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Musical comedy ‘Legally Blonde’ opens Music Circus season

Matt Hessburg California Musical Theatre With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy “Legally Blonde” makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances will run through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. “Legally Blonde,” based on the hilarious 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, is […]

Comments Off / June 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Slaves to Fashion opens at Folsom History Museum

This two-piece white cotton toddler’s dress was made by the donor’s great-grandmother, who was a seamstress, between 1865-75. It has long sleeves and white fringe.
Photo by Roberta Long

Massiel Bobadilla Folsom Historical Society The Folsom Historical Society presents Slaves to Fashion on display through Sept. 4 at the Folsom History Museum. Slaves to Fashion is the sequel to the popular 2014 exhibit. Linda Setnik and Kathleen O’Connell, exhibit curators of vintage clothing at the Folsom History Museum, combine favorites from the 2014 exhibit with treasures […]

Comments Off / June 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jazz Night at the Crocker returns

Back by popular demand, regional jazz matriarch Vivian Lee will again curate and host the Crocker Art Museum’s summer jazz series, Jazz Night at the Crocker, celebrating a musical genre that defies definition. On third Thursdays from June through September, enjoy great music, art and food alongside jazz performances at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jamie […]

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Kandace Springs for Folsom concert

Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs, who hit the big time in 2014 with her self-titled debut album as well as the stages of late night entertainment icons David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, will perform in Folsom on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. as the opening act for Gregory Porter’s concert at the Harris Center for the Arts. […]

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Placerville’s Bell Tower tolls for annual brewfest

CHEERS FOR BEERS! — Main Street Placerville will be taken over by craft beer enthusiasts for the annual Bell Tower Brewfest June 25. Village Life file photo by Krysten Kellum

Flowing like a lazy river of beer between the Jack Russell Brewery Downtown on Placerville’s Lower Main Street and the still under-construction Outbreak Brewery on Upper Main, is the 16th Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest. The brewfest will close Main Street to vehicle traffic from Sacramento Street to Clay Street on June 25, from 6-9 p.m. […]

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The story behind spectacular fireworks

CPCSD's Summer Spectacular returns this month. File photo

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

1 Comment / June 11, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Bright ideas inspire upcoming Mondavi season

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by its charismatic 35-year-old Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, will perform Nov. 2. Courtesy photo

Rob Tocalino Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis has lined up talent for their upcoming season that has filled their 2016-17 calendar with the leading artists in music, dance and theater. The season also includes a series of compelling speakers. The […]

Comments Off / June 09, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »