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Placerville concert lets freedom ring

On Veterans Day weekend, Placerville’s Edwin Markham School will host Camerata California Chamber Choir and VITA Chamber Orchestra presenting their critically acclaimed program “Let Freedom Ring.” The program includes “Lincoln Lyrics,” which includes poetry by Edwin Markham, the famous Placerville poet and educator from the 1800s for whom the school is named. Markham’s poetry was […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gypsy soul with funky refinement

FOLSOM — The New York Gypsy All-Stars cover the world rhythmically and harmonically. Led with Roma-inspired zeal by classically trained, traditionally raised Macedonian clarinet wonder Ismail Lumanovski, the group never loses its sharp musical focus, astounding chops and true spirit of their Gypsy namesakes. Harris Center/Three Stages present this unique group Oct. 30 & 31. […]

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The ride of a life time: ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ rolls into Sac

The first national tour of Tony Award winning “Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical” comes Community Center Theater in Sacramento, Nov. 5-10. Adapted from the 1994 Academy Award winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical” is the most successful Australian musical of all time, and its successful […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Poetry Out Loud judges needed

The El Dorado Arts Council is gearing up for its fifth year of Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide poetry recitation competition for high school students. Local high school competitions will be held in January 2014, with the county competition to be held on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Imagination Theater. The […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Boo-tiful’ autumn in the Sierra Foothills

Autumn views like this one at Vermont’s Strong House Inn are what that state is famous for. But a Sierra foothills' fall gives the Green Mountain State a run for its money. Photo by Susan Laird

I recently attended a retreat for writers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. It was the beginning of the fall color season — the landscape was alight with crimsons, golds and greens. As a writer, I wanted to experience this. With other writers from around the country, I hiked through the Robert Frost Wayside […]

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Crocker sale features art, antiques

SACRAMENTO — Since 1971 the Art and Antiques Show & Sale has been a local treasure where visitors can find collector items, from vintage jewelry to antique furniture and more, while supporting the exhibition and education programs of the Crocker Art Museum. Regional and national dealers will showcase one-of-a-kind wares and exceptional heirlooms at this […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blues Brothers Revue pays homage to Chicago’s rich music history

Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty star as Jake and Elwood in the Official Blues Brothers Revue. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — In an energetic salute to the gifted comedy of the late John Belushi and his partner in mischief, Dan Aykroyd, Harris Center/Three Stages proudly presents The Official Blues Brothers Revue for one performance only, Oct. 30. The characters of Jake and Elwood Blues, created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in 1978, were […]

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