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Rarely-seen historic treasures on display for Archive Crawl

A photographic exhibit on watercraft of the Sacramento River including this 1936 image of the Tower Bridge will be on display at the Center for Sacramento History as part of the Archive Crawl Oct. 8. Photo courtesy Center for Sacramento History

SACRAMENTO — In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 6th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is A Thirst […]

No Comment / October 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow For It! Unearthing the secrets to healthy soil

Ola Jane Gow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Are you thinking of removing your lawn for a more drought tolerant landscape? Perhaps you have recently moved and want to start a garden. Maybe your flowerbeds are tired and need a facelift. The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County will host an in-depth workshop […]

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Don’t miss this show 65 million years in the making

Lucky children invited to the stage get to interact with the realistic dinosaurs such as the Titanosaur, pictured here. Tickets are going fast for Oct. 16 Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live performance. Photo by C. Waits

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live is not in any way your average puppet show. Featuring a large-scale cast of dinosaur puppets brought to life by sophisticated design, theatrical presentation and puppet mastery, these life-like dinosaur recreations connect children to paleontology in a fun and informative setting. Featuring sixteen very realistic dinosaurs that roam freely among the lucky […]

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Black is back — Country favorite Clint Black returns to Folsom

Chart-topping country music star Clint Black will play three concerts in Folsom Oct. 13, 14 and 15. Courtesy photo

Dave Pier Harris Center for the Arts Clint Black’s continued success can be attributed to his deep sense of country music history and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. Black’s critically acclaimed “Killin’ Time” boasted five No. 1 hits, unprecedented from a debut in any genre — and he has gone on […]

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Fall fun offered at the Crocker Art Museum

October brings with it the colors of fall and many new exhibits and events at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture opens Oct. 2 — Falkenstein (1908–1997) was one of America’s most experimental and productive 20th century artists. Relentlessly exploring media, techniques and processes with uncommon daring and intellectual rigor, she moved from […]

No Comment / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Abundant autumn activities in our own backyard

Getting outside the four walls of daily assaults on our sensibilities is not only healthy, it adds meaning and zest to life. Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to get outside and away from the chaos. Charge the batteries. Embrace the good things in life. Big Crush This weekend, Oct. 1–2, is the […]

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There’s no business like show business at B Street Theatre

Dave Pierini, Stephanie Altholz and Kurt Johnson star in "Speed the Plow," now playing at B Street Theatre. Photo by Rudy Meyers

The incendiary contemporary classic “Speed-The-Plow” hits the B Street Theatre in an explosive production that takes a blisteringly funny look at the movie business and the battle for one studio executive’s soul. First produced at the Royale Theatre in 1988, “Speed-the-Plow” is a satirical gem of the Mamet canon. Since its premiere, Mamet’s play, which […]

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