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Mike Roberts

Local tree man releases hometown CD

It’s been a while since Old Hangtown was a destination for what Bob Seeger called “that kind of music that soothes the soul.” But don’t turn out the lights just yet. The party’s not over. “The Rubicon Ride” is the latest CD to drop from the resurgent Placerville music scene that hit its stride in […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Saying good-bye to a Clarksville treasure

El Dorado Hills lost a pioneer on Oct. 3 when Madeleine Petersen Mosely died peacefully in her home. Madeleine’s unique connection to El Dorado Hills — a place she never lived — is through the hardscrabble ranch hamlet Clarksville, which provided basic roadside amenities for travelers between Sacramento and Placerville from the Gold Rush into the 1960s. Now […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Hangtown Music Festival presents quality headliners

The main stage headliners continue a Hangtown tradition of quality, diversity and depth unmatched on the festival circuit, a genre-bending lineup guaranteed to keep the blood flowing late into the night. Railroad Earth will be at or near the top of the lineup three of the four nights, delivering its unique brand of jammy roots […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Hangtown year six — new name, same party

The Hangtown Music Festival, formerly the Hangtown Halloween Ball, opens at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, Oct. 20 through 23. The festival, now in its sixth year, brings 35-or-so bands to the fairgrounds for four days and nights of music, which is wildly diverse and at times just plain wild. […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Hangtown Halloween Ball bigger, more diverse than ever

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 […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

American River Music Fest — offbeat, upbeat, hard to beat

The American River Music Festival is Sept. 12, 13 and 14 at Henningsen Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road in Lotus. The park sits on the South Fork of the American River — perfect for a festival celebrating music and moving water. The festival, now in its eighth year, offers a yin and yang mix of […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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