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Gypsy soul with funky refinement

FOLSOM — The New York Gypsy All-Stars cover the world rhythmically and harmonically. Led with Roma-inspired zeal by classically trained, traditionally raised Macedonian clarinet wonder Ismail Lumanovski, the group never loses its sharp musical focus, astounding chops and true spirit of their Gypsy namesakes. Harris Center/Three Stages present this unique group Oct. 30 & 31. […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The best of Europe’s devotees pay homage to the gypsy jazz master Django

The Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project has an extensive international touring history. The group combines its talent with other gypsy jazz musicians in the concert In The Footsepts of Django, coming to Three Stages Oct. 11. Courtesy photo

Django Reinhardt introduced a passionate style of Gypsy Jazz guitar that was astonishing in the 1930s and is still revered today. In The Footsteps Of Django brings together the best of the new Gypsy Jazz masters of Europe: Lulo Reinhardt, a third generation master, whose Latin Swing Project combines gypsy jazz with Latin rhythms; Les Doigts de […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hangtown Halloween Ball bigger, more diverse than ever

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The Hangtown Halloween Ball puts on its annual cultural diversity clinic this weekend, Oct. 22-25, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. Equal parts pageantry and performance, “Hangtown” has grown in popularity over its five-year run and achieved destination status on the festival circuit. It’s also a hell of a costume party. Each year […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ takes flight at Music Circus

The next show in the 65th Music Circus season is the hit musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie.” Performances are Tuesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 12. The spirited cast includes Broadway performers, Music Circus audience favorites and some fresh faces making their Music Circus debuts. Full of hummable hit songs by Charles Strouse, who wrote […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Huck Finn’ musical adaptation ‘Big River’ opens at Music Circus


Matt Hessburg California Musical Theater The 65th Music Circus season continues with the dynamic musical “Big River,” Mark Twain’s masterwork “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” brought to toe-tapping musical life by the genius behind “King of the Road,” Roger Miller. In Big River, a Tony Award-winning adventure that’s both poignant and humorous, Huck and Jim […]

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

Concert is all about love

Love is a many-splendored thing — and you’ll experience the joys and heartbreaks of six of its variations at the Folsom Symphony’s traditional February concert this Valentine’s Day. A playboy finds true love on a dude ranch, an unmasked lover evokes an unexpected transformation, unrequited adoration leads to tragic consequences, a future romance affects the entire […]

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

Diego El Cigala to perform award-winning music at Harris Center

Latin Grammy winner Diego El Cigala blends musical genres to create a unique sound. See him at Harris Center for the Arts on Nov. 5. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Appearing for the first time at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, three-time Grammy-winner Diego El Cigala is often credited as being the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. El Cigala has captivated audiences all over the world with his gravelly voice and passionate interpretations of flamenco and […]

Comments Off / October 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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