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The ‘Hag’ back by popular demand

Merle Haggard brings his legendary country music back to Folsom April 8 & 9.

FOLSOM — If the question were asked, “Who forged the genre known today as modern country music,” only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard, who returns to Folsom on April 8 & 9. “There are few people who […]

No Comment / March 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Passport Weekend a hot ticket

PLACERVILLE — Wine drinkers and fans of El Dorado wine country are making this year’s two Passport weekends in April a prized event. El Dorado Winery Association’s Passport 2013 weekends are April 13-14 and 20-21, and sales have been booming for the reinvigorated annual bash that engulfs this Sierra foothill region — and this year […]

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Folsom Symphony showcases French horn quartet

Folsom Symphony French horn soloists are: Angelina Contreras, Gary Suits, Guylene "Gigi" Tree and Mark Sheldon.

For its March 23 concert, the Folsom Symphony will present only three pieces … but they are masterpieces. First on the program, aptly titled “Our Magnificent Horns,” is Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck,” a creative “concertante” work from the 19th-century European Romantic era. A concertante composition showcases soloists, usually more than one, within the piece. For this […]

No Comment / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Philharmonic closes season with Mozart, Mother Goose

SACRAMENTO — Philharmonic and opera will join forces in the Sacramento Philharmonic’s season finale on April 6. Music Director Michael Morgan  has chosen a popular short mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a highlight of the final concert of the 2012-13 season. In addition to the highly regarded Sacramento Opera Chorus, the work features two opera soloists familiar to […]

No Comment / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cotton Patch Gospel raises the roof

"Cotton Patch Gospel" puts a country twist on the story of Jesus. Courtesy phto

The greatest story ever retold is based on Tom Key’s and Russell Treyz’ book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan” in which the Gospel is presented in rural Georgia with country music songs. “Cotton Patch Gospel” is the final and perhaps best work of musician/lyricist Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Show Celebrates Irish women’s strength, courage, passion and great humor

FOLSOM — The Heart of an Irishwoman is a visual, audible and musical celebration of strength, courage, passion, great humor; the heart of Ireland and its women from ancient times to the 17th Century and on to the 20th century. “Our Irish culture matters; we come from it, we are shaped by it, we identify with it, we […]

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This circus has an urban flavor

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FOLSOM — If the world ended tomorrow, what traces would you leave behind? Combining traditional and high-risk acrobatic forms with street elements such as skateboarding and basketball, all mixed in with some theatre and contemporary dance, TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers,Comes to Three stages for three performances.  Think Cirque du Soleil, then […]

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