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Sacramento Museums fall for Halloween, harvest fun

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are offering […]

No Comment / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Basetrack Live brings the war home

Basetrack Live explores the impact of modern warfare on soldiers, their families and communities across the United States. Courtesy photo

Basetrack Live is a gripping multi-media theatrical event that grapples with the complex truths and ambiguities of modern military experience. It performs at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Thursday, Oct. 2. Basetrack Live is a unique and ambitious theatrical collaboration between award-winning theatre company En Garde Arts and corpsmen from Marine […]

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Grow for it! A new twist for your garden journal — go digital

Ola Jane Gow, UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County

By Ola Jane Gow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County June 17, 1974. It is hard to get fertilizer in bags. Found one place on corner of Main and Central Ave. He has fertilizer for groves in 50-lb sacks. It is $6.50 a 50-lb. bag. Crescent City, Florida Do you keep a journal of your […]

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Find something extraordinary at Folsom History Museum

Wild, wacky and wonderful — Folsom History Museum hosts its fourth annual Extraordinary Collections exhibit this fall. Eighteen local residents share their interests with the community. Photo by Susan Laird

One local museum delights in discovering what folks in the tri-county area enjoy collecting. Every fall, these entertaining curiosities are put on show for the rest of us to enjoy. Folsom History Museum’s Extraordinary Collections exhibit celebrates four years of the fun and the funky. This year, 18 “ordinary” citizens generously share their extraordinary interests […]

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Gin Blossoms bring ‘jangle crunch’ to Folsom

Gin Blossoms will perform at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

To prove the staying power of Gin Blossoms, we have to go back to 1995. A couple of years earlier the band’s hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Until I Fall Away” and “Found Out About You,” among others, dominated the airwaves and Seattle-based alternative radio station made Gin Blossoms a Pacific Northwest favorite. The station booked the band for a 1993 […]

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Apassionato arts fundraiser this Saturday

The El Dorado Arts Council will host its annual fundraising event — Apassionato – A Toast to the Arts — from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Manzanita Kitchen in Diamond Springs. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds will go toward funding community art programs as well as funding arts in education. […]

No Comment / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rosanne Cash celebrates new album at Harris Center

Rosanne Cash comes to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 3. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 3 to perform live from her 13th record, “The River & The Thread.” With “The River & the Thread,” Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, “Black Cadillac” (2006) and “The List” (2009), […]

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