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New Orleans legends perform together on stage

FOLSOM — Jazz fans will have a rare chance to see two celebrated New Orleans jazz icons in the same performance at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Nov. 19. The celebrated Preservation Hall Jazz Band and one of New Orleans favorite sons, Allen Toussaint, are touring the United States in a joint tour […]

No Comment / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street takes down actors … one by one

Sutter Street actors Stephen Kauffman, Amy Williams and Kate Muris, left to right, find themselves in very unlucky situations in "And Then There Were None." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder and one by one they start to die. In the superlative mystery comedy “And Then There Were None,” statuettes of little soldier boys sit on the mantel in a house on an island off the coast of Devon. As they […]

No Comment / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Follow the yellow brick road to Oak Ridge

The Scarecrow (Dalton Johnson) sings "If I Only Had a Brain" to Dorothy (Alanna Underwood) during an Oak Ridge Drama rehearsal of "The Wizard of Oz."

Travel somewhere over the rainbow with Oak Ridge High School’s talented actors, actresses and theater crews as they present “The Wizard of Oz.” This colorful production complete with munchkins, flying monkeys and, of course, those gorgeous ruby slippers will delight audiences of all ages and also teach theatergoers important lessons. “It reminds us that family […]

No Comment / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Tis the season for holiday music

Maestro Peter Jaffe will lead the Folsom Symphony at its holiday concerts Dec. 6 & 7. Courtesy photo

Under its new conductor Peter Jaffe, the Folsom Symphony’s annual winter concert Dec. 6 & 7 will celebrate the holidays with its most varied repertoire ever. ‘Tis the Season presents more than a dozen classical and traditional treasures, with performances by not only the orchestra but soprano soloist Jessica Siena and the American River College Choir […]

No Comment / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Arts Festival features the best

Unique glass work, like this tea pot made by Bob and Laurie Kliss, will be available at the Sacrament Art Festival this weekend. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Don’t miss the opportunity to share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 9. The 17th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center, 14th and J streets, to showcase the best-ever in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. The festival features […]

No Comment / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Everybody has a good time when these guys get the blues

Alvon Johnson will headline the 2014 Blues and Brews concert on Nov. 15. Photo by Laurie Edwards

El Dorado Hills has got the blues … and that’s a good thing. On Saturday, Nov. 15, blues greats Alvon Johnson and The Used Band will bring down the house at the fifth annual Blues and Brews concert hosted by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. The concert will raise funds for the planned […]

No Comment / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Grow for it! Autumn MORE

As the days grow shorter and nights longer, the garden needs different attention for the autumn season and to prepare it for winter. Clean up under trees and shrubs and in flowering beds to reduce the risk of future diseases, weeds and pests and apply organic mulch to protect roots. Remove all spent plant parts […]

No Comment / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »