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12 Bands, 2 Stages at Midtown Event, Sunday Oct. 7

12 Bands, 2 Stages at Midtown Event, Sunday Oct. 7

A dozen of the top Northern California bands, playing an Exciting, Eclectic, mix of musical genres (Rock, Country, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Big Band, World Beat … of course, Blues,  and….wait for it….Yep…Gypsy Swing! ... will gather at the Torch Club, 904 15th Street, on Sunday, October 7th, from 1pm to 8pm for the 6th Annual Blues for Life. (Inside and out in the parking lot…two stages!)

This popular fundraiser, that has grown every year, benefits Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, which raises money for expensive diagnostic breast cancer tests such as PET scans and mammograms for women in need.

At Albie, we like to say, “Your wife, your mother, your sister, your daughter, your best friend... Who Cares?
…..Albie Aware!

Besides performances by the area’s leading bands, the popular Pasta Cook-Off, featuring 12 top Sacramento restaurants will be featured.

EGUSD students and staff earn Elly Awards

EGUSD students and staff earn Elly Awards

EGUSD students and staff from three high schools captured five awards at the 2012 Elly Awards at the Crest Theatre on Sunday, September 16, 2012.  The Elly Awards, presented by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance, honor outstanding achievements of community theaters and artists in the greater Sacramento area.  The Elly Awards are named for Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts. 

Cosumnes Oaks High School

  • Nick Robyn won for best leading actor in an education play for Comedy of Errors.
  • Jason Bramham and Jeff McGuire won for lighting design in an education musical for Into the Woods.
  • Jason Bramham and Jeff McGuire won for set design in an education play for Comedy of Errors

Franklin High School

Railroad Museum to Debut Fanciful Exhibit “Whittle Stop"

Railroad Museum to Debut Fanciful Exhibit  “Whittle Stop"

In partnership with the Caricature Carvers of America (CCA), the California State Railroad Museum will debut an entertaining new exhibit titled “Whittle Stop: A Cast of Caricatures on a Wild West Train” on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.  The fun and fanciful new exhibit is an intricately detailed wooden sculpture of a 1880s era steam train from engine to caboose complete with a handcar, water tower, railroad depot, crossing gate and a cadre of more than 40 humorous characters from all walks of life in the West.  Museum visitors of all ages will marvel at the colorful train and ensemble that was whittled, sculpted and meticulously painted by a group of 25 dedicated carvers who spent countless hours working on their labor of love.

The project was conceived at the Caricature Carvers of America Annual Meeting in 2004.  What started as a one-year project grew in scope and the finished train carving and accompanying vignettes were completed in 2006.  Since that ti

EGUSD high schools ready for fall theater season

EGUSD high schools ready for fall theater season

Dim the lights and open the curtain – its fall theater season once again at Elk Grove Unified!  The following high schools are presenting productions during the fall season:

St. Paul Catholic Church Hosts Dinner-Dance & Family Festival

St. Paul Catholic Church Hosts Dinner-Dance & Family Festival

South Sacramento -- Saturday night kicks off a fun-filled weekend at St. Paul Catholic Church, 8720 Florin Road 95828, with a Dinner & Dance party from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and include dinner plus schmoozing with friends to wonderful music. Bright and early Sunday morning, the Fall Festival fun starts at 9 a.m. and rocks on until 6 p.m. with family entertainment and food from around the world.

Admission is free. Food and games may be purchased. Go to www.stpaul-florin.org for more information about these events.

News10 @ 9 Studio Audience and Anchors Share Smiles

News10 @ 9 Studio Audience and Anchors Share Smiles

Sacramento -- The place to be Thursday mornings is in the audience during News10 at 9's live studio broadcast -- it's happening... it's fun... and there are donuts! Thursday was the second week of News10's new studio audience inviting us to experience a real TV broadcast. Sign up to attend a future show where you'll meet News10 anchors and even participate in the live broadcast. You may meet a new BFF or, in my case, a new Best Donut Friend.