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Local high school string quartet joins touring Beatles musical

Vista del Lago High School musicians Carlin Choi, Caprina Pipion, Brandon Kim and Remington Breeze, left to right, will perform with the touring cast of  "In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" in Auburn on Sunday, May 17. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” comes to the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center on May 17, be on the lookout for not one, but two quartets. The Vista del Lago High School string quartet has the privilege of joining the professional actors on stage to add an element of orchestral texture […]

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Dreams come true in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’

Adrian Arrieta, Kecia Lewis and Paige Faure, left to right, perform in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" presented by Broadway Sacramento at the Sacramento Community Center Theater through May 17. Photo by Carol Rosegg

SACRAMENTO — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music,” will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement this week. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, […]

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‘Done in One’

Book: “Done in One” Author: Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas Publisher: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, published January 2015, 288 pages, hardcover, Kindle versions Intense. Frightening. Real. These are just a few words that could be used to describe “Done in One,” a first novel by Pleasant Valley author Jan Thomas. Jake Denton is a […]

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“In the Pockets of Dreams”

Book: “In the Pockets of Dreams” Author: Wendy Schultz Publisher: Wendy Schultz, 2014 Available: Paperback at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, in print at amazon.com and in ebook format on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords and iBooks. A young man, an “ordinary Joe,” according to author Wendy Schultz, finds he can “read objects.” Through […]

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“Images of Modern America: Folsom”

Book: “Images of Modern America: Folsom” Author: Roberta Kludt Long Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Co., March 2015, soft-cover and e-book versions, 96 pages “Images of Modern America:  Folsom” is just what anyone interested in the city of Folsom would want: a bit of history, a wealth of what the town has to offer in the way of entertainment, […]

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How does your garden grow?

Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s garden is filled with pops of color. Their garden and six others are on this year’s Gardens of the Hills tour, May 16 & 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Like any typical new yard, trial and error often dictate what will grow best. But Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s yard is anything but typical. Their nearly 1.7-acre Serrano spread is a colorful, gorgeous wonderland where 100-year-old olive trees effortlessly mingle with newly planted flowers, mandarin trees, roses and so much more. Garden lovers who take […]

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SCSO finale features powerful modern American classical music

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will perform modern classical music at a May 9 concert. Courtesy photo

Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will team up with Sacramento State’s University Chorus to present choral orchestral music by three modern American classical composers in a powerful season finale entitled Songs of Eternity. “We hasten to assure our audience that the music for this concert is considered accessible modern music […]

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