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Sacramento mystery author kills at Borders Books

Sacramento mystery author kills at Borders Books

I’m stalking my friend, Cindy Sample, because while she’s just sent her second mystery novel off to the publisher, she continues to tirelessly promote her current novel, Dying for a Date.

I recently read Dying for a Date, a humorous mystery set in Placerville and El Dorado Hills, and was taken aback when one of the characters (albeit brief) was named Margie Andrews. Can you believe it? I’m in her book!

By the way, don’t call me Margie; I hate that. I will pull the car over to the side of the road and beat you senseless with my jumper cables if you ever call me Margie.

But I’m forgiving Cindy because she didn’t know any better. Plus, she didn’t know me, literally, when she wrote Dying for a Date.

FREE Movie in the Park

FREE Movie in the Park

Saturday, July 30

How to Train Your Dragon-PG

Location: Rosemont Park, 9326 Americana Drive, Sacramento

Bring your whole family for a free movie night under the stars!  A young Viking defies convention when he befriends a ferocious dragon. Humans and dragons are mortal enemies, so this unlikely pair must overcome many obstacles to save both their worlds. Sponsored by Cordova Recreation and Park District and “We Are Rosemont”.  Movie starts at 8:30pm.  Movie is free, but all children must be accompanied by a parent.  Bring a blanket, towel or low lawn chair to sit in.  Alcohol prohibited.  Snacks will be available for purchase.  Call 362-1841 for more information.

 

Infamous 70's local band reunites for Thunder Valley Gig on 7-15-11

Infamous 70's local band reunites for Thunder Valley Gig on 7-15-11

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Legendary Disbanded Sacto Rock Band

Re-Bands by De-Mand

“We’re putting the band back together!”

--“Joliet” Jake Blues (The Blues Brothers)

From the fog of hibernation, by popular demand, the occasionally dormant Rutabaga Boogie Band has awakened from their self-imposed slumber.

Translation….

Classical Masters Music Festival Debuts June 10-12 At Three Stages

Classical Masters Music Festival Debuts June 10-12 At Three Stages

The Classical Masters Music Festival is pleased to announce its inaugural festival will take place on June 10-12, 2011 at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. Exceptional world-class musicians are coming to the region and music-lovers are invited to enjoy an impressive three days filled with concerts, competitions, film screenings, lectures, and 65 young musicians.

Exciting activities include:

Opening Gala Concert on Friday, June 10 at 8pm - Featuring a stellar line-up of globetrotters: pianist/scholar Dmitry Rachmanov; Israel/US-trained conductor and pianist Daniel Alfred Wachs; American phenomenon Richard Dowling offering jazz and ragtime in Chopin; esteemed pianist of five continents professor William Corbett-Jones from San Francisco; prizewinning pianist and pedagogue extraordinaire Dr. Marc Silverman, the Chairman of the Piano Department at the Manhattan School of Music; and Tien Hsieh, the passionate pianist and festival Artistic Director.

Author Vicki A. King signing books at the Celtic Midsummer Faerie Festival

Author Vicki A. King signing books at the Celtic Midsummer Faerie Festival

Sacramento author Vicki A King will be signing copies of her books during the Celtic Midsummer Faerie Festival.

Her new book is called Kingdom of the Green Glass Straw.

I haven't read it yet, but here is the synopsis: It has been nine long years since the car accident, which sent Tristabelle Kelley on a catatonic journey to the Kingdom of the Green Glass Straw. But occasionally, Trista still dreams of the Kingdom and Aunt Emma, the doting caretaker who resides there.

Taikoproject comes to Three Stages

Comedy Under the Stars

Comedy Under the Stars

Come to the Cordova Recreation and Park District's Comedy Under the Stars, and laugh your way into the weekend!

This show features comedian Rob Little, one of the hottest comedy acts in the business.  He has headlined clubs and colleges all over the country, appeared in national television commercials and on such shows as Comedy Central’s “Distraction,” Fox News and SiTV's “Latino Laugh Festival.  This event will be held at the Village Green Ampitheater, 3141 Bridgeway Drive, Rancho Cordova, on May 7 starting at 8:00 pm. 

A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, and “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique.  This show is intended for adult audiences only.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Tickets are