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Jewish role in Gold Rush revealed

Artifacts on display at the Folsom History Museum tell the story of Jewish settlers.

FOLSOM — Little known Jewish communities of the Gold Rush era are the focus of a new exhibit at Folsom History Museum. As far north as Arcata on the coast, Shasta inland and down to the southern mines in Mariposa, Jewish immigrants established homes and businesses. The Wells Fargo building gallery show highlights their settlements […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rock of Ages: Worldwide ’80s party musical will rock Folsom

"Rock of Ages" tells a love story using iconic '80s music. Courtesy photo

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer in LA’s most legendary rock club and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. It’s “Rock of Ages,” a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Center for Sacramento History opens the vault

SACRAMENTO — Ranging from early gold miner’s boots to bombshell stilettos, the Center for Sacramento History will showcase nearly 75 pairs of shoes, boots and other historic or fancy footwear dating from the 1860s to the 1980s as part of an Inside the Vault Textile Tours: Fabulous Footwear four-day event scheduled for Thursday, April 24, through […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

50 fiddlers raise the roof

Picture the Harris Center for the Arts stage filled with 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even a harmonica, projecting a sound lively as a dance band, as majestic as a symphony orchestra. Front this merry group of music-makers with Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser — whose humor, passion and charismatic […]

No Comment / April 08, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

One night, four great guitarists

Four of the world’s leading acoustic guitar virtuosos join creative forces to bring their individual and collective musical genius to the stage with The Great Guitars. Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is one of only six unique venues in the U.S. chosen for this tour in April 2014. Featuring renowned guitar maestros Martin […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Who is the Man of the Shroud?’ exhibit in Sacramento

The Sacramento metro area is home to numerous museums. This should hardly be surprising, considering the significance of California in this great nation. From to the Crocker Art Museum to the Folsom History Museum, there are depositories of history and knowledge here. Some are large, others so small they feature just one topic. One small […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Local wedding musician has global goals

Wedding musician Michael Miller

Michael Sean Miller isn’t your average wedding musician. Some might even say the 2004 Oak Ridge graduate’s pulse beats in perfect time. “At first I started playing guitar when I was 9 years old because my dad did,” said Miller. “I wanted to get good at something he valued, but it ended up I couldn’t […]

No Comment / April 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »