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Cotton Patch Gospel raises the roof

"Cotton Patch Gospel" puts a country twist on the story of Jesus. Courtesy phto

The greatest story ever retold is based on Tom Key’s and Russell Treyz’ book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan” in which the Gospel is presented in rural Georgia with country music songs. “Cotton Patch Gospel” is the final and perhaps best work of musician/lyricist Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Show Celebrates Irish women’s strength, courage, passion and great humor

FOLSOM — The Heart of an Irishwoman is a visual, audible and musical celebration of strength, courage, passion, great humor; the heart of Ireland and its women from ancient times to the 17th Century and on to the 20th century. “Our Irish culture matters; we come from it, we are shaped by it, we identify with it, we […]

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This circus has an urban flavor

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FOLSOM — If the world ended tomorrow, what traces would you leave behind? Combining traditional and high-risk acrobatic forms with street elements such as skateboarding and basketball, all mixed in with some theatre and contemporary dance, TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers,Comes to Three stages for three performances.  Think Cirque du Soleil, then […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Bones’ author coming to El Dorado Hills

Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs, best-selling crime writer, forensic anthropologist and producer of the hit television show “Bones,” comes to El Dorado Hills with her co-author son for a book signing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Reichs gained fame in 1997 with her first novel, “Deja Dead,” which became a New York Times bestseller […]

No Comment / March 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Roots and Boots Tour will entertain country music fans

FOLSOM — A legendary trio of country veterans gets back to the roots of their music with stories and songs. With more than 100 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 42 top singles and14 No. 1 songs between them, good buddies Aaron Tippon, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw perform on stage together for two […]

No Comment / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

36 Handles Pub & Eatery celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

On Friday, March 15, The Black Eyed Dempsey’s come to 36 Handles with their rebel Irish sound at 8:30 p.m. Dine on pub fare and kick up your heels to this top, well-know band.  On Saturday, March 16, 36 Handles will celebrate the official “Ireland St. Patrick’s Day” with a bagpipe performance at 4 p.m., […]

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The art of simply ‘letting go’

When my daughter was born some 20 years ago, Mom and Dad came to stay with us for those first days at home with the new baby. I’d had a high-risk pregnancy and a difficult, 19-hour delivery. My husband and I were exhausted. I was scared to death by the responsibility of taking care of […]

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