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Sacramento museums extend into evenings with special events

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In May many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are […]

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Folsom Symphony kicks off summer with ‘Made in America’

Time certainly flew this arts season. The Folsom Symphony will be closing out its 2012-13 season on May 17 & 18. But with its emphasis on “Made in America,” it actually feels more like a celebration of the beginning of an American summer. Think about it: high school and college commencements, family gatherings on the […]

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Art & Wine Affaire

The El Dorado Hills Optimist Club, El Dorado Arts Council and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce present the 10th annual El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Ninety artists with specialties ranging from ceramics to acrylics to photography will create a varied atmosphere of fine art throughout […]

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Young and talented: Youth Chamber Orchestra performs May 13

The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra presents a concert on May 13 at Harris Center for the Arts/Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. The 16-member youth string orchestra was formed to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12 to 18, and to increase community awareness of the musical experiences of area youth. […]

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Don’t miss the blue-eyed soul icon

Bill Medley

FOLSOM — The Righteous Brothers can rightfully claim to have fathered the genre “blue-eyed soul,” and as the singer who held down the low-end of the duo, Bill Medley’s voice — raw and emotional — is a virtual trademark in popular music. In the mid-1960s the Righteous Brothers became a fixture on Top Forty radio, with […]

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Capitol Pops comes to Cameron Park

The Capitol Pops Concert Band has entertained crowds since 1971. Don't miss the Cameron Park concert on May 18. Courtesy photo

The Cameron Park Concert Series continues with the Capitol Pops Concert Band performing May 18. Since 1997, The Capitol Pops symphony has performed and provided high quality music for thousands of concert-goers throughout Northern California. Based in Citrus Heights, the band has been under the leadership of Jerry Lopes since its inception; 71 musicians represent […]

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Pirate invasion

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FOLSOM — With a band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General,” Three Stages at Folsom Lake College presents the classic romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. America’s pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble performs “The Pirates of Penzance” to a full orchestra and […]

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