyle Maxwell, Jack Petterle, Nikkos Savas and Alan Petterle. Courtesy photo

With the current assault of digitized, auto-tuned, drum-machined, salon-styled and eyeliner-wearing hit manufacturers dominating airways, cable TV and You Tube, it’s a relief to know there are still kids out there strapping on guitars and cranking out timeless rock and roll riffs that stand up long after one-eyed emo hairstyles have gone the way of […]

1 Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Look for gifts made in the USA this Christmas

As I was doing a recent writing assignment for the Mountain Democrat, I overheard a conversation that I found quite interesting at a local merchant’s register: “Ma’am, do you have any items that say they are ‘Made in America?’” a gentleman asked. “Why are you looking for something like that?” the clerk asked. “Well, I’m […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »