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Discover Gold Rush emigrant trails into county

The Sierra Renaissance Society presents Dee Owens speaking about “Emigrant Trails into El Dorado County during the Gold Rush.” The researcher for the El Dorado County Historical Museum/Oregon-California Trails Association is speaking on Friday, Feb. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, Community Room C-102, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. Owens, […]

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‘Ancestral Voices’ inspire dancers in spring concert

Drawing inspiration and strength from the dancers and choreographers who preceded them, members of Sacramento/Black Art of Dance (S/BAD) will present Ancestral Voices for its next concert, part of California State University, Sacraento’s Arts Experience for spring 2016. “Next year is our 25th anniversary and I thought it was the perfect time to start paying […]

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SCSO Singathon 2016 offers something to sing about

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Strains of great Broadway hits — and perhaps a preview of Carl Orff’s riveting “Carmina Burana” — will put a smile on the faces of Sunrise Mall shoppers of all ages on Thursday evening, Feb. 18 during the Sacramento Choral Society’s annual singathon fundraiser in front of Macy’s Women’s store from 6:30-8. SCSO members will […]

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Comedy cast for ‘Escanaba in da Moonlight’

Starring in “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” from left to right, Mike Jimena, Eric Ollson and Matt Udall. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Reubin Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, “Escanaba in da […]

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El Dorado Arts Council presents author reading of Mt. Everest disaster story

Weston DeWalt, who co-authored “The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest with Head Expedition Guide Anatoli Boukreev,” will read from his New York Times bestseller at El Dorado Arts Council’s Fausel House Gallery tonight. The reading and Q&A are part of a speaker series to accompany the current gallery exhibition Such Great Heights – The Art […]

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Grow for it! — Perennials for your backyard vegetable garden

For a change of pace, try these perennial vegetable garden plants. Not only will you save time and money by not having to replant them each year, they can also be part of your landscape and an edible one at that. • Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) — Think beyond strawberry rhubarb pie as it can be […]

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‘Lend Me a Tenor’ gives audiences laughter — for keeps

Opera assistant Max (Wayne Campbell) gets a singing lesson from Il Stupendo (Otto Coelho). Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

What promises to be a laugh-out-loud evening of mistaken identities — and mistaken death — along with hilarity stemming from mistaken lovers — is in store for fans of Imagination Theater in Placerville, which is presenting “Lend Me a Tenor” from Feb. 12 through March 6. Directed by Jody Klemens, this is her first theater […]

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