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American River Music Festival: a great weekend on the river

Ethnocentric moniker notwithstanding, the mixed bag of genres under the “Americana music” umbrella is a transnational mélange that shares a common element: they all connect with the listener at an emotional level, creating a shared experience, especially in a live environment. And what better environment than Henningsen Lotus Park? A large grassy lawn, a cloudless […]

No Comment / September 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Discover ‘The Secret Garden’

By bringing "The Secret Garden" to life, Mary Lennox helps her family mend their broken hearts. The musical is now playing at Imagination Theater. Courtesy photo

Imagination Theater’s production of  “The Secret Garden: runs through Sunday, Sept 30. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnet, “The Secret Garden tells” the story of Mary Lennox, a lonely little girl who is sent to live with her uncle Archibald in Yorkshire, England, after being orphaned by a cholera epidemic in India. Still grieving over the loss […]

No Comment / September 05, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Uncategorized | Read More »

‘Sly Fox’ brings mischief to Sutter Street Theatre

To tickle the humor of today’s audiences, “Volpone,” the 17th century comedy by Ben Johnson, has been moved from 17th century Venice to turn of the century San Francisco. Volpone is now called Foxwell J. Sly and he is the same scheming, rapacious miser vent on extracting fortunes from a trio of rich, greedy opportunists. Sly, […]

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

A ‘Mod’ affair at the California Automobile Museum

SACRAMENTO — Come to the California Automobile Museum dressed in your 1960s Mod attire for a swell time and good company from 6 to 9 p.m. in Friday, Sept. 21. Guests will enjoy a sneak preview of the new exhibit 1968 and some delicious appetizers and refreshments. This is a 1960s mod style party tribute […]

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

Walking ‘On the Wild Side’ at 48 Natoma in Folsom

"Spider Monkey" photograph by Lewis Kemper

The great thing about the Community Center in Folsom is there is so much to do there. The campus includes the Gallery at 48 Natoma (located at 48 Natoma St.), the Folsom City Hall/Community Center complex, the Georgia Murray Library and the Folsom City Zoo. Not to mention the cute train that runs through Folsom […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Antique Evaluation Day puts a price on your treasures

Gary Cox examines a piece during an earlier Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 8, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 16th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

America’s foremost watercolor artist returns to Folsom

"Another Round" by Eric Christensen

American Visions Art Gallery and Eric Christensen Fine Art & Editions announced that Watercolor Master Eric Christensen will make a personal appearance at the Folsom gallery on Saturday, Sept. 8. Christensen’s “wine art” begins where most contemporary wine artists leave off. Christensen loves to capture the romance of the wine country, which he points out, “is […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »