ETC cancels SuperHuey show due to rain

ETC rainout

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture announced Saturday afternoon that the 8 p.m. concert with SuperHuey has been canceled due to rain, leaving concertgoers to retrieve their soggy blankets and the work crew to take down the stage in the rain.  It's not clear whether the show will be rescheduled. ETC leaders will meet next week to plan next steps, the group said.  This was the first concert rainout in the group's history.

ETC says goodbye to 2013 with SuperHuey


Entertainment, Theatre & Culture will take concertgoers back to the future Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater with its last show of the season, SuperHuey, A Tribute to Huey Lewis & the News.  The eight-piece band creates the feel-good Huey Lewis experience with 1980s and ‘90s hits that became part of American pop culture:  “The Power of Love,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Heart and Soul,” “Hip to be Square” and more.  Here's a video peek at the show. Read more »

Tribute show brings U2's music to Clementia

U2 tribute

Red square Photo gallery: 27 shots of the show and the audience

Hollywood U2 brought the passion of the legendary Irish rock band to Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night in a performance that ranged from the political charge of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," complete with the iconic flag waving, to the hit single and Grammy Award winner "Beautiful Day," recorded two decades later. Hollywood Bono Joe Hier interacted with the crowd that packed the dance floor, and many used their cell phones for photos of the performance. The show was the latest in the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture summer concert series. Information about ETC is available here.

U2 tribute will bring music to Clementia

Hollywood U2

Entertainment, Theater and Culture (ETC) will present Hollywood U2 -- called the world's leading U2 tribute band -- at 8:30 p.m. Saturday  at Lake Clementia Amphitheater.  From the sunglasses and costumes to the compelling vocals, Hollywood U2 promises to deliver the excitement, look and sound of a real U2 concert.  Here's a video peek at the show. Read more »

Summerfest 2013 wraps up with a bang


Red square Photo gallery: 64 photos of Saturday night at Summerfest
Red square Photo gallery: 80 photos of Friday night at Summerfest

Summerfest went out with a bang Saturday night as a fireworks display joined the neon of the carnival in the skies over Stonehouse Park. Summerfest is an annual salute to the carefree joys of summer that also marks the end of the season. Since the debut of the volunteer effort in 2000, Summerfest has become a tradition for Murietans to share with family and friends.

Summerfest opens in a rush of color and fun


Red square Photo gallery: 80 photos of Friday night at Summerfest

On Friday night, every age seemed to be the right age to fall under the spell of the Summerfest carnival. Parents and grandparents escorted wide-eyed little ones through sights and sounds that transformed Stonehouse Park into a kaleidoscope of crowds and neon colors. Older children enjoying a taste of independence met up with friends to go on rides and win prizes on the midway, while groups of teenagers moved with the fluidity of water from one attraction to another. The carnival continues Saturday, when gates open at noon.

Summerfest gala and carnival are this week


The annual Summerfest celebration kicks off this week with a reservations-only Wine and Food Gala at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Email for tickets, to reserve a table, and for more information. Reservations are limited to adults age 21 and over. The carnival begins at 5 p.m. Friday, when Stonehouse Park is transformed into a neon-lighted midway with games, rides, food, and live music by Wonder Bread 5. Read more »

Feasting on ribs to help a neighbor

Caryn Ribbs

Red square Photo gallery: 57 photos of the people and the ribs

Pan of ribsAny day is a good day for ribs, but Saturday was especially so -- warm enough to make the beer taste good and just breezy enough to keep the delicious smoky smells moving.  The aptly named Caryn Ribbs was one of hundreds who sampled ribs prepared by contestants in Rancho Murieta’s first rib cook-off and tasting event Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. The River Valley Rib Festival featured live music, a beer and wine garden and more. The festival was organized by volunteers to benefit Don Nehasil, a longtime neighbor who is recovering from life-threatening injuries suffered in a boating accident. 

ETC offers doubleheader tribute show

Stevie Nicks tribute

Johnny Cash tributeRed square Photo gallery: 77 photos of the audience and the performers

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture delivered a doubleheader tribute show at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night to an enthusiastic crowd of hundreds. Bella Donna personified the "Leather and Lace" allure of Stevie Nicks as a solo performer as well as a member of Fleetwood Mac with rock hits from the '70s and '80s. A Johnny Cash tribute show featured James Garner capturing the spirit and sound of the Man in Black's music, along with anecdotes about the origins of iconic songs like  "Ring of Fire" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down." Information about ETC and its summer concert series is available here.

Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks tributes at lake

Johnny Cash - Stevie Nicks

Johnny Cash and Stevie Nicks will be honored in shows Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater.  Inside there's a video peek at the shows.

There will be something for every music fan onstage Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater with tributes to Johnny Cash and Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.  The evening is staged by Entertainment, Theatre & Culture, a group of Rancho Murieta volunteers who’ve been offering summer shows in the community for a decade. Read more »

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