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All-star lineup celebrates the blues, harmonica

It is an annual gathering dating back 1991—Mark Hummel assembles some of the finest blues musicians and, in a tribute to the mighty harmonica, takes them out on the road. This year the Blues Harmonica Blowout comes to Three Stages on Jan. 21 and features Charlie Musselwhite, Curtis Salgado, Billy Boy Arnold and Sugar Ray […]

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

An adventure that’s simply delicious

Relish Burger Bar will serve a mesclun green salad with blue cheese, apples, bacon, candied pecans and balsamic vinaigrette on The El Dorado Hills Adventure. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The El Dorado County Visitor’s Authority is again honoring January, “California Restaurant Month,” with the El Dorado Epicurean, a week-long celebration of local cuisine, Jan. 22-29. The grand finale, an extraordinary county-wide progressive dinner for culinary adventurers, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29. This year adventurers can choose from seven different itineraries that include […]

No Comment / January 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Center opens new shows

The works of Edward G. McGrath will be on display at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center through Jan. 28.

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center announces its’ members Winter Art Show. More than 100 artworks are priced to sell — all sizes, all media, all original. The center also features a retrospect art show by Edward G. McGrath, teacher, artist and past president of Sacramento Fine Arts Center. McGrath recently celebrated his 95th birthday and […]

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

Chivalry comes to Sutter Street stage

Things get tense in "€œAdventures With Young King Arthur,"€ starring Andre Mercer, Hannah Marshall, Kevin Tool and Brady Tait, left to right. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Join Sutter Street Theatre for a delightful musical that takes the audience to both medieval times and the present day. “Adventures With Young King Arthur” follows Merlin as he teaches his young pupil Arthur that girls can be just as smart as boys. To do so Merlin magically travels to the present where he invites […]

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

Sacramento Philharmonic features violinist David Kim

Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster Plays Masterpiece from “Golden Age” of Violinists SACRAMENTO — In a concert billed as “The Romantics,” Sacramento Philharmonic Music Director Michael Morgan has engaged David Kim, concertmaster of the acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra to play Camille Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3, written at the height of a Golden Age of violinists. “This work is […]

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

Women recharge in ‘Dixie Swim Club’

Kim Moses, Georgann Wallace, Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith, Julie Bock and Lee Marie Kelly, left to right, perform in the endearing "Dixie Swim Club." Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse announces their next show, the comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, opening Jan. 13 at the playhouse. The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 19. All performances will be held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dance, sing your way into Music Circus

Music Circus is looking for adult actors, members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20. Children’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18. All singing auditions in Sacramento will be held at the downtown Wells Fargo Pavilion. To receive an e-mail announcement of the local […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »