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Beth Barnard
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Volcano Theatre Company’s awards night was a steampunk-themed event complete with fabulous steampunk costumes. Photo by Lily Murdock
Celebrating the magic of community theatre is just what the members of the Volcano Theatre Company did on January 30. After completing a successful 2015 season, their 42nd, many of the actors, directors, costumers and more acknowledged the best of the year with a steampunk-themed evening. The Armory Hall in Volcano was decorated with gears and hot air balloons, as aviators and adventurers circulated under vintage lights. After a potluck banquet, guests were entertained by Matt Krisman and Alyssa Ricci, who mesmerized the audience... [Read more]
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AmadorArts and Blue Mountain Players present “Cookin’ with Gus,” running until February 27 at the Blue Mountain Theater in West Point. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
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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The Spaghetti Feed will be held on Friday, January 29.This fifth-annual event has a new location and will be held at the Italian Picnic Grounds. Same great cooks as last year. Chow down on spaghetti, both meaty red sauce and traditional pesto, along with garlic bread, salad, dessert, wine and soda. Please, no outside alcohol. Same fun as the previous years, with raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and raffle at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Amador County Cemetery Board. Tickets are $20 each or $25... [Read more]
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The American Twins is a classic adventure featuring the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. Photo by Ellie Caputo
The curtain will soon be going up at Baker Street West when the Baker Street Players produce their first production, the world premier of ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The American Twins’ by noted American author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Yarbro penned the new script specifically for the venue in Baker Street West which is located on the second floor of Hein & Co. Books in Jackson. The American Twins is a classic adventure featuring the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend, Dr. John Watson and will be ready for... [Read more]
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Beth Barnard
01/14/2016 11:49 AM
Celebrating over 40 years of bringing award-winning community theatre to the Mother Lode, the Volcano Theatre is pleased to announce its lineup for 2016. Beginning the season this Spring in the intimate Cobblestone Theatre, is “Exit Laughing,” by Paul Elliott, directed by Judy Elliott (no relation). In “Exit Laughing,” a weekly bridge game with friends changes when one of the friends inconveniently dies. Borrowing the ashes from the funeral home for one last game seemed like a good idea at the time and that is just the start of a... [Read more]
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01/14/2016 11:51 AM

The American Legion fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 63 will be a pasta dinner on Friday, January 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $20 for four people or $6 for an individual ticket, and dinner includes pasta, salad, bread and cookies. Dinner will be served at American Legion Post 108 in Sutter Creek and diners have the option of dining in or taking their meal to go. To purchase tickets in advance, please call Suzanne at (916) 834-2099.

January 16

Amador Upcountry Rotary Crab Feed

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12/22/2015 11:47 AM
Calaveras Big Trees Association’s 6th annual Winter Wonderland Carnival will celebrate winter on Sunday, December 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., regardless of the weather. Activities will be centered around Jack Knight Hall. Come enjoy the horse-drawn wagons touring around the meadow, along with music, games, treats and more. Hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies will be served. Advance tickets are $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children 12 and under. When purchased online, tickets include entrance into the park. Tickets are available... [Read more]
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12/17/2015 10:50 AM
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic with “A Columbia Christmas­ Carol,” playing at the Fallon House Theatre. SRT co-founder Doug Brennan recreates the English tale in a heart-warming Gold Rush story set in Columbia during the 1860s. In Brennan’s version, Scrooge “takes supper” at the City Hotel. Scrooge and Marley are partners at the Douglass Saloon. Mother Lode favorite Don Bilotti plays Scrooge in a production that will retain Dickens’ message of warmth, generosity and goodwill.... [Read more]
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12/10/2015 10:45 AM
Main Street Theatre Works’ 2013 production of “Sherlock’s Last Case.” Photo courtesy of Main Street Theatre Works
Main Street Theatre Works is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, starting with “The Explorers Club,” by Nell Benjamin, a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. It is 1879 and London’s prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is the worst. True, the female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the... [Read more]
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12/10/2015 11:37 AM
Christian Ragen and Ellie Angie-Buss will be performing in Amador High School’s “Snowmen at Christmas.” Photo courtesy of Amador High School
Amador High School’s Beginning Drama is presenting “Snowmen at Christmas” as its annual Children’s Holiday Show. This Christmas Eve tale of celebrating snowmen will be shown Monday, December 14; Wednesday, December 16; and Friday, December 18. All performances start at 9 a.m. There is no admission charge for the show, which will also include vocal performances, audience caroling and visiting with Santa. Jackson Rancheria is the season sponsor, and Jean Louise Dahl of Sutter Creek is the show sponsor. Bring every child you know and be... [Read more]
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12/10/2015 11:01 AM
David Vassar and Sally Kaplan, documentarian filmmakers, will be presenting a day-long workshop on writing using techniques gleaned from film and TV production. Scripted or Not: Writing for Nonfiction and TV/Film will be held at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Historic Angels Camp on Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will focus on building story line and dramatic effect. Cost is $125 and includes refreshments and breakfast. Applicants are advised to reserve a spot early. New and seasoned writers will come away with... [Read more]
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12/03/2015 12:08 PM
Volcano Theatre Company’s winter show this year is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed and produced by Vince Murdock. The show opens November 20 and runs through December 12. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Volcano Theatre Company’s cobblestone theatre is located at 16142 Main Street, Volcano. Tickets are $16 for general admission, or $14 for seniors older over 62. Seating limited to 50 persons, so get your tickets early. No food or drink, please. Tickets are available... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
11/24/2015 10:55 AM
The cast of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Photo courtesy to VTC

It’s the eve of Christmas, 1945, and George Bailey is about to make a life-changing jump. That is, until Clarence Odbody, a low-ranking angel, interferes to show George in a fantastic and unusual way how one man’s life touches many others.

For the first time ever on Volcano’s Cobblestone Theatre’s stage, the Volcano Theatre Company presents James W. Rodgers’ “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The eclectic theater company’s final show, produced and directed by Vince Murdock, is a classic story of love, family, desperation and hope. The play...

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11/24/2015 10:46 AM
Make this Christmas a Christmas to Remember for a child in need. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Volcano Theatre Company’s winter show this year is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed and produced by Vince Murdock. The show runs through December 12. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Volcano Theatre Company’s cobblestone theatre is located at 16142 Main Street, Volcano. Tickets are $16 for general admission, or $14 for seniors over 62. Tickets are available online at volcanotheatre.org and at Hein & Co. Book Store on Main Street in Jackson.

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11/19/2015 11:17 AM
Volcano Theatre Company’s winter show this year is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed and produced by Vince Murdock. The show opens November 20 and runs through December 12. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Volcano Theatre Company’s cobblestone theatre is located at 16142 Main Street, Volcano. Tickets are $16 for general admission, or $14 for seniors over 62. Seating limited to 50 persons, so get your tickets early. No food or drink, please. Tickets are available online... [Read more]
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11/12/2015 10:11 AM
From left: Beth Barnard, Joe Svec, Wolf Hein, Brad Barnard and Linda Hein. Photo by Dick Carter
When the group began its adventure that was to become Baker Street West, there was no indication of how far it would take them. Originally, the creative bunch envisioned a small part of Hein & Co. Books focused on the Great Detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend Dr. Watson. However, the project has a mind of its own and is now in the process of taking over the entire second floor, all 5,000 square feet, at Hein & Co. Books. In addition to a museum quality reproduction of 221b Baker Street, Holmes and Watson’s residence and... [Read more]
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11/12/2015 11:13 AM
The T Sisters will be performing tonight, November 13, at Sutter Creek Theatre. Photo courtesy to Sutter Creek Theatre

Creek Theatre

The T Sisters are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. The three sisters’ inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as by upright bassist Steve Height and mandolinist/guitar player Andrew Allen Fahlander. When performing their lively set of originals and covers—occasionally in arresting a cappella–they captivate audiences with close harmonies, creative arrangements, and sassy performance style. Touching on elements of folk, Americana,...

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11/05/2015 10:49 AM
Catch a glimpse of Red Moon Road at Sutter Creek Theatre this weekend. Photo courtesy to Sutter Creek Theatre

Red Moon Road at Sutter Creek Theatre

Back by popular demand is “Canada’s most energetic and endearing folk harmony trio,” Red Moon Road. Another “difficult to describe, you just have to hear them” band from Canada. Masterful story-telling and haunting three part harmonies with mandolin, banjo and guitar will soothe your ears. This band demonstrates a lush and lively take on modern roots. Red Moon Road is a very strong, live band fronted by one of Winnipeg’s most gifted vocalists. However, what makes their show truly remarkable...

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10/29/2015 11:26 AM
Jaume Torrent will be performing with the Mother Lode Friends of Music on November 15. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador Flower Farm’s pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily in October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no admission fee. Bring the kids and a camera! Visit our farm animals and take a free tram ride tour every weekend in October (weather permitting). For more information, call (209) 245-6660, or visit amadorflowerfarm.com. Amador Flower Farm is located at 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth.

October 30

Paws & Claws

“Paws & Claws” is an event you won’t want to miss! This is the 7th annual celebration for Tri-County...

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10/22/2015 11:17 AM
Photo courtesy to SRT

Sierra Repertory Theatre recently received a $5,000 grant from Save Mart Supermarkets to present matinee performances especially for area students.

“This is often the first live theater experience students have,” said Sara Jones, the theater’s managing director. “We’re so pleased Save Mart shares our view that our student matinee program benefits the community.”

Sierra Repertory Theatre is a non-profit, professional theater founded in 1980 by a group of University of the Pacific students. The theater draws an audience of about...

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