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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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03/03/2016 11:30 AM
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes back Lightning Boy Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes back Lightning Boy Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The 15-year-old guitar prodigy has been playing since he was six years old. He’s been playing guitar professionally since he was nine years old and formed his own band when he was only twelve. Over the course of the last three years, Kory has performed over eighty shows and has played throughout Amador and Sacramento counties, including the Sutter Creek Theatre and Laughs... [Read more]
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02/25/2016 12:32 PM
Alexia Wheeler as Rapunzel and Christina Richard as the Witch in “Rapunzel: UnTangled.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch.
The Valley Springs Friends of the Library present the melodrama “The Bandit Wore Black” or “Save the Library!” Shows open at the Jenny Lind Memorial building on Pine and Daphne Streets in Valley Springs, on Friday, February 26 at 6 p.m., and a Saturday matinee February 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12. Special first weekend shows only: Buy 2 tickets, get the 3rd Free! Chicken in a barrel dinner shows are on March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 and play at 7:45. Tickets are $25. Tickets will be available at the Health Habit in... [Read more]
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02/18/2016 12:12 PM
Celtica will play at this year’s Celtic Faire. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Sonora Celtic Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds March 11 through 13, celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and all Celtic Nations. Taking over the entire Sonora Fairgrounds venue in celebration of 30 years, California’s largest and original Celtic Faire returns, rain, shine or snow.There are several new events this year. The ‘Battle of Nations,’ features dozens of fully armored knights fighting for major prizes in a large arena. Come out and cheer on your favorite knights. If you like MMA,... [Read more]
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02/18/2016 12:30 PM
Kory Gibbs will play at the Jackson Rancheria on March 4. Photo courtesy to the ALD
AmadorArts and Blue Mountain Players present “Cookin’ with Gus,” running until February 27 at the Blue Mountain Theater in West Point. This laugh-out-loud comedy, by Jim Brochu, follows chef and cookbook author Gussie Richardson as she tries to secure her own television cooking show. Unfortunately, Gus’s stage fright gets in the way of her dream. No one escapes the mess that ensues as her friends try to help her overcome her fears. Cookin’ with Gus is directed by Terra Forgette, and features a great cast of Blue Mountain Players... [Read more]
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02/18/2016 12:24 PM
Amel Tafsout will be teaching a dance intensive at Amador Athletic Club Februrary 24 through 28. Photos courtesy of ameltafsout.com
Have you ever wanted to learn more about North African cultures and their traditional dances? Now you can, with the help of dancer and dance teacher, Amel Tafsout. Born in Algeria, Tafsout has a deep appreciation for the the art of dance. She is dedicated to improving one’s self through visual and performing arts and would love to express the true beauty of the dance styles she practices to everyone. Tafsout will be holding a dance intensive at Amador Athletic Club February 24 through 28. At the intensive, you will learn some of the... [Read more]
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02/11/2016 11:42 AM
The extremely talented members of the Ray Charles Project will play at Sutter Creek Theatre on Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come to the Sutter Creek Theatre to see an amazing array of talent! In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging sextet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook.

Tony Lindsay has 11 Grammy awards on his mantel after spending two decades as lead singer of Santana, and has recorded with such artists as Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield and Steve Winwood. He moved from Albany, New York, to San Jose in 1980, worked at Guitar Center, and joined the Danny...

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