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Burn calories as you stroll through neighborhoods, global wonderland

Walking in a Global Wonderland — There are lots of exercise options available to families this Thanksgiving, including two regional fun runs and a new venue at Cal Expo. The Global Winter Wonderland will feature holiday themes as well as lantern designs of famous world landmarks. Courtesy photo

It’s here: that time of grocery store endcaps filled with stuffing, Jell-O, savory spices and decadent desserts. Two weeks and counting to Thanksgiving in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Bring on the pumpkin pie … and the inevitable calories. This a feast. A time of celebration and family. It’s a time to celebrate the good in […]

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Beautiful music, inspirational messages personify choir

The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir has become a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood throughout its homeland. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — With songs in their heart and praise on their lips, this talented gospel group from Darkar, Senegal has been touring the United States since early September. The singers will culminate their tour with select performances on the West Coast including a concert at Harris Center of the Arts in Folsom. This inspiring West African choir lifts […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

New Orleans legends perform together on stage

FOLSOM — Jazz fans will have a rare chance to see two celebrated New Orleans jazz icons in the same performance at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Nov. 19. The celebrated Preservation Hall Jazz Band and one of New Orleans favorite sons, Allen Toussaint, are touring the United States in a joint tour […]

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Sutter Street takes down actors … one by one

Sutter Street actors Stephen Kauffman, Amy Williams and Kate Muris, left to right, find themselves in very unlucky situations in "And Then There Were None." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder and one by one they start to die. In the superlative mystery comedy “And Then There Were None,” statuettes of little soldier boys sit on the mantel in a house on an island off the coast of Devon. As they […]

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Follow the yellow brick road to Oak Ridge

The Scarecrow (Dalton Johnson) sings "If I Only Had a Brain" to Dorothy (Alanna Underwood) during an Oak Ridge Drama rehearsal of "The Wizard of Oz."

Travel somewhere over the rainbow with Oak Ridge High School’s talented actors, actresses and theater crews as they present “The Wizard of Oz.” This colorful production complete with munchkins, flying monkeys and, of course, those gorgeous ruby slippers will delight audiences of all ages and also teach theatergoers important lessons. “It reminds us that family […]

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‘Tis the season for holiday music

Maestro Peter Jaffe will lead the Folsom Symphony at its holiday concerts Dec. 6 & 7. Courtesy photo

Under its new conductor Peter Jaffe, the Folsom Symphony’s annual winter concert Dec. 6 & 7 will celebrate the holidays with its most varied repertoire ever. ‘Tis the Season presents more than a dozen classical and traditional treasures, with performances by not only the orchestra but soprano soloist Jessica Siena and the American River College Choir […]

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Sacramento Arts Festival features the best

Unique glass work, like this tea pot made by Bob and Laurie Kliss, will be available at the Sacrament Art Festival this weekend. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Don’t miss the opportunity to share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 9. The 17th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center, 14th and J streets, to showcase the best-ever in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. The festival features […]

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