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Ride diesel trains on Wednesdays

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer two diesel train rides on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during July and August. Young guests can also special Story Time activities in the Caboose happening at 10 a.m. and noon on Wednesdays during Diesel […]

No Comment / July 02, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rock musical explores ‘Next to Normal’

Next to Normal

Harmony Wheeler Runaway Stage Productions Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical “Next to Normal” with lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. “Next to Normal” tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness […]

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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ takes flight at Music Circus

The next show in the 65th Music Circus season is the hit musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie.” Performances are Tuesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 12. The spirited cast includes Broadway performers, Music Circus audience favorites and some fresh faces making their Music Circus debuts. Full of hummable hit songs by Charles Strouse, who wrote […]

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England’s splashiest Victorian-era painter comes to de Young

Tuner painting The Burning

J.M.W. Turner, as he is widely known, has been hailed as an artist with a special view of the world around him. Often he is cast as a precursor to the Impressionist painters of the late 19th century. Because he bequeathed 100 paintings to the state they have remained for later generations to study and […]

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California State Fair raises a glass to 161 years of agriculture, fun

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The California State Fair opens this Friday, July 10. For 17 days, visitors to Cal Expo can see farm animals, view crafts and inventions, eat amazing foods on a stick — and sample some fine wines produced by El Dorado County winemakers. Great tastes Our region produced an impressive number of winners in the wine aisle. […]

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A heroine unlike any other

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A teenaged girl who saves China — why not? Once you see the talented casts from El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” all things are possible, even a girl becoming a national hero with the help of a mischievous dragon. The colorful, elaborate setting will fill the Harris Center for the Arts stage in Folsom […]

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Summer vacation inspires art at EDAC

PLACERVILLE, CA – Escape to the Fausel House for a Summer Holiday Art Show presented by the El Dorado Arts Council. The theme of this collection is summer vacations and holidays away. Featured artists include: Kassandra Allen, Kritike Bala, Joey Cattone, Jennifer Eubanks, Agi Gillespie, Shirley Mandfredi, Donna Sisley, Teri Meyer and Sherry Young. Held at […]

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