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Tailgate at the Automobile Museum

It’s time we give a nod to the trusty old pickup truck and the California Automobile Museum has done just that with a new exhibit appropriately titled Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday. And what better way to celebrate the pickup truck than with a themed tailgate party. If you love your truck or just love […]

1 Comment / August 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Concert season hits the ground Papa Doo Run Running

Some have said that Papa Doo Run Run sounds more like the Beach Boys than the Beach Boys. Find out for yourself this Sunday as the surf rock veterans play two concerts at Harris Center. Courtesy photo

Craig Burnett Folsom Lake Community Concert Association Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, Papa Doo Run Run, quickly discovered their forté — they sound like the Beach Boys. That sound led them to surf music icons Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 Papa toured North America with the wildly popular duo. In the […]

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Double the fun with combo train ride and river cruise

Ride the Hornblower this weekend in a 45-minute jaunt along the Sacramento River and then travel by boat on a river cruise as part of this special Old Sacramento experience. Photo by Kelly B. Huston

What could be better than spending a relaxing summer afternoon enjoying an excursion train ride and a river boat cruise on the Sacramento River? Getting a special combo deal of course. California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Foundation and Hornblower Cruises have teamed up to offer a special combo price for guests […]

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‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ premieres at Music Circus

Matt Hessburg California Musical Theatre The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance and compassion to one […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Joy and Madness — Delivering soul and funk to Live on the Boulevard

Joy and Madness brings a fresh and funky energy to Town Center this Thursday in another Live on the Boulevard free concert. Band members include Tony Marvelli, Hans Eberbach, Miss Nyxi, Bobby G, Jeremy Springer, Andrew Enberg, Raul Sandoval, left to right, and Tim Taylor, not pictured. Courtesy photo

Sherri Bergmann Village Life correspondent Joy and Madness, a talented nine-piece soul and funk explosion, will be making the dance floor move at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s free Live on the Boulevard summer concert series Thursday, Aug. 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Joy and Madness is a Sacramento-based music phenomenon that has been rocking stages […]

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Viewpoint looks at national treasures and parks

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On Aug. 25 the U.S. National Park Service turns 100. Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento is celebrating this landmark anniversary with two exhibits on display through Sept. 3 at its J Street location. In the Main Gallery, the exhibit focus is on California National Parks, with inspirational works by three photographers. The exhibit will highlight our beautiful California […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate ‘the change’ — Menopause the Musical hits Harris Center for four shows

Four middle-aged women find out how much they have in common in “Menopause The Musical,” playing Aug. 25-27 at the Harris Center in Folsom. Starring in this production of the hit musical are Linda Boston, Judy Blue, Teri Adams and Megan Cavanagh, left to right.
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The much loved parody “Menopause the Musical” returns to Harris Center for the Arts in a “hilarious celebration of women and ‘the change.’” “Menopause the Musical” is in its 14th year, having entertained audiences in more than 750 cities around the world, in over 15 countries. The musical is infectious; “it’s impossible not to laugh!” wrote the New York […]

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