Sam Allen taught his son how to read music and play piano, and now his son is grown up and telling his father’s life story through jazz.
John Allen will perform “An Evening with John Allen and Friends – More than Just Jazz” on Friday as part of the On Stage at the Lee Burrows Arts Center series in Marysville.
Young rockers in Yuba-Sutter agree: It's great to have fun and help someone at the same time.
That's the goal for an upcoming show at the Lee Burrows Center for the Arts to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, featuring Fighting With Fire, Brave Season and Mudstone.
Fighting With Fire's bassist Deven Pike, 18, de
A few years ago, Five Rivers Tandoori Restaurant owner Nick Purewal considered sharing his recipe for butter chicken with Appeal-Democrat readers, but choose an easier one — samosas — to make at home instead.
Now it's time.
Butter chicken is "the No. 1 dish our restaurant serves," Purewal said. "We're renowned for it.
California's 2011 chardonnay is in the market now, and — despite some weather challenges — it's an excellent vintage.
Late frosts and a cool, rainy start to summer in some areas had growers worried, but a September heat wave saved the day. In fact, it created a long growing season with plenty of "hang time" that made sure ful
Residential gardens created by local homeowners are featured in the 21st annual AAUW Garden Tour in the Yuba-Sutter area, with more than a dozen local artists adding their touch to the landscape.
The self-guided tour, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, on May 4 includes a wide variety of gardens, from elaborate to
Prospective college students and their parents have long had to navigate the world of financial aid, student loans and tuition to realize their higher education goals.
A recent Princeton Review survey of high school seniors nationwide, however, found students are more worried about loan debt than attending the college of their dreams.
Artists of all skill levels, from beginners to those who were there just for the camaraderie, worked on their projects individually Friday morning at the Yuba City Senior Center as teacher Gloria Walchesky watched and commented.
Some had never thought of doing artwork before; others were finally doing what they had put off for years; and
Bill Duthler stood next to photos of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to tell people at Yuba City City Hall about the formulas the three men followed to business success.
"He figured out that people wanted to organize their own information," Duthler said Wednesday of Gates.
Duthler, the chapter chairman in Sacramento fo
Blooming orchards are the quintessential spring image in Butte County.
The area has a rich legacy of fruit and nut production, with almond and walnut ranchers going back generations. Evidence also remains in the city of Chico, where streets near the university named Chestnut, Hazel, Ivy, Cherry and Orange create a famous acronym.
Rome is eternal. Tuscany's terrific. But there's lots more to Italy. And every region has its own trademark wines.
Picture yourself in the Pulia region, a long peninsula at the southeast tip of Italy, between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. Mapmakers say that if Italy is shaped like a boot, then Pulia is its heel.
Imagine an outdoo
Lissa Wallace of Marysville is not part of a growing trend.
Wallace drinks a six pack of Dr Pepper every day. She drinks two 12-ounce cans at work, three when she gets home and one before going to bed. The habit began in the sixth grade, she said.
"And I've been addicted to it every day since then," she added.
For more th
Library program to host fiesta
Sutter County Library Literacy program is hosting a free Spring Break Fiesta for children and parents.
The event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Thursday include arts and crafts and a piñata.
Activities are in the Sutter County Library con
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Feel like having chocolate at Easter in Belgium? Well, send a letter and really lick that chocolate-flavored postal stamp.
The Belgian post office released 538,000 stamps on Monday that have pictures of chocolate on the front but the essence of cacao oil in the glue at the back for taste and in the ink for smell.
Some stage adaptations stray far from their source material while others offer faithful adaptations.
Foothill Intermediate School's production of "The Wizard of Oz" is a faithful adaptation — of the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, not the L. Frank Baum book.
"It's the screenplay adapted for the stage," said the play's dire
"Mon petite chou." Those song-like words of endearment were used by my grandmother to verbalize her love.
"My little cabbage." Yes, cabbage. On the plate or in the bowl, it can be lovable. But loads of my friends only eat it on St. Patrick's Day, which I find downright daft. Just one of its many attributes is that it is cheap.
Many wine fans believe California's weather is so consistently warm and sunny that its wines vary little by vintage.
"It's not true," said Mark DeVere, a master of wine representing the Robert Mondavi Winery at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami Beach in February.
"We can get our grapes ripe every year, unlike Europe
Meatloaf is the king of comfort food.
And it’s also one of those dishes that yield sought-after leftovers. When I mention meatloaf to a friend, she relishes the thought of a leftover meatloaf sandwich.
Today’s recipe came about, in part, because I found mini ceramic loaf pans at a local HomeGoods store. They are the p
Throughout the years I have tasted a great many lemon tarts and my favorite is definitely the one that is served at Boulettes Larder restaurant in San Francisco at the Ferry Building. I personally recommend using Meyer lemons mainly because they are less acidic and more flavorful.
At café collage we will be serving this dessert fo
Poaching salmon in white wine produces a moist, flavorful result. Broccoli and carrots, poached with the salmon, add to the flavor and the resulting sauce. Sauteed grape tomatoes complete the dish.
All that’s needed is a quick-cooking rice to finish the fast and easy dinner. I use brown rice that can be microwaved in 1 to 1 -minute
Using a giant cooking pot, Partap Singh, the main cook at the Tierra Buena Sikh Temple, can make a thousand or more servings of sarson ka saag, a vegetarian curry made with mustard greens.
“A lot of people admire his cooking,” Tejinder Singh Dosanjh, one of the directors at the temple, said of Singh’s culinary works. &l
While visiting Florida and the Bahamas last week, I developed a great appreciation for the grouper fish. I decided to create a recipe that will pay tribute to the natural flavors of this fish.
There are about 21 species of grouper found in the Caribbean and along the coast of Florida. An interesting characteristic is that grouper begins
After picking meat off the bones from two roasted chickens, my daughter was about to toss the carcasses into the garbage when I reminded her, "That's the best part."
Indeed it is. Whether it's the ready-roasted supermarket hen that you picked up on the way home from work, the leftover ham bone from the holiday dinner or the beef bones le