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‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ celebrates music legend

The legendary Louis Armstrong is portrayed by Jahi Kearse in "Satchmo at The Waldorf," playing through Sept. 17 at B Street Theatre's B3 Stage. Photo by Rudy Meyers

B Street Theatre News release B Street Theatre closes their 2016 B3 Series Season with Terry Teachout’s “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” a tour-de-force production that depicts the life of renowned jazz artist Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. While most can identify Armstrong’s music, few are aware of his past and the many obstacles he overcame in order […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Anything Goes’ sails onto the Sutter Street Theatre stage

All aboard for Sutter Street Theatre's "Anything Goes" as bad guy Moonface Martin (Rick Kleber), crooner Reno Sweeney (Connie Mockenhaupt) and lovesick Billy Crocker (Nat Challis) bring amusing antics to the stage, or ship rather, during their trans-Atlantic voyage.
Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Allen Schmeltz Sutter Street Theatre As the S.S. American travels across the Atlantic with a handful of eccentric passengers aboard, madcap antics ensue in Sutter Street Theatre’s upcoming production of “Anything Goes,” playing Aug. 27 through Oct. 2. Nightclub singer and evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England aboard the ocean liner. Her […]

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Pursuit of beauty: EDH photographer finds inspiration in nature, family

Meet Holly Fischer and see her wildlife and landscape photography collection at  the opening reception of her show, Pursuing Beauty, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Salone di Carlo. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Holly Fischer will debut a collection of her wildlife and landscape photography this Friday evening at an art show free to the public. A self-professed nature lover, Fischer didn’t become a professional photographer until the oldest of her three sons, now 16, was in elementary school. She picked up a camera […]

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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 »