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Shaw play offers ironic but happy ending

“Widowers’ Houses” begins as a boy meets girl romance, but is soon complicated by economic-class differences. Blanche Sartorius is the spoiled daughter of a rich Realtor whose massive fortune has been made from milking poor renters in his sub-standard houses. An idealistic young doctor, Harry Trent has blindly courted Blanche until he discovers the declassé source of […]

No Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Arts center is ‘Awash With Color’

Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons presents an annual members’ watercolor show, Awash With Color at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, April 2-20. Juried by Patricia Osborne, Awash With Color will be a display of members watercolor paintings. More than 100 watercolors are expected to participate. A special second Saturday Reception with live music will be held from […]

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EDH quilter celebrates the military

"and Our Flag was Still There" by Melinda Bula

An evocative, quilt depiction of an embattled American flag by an El Dorado Hills artist has been added to the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky. The title is “And Our Flag Was Still There!” “When my son decided to join the Marines after college, I made this quilt to deal […]

2 Comments / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The ‘Hag’ back by popular demand

Merle Haggard brings his legendary country music back to Folsom April 8 & 9.

FOLSOM — If the question were asked, “Who forged the genre known today as modern country music,” only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard, who returns to Folsom on April 8 & 9. “There are few people who […]

No Comment / March 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Passport Weekend a hot ticket

PLACERVILLE — Wine drinkers and fans of El Dorado wine country are making this year’s two Passport weekends in April a prized event. El Dorado Winery Association’s Passport 2013 weekends are April 13-14 and 20-21, and sales have been booming for the reinvigorated annual bash that engulfs this Sierra foothill region — and this year […]

No Comment / March 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony showcases French horn quartet

Folsom Symphony French horn soloists are: Angelina Contreras, Gary Suits, Guylene "Gigi" Tree and Mark Sheldon.

For its March 23 concert, the Folsom Symphony will present only three pieces … but they are masterpieces. First on the program, aptly titled “Our Magnificent Horns,” is Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck,” a creative “concertante” work from the 19th-century European Romantic era. A concertante composition showcases soloists, usually more than one, within the piece. For this […]

No Comment / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Philharmonic closes season with Mozart, Mother Goose

SACRAMENTO — Philharmonic and opera will join forces in the Sacramento Philharmonic’s season finale on April 6. Music Director Michael Morgan  has chosen a popular short mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a highlight of the final concert of the 2012-13 season. In addition to the highly regarded Sacramento Opera Chorus, the work features two opera soloists familiar to […]

No Comment / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »