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St. Petersburg State Symphony performs special concert for classical music afficianados

The St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra's repertoire is limitless thanks to a well-considered
policy of performing music of every epoch, genre and style, with particular attention
afforded to the music of living composers. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom prides itself on presenting superb talent from all over the world to our audiences. Once again the opportunity has arisen to introduce talent from the far reaches of the globe with an outstanding classical music performance by the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra from Russia. The St. […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Want to work on the railroad?

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

NEA chairman coming to Cap Stage for arts discussion

The National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council will host From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts on Monday, Jan. 12, at Capital Stage Company in Midtown Sacramento. This event will include an announcement by NEA Chairman Jane Chu of three new NEA research reports that explore who participates in the arts and why, as […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Is that plant out of place?

By Penny Villanueva UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Remember the hidden picture games children play? Sometimes out-of-place plants in gardens are hidden to one person, yet to another they can stand out like a burnt tree. Noticing misplaced plants in the garden depends on the observers’ perspective. Even the mention of “exotic plants” […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Musicians pay tribute to Bluebird Records

Mark Hummel, left, seen here with Billy Boy Arnold, brings blues legends together for one performance at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Mark Hummel returns to Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 14 and brings more of his talented friends with him in this tribute to Bluebird Records. The Blues Harmonica Blowout has sold out in past performances and with the caliber of talent joining this evening’s activities, tickets will be in high demand. Grammy […]

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

Theaters showing film for biblical history buffs

Anyone with a passion for history, culture or religion will want to experience “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” presented in more than 600 select U.S. cinemas by Fathom Events and Thinking Man Films at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. In “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tibetan Monks return to county

Tibetan Monks create a sand mandala. They will make another one here during their visit. Photo courtesy of the Sacred Stream Foundation

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »