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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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3 weeks ago
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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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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12/26/2014 11:10 AM
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December 31

New Year’s Eve: Sutter Creek is the place to be to kick in the New Year, and Hotel Sutter has a great party line-up with The Kool Shifters Band rocking The Cellar. We will pipe their music into the Banquet Room so you can watch the ball drop on our 8’x12’ screen. It’s a two story party so there is plenty of room for you. $22 advance-purchase tickets gets you in the door for all the fun, appetizers, a big dance floor and a glass of bubbly to toast the New Year ($25 at the door). You don’t want to miss this party. Call to...

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12/26/2014 11:08 AM
Aaron Lewis coming to Jackson Rancheria. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is happy to welcome country star Aaron Lewis back to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Aaron Lewis released his country debut EP, Town Line, in 2011. His gold selling single “Country Boy,” featuring the legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels, helped bring his EP to #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #7on the Billboard Top 200.

Lewis’ newest album, The Road, came to be while balancing his up and coming solo run, with the help of his award-winning...

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12/19/2014 10:19 AM
A reenactment of Jesus’ birth in a lowly manger in Bethlehem. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” celebrates the Christmas Story in song.

The newly formed Amador Community Chorus and Orchestra, a 32–member choir and 14-piece orchestra under the direction of bandleader Steve Chambers, will offer a special musical Christmas story presentation, “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem”, to be performed in three separate locations the weekend of December 20 and 21.

The first performance will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, 11361 Prospect Drive, in Martell, on Saturday, December 20 at 1 p.m....

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12/12/2014 10:14 AM

On the evening of Oct. 25, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras held its second annual Calaveras Live! variety show fundraiser at the Black Bart Theatre, in Murphys. The sold-out event proved to be a big success for the agency, raising more than $19k in donations to help continue the hospice mission.

The evening began with music by the Plan B Band, and a wine reception featuring local wines and hors d’oeuvres, along with a raffle and fine art/antiques silent auction. Then, each human emotion was touched as the audience was treated to...

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12/12/2014 10:02 AM
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 25 years, this band has created an original sound that no other band has. With more than 500 concert performances to date and airplay around the world, the band has kept very busy spreading its 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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12/12/2014 10:05 AM
Network with other parents at Amador First 5. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come to First 5 Amador’s 13th Annual Children’s Holiday Festival and experience winter festivals around the world. Have fun with activities, music, snacks, a visit from Santa Claus, holiday entertainment, community resources and more.

Bring the whole family to this free event on Friday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center, located at 975 Broadway, in Jackson. For more information, call First 5 Amador, at (209) 257-1092, or visit first5amador.com.

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11/29/2014 5:07 PM
The men of Amador Choraliers sing, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

In its 52nd holiday concert series, the Amador Choraliers will be presenting a wide range of seasonal tunes. As they sing traditional favorites such as, “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” and “What Child is This,” you will feel the comfort of the season like a visit from old friends.

With their renditions of new songs such as,”Mozart’s Fa-La-La” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” you will discover the joy of a brightly wrapped present under the tree.

The Amador Choraliers are a men’s and women’s chorus that has been entertaining...

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11/15/2014 10:28 AM
Interfaith Choir's youth orchestra members make a joyful noise. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Business Person Of The Year: Dick Cooper, of Cooper Vineyards, has been recognized by Amador County Chamber of Commerce as its Business Person of the Year. Celebrate with Cooper and the rest of the chamber at a dinner in his honor, in Pokerville Hall, at the Amador County Fairgrounds, located at 18621 Sherwood Street, in Plymouth. No-host cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce, 115 Main Street, in Jackson; by calling... [Read more]
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11/15/2014 10:08 AM
The men of The Amador Choraliers perform, “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” above, and as an ensemble. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

In its 52nd holiday concert series, the Amador Choraliers will be presenting a wide range of seasonal tunes. As they sing traditional favorites such as, “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” and “What Child is This,” you will feel the comfort of the season like a visit from old friends. With their renditions of new songs such as,”Mozart’s Fa-La-La” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” you will discover the joy of a brightly wrapped present under the tree.

The Amador Choraliers are a men’s and women’s chorus that has been entertaining...

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11/15/2014 10:18 AM
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The Interfaith Community Choir and Orchestra invites everyone to the 15th Annual Festival of Carols, a choral and symphonic concert benefiting the Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County. Because of the popularity of these annual concerts, the location and days have been changed to accommodate the community. This year’s concerts are scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m., at Grace Fellowship Church, located at 8040 S. Highway 49, in Jackson.

The generous support of...

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11/15/2014 8:58 AM
South Sac Jooks will perform at Feist Wines’ third anniversary celebration. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Feist Wines offers an afternoon full of wine, music and farm-to-table tapas to celebrate its third anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. The Feist family will host three bands to pair with its newest release and other gold-medal wines.

At 1 p.m., the Church Street Sinners will take the stage. They are a four-piece band comprised of husband-and-wife team, Sara Hart on fiddle and vocals, Bryan Hart on banjo and guitar, local legend Allen Frank on guitar, dobro and mandolin and Steve Doss on the stand-up bass. The group...

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11/15/2014 8:33 AM
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ServPro of Amador and Calaveras counties and Sonora is sponsoring “Coat-ed with Love,” its fifth annual coat drive. ServPro has led this successful coat drive for four years, collecting gently used jackets and hoodies of all sizes and distributing them to grateful people with the help of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. You can find a ServPro “Coat-ed with Love” box at ServPro, All Amador County elementary schools, Ione Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Sutter Creek Police Department, Chamber of Commerce,... [Read more]
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