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The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

Seattle-based The Ramblin' Years comes back to its local roots to perform at The Purple Place on Friday, April 17 — one stop of their Northern California tour. Bandmates are, left to right: Daniel Dunn, Katie Sweeney, Sean Clavere, Daniel Dovinh and Mitch Edwards. Photo by Olli Tumelius

Band stops home on tour Way before rock band The Ramblin’ Years’ was lighting up Seattle’s popular club circuit, lead singer Sean Clavere attended Oak Ridge High School, at which time he played in the marching band and led his first band, The Late Chaps. Now Clavere and The Ramblin’ Years are coming back to […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Save the dates for local garden tours

The Folsom Garden Club hosts Gardens of Folsom later this month. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills will host its sixth annual Gardens of the Hills in May. Photo courtesy of the Folsom Garden Club

Gardening, for the enthusiast, is a lifelong adventure. There are books covering every topic: landscaping, hardscaping, garden design styles, annuals, perennials … you name it. Then there are the tomes on the plant varieties within those categories. Drought-tolerant gardening is of special interest these days. Water restrictions in our community and in the surrounding area […]

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FLC student artists showcase their works

Art by FLC student David Carillo and others is now on display at the Bank of America Gallery inside Harris Center for the Arts.

The Harris Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery through May 10, with a special Artists’ Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10. The exhibition features a diverse range of media — painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. It is representative of the wide […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Menagerie’ brings a new twist to the healing arts

Packed with personality, these aren’t your typical jackrabbits. The ceramic sculpture art of Jeanette Morrow and the mixed media paintings of Mariam Pakbaz are on view at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Photo by Susan Laird

The arts are many things. Creative outlets, certainly. Expressions of the individual within. They can make us cry. And laugh. With the world as crazy as it is, it is especially important to find good things to lift the spirit. A genuine smile is a balm for the soul faced with daily worries. The Gallery […]

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Ponderosa Drama goes ‘crazy’ for Gershwin

Big city meets small town when actor Bobby Child (Joe Thuesen) travels from New York City to Deadrock, Nev., in "Crazy For You." The Ponderosa musical featuring great Gershwin songs opens April 9. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Shhh … the librarian is hard at work … helping the kids to make some noise! Former drama teacher and now librarian at Ponderosa High School, Jennifer Zimny has been spending several of her lunch hours helping teach the students in the upcoming production “Crazy for You” how to tap dance, a talent essential to […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ rocks

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash — bringing these four great musicians together for one night proved to be a success beyond anyone's imagination. Relive that night in "Million Dollar Quartet," April 2-4 at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” is inspired by the electrifying true story of the one night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley were brought together for what is now known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. The national tour of this Tony […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town hosts Spring Eggstravaganza

Celebrate spring with egg hunts, theater performances, hands-on activities and more at Fairytale Town’s annual Spring Eggstravaganza. The fun-filled family celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Egg hunts will be held promptly at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. each day and guests are encouraged […]

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