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Spookomotive trains to treat Old Sacramento visitors

Join the Mad Scientist and his minions for a ride along the Sacramento River on the Spookomotive, with departures every hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. through the next two weekends. Courtesy photo

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are once again offering engaging and entertaining Spookomotive train rides on weekends in October.With VIP first class train rides also available, Spookomotive trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30. Each operating weekend […]

No Comment / October 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hangtown Music Festival presents quality headliners

The main stage headliners continue a Hangtown tradition of quality, diversity and depth unmatched on the festival circuit, a genre-bending lineup guaranteed to keep the blood flowing late into the night. Railroad Earth will be at or near the top of the lineup three of the four nights, delivering its unique brand of jammy roots […]

No Comment / October 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hangtown year six — new name, same party

Railroad Earth returns to Placerville this weekend with  their signature bluegrass and Americana banjo plucking musical style. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

The Hangtown Music Festival, formerly the Hangtown Halloween Ball, opens at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, Oct. 20 through 23. The festival, now in its sixth year, brings 35-or-so bands to the fairgrounds for four days and nights of music, which is wildly diverse and at times just plain wild. […]

1 Comment / October 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Maija Peeples-Bright exhibits art at KVIE

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KVIE Public Television announces the new exhibit in the KVIE Gallery “Maija Peeples-Bright, Small Works.” The works were curated from Peeples-Bright’s large personal collection of favorite paintings. The gallery exhibition will run through Nov. 16. The KVIE Gallery, sponsored by Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, offers visitors a chance to view the art of recent […]

No Comment / October 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Willie Wonka’ brings the sweets to Sutter Street

Media Photo - Willie Wonka - Sutter Street Theatre

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor […]

No Comment / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ bloodies Sutter Street stage

Evil Dead - Sutter Street Theatre #101

“Evil Dead: The Musical” is a hilarious live stage show that takes all the elements of cult classic horror films “Evil Dead 1,” “Evil Dead 2″ and “Army of Darkness,” then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Based on the book and lyrics by George Reinblatt with music […]

No Comment / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Finding music in silence

Eric Presnall, who grew up in El Dorado Hills, is premiering his short film, "Amusia" Oct. 13 at Tower Theatre in Sacramento. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

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 […]

No Comment / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »