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Perfect recipe for ‘A Hometown Christmas’ brewing


All the phones are abuzz in Baxter Springs, Mo., this Christmas season because Bobby is coming back to town. That’s Bobby Turner — the same young man who left sweet Donna Winters behind, even though absolutely everyone in town knows the attractive young people are meant to be together. Just ask all the guys at […]

No Comment / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Holiday home tours inspire spirit of the season

Three holiday home tours take place in early December. A holiday home tour is the perfect place to get decorating ideas, do a little shopping, and enjoy the spirit of the season. This Tudor home on 38th Street in East Sacramento is one of five in the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour this weekend. Courtesy graphic by Patt Illouli houseportraitsusa.com

One of the delightful aspects of the holiday season is the creativity and effort folks put into decorating their homes. There are neighborhoods throughout the region decorated to the hilt. It’s fun to look at them as you drive by. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you could walk inside? Three holiday home tours […]

No Comment / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Great Christmas Giveaway’ takes stage at Lakehills Church


Lakehills Covenant Church has produced dozens of musical productions since 2001. Their musical program, Kids of the Kingdom and Sonbeam Singers, welcomes kids from all over the community in their spring and winter productions. These musical productions are free to the community, with four scheduled showtimes. “Kids of the Kingdom is our theatrical, musical outreach program inviting children […]

No Comment / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Italian tenor to perform in Folsom Symphony’s ‘Bianco Natale’

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In business — and in life — it’s always a good idea to “under-promise and then over-deliver.” This ensures that others are happy with your work. And it keeps expectations in line. So, I begin this column on the Folsom Symphony with just a bit of anxiety. Because it is just knocking it out of the ballpark […]

No Comment / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Indy film tinsels Town Center

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For two weeks this fall, El Dorado Hills Town Center became the set for the full-length independent romantic comedy film “Not Your Year.” Visitors to Town Center may have noticed film crews at a concert in the Steven Young Amphitheatre by indi-folk musicians Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes. The Austin, Tex.-based couple received national recognition […]

No Comment / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Have a jolly holiday with Mary Poppins

Maggie Bush knew that if she was going to see her two daughters over the next few months, she would have to swallow her stage fright and sign up to perform in Imagination Theater’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” “Hanna and Tessa are both in the cast, and I knew I would never see them […]

No Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street actors travel to Narnia

The Pevensie children, played by Sean Stewart, Joshua Matta, Hannah Vaccaro and Tessa Talley, left to right, are about to go on an unforgettable adventure through an old wardrobe. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

FOLSOM — Sutter Street Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” now playing. This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an […]

No Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »