A beautiful evening for Hot August Nights

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Hot August Nights

Saturday evening was delightful, not at all a Hot August Night, but that was the theme at the Country Club gathering, which drew a bunch of collectible cars and a sellout crowd interested in dancing on the club's Terrace. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A beautiful evening for Hot August Nights

Night for dancing and Earth, Wind & Fire

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Kalimba

Photo gallery: 56 shots of the crowd and the show

Kalimba, the Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire, lived up to its name Saturday night, lighting up the stage at Lake Clementia Amphitheater with hits that included “Shining Star,” “Boogie Wonderland” and the Grammy-winning cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life.”  The 10 musicians offered up EW&F's fusion of rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, rock and pop to an ecstatic crowd of 800 who kept the dance floor filled from start to finish. The show was the latest in the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture summer concert series. (Click photo for larger image) Read more » about Night for dancing and Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire show to light up Clementia

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KalimbaIf you were alive in the ‘70s and had a radio, you know the hits of Earth Wind & Fire, and you probably danced to them, because they are so danceable. A band called Kalimba, the Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire rolls into Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night, part of the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture summer season. You can win four tickets. Click to see how. Read more » Read more » about Earth, Wind & Fire show to light up Clementia

There are still two shows left in RM's summer

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Our August/September community update features the two final shows of the summer. Take a look!  Read more » Read more » about There are still two shows left in RM's summer

Back to the '70s as guitars rock Clementia

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Guitars

It was a night for '70s-era guitar rock as Bostyx – a tribute to Boston and Styx – entertained at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. (Click photo for larger image.)

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Bostyx, a guitar-rock band that combines the music of ‘70s and ‘80s hitmakers Boston and Styx, turned up the heat Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater, opening with Boston’s electric version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a crowd of 650. Entertainment, Theatre & Culture, which staged the event, awarded its annual scholarship before the show. Read more » Read more » about Back to the '70s as guitars rock Clementia

Music of two hits-making bands in one show

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BoxtyxIf you cut your musical teeth on ’70s-era rock, you’ll enjoy Saturday night’s show at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Bostyx will salute the music of Boston and Styx, and the band includes Boston member David Victor.  We’re giving away tickets! Read on to learn more. Read more » Read more » about Music of two hits-making bands in one show

This July 4 is a day deserving of applause

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Parade

Spectators clap for the Blood Drive's appearance in the parade. (Click photos for larger images)

We didn’t see any forbidden water battles on the parade route, but we did see lots of people having a good time throughout Rancho Murieta’s July 4 celebration. From the Fun Run in the early morning to the fireworks 14 hours later (was that the best finale ever?), it was a July 4 many will remember fondly. We have the whole day covered – and nearly 300 photos too. Read more » Read more » about This July 4 is a day deserving of applause

A conga line from the ocean to Clementia

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Conga line

Photo gallery of the crowd and the show (56 photos)

A large crowd infused with the good-time spirit of Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys took over the dance floor at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night with a conga line, followed by some “Twist and Shout” and “Barefootin’” action. The Landsharks Band, known for its interactive performances, delivered a show that generated the fervor of a revival meeting as part of Entertainment, Theatre & Culture's summer concert series. The holiday celebration began with “Margaritaville,” and included “Barbara Ann,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Surfing USA,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Tequila,” “ Kokomo,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and more. A salute to the armed forces and a flyover preceded the performance. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about A conga line from the ocean to Clementia

Landsharks will bring the beach to Clementia

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Landsharks

The Landsharks Band, with a vast mix of popular music, has entertained audiences all over the world.

Rancho Murieta’s July 4 weekend starts Saturday night, when the Landsharks Band, a Jimmy Buffett / Beach Boys tribute band, performs at 8:30 at Lake Clementia Amphitheater as part of the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture season. And we’re giving away tickets! Read more » Read more » about Landsharks will bring the beach to Clementia

Relay for Life raises more than $33,000

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Luminaria

Photo gallery from the Relay for Life (23 photos) 

Rancho Murieta’s ninth Relay for Life wrapped up Saturday night as two dozen participants made a silent lap around the circuit, with luminaria lighted in honor of those who are fighting cancer and those whose lives were taken by the disease. The two-day event – dinner, golf tournament, team fundraising and relay – raised about $33,476 for the American Cancer Society, according to organizer Jolene Wegsteen. Read more » Read more » about Relay for Life raises more than $33,000

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