Author: Alan Gray

Adam Trent Presented by Folsom Lake Community Concert Association

Folsom Lake Community Concert Association presents Adam Trent, at The Harris Center, Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 2 & 7 pm. When you see an Adam Trent performance, you see magic, concert, and stand-up comedy all rolled in together. Adam Trent is essentially a new kind of magician. He has been described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield.” He has appeared regularly on television, including on Good Morning America, America’s Got Talent, The Disney Channel, ABC, and others His schedule is amazing, something like 300 live shows each year. Praise for Adam Trent comes from many places. The Chicago...

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A Spirit of Freedom As Folsom Lake Symphony Celebrates

Who doesn’t take notice at those four opening notes, and the echoing four that follow, of Everyone knows the four opening notes of Ludwig van Beethoven’s revered Fifth Symphony. When we hear Da-da-da-dum, we know something momentous is coming, because it is one of the most popular and well-known classical compositions ever written. It has a link to war, which will be explained further on. The Folsom Lake Symphony has chosen Beethoven’s Fifth to headline their next concert, on April 2nd. In the “The Spirit of Freedom” concert, Beethoven’s Fifth, Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia” and Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in...

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Escanaba in Da Moonlight: Comedy In Sutter Street

Sutter Street Theatre plans to tickle more than your funnybone with Jeff Daniels’ off the wall comedy, Escanaba in Da Moonlight. Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt, this is a hunting story to beat all hunting stories. Daniels spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart, masterfully directed by Connie, Reuben goes to extreme lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book. The fun starts when the Soady clan reunite for deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp. Reubin Soady has the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the...

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Bacon, Bacon, Bacon – Enter the El Dorado County Fair

Hog Days of Summer bring Blue Ribbons Bacon biscuits? Beach Ball Art? Selfies? These are just a tiny sampling of the ways you can quench your creativity and have some fun entering the El Dorado County Fair’s many competitions. “We spent a lot of time this winter revising and updating the fair entry guide, adding some fun new competitions like Selfies and Snapshots” shared Jody Gray, Fair CEO. “Everyone uses their smart phones for pictures, we want them to enter those, and have fun with it.” This year’s theme, “Hog Days of Summer,” June 18th-21st, is truly inspiring for...

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Vista del Lago High School String Quartet Joins Touring Beatles Musical

When the touring show “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” comes to the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center on May 17, be on the lookout for two quartets, not just one. Folsom’s Vista del Lago High School string quartet has the privilege of joining the professional actors on stage to add an orchestral texture to the evening. “In My Life” is the musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and featuring the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road. The band features Chris Paul Overall (“Paul”), Nathaniel Bott...

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