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Classic California beach party moves inland to Folsom

Surfs Up entertainers will take audience members back to the carefree, fun 1960s. Hit the waves in your mind as you listen to great surf music at Harris Center for the Arts on Sunday. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Back in the 1960s, surf music was riding the wave of success and among the most popular acts of the time were Jan & Dean and the Beach Boys. If you long for the day when radio stations played such memorable hits as “Surf City” and “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” plus hits from […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tributo a las Divas Cubanas kicks off Harris Center’s Four Slices of Cuba

Yordamis Mergret will take audiences on an electrifying musical journey., paying  homage to legendary Cuban divas Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza and Graciela during her performance at Harris Center for the arts. Courtesy photo

FOLOSM — Fans of Afro-Cuban-Latin music who love high-energy performances will be treated to the exciting song stylings of Cuban vocalist and former member of Bamboleo, Yordamis Mergret, as she takes audiences on an electrifying musical journey. Mergret pays homage to legendary Cuban Divas Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza and Graciela as the first performer in Harris […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

NorCal artists present their best works

2014 Best of Show winner Daphne Stammer, “Seated Figure," acrylic.

Northern California Arts presents Inner Views, the annual membership show, through July 12 at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Don’t miss the special Second Saturday reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 14. The event will feature live music performed by Sean O’Conner and refreshments. Northern California Arts, or NCA, founded 1939, presents a […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hit the rails for summertime fun

This Fairmont A6 Speeder, built for maintenance of railroads decades ago, now serves as an open-air motor car for the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad. It takes passengers on adventures south of Highway 50. Photo by Susan Laird

Summer is officially here and there’s lots to do in the tri-county area. California’s beautiful golden hills beckon with their inspirational views. One of the unique ways to take in the natural beauty of our region is to take a ride on the local Skagit Train. Wait. Train? Local? How is that? Yes. It’s true. […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Live on the Boulevard returns

The weather is heating up so you know what that means! It’s time for the region’s favorite concert series, Live on the Boulevard! El Dorado Hills Town Center will rock this summer with a 12-show line-up, June 19 through Sept. 11. Every Thursday night in the Steven Young Amphitheater from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Town Center hosts a live […]

No Comment / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad museum to debut ‘Journey Stories’

SACRAMENTO – California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on June 21. With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build […]

No Comment / June 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Costumbres Latinoamericanas explores the American continent

Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes de Sacramento presents Costumbres Latinoamericanas at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22

FOLSOM — Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes de Sacramento performs its new production, Costumbres Latinoamericanas, an exhilarating panorama of Latin America through its dances and rituals, at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. Under the watchful eye of Artistic Director Zenón Barrón, CMBA ventures in a dancing odyssey up and down the American Continent. Audiences will be […]

No Comment / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »