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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 ,

Maija Peeples-Bright exhibits art at KVIE

KVIE Public Television announces the new exhibit in the KVIE Gallery “Maija Peeples-Bright, Small Works.” The works were curated from Peeples-Bright’s large personal collection of favorite paintings. The gallery exhibition will run through Nov. 16. The KVIE Gallery, sponsored by Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, offers visitors a chance to view the art of recent […]

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‘Willie Wonka’ brings the sweets to Sutter Street

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ bloodies Sutter Street stage

“Evil Dead: The Musical” is a hilarious live stage show that takes all the elements of cult classic horror films “Evil Dead 1,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness,” then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Based on the book and lyrics by George Reinblatt with music […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Finding music in silence

Sherri Bergman Village Life correspondent “Music is the language of mankind,”— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Eric Presnall, an actor, producer, writer and director who grew up in El Dorado Hills, has been working to make this statement a vision with his new short film “Amusia.” Since he was ten years old, Presnall has been busy making […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Lake Symphony autumn offering to be a Rhythmic Heat

Works dedicated to the New World by two North American composers and a Frenchman take the stage at the Harris Center, as the Folsom Lake Symphony performs its Rhythmic Heat concert on Oct. 22. A living composer Arturo Márquez is regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — Mexican composers of […]

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