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1 week ago

They started out in 2002. Dave Holob walked up to Adam Gottstein at The Volcano Union Inn during an open mike jam, introduced himself and said “… we’re gonna play music together.” It was a fait-accompli. Their band, Over the Edge, was a done deal … no questions asked. Most OTE fans know this story.

The two of them worked up a song book of mostly original tunes, but covered such favorites as “Summertime,” “Hit the Road, Jack,” “Stormy Monday,” “Unchain My Heart,” and others. One of Dave’s compositions, “Hot Rod Special,” an ode to...

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Caitlyn Schaap
3 weeks ago
Hanford Courte Park owner Steve Desedare visited Amador High School’s music class on Wednesday to present the students and teacher with a check for $2,400 to help fund the music program. The funds were raised during a benefit concert at Hanford Courte in July. The concert featured international star Pasquale Esposito, a world-renowned Italian opera singer who presented the special performance to a large audience of music lovers. After Desedare presented the check, he was met with a round of applause and expressions of thanks from the... [Read more]
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John Tuttle
08/18/2016 2:39 PM

This year’s “Big Red Barn,” sponsored by Rancho Arroyo Seco, will support all Amador County school music programs. Proceeds will benefit all schools from 5th grade through high school. This is the 10th annual event, and is planned for Saturday, September 24, at 6 p.m., at the “Big Red Barn,” in Ione. The goal is to raise $25,000 or more.

Rancho Arroyo Seco will once again match up to $7,500.

There are more than 300 students currently participating in the county music program. They are directed by two instructors, Heather...

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Jack Mitchell
08/11/2016 1:30 PM
Fun for all ages, join the Jackson Claim Jumpers and learn to Square Dance. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Learn to Square Dance in twelve weeks with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Starts Thursday, September 8, 6:30 – 7:45 pm.

Fun for families, singles or couples, no special dress required. Music from country to pop.

Nationally-recognized caller Kip Garvey is known for his fun, dynamic teaching style.

Three months of great exercise and fun for only $60 – half price for 21and under, family rate available. Amador Senior Center Hall, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA.

For more information visit www.jacksonclaimjumpers.com or call...

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08/12/2016 1:20 PM

On the last day of the fair, Sunday night’s light breeze was carrying visitors down the midway, relieving us from a week of heat. We stumbled out of the grandstands dreaming of imbibing the remainder of our stash at the campsites while celebrating the loss of our voices from hollering for the 2G, 9-1-1, 10, or whatever car in the cacophonous Destruction Derby. But over the coughing and tinnitus, something soulful was beckoning us on that gentle wind. Something harmonious.

A feel not unlike Elle King, a sound like Edie Brickell,...

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08/12/2016 2:06 PM

Dancin’ in the Street

Dancin’ in the Street returns to Amador City for the last time this summer on August 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. with The Full Circle Band playing rock and roll. More information is available on amador-city.com. The merchants and the restaurants will be open late during the event. Come early to shop and dine, and then stay for the music. Don’t forget your chairs and dancing shoes.

“Beehive: The 60s Musical Sensation”

Six rocking women, sizzling hit music, outrageous costumes from poodle skirts to...

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08/04/2016 1:10 PM
Paula Bibby as Marilla Cuthbert and Alyssa Beuving as Anne Shirley in VTC’s “Anne of Green Gables.” Photo courtesy to the ALD
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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07/28/2016 12:52 PM
Tickets are on sale for the Taste of Amador on August 27
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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07/21/2016 1:34 PM
"State Fair" continues to run at the Fallon House through August 7.
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
07/14/2016 12:29 PM
Don’t miss the Knight Rider Car Show this Saturday, July 16 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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07/07/2016 12:32 PM
MSTW's "The Explorers Club" runs through July 23. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
06/30/2016 12:40 PM
Pasquale Esposito will perform at Hanford Courte on July 16. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The small venue of Hanford Courte in the small town of Sutter Creek is about to host a big-time star. World-renowned Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will be performing a concert on Saturday, July 16, presenting beautiful music in an intimate setting. Esposito is originally from Naples, Italy, and started singing when he was just six years old. In 1998, he moved to California, where he studied music at San Jose State University. Now a successful musician, Esposito has released numerous albums, singing both operatic pop and traditional... [Read more]
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06/30/2016 1:10 PM
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre through July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14. The show... [Read more]
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06/30/2016 1:17 PM

One of the most talked-about bands to hit the Midwest bluegrass music scene will play at the Bella Grace Vineyards tasting room in Sutter Creek on Friday, July 8.

Tangled Roots continues to gain national critical acclaim for their eclectic mix of American roots-style music.

“Their renditions are really something to hear,” said Dewey Allan, Bella Grace Vineyards Tasting Room Manager. “It will be a fun show.”

Playing original and cover songs, including hits by artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Bruce Hornsby, the band...

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06/23/2016 12:39 PM
The Upcountry Rotary Club and the Amador Farmers Market have joined together to co-create a family night on the last Wednesday of each month, June through September. This event will be held in the Pine Grove Park at the same time the Pine Grove Farmers Market is being held, Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. There will be food, wine, beer and sodas available for purchase and great local music provided by the Farmers Market. The Pine Grove park has climbing structures and slides for the children to play on while parents are enjoying an evening... [Read more]
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06/23/2016 12:44 PM
Jeff Applebaum will be at the St. George on June 26. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14.... [Read more]
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06/23/2016 12:32 PM

Named for their feisty and edgy side, Wicked Sisters will play at Bella Grace Vineyards’ tasting room in Sutter Creek on Friday, June 24.

“Their enthusiasm is infectious,” said Dewey Allan, Bella Grace Vineyards Tasting Room Manager. “They always perform something for everyone.”

Playing a mix of original and cover songs, including hits by artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt to Jewel, the folk band is best known for their a cappella harmonies.

“They’ll have you singing along,” said Allan. “Their harmonies are amazing.” ...

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06/16/2016 12:08 PM
"State Fair" opens at Sierra Rep this weekend. Photo courtesy of SRT

Tom, Dick & Harry

Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students...

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Caitlyn Schaap
06/09/2016 11:42 AM
"State Fair" begins at Sierra Rep on June 18. Photo courtesy to the ALD
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Ampitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14.... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
06/02/2016 1:34 PM
The reunion you have all been waiting for is here — save the date — September 30 at BellaGrace Tasting Room, 73 Main Street, Sutter Creek. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
They started out in 2002. Dave Holob walked up to Adam Gottstein at The Volcano Union Inn during an open mike jam, introduced himself and said “…we’re gonna play music together.” It was a fait-accompli…a done deal…no questions asked. Most “OTE fans” know this story. The two of them worked up a song book of mostly original tunes, but covered such favorites as “Summertime” “Hit the Road, Jack” “Stormy Monday” “Unchain My Heart” and others. One of Dave’s compositions, “Hot Rod Special” an ode to having a lead foot when it came to... [Read more]
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