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Lincoln returns for Living History Day

In celebration of President’s Day weekend, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum offer a special “Lincoln Living History Day” on Sunday, Feb. 16. To the delight of guests of all ages, a Living History character portraying President Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Pacific Railroad Act more than 150 years ago, will roam […]

No Comment / February 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Nugget resuscitates Christmas dinner

UPS and FedEx packages not making it in time for Christmas made national news, and in our case it concerned the staple of our family meal — the Christmas ham. A few days into December I’d decided to simplify things and ordered a Honey Baked ham. We’d be hosting Christmas and had also just decided […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Bagpipes highlight Folsom Symphony Christmas concert

There’s just something about bagpipes. Whether it’s the skirl of the melodies they share or the rhythmic drums that often accompany them, “the pipes” have a romance about them that is undeniable. Scotland’s national instrument is rarely seen outside of Caledonian festivals and funeral services for fallen heroes. And that’s a shame, because this instrument […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sacramento History Museum offers free admission to military personnel and their families

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento History Museum recently announced its participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day […]

No Comment / May 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A dose of Dan: ‘All I Want for Christmas Is…’

Remember the old song, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth?” I’ve caught myself humming the tune as I walk around the house the past few days as we move closer to Christmas. I remember singing the song with my mother when I was a youngster, although when I sing it today […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The triumphant return of “An Irish Christmas”

"An Irish Christmas" features lively dance and great storytelling. Five performances are scheduled at Three Stages, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — After not one, but two sold-out shows at Three Stages last December, the return of “An Irish Christmas” to Folsom was all but guaranteed. Here for five shows is a celebration of Christmas in Ireland, with glorious music, traditional dance, lively storytelling, and plenty of Irish soul. Featuring Riverdance star Kevin Horton and Magic of the […]

No Comment / November 14, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Honk! Jr.’ — a lovely story about an ugly duckling

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El Dorado Musical Theatre proudly presents “Honk! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical,” July 6-22, 2012 at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. “Honk! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical” is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Ugly Duckling,” incorporating a message of tolerance.  ”Honk! Jr.” tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, […]

2 Comments / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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