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Finding music in silence

Sherri Bergman Village Life correspondent “Music is the language of mankind,”— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Eric Presnall, an actor, producer, writer and director who grew up in El Dorado Hills, has been working to make this statement a vision with his new short film “Amusia.” Since he was ten years old, Presnall has been busy making […]

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Folsom Lake Symphony autumn offering to be a Rhythmic Heat

Works dedicated to the New World by two North American composers and a Frenchman take the stage at the Harris Center, as the Folsom Lake Symphony performs its Rhythmic Heat concert on Oct. 22. A living composer Arturo Márquez is regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — Mexican composers of […]

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‘A Christmas Story, the Musical’ comes to IT! for the holidays

Imagination Theater News release Ho! Ho! Ho! The holidays are almost here and Imagination Theater is excited to bring “A Christmas Story, the Musical” to the Placerville stage. Fans of the classic 1983 movie will enjoy this show that captures holiday wonder with funny and heartfelt songs, show stopping dancing, delicious wit and a heart […]

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Mondavi Center announces more performances

Mondavi Center News release The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California, Davis is pleased to announce the addition of two more performances to its 2016-17 season: Food Network star Alton Brown with his “Eat Your Science” show on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.; and a double bill […]

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Sacramento museums offer fun and festive fall activities

Sacramento Association Of Museums News release In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historical sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In October many of the 30 members of […]

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Wakamatsu Farm community garden needs volunteers

American River Conservancy News release The American River Conservancy donates produce harvested from its community garden at the Wakamatsu Community Farm in Placerville to the Upper Room Dining Hall, which provides daily meals to those in need. To supplement ARC’s weekly donations of tomatoes, squash, peppers and more, an additional 200 pounds of produce from […]

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Exhibit showcases the work of famous brothers

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco News release The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France, the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to Antoine (ca. 1598–1648), Louis (ca. 1600/1605–1648) and Mathieu (ca. 1607–1677) Le Nain, who created some of the most beautiful and enigmatic works of art in history, has arrived at […]

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