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3rd Annual Arts Alive! event returns to Cosumnes Oaks High School

3rd Annual Arts Alive! event returns to Cosumnes Oaks High School

On Thursday, May 9, Cosumnes Oaks High School and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School will open their doors to the public to showcase their visual and performing arts programs with their annual Arts Alive! event.  This year, Arts Alive! will expand from the Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theater to include displays in the library, art quad and school’s newest facility, the rHouse.

The annual Arts Alive! event will feature projects and performances from the following departments: art, ceramics, dance, graphic design, instrumental music, vocal music, photography and theater.

Lightning Boy is "King Bee"

Drytown Club, Amador County -- Lightning Boy Kory Gibbs belts out Slim Harpo's "King Bee " with his band Saturday, 4-20-13, at the Drytown Club. Baby Boomers know The Stones and Blues Brothers also adapted "King Bee" to their genre of blues.

If only John Belushi could hear Lightning Boy's riffs. Maybe The Stones will hear him on their upcoming tour, possibly dubbed "This May (Really) Be The Last Time." Tick-Tock, Mick.

Sacramento Arts Day of Giving is Almost Here

Sacramento Arts Day of Giving is Almost Here

This coming Monday, April 29th, GiveLocalNow, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and For Arts' Sake, in partnership with the region's arts councils and other key partners, are launching the Arts Day of Giving. This first-ever 24-hour challenge for the arts is a very exciting opportunity for arts organizations to create greater visibility for their work, expand their audience and donor base, but also receive a match for every donation made on this special day.

Slade Rivers "Humboldt County Rain"

Amador City -- Slade Rivers -- singer, songwriter, guitarist -- performs his original tune "Humboldt County Rain" with Tony Feist on fiddle.

A local legend, Slade performs around Gold Country with his band.  Recently, he stopped by Tony Feist's wine tasting store and started jamming -- delighting "Zinners" as we enjoy Tony's Amador County wines!

View Slade's website at www.sladeriversband.com for updates on his show schedule and to order his CDs "Trucks, Trains & Heartaches" and "Slade Rivers with Tex Pickens" aka Allen Frank.

"Lightning Boy" Plays Drytown Club April 20

Sacramento -- Kory Gibbs is a 13-year-old with magic fingers playing his guitar!

In this video, Kory -- aka "Lightning Boy" -- riffs out a favorite Stevie Ray Vaughan blues jam.

"The Lightning Boy Band" performs Saturday night, April 20, at the historic Drytown Club (in Drytown) and promises a unique show by Kory Gibbs, the sensational 13-year-old guitarist home grown in Amador County. There's a $5 per person cover charge for the 7 p.m. show.