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Carolyn Schmitz
4 days ago
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On Friday, Aug. 1, join your friends at Volcano Amphitheatre, in downtown Volcano, to hear Over the Edge, voted Best Amador Band in 2013.

AmadorArts presents its annual TGIF Free Summer Concert Series. Every Friday evening this summer, hear local bands at a different Amador County outdoor venue. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, your favorite beverage, a light sweater, just in case, and prepare your mind to greet the weekend with great home-grown music. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and run until dusk.

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Carolyn Schmitz
4 days ago
Dancin' in the Street appens on
Wingnut Adams at Castle Oaks: AmadorArts presents the TGIF Summer Concert Series, featuring Wingnut Adams, injecting his own life experiences into a funky musical stew that will capture hearts and souls, at Castle Oaks, in Ione, on July 18, from 6 p.m. until dusk. Concerts are free. Pack a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and a light sweater, and plan to socialize, relax to the music and maybe even get up and dance. Outside beverages are not permitted at this venue. For details about this show or any concert in the TGIF Summer Concert... [Read more]
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4 days ago
Guests now have the chance to purchase tickets to the newest acts of Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Summer Concert Series. This summer’s line-up of artists includes Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band, Jonny Lang, House of Floyd, Cheech & Chong, REO Speedwagon and Heart.

Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band performs the blues to the delight of fans, friends and Baby Boomers tonight at 7 p.m., in the Grand Oak Ballroom.

The 14-year old guitar prodigy has been playing since he was six years old. He is mostly...

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Tessa Marguerite
5 days ago
The Von Trapp children
Sierra Repertory Theatre comes alive with timeless classic, “The Sound of Music.” Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, in 1930’s Austria, a young girl named Maria leaves the safety of her convent to go on an unexpected journey with seven children and a naval captain, with only her own confidence and guitar by her side.

Rhyn Saver plays Maria in such a way that even Julie Andrews would approve, with just the right amount of stubborn innocence to be flawlessly charming. The seven Von Trapp children are exceptiona...

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Jerry Budrick
5 days ago
Some folks get carried away with the pulsating rhythms at Dancin' In The Street.
There are two more Saturday nights of Dancin' In The Street scheduled for downtown Amador City.

July 19th Ole Soles www.oldsolesmusic.com

August 2nd Slade Rivers Band www.sladeriversband.com

There's a gap in the middle for the Amador County Fair, which runs from July 24 to 27.

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Carolyn Schmitz
2 weeks ago
Murder Mysterdy Dinner at Preston Castle on August 1 and 2
July 11

It’s All Good: AmadorArts presents the TGIF Summer Concert Series, featuring It’s All Good, playing good old rock ‘n roll, at Detert Park, in Jackson, on July 11, from 6 p.m. until dusk. Concerts are free. Pack a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and a light sweater, and plan to socialize, relax to the music and maybe even get up and dance. For details, call 267-9038, or email info@amadorarts.org.

July 12

Cheeseburgers, Zin ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll: On Saturday, July 12, Amador Cellars will be grilling up cheeseburgers to...

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Tessa Marguerite
3 weeks ago
‘Visit to a Small Planet:’ This is the last weekend to see Volcano Theatre Company’s first summer offering, “Visit to a Small Planet,” by Gore Vidal. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for picnickers. Bring a lawn chair, a sweater and bug spray, and plan on having a belly full of laughs. General admission is $16, or $14 for seniors. Visit volcanotheatre.org for details.

July 4

Murphys First Saturdays: The Stardust Cowboys provide country western dance music and cowboy swing, at...

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Carolyn Schmitz
3 weeks ago
The Carson Valley Inn features free live entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge on Sunday through Wednesday from 6:00 to 10 p.m., Thursday from 7:00 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. As a courtesy to the Inn's many sports fans, live entertainment is delayed as appropriate for certain major sports events so they may be viewed to their conclusion on the HD pull-down screen. Phil Prunier, June 30 – July 2: A guitarist and vocalist – with some tunes using the mandolin or harmonica – Phil Prunier entertains with... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
4 weeks ago
The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre’s historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.

The delightful musical – based on the true story of the von Trapp family in Austria – has been captivating audiences for more than half a century, drawing huge crowds when it first hit Broadway and appearing again six years later as a much-beloved film.

After 55 years, the show’s appeal is still universal, Sierra Rep’s...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/20/2014 10:41 AM
Imperial Hotel Wine Dinner: Imperial Hotel will host a Wine Dinner, featuring top award winners from the Amador County Fair Wine Competition. Menu includes chilled mango soup with shrimp toast, grilled salmon with red wine glaze, orzo and feta, Portuguese duck risotto, sliced steak with roasted corn salsa, Verlet’s apricot tart and the finest wines this county offers. The price is $75 per person. Seating is limited for this 6:30 p.m. fete, so call for reservations, at 267-9172, or email info@imperialamador.com. Imperial Hotel is... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
06/20/2014 10:31 AM
Jackson Rancheria welcomes Cheech & Chong, with Shelby Chong, and WAR to the Jackson Rancheria Outdoor Venue, on Thursday, August 28 at 8 p.m.

As an iconic comedy duo, Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously satirical, counter-culture comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s success began on the stand-up comedy circuit, which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, earning multiple Grammy nominations and awards. Their second album, Big Bambu, was the biggest-selling comedy record of all time, and has...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/12/2014 2:26 PM
Re-appearing on June 22, at 2 p.m., the Amador Senior Center, in Jackson, will be the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a ten-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920s and 1930s — The “Great Gatsby Era” — using original dance-band instrumentation. The band will feature vocalists Chrissy Sleigh, Arlene White and Eric Johnson. New tunes added to the repertoire include, “Give Me Five Minutes More,” “To Each His Own,” “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” “Tea for Two” and “September in the Rain.”

The orchestra appeared last year...

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/12/2014 2:32 PM
Ben Price poses with Lance Harmon as they participate in a musical changing of the guard. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Ben and Celia Price, owners of Mother Lode Music for the past 12 years, are retiring and handing over ownership of the store to Lance Harmon. Harmon has been teaching guitar at the Music Store for ten years, and will become the new owner this weekend.

When asked why the couple decided Harmon should assume the helm, Celia replied, “We wanted someone with capable hands and a love of music....

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Carolyn Schmitz
06/12/2014 3:02 PM
Western States Horse Expo: The Western States Horse Expo returns to Sacramento June 13 through 15 for its 16th year. This unique three-day event brings over 40,000 attendees appeals to everyone who has horses or just loves horses. We also have local star talent who will be appearing at the expo including Bob Avilia, who has won over million dollars in prize money and is considered one of the Worlds Greatest Horseman and Grass Valley-based Eltan Beth-Halachmy, the father of Cowboy Dressage movement.Western States Horse Expo, is one... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
06/12/2014 2:56 PM
Grace Fellowship Church will host An Acoustic Night of Worship with Chris August, Jordon Feliz and The Crossing, on Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m., at the church, located at 8040 California 49, in Jackson. Advance-purchase tickets are $15, or $20 at the door, and can be purchased at the church office and Lighthouse Christian Bookstore, in Martell, online at norcalchristianevents.com and itickets.com, or call (775) 750-4431. [Read more]
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Jerry Budrick
06/10/2014 10:41 AM
It's Tuesday, June 10, and the Uke-A-Maniacs will be practicing again in Amador City. The ever-expanding band of ukulele lovers made their group's existence known to the world by marching and playing in the 134th Italian Benevolent Society Parade on Sunday, June 1. [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
06/04/2014 12:44 PM
Las Vegas, NV, May 12, 2014—For years, women have had the opportunity to see male revues at their local casinos, but what about the guys? There hasn't been a quality “Girlie Show” for them. Not until now, that is. The Dreamgirl Centerfolds, a sultry and visually stunning show created exclusively for the casino and resort markets, will perform at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on June 6. This ultra sexy Las Vegas revue blends dancing, burlesque, magic and comedy. But this is not just a show for the men—it's a show that appeals... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
06/01/2014 11:37 AM
Here are the Top Selling Movie Soundtracks of All Time:

1. THE BODYGUARD (1992)

Estimated Sales: 37 million

2. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)

Estimated Sales: 28 million

3. DIRTY DANCING (1987)

Estimated Sales: 28 million

4. TITANIC (1997)

Estimated Sales: 28 million

5. GREASE (1978)

Estimated Sales: 26 million

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Via Press Release
05/30/2014 9:04 AM
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The Murphys Community Club’s popular series, First Fridays in the Park, will host its initial 2014 concert performance on June 13, at 5:30 p.m. During the series, the food hut will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. At each of these programs a specially prepared dinner, with an entree and appropriate side dishes, will be sold. Dinner tickets will be available for $10 per person, starting at 5 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Local wines, along with soda and water, will be available for...

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Carolyn Schmitz
05/27/2014 12:23 PM
North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar," is coming to Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday, July 15. [Read more]
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