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SCSO finale features powerful modern American classical music

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will perform modern classical music at a May 9 concert. Courtesy photo

Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will team up with Sacramento State’s University Chorus to present choral orchestral music by three modern American classical composers in a powerful season finale entitled Songs of Eternity. “We hasten to assure our audience that the music for this concert is considered accessible modern music […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Almost Elton John’ brings uncanny tribute to Harris Center

FOLSOM — Remember When Rock Was Young stars the multiple award-winning, multi-talented singer, actor and pianist Craig Meyer. He is considered the best Elton John tribute artist in the world, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. This spectacular show coming to Harris Center […]

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SFC exhibits goes wild

"American River" by Tom Sellas

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Art Where Wild Things Are, an open juried art show will benefit the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, May 12-29. Regional artists will submit paintings, sculpture and textile art that are broad and creative interpretations of life in the natural world. Judge is David Lobenberg. An artists reception will be held from […]

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Sutter Street goes dark with ‘Bad Seed’

Caelyn Anderson stars in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Bad Seed," opening May 9. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In a small Southern town, Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter Rhoda, a little evil queen. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a […]

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Fire blight

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Fire blight was very prevalent in El Dorado Hills last spring and summer. Fire blight is a bacterium that infects pome trees such as pear, quince, apple, toyon and crabapple giving the trees a scorched appearance. The first sign of the blight infecting trees is […]

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‘Sports Night’ at the Folsom Symphony

Folsom Symphony celebrates American and international sports with Sports Night at the Symphony, June 6 & 7. Tin Pan Alley favorite “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is just one of the treats at each performance. Photo public domain

What a season we’ve experienced with the Folsom Symphony. Our new maestro Peter Jaffe continues to amaze and delight. At the most recent concert, he conducted Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” without a score. Yes, he memorized it. The entire thing. So, it should come as no surprise that the Folsom Symphony is flexing its “muscles” at […]

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Gallery at 48 celebrates many local artists

“Green Venus,” Anton Nemeth, porcelain sculpture.

FOLSOM — Gallery at 48 Natoma presents “Organic Origins,” featuring Anton Nemeth’s porcelains and Suzanne Haydu’s watercolors, May 15 through July 2. The exhibit has both two-dimensional and three- dimensional abstract art with flowing shapes, brilliant color, and organic lines. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 15. In the adjacent Community […]

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