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Kenny Endo hits Folsom for 40th anniversary tour

Kenny Endo

As a jazz percussionist and early innovator in Japanese taiko, Kenny Endo’s adventurous spirit stretches the taiko genre incorporating influences like funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban and Hawaiian, with roots firmly grounded in tradition. His performances are nuanced, brilliant and exciting. For Endo’s 40th anniversary, he will tour with his Contemporary Ensemble — taiko, vibes, drums, ukulele, flute, koto — with […]

Comments Off / September 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Opetaia’s Te Vaka brings dynamite Polynesian rock fusion to Folsom

Te Vaka (The Canoe) is a dynamite Polynesian-rock fusion band that has been called “the finest South Pacific roots band” and “the heart and soul of the Pacific.” After taking time off for other projects, the group is back with a new CD release scheduled and a movie soundtrack for Disney in the works. Pacific […]

No Comment / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Italian masterpieces have a big day in Folsom

Jim Rotan of El Dorado Hills poses with his original 1988 Alfa Romeo Graduate at the Italy on Wheels event las weekend. Next to the classic car is Rotan's wife's Vespa. Photo by Larry Weitzman

Italy on Wheels rolled into the Murer House Museum in Folsom on Sept. 12 for its fourth annual, all-Italian automobile, motorcycle, motor scooter and bicycle show. The automobiles filled the parking lot with the best in classic and modern Italian hardware, populated with enthusiasts from the area, including El Dorado County. The 12th was also the day of […]

No Comment / September 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Toy with ‘Delight’ at Folsom’s newest museum


“You don’t stop playing because you grow old…You grow old because you stop playing.” These words are most appropriate for the Folsom Historic District’s newest attraction: the Museum of Wonder & Delight. A grand opening celebration sponsored by the Folsom Historical Society is slated for Sept. 11, 12 & 13. The one-of-a-kind museum is filled with […]

Comments Off / September 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony kicks off 2015-16 season with free concert

Maestro Peter Jaffe returns to El Dorado Hills Town Center with the Folsom Symphony next month. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Autumn may not officially start until September, but it certainly seems to be here. The kids are back in school, most college students are back on campus (or headed there) and Apple Hill farms are opening for business. It’s fall, y’all. Which means it’s time for another beloved El Dorado Hills tradition: the annual free […]

Comments Off / August 16, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom prisoners riot; one killed

FOLSOM — California State Prison-Sacramento administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred Wednesday afternoon during which inmate Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and several others were injured. At 12:55 p.m., approximately 70 inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security general population yards. Inmate-made weapons were used in the riot. Correctional […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

FolsomFest fires up


The sounds of rhythm and blues, Americana rock, swing and funk will have people dancing into the evening on Saturday, Aug. 8 when five national acts take the stage during FolsomFest at Folsom’s Rodeo Park. The first-time music festival, presented by Carrera Productions, celebrates the roots of contemporary music by bringing together nationally recognized bands as […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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