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Folsom Symphony, Sacramento Master Singers present ‘Symphony of Joy’

“In my opinion,” and Maestro Michael Neumann stresses the words in my opinion, “Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the greatest musical composition Western civilization has ever produced.” It’s an assessment that’s widely shared. Beethoven’s Ninth, with its famous “Ode to Joy” chorale, is universally deemed the composer’s finest work and one of classical music’s greatest masterpieces. […]

No Comment / February 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crocker presents first hometown survey for Mel Ramos

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum will present a survey of the work of internationally acclaimed artist and Sacramento native Mel Ramos in the exhibition “Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Superheroes, Nudes, and Other Pop Delights.” This is the first major exhibition of his work in his hometown and follows his recent solo show at […]

No Comment / February 15, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDMT announces auditions for ‘Oklahoma’

El Dorado Musical Theatre will audition for its Spring production, “Oklahoma,” at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park,  5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. “Oklahoma” is the story of Laurey and the two rivals who try to win her affections: […]

No Comment / February 14, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

ImPORTant facts about a delicious dessert wine

Independent in Placerville is serving a rhubarb berry crisp with the 2002 and 2008 New-World Port from Madroña Vineyards during New-World Port Month. Many El Dorado County restaurants are participating with special desserts to go with the port. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

El Dorado County celebrates local port By Doug Noble Paring wine and food, if done well, enhances the culinary experience. Normally this is done at a wine dinner or special event where several wines are paired with several different dishes. However, Paul Bush, co-owner and winemaker at Madroña Vineyards, has come up with a different […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

ARC Theatre presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

SACRAMENTO — American River College Theatre continues its season with Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s heart-wrenching, humorous and powerful “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Based closely on Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this American classic tackles issues of racial injustice and the loss of innocence when Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a quiet southern town, chooses […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Country legend Merle Haggard brings his musical poetry to Three Stages

Merle Haggard

FOLSOM — If the question were asked, “Who forged the genre known today as modern country music,” only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard. “There are few people who epitomize the spirit and the reality of country music […]

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

Philharmonic salutes Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Philharmonic’s 2012 Beethoven tribute offers a multi-faceted look at the beloved composer. On the program is his Grosse Fuge (Great Fugue), which one music critic called “the most radical work by the most formidable composer in history.” In 2005 a librarian at the Palmer Theological Seminary discovered a lost manuscript of the piece. […]

No Comment / February 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »