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Railroad Museum hosts Transcontinental Railroad photography exhibit

SACRAMENTO — California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum debut a powerful new exhibit titled “Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad” on Sept. 14. The exhibition examines the emergence of photography and the ways in which the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads used the new medium during the construction of America’s First […]

No Comment / August 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grammy winning orchestra comes to Harris Center

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

FOLSOM — The Grammy award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, led by pianist, composer and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz, the culture of Latin music and the virtuosity of 18 of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Don’t miss Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra’s performance on Sunday, Aug. 11, […]

No Comment / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Soil for gardeners, gardeners for the soil

Only 10 percent of the Earth’s surface is soil. It feeds all of us who grow and move around on the land and air. No soil, no food. Good soil for plant life — including gardening — is about 45 percent minerals (broken down rock) and 4 percent organic material (decomposed plant and animal matter). […]

No Comment / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Rock on for New Morning

Remember the ‘60s? OK, trick question — but chances are if you lived in that crazy, colorful decade you at least recall the vivid, psychedelic record album covers that you studied for hours as the Grateful Dead, the Doors and countless other legends filled your days with glorious rock ‘n’ roll. Now you can own […]

No Comment / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tower of Power comes to EDH

Musical powerhouse Tower of Power will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Steven Young Amphitheater. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. Recent releases include “Great American Soulbook,” a collection of classic soul tunes, […]

No Comment / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Win cash for your best poem

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Famous Poets. There are a total of 50 prizes totaling more than $4,000 in cash and book prizes. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the […]

No Comment / July 30, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Auburn Art Walk celebrates 20th anniversary

"Irises" by Connie McLennan

AUBURN — In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Auburn Art Walk, PlacerArts and the Auburn Art Walk Committee present special activities throughout downtown and old town on Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. ceremony honoring long-time artists and venues at The Arts Building. Commemorative cakes are served at The Arts Building […]

No Comment / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »