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Award-winning playwright takes his stories on the road

Gabriel Hurley’s “Based on Actual Events” won the Best of Fringe award at the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival and will be performed at the Nugget Fringe Festival that begins it’s 10-day celebration of theater this weekend in Grass Valley. Courtesy photo

Ultrasuede Productions will present “Based on Actual Events” by Gabriel Hurley. It is a tale of love, laughter, tears and yes streaking as part of the 10-day Nugget Fringe Theater Festival from Thursday, Jan. 19 through 29. “Based on Actual Events” plays Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 27 […]

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No curtains at Nugget Fringe Theater Festival

Tom Durkin Nugget Fringe Festival New York has one. Chicago has one. San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego each has one. Even Grass Valley in the Sierra Foothills has a fringe theater festival. But Sacramento and Reno don’t. For decades, Grass Valley has been fertile ground for film, music and culture festivals but the […]

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Cookies build leaders one package at a time

Happy New Year and happy Girl Scout Cookie season. This year marks the 100th year since Girl Scouts first started selling cookies. The cookie sale teaches valuable life skills and the proceeds— which all stay local — support adventures and community service projects all year long. Girl Scouts nationwide are celebrating this 100th cookie-versary with […]

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Camp Richardson’s snowshoe cocktail races begin Saturday

There’s no better venue to test your Snowshoe skills than on the frigid shores of South Lake Tahoe during the annual Snowshoe Cocktail Races series at the Beacon Bar and Grill. The fun starts Saturday at 7 p.m. Courtesy photo

Strap on your snowshoes, grab a serving tray and get ready to compete, Camp Richardson Resort’s annual laugh-out-loud Snowshoe Cocktail Races start Jan. 21. Other destinations have races, but nothing comes close to this three-part race series held on the beach in front of the Beacon Bar and Grill. This year is sure to be […]

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Harmonica Blowout stretches the boundaries of blues

Blues harp hotshot Mark Hummel brings the best in the blues rock business to the stage at Harris Center for the Arts Saturday, Jan. 21 for a night of infectious musical entertainment. Courtesy photo

From Howard Levy to Duke Robillard to Son of Dave — Mark Hummel brings a blowout like no other to the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Every time these musicians take the stage at the Harris Center they rock the house and every time they teach the audience something new […]

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Internationally respected guitarist to perform

El Dorado County Community Concert Association’s third concert of its 66th season will feature Rupert Boyd at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. New York-based Australian classical guitarist Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by the Washington Post as “truly evocative,” and by Classical […]

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Chefs and mixologists share 2017 trends

Michelle Schanel at the Snooty Frog in Cameron Park said high quality food with diverse flavors will continue to be customer favorites. Village Life file photo

Pork belly and kale, move over for micro-desserts, cooking on wood and an emphasis on plants and sustainability. With the arrival of 2017 some chefs and mixologists weigh in with their thoughts on what food and beverage trends will gain traction and what trends they’d like to see relegated to the compost bin. Here are […]

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