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Folsom Symphony grows with Rejuvenation

Backstories fascinate me. They can open up an unexpected world for any art piece. For example, in the movie “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” actors Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison had a quiet competition during the filming. Harrison, a tall man at 6 foot, 1 inch, put lifts in his shoes to bring himself up to Heston’s […]

No Comment / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

During the dedication ceremony, the sound of a bouncing basketball could be heard as Folsom High School men’s basketball team played the first game in the gym. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Swingle Singers, jazz choir bring great music to Folsom

The Swingle Singers' repertoire spans classical, jazz, Latin, folk and pop music and, for the first time in many years, original songs. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — For more than half a century the Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. With their forthcoming album “Deep End” […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom mayor highlights city’s bounce back

2015 Folsom Mayor Andy Morin drew a packed house for his State of the City address at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 22 at the Lake Natoma Inn. It was Morin’s fourth address, and he had the tone of a seasoned veteran. Folsom Chamber of Commerce President Jim den Dulk introduced the […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Quilt Show to mark 30 years of excellence

It takes talent and a lot of effort to put on a quilt show. It takes even more to produce a show that draws visitors from all over the western United States. Now, keep that up for three decades … and you have the remarkable members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. On the […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony is a ‘Tale of Love’ for all ages

Violinist Linda Wang is the soloist at the Folsom Symphony’s Tales of Love concert on Feb. 14. She joins the orchestra for the second selection, “The Butterfly Lovers” violin concerto. It is the first Chinese composition the Folsom Symphony has performed. Written for a western-style orchestra, the flowery, melodious piece is played using some Chinese techniques.

Classical music is for every age. It stirs the passions of the young. It revives the memories of the old. And it’s certainly not boring. Some 15 years ago, I attempted to get this concept across to my third-grade daughter. For her very first concert, I took her to a matinee at the San Francisco […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Trojans fall to top-ranked Folsom

FOLSOM — Though a four-minute span in the fourth quarter helped the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, it wasn’t enough against Folsom, which posted a 55-46 Sierra Foothill League win in the opener for both teams inside the Bulldogs’ gym Tuesday. The Trojans went on a 12-5 run in the final four minutes of […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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