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Folsom Lake Symphony to close season with Hollywood Hits

Maestro Peter Jaffe polled patrons of Folsom Lake Symphony to help him select the theme for this season’s final concert.  Village Life file photo by Jackie Penn

Many of us grew up listening to famous conductor Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. As a kid, I always wondered why it was called a “Pops” orchestra. Did it have something to do with popcorn? I never heard any popping sounds. What was the deal? Well, to put it simply, the “pops” stands […]

No Comment / May 22, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom sailor wins Folsom Lake race

Keim Geil and Will Deutsch made all the right choices to come from behind and win the Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. Photo by John Poimiroo

Will Deutsch, 38, of Folsom, sailed his Santana 20, Four Sirens, the fastest of 14 sailboats to win the 35th Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. The Trans-Folsom Regatta is a long-distance pursuit race in which heavier or slower-rated boats start first. “You always know where your boat stands in this sort of regatta,” said […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tabla master Zakir Hussain brings India’s finest to Folsom

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 Zakir Hussain is the world’s foremost expert on playing the classical Indian drums known as tabla, an unrivaled performer among the greats of Indian music. It was his father who, with Ravi Shankar, brought the music of India to America. On March 30, the reigning master virtuoso of the tabla brings Masters of Percussion to the […]

Comments Off / March 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Young virtuoso and famous violin make U.S. debut in Folsom

Ent-Kerson Leong

Patrons of the Folsom Lake Symphony are in for a rare treat next month.  Not only will the music and the performances be remarkable … so will the appearance of a talented soloist and his historical violin. The Spirit of Freedom is the theme for The Folsom Lake Symphony’s upcoming concert on Saturday, April, 2 […]

Comments Off / March 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Direct from Gdansk, Poland — Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky to Folsom

The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert of Tchaikovsky on Sunday March 13. Get your tickets today as limited tickets remain for this show. Courtesy photo

With more than 80 musicians on stage and a stellar all-Tchaikovsky program in the offing, Harris Center for the Arts patrons are in for a treat, as the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Folsom March 13 as part of the longest concert tour in the orchestra’s history. Founded in 1945 on the heels of […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Best Hospital: Mercy Hospital of Folsom

Photo by Roberta Long

Mercy Hospital of Folsom is located in the center of the city near Bidwell Street. The Sisters of Mercy opened the hospital in 1989, paid for with the help of private local donations. It has expanded since in size and services, including the 25-bed Cummings Emergency Pavilion, which opened in 2008. Mercy Folsom is now […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Best of 2015 | Read More »

Pomp and pageantry coming to Folsom

Mountbatten Festival of Music 2013

Britain’s Band of The Royal Marines joins with The Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of The Scots Guards for a Colorful Spectacle at the Harris Center for the Arts. The pomp and grandeur that characterizes centuries of British military tradition will be on display as two of Great Britain’s most respected military musical institutions perform […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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