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Young musician wins back-to-back best jazz soloist

Delaney Odell, 13, who just graduated with Marina Village's eighth grade class, recently won best overall jazz soloist for the second straight year at the Music in the Parks festival in Vallejo. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Incoming Oak Ridge freshman Delaney Odell already knows what she wants to do with her life. “I want to major in music and then be a middle school music director,” she told Village Life. Since fifth grade Delaney has been recognized as a gifted clarinet and saxophone player. Recently the 13-year-old won best overall jazz […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Warhol: Portraits speaks to the creative mind in Crocker exhibit

Andy Warhol, "Self-Portrait," 1986. 
Photo courtesy of the Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

It seems like only yesterday that I was walking through the “bones” of the new expansion to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Wearing a hard hat and with a photographer in tow, we heard promises of amazing exhibits to come. There would be expansive galleries and appropriate archival lighting. Six years later, the promise […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Railroad Museum jazzed up for Memorial Day weekend

Coinciding with the 43rd annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage diesel locomotive. In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Arts Council receives major grant from National Endowment for the Arts

 The El Dorado Arts Council has received an Art Works award to support a Cultural Master Planning process for El Dorado County from the National Endowment for the Arts. National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Palladio heats up with summer concert series

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Gloria Wright Palladio at Broadstone The Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom will be rockin’ out Wednesday nights this summer with a lineup of the region’s best cover bands (and a DJ) to play their Summer Concert Series. Love Taylor Swift? Then don’t miss Swift Country on July 6. If you were a teenager in the 90s […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake Symphony to close season with Hollywood Hits

Maestro Peter Jaffe polled patrons of Folsom Lake Symphony to help him select the theme for this season’s final concert.  Village Life file photo by Jackie Penn

Many of us grew up listening to famous conductor Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. As a kid, I always wondered why it was called a “Pops” orchestra. Did it have something to do with popcorn? I never heard any popping sounds. What was the deal? Well, to put it simply, the “pops” stands […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Iconic rock photographer Ethan Russell comes to Harris Center

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Rebecca Murphy Anyone who might want to revisit the blossoming age of rock and roll will want to see Ethan Russell’s Best Seat in the House coming to the Harris Center’s main stage May 20. The show will feature approximately 400 photographs of the icons of the era, along with music and the stories surrounding […]

Comments Off / May 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »