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Terrorist or eccentric? Ovation play explores America’s insecurities

Georgann Wallace as Luella and Brandon Lancaster as Zamir

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento premiere of “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them” by the American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy, Christopher Durang, will open June 15 at the Three Penny Theatre; Penny Kline will direct. Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s […]

No Comment / May 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Negro Bar painting wins award

"Negro Bar", acrylic, by David Lobenberg

David Lobenberg won Best of Show for his submission into the Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s ”Painting Where the Wild Things Are” exhibition. The award presentation will occur at a May 11 reception, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and the center, 5330B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael. The reception will also include live piano music performed by Larry and refreshments. […]

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Art show displays diversity of fiber

Fiber art by Sharon Mansfield

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center hosts the second annual Focus on Fiber, a fiber arts show, May 28 through June 22. Fiber is a common material that many artists use in exceptional ways. The exhibit will showcase artwork using all types of fiber medium — basketry, beading, crochet, dyeing fabric, felting, hooking, knitting, knotting, lace […]

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Eat, drink, celebrate locally grown at the Grape Escape

SACRAMENTO — Get your taste buds ready! The 11th annual Save Mart Grape Escape is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento. This annual culinary celebration is the region’s premier food and wine event that showcases varietals from 60 regional wineries and […]

No Comment / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Interested in public service? Become a grand juror

The opportunity for citizens to take part in the 2013-14 El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government close to and responsible to all of the county’s citizens. Applicants must be Untied States citizens, […]

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May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month

“It’s that time of year to thank all of the foster care families in El Dorado County,” said Jayle Goucher, manager of the El Dorado County Foster Family Home Licensing Program. “Foster parents provide a critical role for children in our community who have been displaced from their homes because of neglect or abuse. These […]

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Congressman celebrates young artists

Congressman Tom McClintock, left, stands with the winners of the 4th District Congressional Art Competition at a reception held at BI Design in El Dorado Hills. With McClintock are, left to right, BI Design owners Craig and Alexandra Badolian, first-place winner,Ashlyn Woods, honorable mention winner Teri Nittler, third-place winner Brandon Borjon, second-place winner Julia Schmidseder and honorable mention winner Daisy Allison. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Five Northern California high school students garnered top awards in the Congressional Art Competition sponsored by members of Congress and were recognized by Congressman Tom McClintock at a May 1 reception at BI Design Studio in El Dorado Hills, where their art was on display. The competition was open to all high school students within California’s […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »