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ORHS Music wins big at Heritage Festival

Maestro winners Danielle Jolette, Kyle Schafer and Peter Nelson, left to right.

Oak Ridge High School musicians brought home several honors after performing at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim over spring break. The bands took gold in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Jazz categories, and won the Band Sweepstakes Award. Choir also had an impressive show and took home gold for Choral and Chamber groups, while A Capella […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Film festival highlights Jewish heritage, contributions to arts

The entertainment world has always drawn much depth, richness, character, wit and talent from the Jewish community. Since the dawn of the silver screen Jewish entertainers have enriched the lives of film aficionados. The list includes such luminaries as the Marx Brothers, Al Jolson, Mae West, George Burns, Danny Kaye, Red Buttons, Mel Blanc, Lauren […]

Comments Off / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sacramento area museums celebrate end of summer with festivals and fun

Fourteen toy cabooses from the Railroad Museum's collection will be on display for the first time as part of the Toy Train Month exhibit, on display through the end of the month. Photo courtesy the California State Railroad Museum

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. With summer nearing its end, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are offering a series of special events and activities each weekend in November 2015 that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans.  All special activities happening in November at the State Indian […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get your Gatsby on at Tahoe’s Great Gatsby Festival

Step back to the fabulous, carefree days of the Roaring 20’s at the 30th Annual Great Gatsby Festival. Attendees will enjoy living history tours, vendors selling vintage clothing and jewelry, jazzy music, a speakeasy, silent auction, food and more. The Gatsby Festival is Aug. 8th and Aug. 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tallac Historic Site on […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

State Indian Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO — In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum will offer a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans, including basket weaving demonstrations, a compelling Native literature showcase, hands-on “Continuing Culture” skills workshops, a Native Film Festival and the always-popular […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Festival guests tour the world

The Philippines were represented by Tony Varela, Mary Anne Lee, Charles Boquiron, Alyanna Lee, Cheyrl Alega, Roman Felipe, Marcele Felipe, Alyxxa Lee, Gabrielle Cazeres and Emma Bernalvez, left to right. Photo by Julie Samrick

Families visited Blue Oak Elementary’s gym last Friday night to learn about — and taste the foods from — 13 countries represented at Buckeye Union School District’s third annual International Festival. Passports were given to all children upon entry. A visit to each of the countries’ exhibits (Afghanistan, Austria, France, Germany, India, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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