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Dale Chihuly’s ‘Golden Teal Chandelier’ swings at the Crocker

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The Crocker Art Museum has acquired artist Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Teal Chandelier” as part of its permanent collection. The 8-foot-long, 6-foot-wide chandelier was hung in the front entrance of the Teel Family Pavilion last week. The colors, subtle tones of blue-green, blue-gray and gold, suit the contemporary look of the Teel Family Pavilion, which opened […]

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Old Sacramento is the ticket for family fun

 Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style? Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 2 and 3. Train rides California State Parks and […]

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Snow much happening in Tahoe South

A winter storm hammered Tahoe South in early March with 2-3 feet of snow at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood, giving powder hounds hope for an extended spring ski season. “Substantial snowfall in conjunction with major renovations has helped to deliver record-breaking business and we anticipate the momentum to continue through spring and beyond,” […]

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Master Food Preservers: The best time of the year — for lemons

By Sari Cochrane A winter garden is beautiful, especially to a UCCE Master Preserver. The season’s bounty can be found in a search among the gothic branches and bramble of the foothills and unpruned gardens. Rosehips and kiwi are at their best, but both put up a fight so wear long gloves. Another garden warrior […]

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El Dorado Western Railroad in Shingle Springs Easter Sunday

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The El Dorado Western Railroad, a program of the County Museum, offers rides on vintage eight-seat track inspection cars every Sunday, weather permitting. On Sunday, March 27 the rides will board at the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs. Tickets are sold first come, first served, starting at 10:30 a.m. with […]

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Tabla master Zakir Hussain brings India’s finest to Folsom

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 Zakir Hussain is the world’s foremost expert on playing the classical Indian drums known as tabla, an unrivaled performer among the greats of Indian music. It was his father who, with Ravi Shankar, brought the music of India to America. On March 30, the reigning master virtuoso of the tabla brings Masters of Percussion to the […]

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Young virtuoso and famous violin make U.S. debut in Folsom

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Patrons of the Folsom Lake Symphony are in for a rare treat next month.  Not only will the music and the performances be remarkable … so will the appearance of a talented soloist and his historical violin. The Spirit of Freedom is the theme for The Folsom Lake Symphony’s upcoming concert on Saturday, April, 2 […]

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