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Susan Laird

Make this an autumn to remember

Autumn is finally here. After a never-ending summer, the trees are finally putting on a bit of a show, although not as spectacular as in years past, due to the drought. But still a tip of the hat to nature’s beauty. And the hope that we will experience a good El Niño storm season soon. […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Symphony presents a tribute to ‘Masterpieces’

It seems odd to introduce the Folsom Symphony’s first concert of the season but that is exactly what the “Masterpieces” concert is. The first official concert. The other events — the free “Larger than Life” concert at Town Center on Sept. 3 and an inaugural family concert ([email protected]) on Oct. 3, not to mention the annual benefit gala last August — were wildly […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Walk on the ‘wild’ side with the crypt keepers in Sacramento

America is a nation rich in history. To get a feel for that history it is often necessary to travel east. But not always. Today’s activities column takes a look westward. To, of all places, the Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento. There is some amazing stuff buried there amidst the lilies and the wild flowers. […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Pigskin Peanuts’ brings a fall classic to Sacramento

This fall marks a milestone anniversary for the comic strip “Peanuts.” It was created 65 years ago on Oct. 2, 1950 by artist Charles Schultz. Like most Americans I can’t remember a time without it. This strip blazed a pioneering trail that went on to influence future cartoonists. The simplicity of the drawings, the thoughtful […]

September 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Toy with ‘Delight’ at Folsom’s newest museum

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old…You grow old because you stop playing.” These words are most appropriate for the Folsom Historic District’s newest attraction: the Museum of Wonder & Delight. A grand opening celebration sponsored by the Folsom Historical Society is slated for Sept. 11, 12 & 13. The one-of-a-kind museum is filled with […]

September 09, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Fifth dimensional spirit of art soars at 48 Natoma

We live in a world of three dimensions. Up and down, side-to-side. Width, height, depth. We can spin and appreciate the beauties of radial architecture, such as the views beneath the domes of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and the State Capitol in Sacramento. Yet, we humans can conceive of a fourth dimension. One […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Symphony kicks off 2015-16 season with free concert

Autumn may not officially start until September, but it certainly seems to be here. The kids are back in school, most college students are back on campus (or headed there) and Apple Hill farms are opening for business. It’s fall, y’all. Which means it’s time for another beloved El Dorado Hills tradition: the annual free […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,
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