OpenJam from 3 to 6 p.m. today

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OpenJam – a chance for any Murietan to come out and make music with fellow musicians – will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Gazebo, across from the North Gate. It's free for musicians and spectators. You're advised to bring a blanket or chair for seating. Read more » about OpenJam from 3 to 6 p.m. today

Hotel California draws 1,000 to Clementia

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Hotel California

Photo gallery of the crowd and performance (42 photos)

There was room for all at the Hotel California Saturday night. A crowd estimated at 1,000 filled the slopes of Lake Clementia Amphitheater to relive a time when words like mellow and laid-back described California. A return visit by Hotel California, a Salute to the Eagles, filled the summer evening with the songs that defined an era and a way of life: “Take It Easy,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Already Gone,” “Hotel California” and more. Already among the most popular shows in the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture summer concert history, Hotel California, making its fourth appearance, reached a new level with Saturday’s show, drawing one of ETC's top-five crowds, the organization said. Before the show, ETC awarded its $2,000 scholarship to Sydney Shead, who graduated from Bradshaw Christian School and will attend Santa Clara University in the fall. Shead, who came to the stage to say a few words and accept a giant check, was honored for her essay about how experiencing the arts has made her a better person. (Click photos for larger images) Read more » about Hotel California draws 1,000 to Clementia

Hotel California plays Saturday at Clementia

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Hotel California

Saturday's Hotel California appearance will make four times Eagles tribute bands have played Rancho Murieta. Read on to see how you can win tickets.

Rancho Murieta sure loves the Eagles. Tributes to the band, brought to you by Entertainment, Theatre & Culture, have appeared in Rancho Murieta in 2015, 2008 and 2006. The Hotel California tribute band will be here 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Read more » Read more » about Hotel California plays Saturday at Clementia

Summer's last FreeRock is 5:30 p.m. Saturday

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If you haven't made it to one of the FreeRock concerts at the Gazebo (next to the North Gate), you've got one last chance for this summer. West of Leo will perform progressive rock Saturday at 5:30 p.m.. Bring a blanket or chair. The show is free. Call (916) 955-9955 for more information. Read more » about Summer's last FreeRock is 5:30 p.m. Saturday

A night of country at Lake Clementia

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ETC country show

Photo gallery: 38 shots of the crowd and the show

It seemed like much of Rancho Murieta had a cowboy hat and friends in low places Saturday night, as Entertainment, Theatre & Culture brought a night of country music to Lake Clementia Amphitheater. There were tributes to three of country's biggest stars – from left, Keith Urban (performed by Michael Thompson), Zac Brown (Elton Lammie) and Garth Brooks (Les Saint) and what looked like ETC's biggest crowd of the season. It was the singing-est, that's for sure, as the crowd helped Garth wrap up his set with a belted-out "Friends in Low Places," below. ETC's next show, Hotel California, an Eagles tribute, is Aug. 11. Learn more about it, and ETC, here. (Click photos for larger images.)

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Country legend tributes to entertain in RM

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Country legendsDo we have any Keith Urban, Garth Brooks or Zac Brown Band fans out there? Tributes to these performers – some of the biggest names in country music – will appear at Lake Clementia Amphitheater 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Read more » Read more » about Country legend tributes to entertain in RM

OpenJam is coming up Sunday

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The second OpenJam will take place Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Gazebo, near the North Gate. The idea of OpenJam is simple – Murietans who play music can show up and play. It's suggested you bring a chair or blanket, and maybe something cold to drink. For the first OpenJam, held last month, a half-dozen pupils of a local guitar teacher showed up and made music. Read more » about OpenJam is coming up Sunday

ETC looks at July 21 country tribute show

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Entertainment, Theatre & Culture shares its July Community Update, with a peek at the July 21 Country Legends tribute show (the music of Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and the Zac Brown Band). Take a look! Read more » about ETC looks at July 21 country tribute show

Another Murieta July 4 is in the books

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Fireworks

The fireworks are spectacular every year. (Click photo for larger images.)

You couldn’t have asked for better weather to celebrate Independence Day in Rancho Murieta. This Fourth of July dialed back the heat to deliver a sunny day with temperatures consistent with a great round on the North Course. It was the perfect day to do a 5K run, have a pancake breakfast, watch a parade, go to a carnival, dance at sunset, and end the evening with fireworks at the front lake. And thousands of residents did just that with friends and family. We have 275 photos, scattered across Rancho Murieta's July 4, to prove it. Read more » Read more » about Another Murieta July 4 is in the books

ETC brings back the '80s with Huey tribute

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Huey Lewis tribute

Photo gallery: Faces in the crowd (60 shots)

It was a hot time at Lake Clementia Saturday night as the latest Entertainment, Theatre & Culture concert set the stage for the holiday week coming up. After CalAirShows' red, white and blue “Miss America” plane zoomed by a few times to the delight of the crowd, The Heart of Rock & Roll, a Huey Lewis tribute band, lit up the stage like a Fourth of July firecracker with its namesake song. What followed was a hits-filled evening that included “Do You Believe in Love,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Boys are Back in Town,” music from ‘80s classic movie “Back to the Future,” and a foray onto the dance floor by the group’s Huey Lewis doppelgänger front man during “Stuck With You.” ETC estimated the crowd at about 700. The next ETC concert is July 21, a tribute to country music legends. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about ETC brings back the '80s with Huey tribute

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