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Penn looks to build partnerships, plan for the long-term

Howard Penn hopes to represent District 4 on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 4, is Howard Penn, a 20-year El Dorado County resident and self-described “big picture guy.” An entrepreneur who started his first business while still in college, Penn has worked in the fields of tourism, finance and software. He also purchased the historic Sierra Nevada House in […]

4 Comments / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Rosanne Cash celebrates new album at Harris Center

Rosanne Cash comes to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 3. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 3 to perform live from her 13th record, “The River & The Thread.” With “The River & the Thread,” Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, “Black Cadillac” (2006) and “The List” (2009), […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cuban musician extraordinaire performs in Folsom

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FOLSOM — A musician extraordinaire — composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator and communicator — Omar Sosa has performed numerous concerts all around the world. He’s winner of the 10th annual Independent Music Awards in the Jazz Album category and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., for contribution to the development […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Harris Center gets the Aloha spirit

Hula master Moanalani Beamer, Hawaiian slack key master Keola Beamer and Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, left to right, come to the Harris Center on Oct. 9. Joining them is jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer  (not pictured). Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Following in the success of the 2012 PBS TV special “Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (“Keep Your Love”)” and Grammy-nominated CD, the key elements of that performance are being brought to the live stage at the Harris Center/Three Stages. Hawaiian slack key master Keola Beamer, Native American flutist/nine time Grammy-nominee R. Carlos Nakai, jazz […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Auburn Art Walk celebrates 20th anniversary

"Irises" by Connie McLennan

AUBURN — In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Auburn Art Walk, PlacerArts and the Auburn Art Walk Committee present special activities throughout downtown and old town on Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. ceremony honoring long-time artists and venues at The Arts Building. Commemorative cakes are served at The Arts Building […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacred rituals of drummers and dancers of Burundi

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One of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world, the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi, have performed in the same way for centuries, passing down traditions and techniques from father to son. The origins of their performance are shrouded in ancient legend and mystery; their performances were traditionally a part of particular ceremonies — […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Danza Floricanto/USA celebrates classic novel through folkloric dance

Danza Floricanto/USA is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Southern California. Courtesy photo

Danza Floricanto/USA, Los Angeles’ most acclaimed Mexican folklorico ensemble, now 38 years old, blends the vocabulary of traditional Mexican folk dance — indigenous, African, influenced and contemporary movement expressions — to create a contemporary evening length dance work. Alma Llanera-Spirit of the Plains is a 90-minute dance work inspired by the well-known Chicano classic novel “Bless Me Ultima,” written by Rudolfo […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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