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Musicians pay tribute to Bluebird Records

Mark Hummel, left, seen here with Billy Boy Arnold, brings blues legends together for one performance at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Mark Hummel returns to Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 14 and brings more of his talented friends with him in this tribute to Bluebird Records. The Blues Harmonica Blowout has sold out in past performances and with the caliber of talent joining this evening’s activities, tickets will be in high demand. Grammy […]

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Theaters showing film for biblical history buffs

Anyone with a passion for history, culture or religion will want to experience “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” presented in more than 600 select U.S. cinemas by Fathom Events and Thinking Man Films at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. In “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tibetan Monks return to county

Tibetan Monks create a sand mandala. They will make another one here during their visit. Photo courtesy of the Sacred Stream Foundation

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Unforgettable music lives on at ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

"Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.  3, at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters featured  FOLSOM — The 20th anniversary national tour of Broadway’s longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” rocks its way to Harris Center for the Arts, opening Jan. 2. This toe-tapping musical features some 38 Billboard hits from the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street brings music, adventure to stage

Sutter Street Theatre has announced the 2015 shows that will make up its ninth season on Sutter Street in Folsom. Off Broadway season “I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Jan. 17 through Feb. 15 “Noises Off,” Feb. 21 through April 4 “Sex Please We’re Sixty,” April 11 through May 3 “The Bad Seed,” May 9-31 “I Hate Hamlet,” June […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ring in the New Year with glamour and glitz

We can’t all travel to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City. Not all of us would want to deal with the hassle anyway. Fortunately, there is an elegant option that is just a few miles from El Dorado Hills. The Rotary Club of Folsom is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration in that […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Dirty Dancing dazzles

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman in the North American tour of "Dirty Dancing," coming to Sacramento on Dec. 26. Photo by Matthew Murphy

“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage,” an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater, opening on Dec. 26. Based on the tremendously popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, “Dirty Dancing” is part of the Broadway Sacramento series presented by California […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »