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Kenny Rogers knows when to fold ’em

It’s “The Gambler’s Last Deal” at Thunder Valley Friday, June 24, a milestone in the world of country and pop music as Kenny Rogers performs in what he’s calling his final tour. Rogers has been a stalwart of live casino performances for 50 years dating back to the days when he was best known as the lead singer of The First Edition.

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Squaw Valley reprises its summer Bluesdays concerts

The Village at Squaw Valley offers its free outdoor concert series, Bluesdays, starting Tuesday, June 14, and continuing weekly through Sept. 6 with music, food and beverages. Among the talent booked this summer are the Blues Monsters, Chris Cain, Lloyd Jones, David Jacob-Strain and Kenny Neal. 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley; 6-8:30 p.m. 800-403-0206, squawalpine.com

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Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Andrew Dalton. Kristin J. Bender is on the San Francisco news desk, followed by Olga Rodriguez. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-626-1200 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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