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Local flavor at regional festivals goes well beyond food

The more time you spend in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding region the more you realize: this place is extraordinary. Extra, as in “more than.” Remarkable, as in “worthy of commentary.” This place we call “home” is one of the most unique places in the country. It is larger than just the sum of […]

Comments Off / August 19, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Students to celebrate diversity

Heritage Festival Buckeye Unions School District’s annual Heritage Festival will be held at Camerado Springs Middle School, 2480 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Firday. March 11. The Heritage Festival is an opportunity to introduce students to different countries and cultures through music, dance, art and food. Families are invited to join […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow Elementary goes international

TILE PAINTING - Parent volunteer Jung Yang, 38, of El Dorado Hills instructs festival goers in the art of painting ceramic tiles at the Heritage Festival at Oak Ridge Elementary. Left to right are: Gaurav Turaga, 7, (parents Vish and Bhavana) of El Dorado Hills. Iris Howard, 6, with mom Olivia Howard, 34, dad Patrick Howard, 37, and brother Calvin, 5, of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was sunny and warm inside Oak Meadow Elementary’s gymnasium Friday afternoon, despite the dismal weather outside, where 300 people packed the house for the first Heritage Festival. Event organizer and Oak Meadow parent Cigdem Askin envisioned holding such an event since her fifth-grader first started school back in kindergarten, but with three younger children […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

National tours punctuate sixth Harris Center season

The Harris Center for the Arts will present more than 400 performances during the 2016-17 season. "Chicago," the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, will play Aug. 19 through 21. Courtesy photo

Bringing artists from around the world and from almost every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upward of 400 performances in its 2016-17 season. While the Harris Center is home to many kinds of performances, the center’s sixth season is especially notable for its presentation of the national […]

No Comment / July 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Harris Center hosts world premiere of Los Lobos’ latest project

Los Lobos’ popular cover of “La Bamba” reached No. 1 on the
Billboards Hot 100 Chart in 1987. Courtesy photos

Harris Center for the Arts is privileged to offer the premiere performance of Los Lobos’ latest project as it begins its debut national tour. Fiesta Mexico-Americana is celebrated through song, dance, music and film highlighting the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout U.S. history in this brand-new multi-media production. It features the multiple […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Foodies fest in South Lake

Looking for a tasty way to spend your Labor Day weekend? South Lake Tahoe will be a culinary destination with a celebration of food at Sample the Sierra, Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival. In it’s sixth year, Sample the Sierra will delight attendees with a range of culinary offerings from regional restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and producers, […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

50 fiddlers bring high-energy fun back to Harris Center

FOLSOM — Picture the Harris Center for the Arts stage filled with 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even a harmonica, projecting a sound as lively as a dance band and as majestic as a symphony orchestra. Front this merry group of music-makers with Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, whose humor, passion […]

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



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