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Town Center hosts holiday cheer

This year's holiday tree lighting event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life file photo

Over the next couple of weeks El Dorado Hills Town Center will transform into a holiday wonderland with lights, holiday wreaths and more. November is just the start to a fabulous holiday event season at Town Center.   Photo op with Santa Claus Starting Friday, Nov. 23, and running through Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will spend time […]

No Comment / November 11, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Crocker gets artsy with craft fair

Nearly 100 regional artists and crafts people will offer their unique creations during this year’s annual Holiday Art and Craft Festival on Nov. 23. Presented by the Crocker Art Museum and the Creative Arts League of Sacramento, the festival is held at the Scottish Rite Center, located across from the main entrance of Sacramento State […]

No Comment / November 08, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Shakespeare rocks at Big Idea Theatre

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SACRAMENTO – Big Idea Theatre rocks its final show of the 2012 season with the opening of a funky and festive adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” opening Friday, Nov. 16. The Kings of Navarre, a group of dissolute rockers, vow to change their ways, swearing off booze, drugs and women for a full year. […]

No Comment / November 08, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacred rituals of drummers and dancers of Burundi

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One of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world, the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi, have performed in the same way for centuries, passing down traditions and techniques from father to son. The origins of their performance are shrouded in ancient legend and mystery; their performances were traditionally a part of particular ceremonies — […]

No Comment / November 08, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Time for the Blues and Brews

Vocalist Tia Carroll is often compared to legendary female singers Tina Turner, Koko Taylor and Aretha Franklin. She'll perform with The Red Hot Mamas at the third annuall Blues and Brews event on Nov. 10. Courtesy photo

Attention blues lovers: The blues party of the year returns to El Dorado Hills on Nov. 10. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents another line up of world-class musicians at its third annual Blues and Brews concert, benefitting the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. The memorial will contain custom crafted monuments, a garden, a […]

No Comment / November 08, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Three Stages to host youth orchestra debut

FOLSOM — The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra will present its debut concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. The 16-member youth orchestra, comprised of 12 violinists, three cellists and one bassist, was formed to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12 to 18, […]

No Comment / November 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jazz master comes to Three Stages

Chucho Valdéz comes to Three Stages on Nov. 13. Courtesy photo

Hailed as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists” (New York Times), five-time Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdés has recorded more than 80 CDs during his illustrious career. The Chucho Valdés Quintet performs on Three Stages’ Stage One on Nov. 13.  “Whether Chucho Valdés is performing a gentle ballad or a rousing […]

No Comment / November 04, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »