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California State Fair just around the corner

The summer’s main event, the California State Fair, recently kicked off in style with its annual gala featuring gourmet food, a live auction, entertainment and awards. It was also a night for making dreams come true as the Friends of the California State Fair awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships ranging from $250 to $5,000 […]

No Comment / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mary Poppins’ comes to Sac

Noa Solorio (Jane Banks), Kelly McCormick (Mary Poppins) and Ben Ainley-Zoll (Michael Banks) star in "Mary Poppins," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion July 8-13 Photo by Charr Crail

Using a little bit of discipline, a spoonful of sugar and a whole lot of magic, Mary Poppins reacquaints the Banks family with the things that really matter in life. The musical features classics like “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step In Time” and is fun for all ages. This Disney classic presented by Sacramento Music […]

No Comment / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Younger dancers invited to train with Oak Ridge’s best

Oak Ridge Dance Team members will teach routines to younger dancers during dance camp. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge Dance Team will host its fourth annual junior dance camp July 21-23 for 5- to 11-year-old girls. Participants will learn jazz and hip hop routines and perform a showcase for parents on the camp’s last day. Oak Ridge Dance Team head coach Erin Vasconcellos said both the younger girls and the high […]

No Comment / July 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cuban musician extraordinaire performs in Folsom

Omar Sosa

FOLSOM — A musician extraordinaire — composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator and communicator — Omar Sosa has performed numerous concerts all around the world. He’s winner of the 10th annual Independent Music Awards in the Jazz Album category and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., for contribution to the development […]

No Comment / July 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

French-themed fundraiser helps homeless

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Self-Help Housing non-profit organization presents the 12th annual Let Them Eat Cake fundraising event at The Grand Ballroom on Monday, July 14. The community is invited to celebrate the delectable culinary experience of the French by attending the delightfully unique event that showcases  Sacramento’s finest French foods, outstanding local wines and beverages,  entertaining […]

No Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Musical Theatre hosts Masterclass Week

El Dorado Musical Theatre’s Masterclass Week, a rigorous 5-day experience designed to give young performers (ages 11 and older) who love musical theater the opportunity to learn directly from experienced Broadway and Hollywood professionals, will be held July 21-25. Each day focuses on a specific performance skill  — Wicked Jazz, Precision Dance, Character Development, Improvisation […]

No Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artist Dodrill featured on Folsom artwalk

"Solitude" by Marjorie Dodrill

El Dorado County artist Marjorie Dodrill will be the featured artist at American Visions Art Gallery July 12, during the Saturday night Sutter Street Artwalk with businesses open for the evening. The gallery is in the heart of historic Folsom at 705 Sutter St. Meet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Dodrill does oil, acrylic and watercolor […]

No Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »