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Scrooge and the ghosts set to fly into Harris Center

For the past five years, 17-year-old Kelly Maur of El Dorado Hills has been dying to be a ghost. When she was 12 years old and in the ensemble cast of El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol, the Musical,” Kelly Maur realized she would love to have a chance to play the […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony debuts season with ‘Masterpieces’

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The Folsom Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Peter Jaffe, officially opens its 2015-2016 season Oct. 24 with “Masterpieces,” a selection of three of the most esteemed works of classical music. Alon Goldstein, an Israeli classical pianist, performs as guest soloist. The set opens with Aaron Copland’s patriotic “Fanfare for the Common Man,” written in response to the U.S. […]

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

‘Prisoners of Age’ lands on Alcatraz Island


The National Park Service is pleased to announce the return of the award-winning “Prisoners of Age” exhibition from photographer Ron Levine and designers Michael Wou and Russell Volckmann to Alcatraz Island through December. This exhibit marks the next in a series on Alcatraz that focuses on aspects of crime and punishment, incarceration, freedom and social justice. “Prisoners […]

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

Crocker draws on ‘Bay Area Figurative’ works

“Seated Figure,” by James Weeks

The American painters that put California at the vanguard of contemporary art in the 1950s are the subject of a new drawings exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum. “Back to Life: Bay Area Figurative Drawings” explores 40 works on paper by David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and other celebrated artists in their circle. These works […]

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

Make this an autumn to remember

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Autumn is finally here. After a never-ending summer, the trees are finally putting on a bit of a show, although not as spectacular as in years past, due to the drought. But still a tip of the hat to nature’s beauty. And the hope that we will experience a good El Niño storm season soon. […]

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

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 »