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Hangtown Halloween Ball bigger, more diverse than ever

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The Hangtown Halloween Ball puts on its annual cultural diversity clinic this weekend, Oct. 22-25, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. Equal parts pageantry and performance, “Hangtown” has grown in popularity over its five-year run and achieved destination status on the festival circuit. It’s also a hell of a costume party. Each year […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun at Fairytale Town’s annual Safe and Super Halloween

Fairytale Town will be transformed into a swashbuckling world of pirates at this year’s Safe and Super Halloween event. Families can enjoy three nights of family fun and trick-or-treating at the storybook park on Oct. 23, 24 and 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Seventeen candy stations will be scattered throughout the park for trick-or-treaters to visit. Families […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hangtown Halloween Ball features more than 40 artists

Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball returns to Placerville with a diverse lineup of more than 40 artists representing a range of musical genres including rock and roll, bluegrass, and Americana. The four-day festival runs Oct. 22 through Oct. 25. The festival features Railroad Earth (three shows), Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Beats Antique, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, North […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists sought for 2015 California Upland game bird stamp art contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2015-16 upland game bird stamp. This year’s stamp will feature the ring-necked pheasant. The California Upland game bird stamp art contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years and over. Entries will be accepted […]

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Folsom Symphony presents a tribute to ‘Masterpieces’

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It seems odd to introduce the Folsom Symphony’s first concert of the season but that is exactly what the “Masterpieces” concert is. The first official concert. The other events — the free “Larger than Life” concert at Town Center on Sept. 3 and an inaugural family concert ([email protected]) on Oct. 3, not to mention the annual benefit gala last August — were wildly […]

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Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Are You Experienced’ comes to life

Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music the greatest albums from the ’60s and ’70s are being recreated live on stage, note for note, cut for cut. And Carrera Productions is bringing this experience to the Harris Center in Folsom with a […]

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Explore ‘stone age’ California with photographer Byron Wolfe

In an extraordinary set of large-scale composite photographs artist Byron Wolfe investigates the appearance of Ishi, the legendary Yahi Indian who emerged from the wilderness near Oroville on Aug. 28, 1911 — marking the final days of “stone age” California. In its main gallery in October, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents “Ishi and the River […]

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