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10-week square dance class starts Monday, September 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Monday, November 16. For $30 per person, you will receive 10 weeks of great fun dancing. All ages are welcome; singles or couples; no special dress required. Music from country to pop. Come try a free Intro to Square Dance evening August 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Amador Senior Center Hall, 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson. Register at the door on opening night. For more information, visit jacksonclaimjumpers.com, or call Lucy Hackett, at (209)... [Read more]
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On August 23 at 2 p.m. the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra will re-appearing at the Amador Senior Center. This musical group is a 10-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920’s, 1930’s, and “1940’s” - The “Great Gatsby Era” and “The Swing Era” - using dance band instrumentation of six horns: saxophones, clarinets, trumpets and trombone; and four rhythm: banjo, piano, bass and drums.

The band will feature vocals from instrumentalists Arlene White, and Eric Johnson. Newest tunes added to the repertoire are “Give Me Five...

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Don’t miss Fiesta Viva El Arc this weekend at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Main Street Theatre Works’ “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Main Street Theatre Works is pleased to present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. Playwright Christopher Durang takes themes and characters from Chekhov plays and puts them in a comic blender. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, and $12 for students and children under the age of 18. Family Packs contain two adult and two student tickets, for $49. Tickets are available at the gate, Hein & Company in Jackson, Amador Chambor...

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On August 23 at 2 p.m. the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra will re-appearing at the Amador Senior Center. This musical group is a 10-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920’s, 1930’s, and “1940’s” - The “Great Gatsby Era” and “The Swing Era” - using dance band instrumentation of six horns (saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, and trombone) and four rhythm (banjo, piano, bass, and drums).

The band will feature vocals from instrumentalists Arlene White, and Eric Johnson. Newest tunes added to the repertoire are “Give Me...

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Thick Soup. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Main Street Theatre Works’ “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Main Street Theatre Works is pleased to present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. Playwright Christopher Durang takes themes and characters from Chekhov plays and puts them in a comic blender. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, and $12 for students and children under the age of 18. Family Packs contain two adult and two student tickets, for $49. Tickets are available at the gate, Hein & Company in Jackson, Amador Chambor...

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Since 1894, the first Monday in September has been a legal holiday in the United States in honor of Labor Day – a time to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. This year, SEIU Local 1021’s Amador Regional Committee on Political Education (COPE) welcomes the public to its Labor Day Picnic Monday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek. Festivities will include live... [Read more]
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10-week square dance class starts Monday, September 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Monday, November 16. For $30 per person, you will receive 10 weeks of great fun dancing. All ages are welcome; singles or couples; no special dress required. Music from country to pop. Come try a free Intro to Square Dance evening August 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Amador Senior Center Hall, 229 New York Ranch Road, in Jackson. Register at the door on opening night. For more information, visit jacksonclaimjumpers.com, or call Lucy Hackett, at (209)... [Read more]
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The Nick-Elwood Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Dancin’ in the Streets had their final dance Saturday, August 8. The Full Circle Band entertained the crowd along with Guy, formally from the Electra Road Band, who is now their lead guitar player. “They really did a great job closing down the season,” commented Mary Glover, Chairperson for Dancin in the Streets. “We had over 300 people at this last dance downtown Amador City. The weather was amazing, great band, great food and Plymouth Rotary served up some great beverages.”

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Cowboy Crooner, Dave Stamey, coming to BellaGrace Vineyards Sutter Creek Tasting room. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Last week, a Jackson law office was burgled, and some rare giclee reproductions of the cowboy painter, Charles Russell, were tragically stolen. Although the artwork is still missing, a small consolation for Amadorians (if not for the robbed attorney) will be the upcoming visit of a singer, songwriter and musician whose ballads and melodies of the old west conjure up in sound and song what Russell depicted with paints and brushes. Dave Stamey has been called (by no less than the likes of Cowboys and Indians Magazine) the Charley... [Read more]
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Charged Particles will be performing tonight at BellaGrace Vineyards. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

After performing for almost 25 years around the nation and internationally, the band Charged Particles recently relocated its base of operations to northern California and will be offering an electrifying jazz performance at BellaGrace Vineyards tonight, August 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of the concert will be $15.

A band that includes two Stanford University faculty members, Charged Particles crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create vital new sounds in the electric jazz arena. Murray Low is a...

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The newly formed Amador Community Chorus, a 20-member choir accompanied by pianist Deena Holland, will offer a special musical presentation at the Amador Senior Center on August 16, at 3 p.m. Half of the selections will be popular songs from the big-band era to include “Sentimental Journey,” “Sway,” “Tuxedo Junction” and more. The chorus will also be performing selections from “Phantom of the Opera” and a special “Salute to the Armed Forces.”

There will be refreshments after the short program and a $5 donation at the door is...

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The Black Irish Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
When you take Celtic, Spanish and Italian Music and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish Band. For twenty-five years, this band has created an original sound that no other band has. With over 600 concert performances to date and airplay around the world, the band has kept very busy spreading their brand of progressive folk music to a large audience. Performing both traditional and original music the band is very focused on presenting acoustic music in a very exciting up-beat way that appeals to all ages. The band has... [Read more]
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07/30/2015 1:02 PM
Brad Wilson. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort and Harley Davidson of Folsom is sponsoring this Inaugural Wishes on Wheels Ride benefiting Make-A-Wish Northern California and Northern Nevada. Wilson and band will be performing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wilson’s new record, “Blues Thunder,” is being played around the world. This outstanding collection of studio songs follows up Wilson’s last record, “Hands On The Wheel,” which featured four chart-topping European hits, including the song, “The Ballad Of John Lee” which was played in regular...

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07/30/2015 12:57 PM

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, August 9, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way.

Featured music will be a medley from “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” transcribed for concert band by Alfred Reed. Another special medley from “The Pirates of Penzance” written by Gilbert and Sullivan and arranged by none other than John Philip Sousa will be on the program. Two of our outstandin...

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07/30/2015 11:36 AM
Rachael Wilson. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Rachael Wilson is the 2014 Amador’s Got Talent Winner. She has performed at over 30 sporting events in California during the past year. Recently, Wilson was invited to sing the National Anthem at Qualcomm Stadium as the winner of the National Anthem Contest for the California State Games. More than 35,000 people were in attendance. Wilson is 12 years old and will be going into 7th grade at Ione Jr. High this year. Wilson’s dad, Rick, commented, “Since she won the Amador’s Got talent in 2014, she has been performing shows and National... [Read more]
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07/30/2015 1:15 PM
Many local performers entertain audiences while people stroll through the shops and dance in the streets during Amador City’s Dancin’ In The Street on Saturdays during summer. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Dancin’ In The Street: Dancing is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays during summer. Explore this unique Gold Rush town with interesting shops, wine tasting, a museum, plenty of food from local restaurants and cold beer and wine sold by Plymouth Rotary. Amador City is the smallest incorporated city in California and recently celebrated its centennial. There is no charge for this fun, weekly summertime event.

July 31

TGIF Summer Music Series:

Tonight, enjoy the musical stylings of Hot Dark, at the Volcano Amphitheater. This...

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07/23/2015 11:33 AM
The Slade Rivers Band will provide the western country swing music, perfect for line-dancing, at the Boot Scootin’ BBQ For The Arts on August 22. That’s Slade Rivers in the middle, flanked by Beans Sousa, left, and WC Slim, right. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Dancin’ In The Street: There will be no Dancin’ In The Street this Saturday, July 25, due to the festivites of the Amador County Fair. Dancing is normally from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Explore this unique Gold Rush town with interesting shops, wine tasting, a museum, plenty of food from local restaurants and cold beer and wine sold by Plymouth Rotary. Amador City is the smallest incorporated city in California and recently celebrated its centennial. There is no charge for this fun, weekly summertime event.

Now through July...

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07/16/2015 10:31 AM
Dancin’ In The Streets: Whether your musical tastes lean to country, rock ‘n roll, classic rock or jump, jive and wail, haul out your dancing shoes and get ready for Dancin’ In The Streets. Amador City’s merchants again host this popular summer event for a few more weeks. Dancing is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, but come early to explore this unique Gold Rush town with interesting shops, wine tasting, a museum, plenty of food from local restaurants and cold beer and wine sold by Plymouth Rotary. Amador City is the smallest incorporat... [Read more]
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07/09/2015 1:54 PM
Pucker Power: A Pickling and Fermenting class — Pucker Power — is being offered by the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras Counties. The class will take place on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., at the Amador County GSA Building, located at 12200-B Airport Road, in Martell. No reservations are required and the class is free. Sauerkraut, beer, wine, vinegar, soy sauce, cheese and apple cider are all common fermented foods. Come for this free class and learn about the fermentation process and how it... [Read more]
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07/09/2015 1:42 PM
Slade Rivers Band will entertain guests at Boot Scootin’ BBQ For The Arts. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Boot Scootin’ BBQ will be a night of live perfectly-performed country western music by the unequaled Slade Rivers Band, line dancing, a full western-style dinner, a local wine and beer bar, and bocce ball. On Saturday, Aug. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m., herd your friends to the cool, protected outdoor area of the Italian Picnic Grounds, Sutter Creek in Amador County for this annual fundraiser for the arts. Expect cowboy hats and boots, red-checked tables with summertime bouquets.

Tickets, which include a BBQ dinner, one drink,...

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