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Young and talented: Youth Chamber Orchestra performs May 13

The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra presents a concert on May 13 at Harris Center for the Arts/Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. The 16-member youth string orchestra was formed to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12 to 18, and to increase community awareness of the musical experiences of area youth. […]

No Comment / May 02, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Don’t miss the blue-eyed soul icon

Bill Medley

FOLSOM — The Righteous Brothers can rightfully claim to have fathered the genre “blue-eyed soul,” and as the singer who held down the low-end of the duo, Bill Medley’s voice — raw and emotional — is a virtual trademark in popular music. In the mid-1960s the Righteous Brothers became a fixture on Top Forty radio, with […]

No Comment / May 02, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capitol Pops comes to Cameron Park

The Capitol Pops Concert Band has entertained crowds since 1971. Don't miss the Cameron Park concert on May 18. Courtesy photo

The Cameron Park Concert Series continues with the Capitol Pops Concert Band performing May 18. Since 1997, The Capitol Pops symphony has performed and provided high quality music for thousands of concert-goers throughout Northern California. Based in Citrus Heights, the band has been under the leadership of Jerry Lopes since its inception; 71 musicians represent […]

No Comment / April 30, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Pirate invasion

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FOLSOM — With a band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General,” Three Stages at Folsom Lake College presents the classic romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. America’s pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble performs “The Pirates of Penzance” to a full orchestra and […]

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

May gardening in El Dorado Hills

By Kit Smith UCCE/ El Dorado County Master Gardener Happy May Day! Here are some tasks to get your garden started and to keep it thriving. Plant summer bulbs such as dahlia, gladiolus, canna and tuberose. Start feeding roses with a complete fertilizer. Test and repair your irrigation system. Keep feeding acid-loving plants such as […]

No Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pops concert celebrates ingenuity, diversity of American music

By Linda Holderness This year, the Folsom Symphony’s annual pops concert will celebrate the diversity and ingenuity of American composers. Titled “Made in America,” the performance will run for two nights, May 17 and 18 at Three Stages, in response to the high demand for tickets in previous years. Since the symphony’s season schedule was […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Big Bang’ bursts onto Folsom stage

Have you ever dreamed of getting involved in a big-time Broadway Production? Join Sutter Street Theatre in the elegant Park Avenue apartment of Dr. Sid and Sylvia Lipbalm as two wannabe producers, Jed and Boyd, try to line up backers for “The Big Bang,” the most expensive and lavish Broadway Musical ever written. With a […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »