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Bluesman is voice of Louisiana wetlands

Save the wetlands —€” Cajun Bluesman Tab Benoit formed Save the Wetlands a full year before Hurricane Katrina, and continues to be Louisiana's leading spokesman for the shrinking wetlands, where he was born and raised. Photo courtesy of Philip Gould

Tab Benoit brings his swampy blues to Three Stages Theater in Folsom on May 25. The Cajun bluesman was literally born on the bayou, or pretty close at least, in Houma, La., an hour’s drive southwest of New Orleans on I-90. He’s become Louisiana’s de-facto spokesman for the preservation of its wetlands. “This is my […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cajun blues rocker coming to Three Stages

Cajun Blues belter€” Tab Benoit dominated the recent Blues Music Awards in Memphis with his Cajun-infused brand of guitar-fueled blues, rock and soul. He appears at Three Stages in Folsom on Friday, May 25. Photo courtesy of Jerry Moran, NativeOrleanian.com

Step aside Tabasco, Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit is rapidly becoming Louisiana’s hottest export. In a rare west-coast appearance, Benoit brings his brand of swampy blues to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College in Folsom on May 25. Opening the show is local feel-good world music crew Mumbo Gumbo, who sound as fresh today as they […]

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

Remarkable Folsom Symphony to close season with additional performance

Sometimes, when one grows up surrounded by greatness, it is easy to take it for granted – or not to recognize it for what it truly is. Take, for example, the Folsom Symphony. Eight years ago a “little local orchestra” was formed — the Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra, as it was called at the time. […]

1 Comment / May 11, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Tickets going on sale for Folsom Symphony’s next season

The Folsom Symphony has announced it will begin offering its 2012-13 season tickets to new subscribers May 29. Season subscribers save up to 10 percent off the cost of individual tickets. The standard price for the full season of five performances ranges from $113 to $189, depending on the seat, and $90 to $167 for […]

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

Fine arts center puts the ‘Focus on Fiber’

Knitted shawl and sweater by Jan Rosenberg. Courtesy photo

The first fiber arts show, Focus on Fiber, runs June 5-23 at Sacramento Fine Arts Center The local Fiber Arts group presents an open show including basketry, crochet, dyeing, fabric, felting, hooking, knitting, knotting, lace making, painting or printing on fabric, quilting, sewing, spinning, stitching, tapestry, thread, weaving, yarn and more. The Sacramento Fine Arts Center […]

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

‘Triple Espresso’ brings a jolt of comedy to Sac

SACRAMENTO — What did three guys do in four minutes that got them barred from showbiz for life? Find out at “Triple Espresso,” a highly caffeinated comedy coming to Sacramento’s Cosmopolitan Cabaret for a limited eight-week engagement, June 1  through July 22. “Triple Espresso” is part improv, part musical and all comedy, with critics comparing […]

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

‘Earnest’ comes to Chautauqua

Lenore Sebastian, Alison Sundstrom and Kevin Foster perform in "The Importance of Being Earnest." Photo by Ron Edington

Chautauqua Playhouse announces its next show, the classic comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, opening on May 4. Absolutely one of the funniest comedies in the English language, the timeless comedy presents wicked wit and dead-on social satire wrapped in a Victorian confection of dual identities, matters matrimonial and the provenance of a […]

No Comment / May 01, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »