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Time for the Blues and Brews

Vocalist Tia Carroll is often compared to legendary female singers Tina Turner, Koko Taylor and Aretha Franklin. She'll perform with The Red Hot Mamas at the third annuall Blues and Brews event on Nov. 10. Courtesy photo

Attention blues lovers: The blues party of the year returns to El Dorado Hills on Nov. 10. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents another line up of world-class musicians at its third annual Blues and Brews concert, benefitting the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. The memorial will contain custom crafted monuments, a garden, a […]

No Comment / November 08, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Three Stages to host youth orchestra debut

FOLSOM — The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra will present its debut concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. The 16-member youth orchestra, comprised of 12 violinists, three cellists and one bassist, was formed to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12 to 18, […]

No Comment / November 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jazz master comes to Three Stages

Chucho Valdéz comes to Three Stages on Nov. 13. Courtesy photo

Hailed as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists” (New York Times), five-time Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdés has recorded more than 80 CDs during his illustrious career. The Chucho Valdés Quintet performs on Three Stages’ Stage One on Nov. 13.  “Whether Chucho Valdés is performing a gentle ballad or a rousing […]

No Comment / November 04, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Thousands to participate in Thanksgiving events to feed families

What has 8,000 legs, more than 4,000 smiles and burns lots of calories? If you guessed the sixth annual Folsom Turkey Trot, you guessed correctly. Held every year on Thanksgiving Day, participants agree, it’s a great way to give back to the community … and burn a few calories before indulging in a piece of […]

No Comment / November 04, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Star-crossed lovers come to Folsom Lake College

FOLSOM — The Falcon’s Eye Theatre showcases the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s classic tale of two feuding families in “Romeo and Juliet” through Nov. 18 on the City Studio stage at Folsom Lake College’s Three Stages performing arts center. Finding love in a dangerous time and unaccepting society, Romeo and Juliet must hide from the […]

No Comment / November 01, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

March to the Folsom Fall Festival

The region’s most highly anticipated marching band competition is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, at noon at the Prairie City Stadium on the Folsom High School campus. Featuring 12 of the top marching bands from high schools throughout Northern California, the Folsom Fall Festival is expected to draw thousands of spectators. Last year’s attendance topped […]

No Comment / October 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Who dunnit in Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’

Analise Langford and Stephen Kauffman perform in "The Mousetrap." Photo by Allen Schmetlz

Agtha Christie comes forth with another hit about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a […]

No Comment / October 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »