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Amador County Concert Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
A free concert will be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Featured music includes, “The Great Steamboat Race,” Dvorak’s “Finale from Symphony No. 5,” “The Trombone King,” “Into the Storm,” “Dueling Xylophones” (based on “Dueling Banjos) that feature two xylophones in front of the band and more. According to Chambers, “It’s a fun... [Read more]
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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes blues and rock icons Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

A child prodigy, Winter’s music encompasses multiple genres including rock, jazz, blues and pop. His 1970 album debut, “Entrance,” demonstrated his unique ability to cross genre lines. With more than 20 albums and numerous collaborations, some of Winter’s hit singles include “Tobacco Road,” “Frankenstein,” “Show Your Love” and “Turn On Your Love Light.” He can also be heard on...

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Friday, March 20, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m., Willie Watson returns to Feist Wines, in Amador City. His first show at Feist, in January, sold out two weeks ahead of time and the at-capacity tasting room was filled with soulful Americana music.

Watson is on tour promoting his first solo album, “Folk Singer, Volume 1.” At the recent concert at Feist, Watson told the crowd, “Everyone needs more banjo. It’s banjo therapy.”

Watson quit high school in 1997 to pursue his music career. He is a folksinger, instrumentalist...

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PBA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

February 20 - 22

2015 PBA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship: For the 12th consecutive year, professional bowlers from all around the Western United States will compete in Sutter Creek for an estimated $2,500 first place prize in the PBA Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship, at Gold Country Lanes. The tournament is part of the Professional Bowlers Association Western Regional Tour. More than 70 professionals will begin competition at 8 a.m., Saturday morning. By Sunday, the field will be cut to16 final round...

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Soprano Soloist Alexis Magarò. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m., enjoy a symphony concert by the Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music. In addition to Conductor Henrik Jul Hansen, Alexis Magarò, soprano soloist, will also be present. Music will include works by Richard Strauss, as well as Death and Transfiguration, Festival March, “Morgan” and “Cäcilie” for soprano and orchestra, and the Final Scene from the opera Capricco. The concert will be held at Church of the Nazarene, in Sutter Creek. Admission is $20 for adults, children under 18 are free. Tickets are... [Read more]
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4 weeks ago
Members of Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

On Sunday, Feb. 22, the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra will perform at the Amador Senior Center, at 2 p.m.

This ten-piece dance band will be playing authentic arrangements from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, “The Great Gatsby Era” and “The Swing Era,” using dance band instrumentation of six horns (saxophones, clarinets, trumpets and trombone) and four rhythm instruments (banjo, piano, bass and drums).

The band will feature vocals from instrumentalists Chrissy Sleigh, Arlene White and Eric Johnson. Newest tunes added to the repertoire...

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4 weeks ago
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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s slots and table games paid out nearly $3 million to guests during the month of January.

“January was a great start the new year,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. “The month of February is sure to be just as rewarding with all of the exciting concerts, events and promotions that we have planned for our loyal patrons.”

Party Gras Swipe & Win: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in February, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dreamcatcher’s Club members will receive a swipe for every 750 points...

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Blues Traveler. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes Blues Traveler to the Grand Oak Ballroom Stage tonight, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.

In the suburbs of New Jersey, four teenage boys — John, Chandler, Bobby and Brendan — banded together to create Blues Traveler. Since the days of practicing in a parents’ garage, Blues Traveler has released eleven studio albums — four gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. The band’s hit single, “Run-Around,” had the longest charting radio single in Billboard history, which, in turn, earned them a Grammy for...

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01/29/2015 7:50 AM
Daryl Hooper during his rock and roll days with The Seeds. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger DispatcPhoto courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Daryl Hooper, music teacher at Mother Lode Music, is a former member of the popular 60s garage rock band, “The Seeds.”

The Seeds are considered one of the pioneers of punk rock. The band consisted of four members: Sky Saxon, Daryl Hooper, Jan Savage and Rick Andridge. Hooper and Andridge knew each other in Michigan, and met Saxon and Savage when they moved to Southern California, in 1964. The band’s biggest hit, “Pushin’ Too Hard,” went Top 40 nationally in early 1967. Hooper contributed to the composition of many of the songs on...

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01/29/2015 7:43 AM
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Listen to the music of the stars — or better yet, make your own — with Cooper & Kid’s newest activity kit and out-of-this-world video contest.

At Cooper & Kid, they’re inviting dads and their children to explore the vast reaches of the universe with their latest Cooper Kit entitled, “Music: A Space Odyssey.” By signing up for their unique quarterly subscription service, dads will receive this instant box of awesome right at their doorsteps. Inside are secret projects and ingredients designed to rocket dads’ coolness factor to...

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01/29/2015 7:36 AM
Konevets Quartet. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

On Monday, Feb. 9, at 7 pm, the world-renowned Konevets Quartet, of St. Petersburg, Russia, will be performing at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, in Jackson. The concert will feature liturgical music from many different Orthodox traditions, as well as Slavic folk songs.

The quartet was formed in the early 1990s. Original members were graduates and singers from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory who gathered at the Konevets Monastery of the Holy Nativity, on Konevets Island.

Only 30 tickets remain. The church is very small,...

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01/29/2015 7:31 AM
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Calaveras Arts Council’s third show for the Ovations 2015 Performing Arts Series brings The Pacific Guitar Ensemble to Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center, located at Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp, on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m.

An immediate hit with its audiences, the Pacific Guitar Ensemble was founded in 2010 by classical guitarist, David Tanenbaum, and steel string guitarist, Peppino D’Agostino. Together, it is a mixed guitar ensemble able to perform a wide variety in its repertoire. Made up of...

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01/23/2015 9:55 AM
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On Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Plymouth Elementary held a special program called “The Best Show of our Lives!” Talent Show featuring dancing, singing, skits, hula hoops, speed drawing, instrument solos, poetry and so much more. This year, there was an extra added bonus to the event.

As Principal Donna Custodio welcomed everyone to the evening event with Chairperson and Plymouth Elementary parent Tracy Dehn, they announced that a recent fundraiser hosted by Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar, had raised funds for the music and arts...

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01/16/2015 11:26 AM
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Are you a comedian, singer, dancer, magician, ventriloquist or musician? Do you have a talent nobody else has? Then join us this Friday, Jan. 16, or next Friday, Jan. 23, and show us what you’ve got. Operation Care needs your talent.

Operation Care is preparing for the third annual “Amador’s Got Talent” spectacular slated for Saturday, March 28, at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Grand Oak Ballroom, from 6 to 10 p.m. We want it to be the best show ever, so we need lots of great acts of all ages.

If you are interested...

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01/16/2015 11:11 AM
The Stray Birds. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Stray Birds bring their CD release tour to Sutter Creek on Saturday, February 7 at Sutter Creek Theatre. Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle) and Charles Muench (vocals, bass)—whose “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite” (WXPN The Key) made their Yep Roc Records label debut October 21 with the release of their second full-length studio album, Best Medicine.

Following the band’s 2012 highly praised self-titled release, which NPR Music named Top 10 Folk/America...

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01/16/2015 10:34 AM
San Francisco Oboist Jesse Barrett. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization offereing classical music performances, opens the new year with a concert of chamber music on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 pm., at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. There is no admission charge and the concert is open to the general public.

Oboist Jesse Barrett from San Francisco is the featured performer in a program of music for oboe, strings and piano. Barrett received his undergraduate training at the Conservatory of Music of the...

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01/16/2015 10:25 AM
Violinist and composer Tom Rigney. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Friends of the Amador County Library present the fabulous Tom Rigney and Flambeau at FACL’s fifth annual concert on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m., at The Call (formerly Calvary Chapel), located at 18400 Ridge Road, in Pine Grove.

Tom Rigney, the fiery, electrifying violinist and composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene to generate enough heat and energy to lift an audience to its feet. Original and hot, Flambeau specializes in blazing Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down...

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01/13/2015 8:15 AM
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Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Aaron Lewis has had to reschedule his concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort that was scheduled for Friday, January 15. The new concert will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Previously purchased concert tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled show and the assigned seat or seats will remain the same.

If a guest is unable to make the concert on its new date and needs a refund, please contact the Sales Department at 209-223-8477 or come in to the Casino Cashier’s Cage.

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01/02/2015 10:39 AM
Aaron Lewis is performing at the Jackson Rancheria. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

January 6

Amador Corvette Club: The Amador Corvette Club will hold it’s first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Round Table Pizza, in Martell. We will meet for dinner and socializing, at 5 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. If you own a Corvette and enjoy good friends and fun monthly runs, feel free to join us. Visitors and guests are always welcome. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Gayle and Jay, at (209) 274-0506, or visit us online, atamadorcorvetteclub.com. The Amador...

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01/02/2015 10:02 AM
Chris O’Connell will headline at Drytown Club on Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

From Saturday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 18, Amador City and Drytown will be full of live music, from 1 p.m. until nightfall.

At 1 p.m., on Saturday, Feist Wines will release its 2014 Amador County Viognier to the backdrop of The Church Street Sinners, performing their raw, original, Americana porch music. Also playing is award-winning winemaker, Tony Feist, with local legend, Allen Frank, sitting in for an eclectic mix of country, rock and folk music.

The Feists, long committed to the farm-to-fork ethic, will pair...

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