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Brad Wilson will be playing a concert at Bella Grace Tasting Room, 73 Main Street, in Sutter Creek. The show will be on Friday, May 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cover price is $15 for the music ($10 for wine club members). Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening.Optional food offerings as well as Beer and wine by glass or bottle are available.

Brad Wilson is a California guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues and is a charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Performing over 100 shows a year, Brad is...

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The 136th Annual Italian Picnic and Parade will be June 3, 4 and 5. ALD photo by Bill Lavallie
Baker Street Players present the world premier of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins” by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. The show, which is directed by Beth Barnard, opened May 20 and runs Friday and Saturday evenings through June 11 at Baker Street West, located above Hein & Co. Bookstore on Main Street, in Jackson. All shows begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. Tickets are $30 and include dessert, and tickets for the opening and closing night galas are $40. Call (209) 223-2215 or email info@bakerstreetwest.com to... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Tribe of the Red Horse will be playing at the Sutter Creek Theatre on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents Hank Williams: The Lost Highway from April 1 through May 15 at the Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington Street in Columbia. Country-Western icon Hank Williams touched millions in his short career. This spectacular musical biography will break your heart and lift your soul as it recounts his rise to country-music stardom and his demise at age 29 from hard living and bad luck. Williams’ legend lives on through songs that celebrate tenderness and hope. Jam-packed with 20 classic hits including... [Read more]
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3 weeks ago

Curtis Salgado, award-winning blues and R&B vocalist, will be playing at Sutter Creek Theatre on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.

Curtis Salgado’s incredible history in music has spanned 40 years, from his early days with The Robert Cray Band to inspiring John Belushi to sing the blues and form The Blues Brothers, to his award-winning solo career that has netted him multiple Blues Music Awards, including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award. NPR calls him “a blues icon” with a “huge voice.”

“The Beautiful Lowdown” is...

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3 weeks ago
The musicians and vocalists from last weekend's "Broadway and Beyond." ALD photo by Caitlyn Schaap
Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents Hank Williams: The Lost Highway from April 1 through May 15 at the Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington Street in Columbia. Country-Western icon Hank Williams touched millions in his short career. This spectacular musical biography will break your heart and lift your soul as it recounts his rise to country-music stardom and his demise at age 29 from hard living and bad luck. Williams’ legend lives on through songs that celebrate tenderness and hope. Jam-packed with 20 classic hits including... [Read more]
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04/28/2016 12:34 PM
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Lacy J. Dalton’s concert was completely sold out and jam-packed with the supporters of the Let ‘Em Run Foundation at the theater in Sutter Creek! Dalton is a country singer-songwriter who utilizes her talents to benefit wild horses with the foundation. You can genuinely feel how much Lacy loves the wild horses in her music. Lacy’s non-profit Let ‘Em Run Foundation is there to save all the wild horses she can in the Northern Nevada-Virginia Range. “It happens around this time of year, every year...and it is the most heartbreaking... [Read more]
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04/28/2016 12:53 PM
Southern Drawl will play at Sutter Creek Theatre on May 6.
Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents Hank Williams: The Lost Highway from April 1 through May 15 at the Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington Street in Columbia. Country-Western icon Hank Williams touched millions in his short career. This spectacular musical biography will break your heart and lift your soul as it recounts his rise to country-music stardom and his demise at age 29 from hard living and bad luck. Williams’ legend lives on through songs that celebrate tenderness and hope. Jam-packed with 20 classic hits including... [Read more]
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04/28/2016 12:37 PM
The concert will benefit the Interfaith Food Bank. Photo courtesy to the ALD

The sounds of Broadway are again ready to echo through the foothills, as the annual Broadway and Beyond, “The Stars Come Out” Benefit concert is set to take place the end of April in Pine Grove. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.

Produced again this year by Stevens Price, there will be no shortage of talent, laughter and fun. Seven of the best singers in the county will be joining him for an entertaining concert of not only Broadway, but there will be an emphasis on popular and well known Movie Theme...

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04/21/2016 12:16 PM
Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents Hank Williams: The Lost Highway from April 1 through May 15
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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04/20/2016 9:28 AM

Tickets are still available to see Grammy-nominated bluegrass performer Laurie Lewis and her band The Right Hands on Saturday, April 23, at the historic Mokelumne Hill Town Hall. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to this special Earth Day celebration concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Concert proceeds will benefit Mokelumne River conservation and the Foothill Conservancy.

An exceptional fiddler known for her beautiful singing and rich songwriting, Laurie has been named “Female Vocalist of the Year” several times by the Internation...

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Caitlyn Schaap
04/14/2016 12:44 PM
The final performance in the Wildflower from Ashes concert series will be tomorrow night, April 16 at Bret Harte theater. ALD photo by Caitlyn Schaap
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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04/14/2016 12:34 PM
Sunday, April 17, the ACUSD Jazz Band is playing at Drytown Cellars for their “Wet Ones Spring Pick Up Party”. The ACUSD (pronounced accused) Jazz Band is the Amador County Unified School District Jazz Band under the direction of educator emeritus, Hank King. The jazz band is a self-supporting club comprised of highly motivated and talented students from the county’s two high schools and two jr. high schools. They meet three mornings a week at 7 a.m. to practice. ACUSD Jazz Band has an unmistakably professional sound; if you’ve heard... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
04/14/2016 12:28 PM
Kady and Sonja, fifth-graders at Pioneer Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, made their own puppets of a cat and mouse, which they used to perform an original puppet show at the Share the Arts evening. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Caitlyn Schaap
Pioneer Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School hosted its first-ever Share the Arts evening on Friday, April 8, performing dance, drama and music for a packed auditorium. The evening began with a showcase of students’ art in the hallways of the school. Paintings, drawings, collages and more were displayed, with artwork from students as young as pre-k and as old as sixth grade. Also featured was the work of the students who take the sewing elective. Sewing students displayed pillows, blankets and shorts that they made, using skills... [Read more]
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04/07/2016 12:37 PM
Hank Williams: The Lost Highway plays at the Fallon House in Columbia through May 15. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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03/31/2016 11:33 AM
First place winner, Mariah Hernandez is a violinist and freshman at Argonaut High School. She played a Vivaldi piece for the judges. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills conducted the 11th annual Rotary-sponsored Youth Instrumental Contest for Amador County High School Students Tuesday evening, March 22 at the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. Sponsored by Rotary District 5190, the event saw outstanding young musicians compete for prize money and the right to represent Amador County at the District finals in Reno, Nevada, on May 14. Judging was provided by some of the top names in the county music scene.

The top prize went to violinist Mariah Hernandez of...

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03/31/2016 12:07 PM
Birds of Chicago will play at the Sutter Creek Theatre tonight. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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03/24/2016 12:55 PM
“The Stars Come Out” will benefit the Interfaith Food Bank. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
03/24/2016 12:36 PM
From left: Rose Borunda, Shari Anderson, Kim LaSavio, Marie Bedard, Gordon Rowland and Linc Russin at the February 20 concert at the Katherine Drexel Center. ALD photo by Caitlyn Schaap

The Wildflowers from Ashes acoustic concert series features a wide variety of vocal and instrumental talent. However, the wonderful music isn’t the only reason that local music lovers are attending these concerts. All of the proceeds from each of the five events go directly to victims of the Butte Fire. The money doesn’t go into a fund for victims, but rather is distributed during the concert via a raffle process, with checks being given directly to those in need.

The first concert in the series was presented on December 12, and a...

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03/17/2016 12:18 PM
All are warmly invited to attend the Amador Youth Chamber Music Concert on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at the Ione Methodist Church. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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03/10/2016 12:08 PM
The Black Lillies, a roots, neo-country, alt-rock band will play at Sutter Creek Theatre on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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