Oak Ridge show highlights students’ creativity

More than 400 students will display their works at Oak Ridge’s second annual free student art show, themed “Celebrate the Creative” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. “After thinking about what Oak Ridge has to offer in terms of art I realized we didn’t have an art show yet,” said senior and […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

All aboard … steam train rides return

SACRAMENTO — California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum recently announced that the vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 have returned to service. First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

The Eye presents groundbreaking satire

FOLSOM — The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College closes its eighth season with Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud Nine.” In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Eye sets its sights on this dizzying send-up of gender roles, sexuality and personal identity. Churchill turned more than a few heads decades ago with this genre-busting allegorical farce. […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Incredible songs define love in ‘Once’

“Once”, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement through April 19. The musical love story, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

Band stops home on tour Way before rock band The Ramblin’ Years’ was lighting up Seattle’s popular club circuit, lead singer Sean Clavere attended Oak Ridge High School, at which time he played in the marching band and led his first band, The Late Chaps. Now Clavere and The Ramblin’ Years are coming back to […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Save the dates for local garden tours

Gardening, for the enthusiast, is a lifelong adventure. There are books covering every topic: landscaping, hardscaping, garden design styles, annuals, perennials … you name it. Then there are the tomes on the plant varieties within those categories. Drought-tolerant gardening is of special interest these days. Water restrictions in our community and in the surrounding area […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,