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Artists in Elk Grove, California

There are 4 recommended Artists in Elk Grove, CA. Read reviews from people you know to find the best Artist.

Review by Akshay Oberoi

First and foremost, I'd like to thank Sukhi for everything. He was super patient through the preparation, planning, and execution. I'll admit, I'm pretty OCD when it comes to what I want- and he completely delivered and exceeded my expectations. During the event, while it was only background music, I bothered him to make sure he'd be able to get the crowd on the dance floor when the time comes. He replied with a smile telling me to relax and enjoy myself- and later on when he started spinning, the dance floor was instantly crowded and full of energy. His set up and lighting was absolutely amazing, and having been around for a long time he really knows how to treat his clients. My dad isn't one to go out of his way to compliment a vendor 3 days later, but he specifically told me he loved Sukhis energy and attitude in how he dealt with him. He had a smile on his face the entire night, and was very accommodating and professional. I also had a performer brought in, Sukhi handled all logistics, contract, everything...and they both killed it together. Look no further than Sukhi and the BPR crew for your events, whether it be for a complete package including lighting, decor, and a performer- or just for his DJ services. The hall went from looking elegant and formal to looking like a club as soon as his lighting took over once dancing started, we were truly blown away. Thanks again Sukhi, I look forward to working with you in the future.See MoreRead Less

Review by Darrell Fort

I -love- Casa Bella! hate going to those "big box" furniture stores where the sales people pressure you to buy furniture to make their commissions and don't care about your overall satisfaction. When we walked in for the first time, Leticia greeted us, asked for my names, and really tailored my furniture to what I was looking for. If she doesn't have what you're looking for on the floor, she has a ton of catalogs behind the desk and will take the time to help you. Every time I walk into the store, she remembers our name, asks us about our previous purchases, and asks about our family. This place really believes in customer service. We don't buy furniture anywhere else. Super satisfied with both the service and the quality of our furniture. Ask for Leticia Padilla the of there bestSee MoreRead Less

Review by Ernest Dempsey

The first vampire in literature, Count Dracula, has fascinated millions of people around the world for well over a century. The subject of books, movies, animated films, festivals, and all things gothic – Dracula is omnipresent in the world of darkness. For all those who are curious to learn about the source of Bram Stoker’s timeless character, travel writer Steven P. Unger has recently published In the Footsteps of Dracula: A Personal Journey and Travel Guide (World Audience Publishers, 2010). The book includes Count Dracula’s history, a travel guide to the sites of his origin, and an abundance of photographs of remarkable scenes and places relating to Dracula, all based on the writer’s own travels to Romania and parts of Britain.

Historically, as Unger tells us, Count Dracula’s character is based on the Transylvanian Prince Vlad Tepes – or Vlad The Impaler – who is generally remembered for the torturous practice of impaling thousands of people to death during his rule over part of Transylvania (modern-day Romania) in the 15th Century. After reading this book, one comes to know the history of Vlad Dracula (as he was also called), particularly the difference between legends and facts, which have merged in the cult literature woven around Prince Dracula’s character over the past six centuries.

It is interesting to learn from Unger’s book that Bram Stoker himself never visited Transylvania. Instead, the gothic settings in Dracula(the novel) are modeled on British architecture of the time, blended, in his imagination, with descriptions of Transylvania as recorded by a British diplomat in 1820. Most of the novel was written in Whitby (England), and Unger shows the relevant sites in original pictures that impart the sensation of being present in the authentic world of horror history.

The latter part of the book is a concise travel guide to Romania and to a few places in Britain relating to Count Dracula, Prince Vlad the Impaler, and Bram Stoker. Steven P. Unger has taken care to include important guidelines for the independent traveler on topics including modes of transportation, money, health and security, lodging, restaurants, and more. In the Footsteps of Dracula is a portable guide to one of the darkest characters in the world of gothic literature and to his historical counterpart, Prince Vad Dracula the Impaler. Anyone thinking of traveling to Europe should not miss taking along this absorbing, helpful book.
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