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Heard Around Folsom… Car Show, Wine Tasting and more…

Posted on: March 22, 2019

 

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘Heard Around Folsom’.  Let’s not waste time. Here are some random and cool events coming up in and around Folsom… Cars and Coffee returns to Palladio for their weekly car show. See everything from Model A’s to muscle cars, from 8 to 10 every Saturday… Visconti’s Restaurant is going to be honored as Folsom’s Family Business of the Year at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce‘s annual awards luncheon. Visconti’s is the place where everyone is treated like family, and the food is great. Come celebrate and honor our community leaders at this annual event… The current exhibit at 48 Natoma, Folsom’s public art gallery, is called ‘3 Women Photographers’. See the unique perspectives of these three, featuring their best wildlife and nature shots. Perhaps stealing the show, the community gallery will feature artwork created by the animals of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary. The public is invited to celebrate both exhibits at the free opening reception on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00, with refreshments, wine and live guitar music by Gabe Becker. As an added treat, we also anticipate that several smaller animal artists from the zoo (perhaps the Funk the skunk and Boss Hog the hedgehog) will be present at the reception for visitors to meet and watch them in-action painting during the reception. The painting will then be available for purchase!.. Got the need for speed? Head over to the Prairie City SVRA March 22 and 23, for the  Metalcloak Ultra 4 Stampede. Over 100 drivers are expected to compete over a 2 mile lap course, completely visible to spectators, filled with rock obstacles, tight turns and go-fast sections. This is a great, family-friendly spectator event. If you’ve ever wanted to see ULTRA4 racing in person, you won’t want to miss this unique event!.. for something a bit mellower (earlier in the day anyway)  Sip into Spring on the Placer Wine Trail. On March 23 and 24, your ticket gets you a souvenir glass, and complimentary food and wine tastings at participating wineries on the trail…  That’s it for now. That ought to keep you busy. Look for my podcast in the near future. Have a topic, tip or event we should know about? Drop me a line.

Steve Heard is a Realtor with EXP Realty and owner of www.myfolsom.com

Contact Steve at 916 718 9577 or steve@myfolsom.com – DRE#01368503

Great Night of Jazz Coming to Harris Center

Posted on: February 13, 2019

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I wanted to let you know about a great event coming to Folsom.

Mary Carrera of Carrera Productions Presents: Jazz Fusion Night with the Special EFX All-Stars.

Special EFX, led by guitarist, producer, Grammy nominee and 3x Emmy winner, Chieli Minucci, is an incredible collaboration of jazz musicians.

Soulful R & B vocalist Elliott Yamin who rose to fame on American Idol, joins this amazing group featuring Chieli (Celine Dion, Marc Anthony), Grammy winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Barbra Streisand), the amazing Karen Briggs (Yanni, Diana Ross) on violin and cutting edge keyboardist Lao Tizer (Down to the Bone, The Lao Tizer Band).

It’s going to be a JAZZ BLAST when these accomplished artists join forces for a concert jam!

Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of the Grammy nominated jazz-fusion group and has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years.

Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with many top artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Anastasia, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Bernie Williams, Marion Meadows, Lao Tizer, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Omar Hakim, and many others.

Although renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic and others.

Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.

And the award-winning Folsom High School Jazz Band 1 will kick things off!

Don’t miss this incredible night of great music.

Tickets on sale now at www.harriscenter.net

 

 

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