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Ponderosa Drama goes ‘crazy’ for Gershwin

Big city meets small town when actor Bobby Child (Joe Thuesen) travels from New York City to Deadrock, Nev., in "Crazy For You." The Ponderosa musical featuring great Gershwin songs opens April 9. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Shhh … the librarian is hard at work … helping the kids to make some noise! Former drama teacher and now librarian at Ponderosa High School, Jennifer Zimny has been spending several of her lunch hours helping teach the students in the upcoming production “Crazy for You” how to tap dance, a talent essential to […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ rocks

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash — bringing these four great musicians together for one night proved to be a success beyond anyone's imagination. Relive that night in "Million Dollar Quartet," April 2-4 at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” is inspired by the electrifying true story of the one night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley were brought together for what is now known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. The national tour of this Tony […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town hosts Spring Eggstravaganza

Celebrate spring with egg hunts, theater performances, hands-on activities and more at Fairytale Town’s annual Spring Eggstravaganza. The fun-filled family celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Egg hunts will be held promptly at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. each day and guests are encouraged […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Old Sacramento has just the ticket for family fun

SACRAMENTO — Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, with each program offering fun new […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A heartwarming tale woven at Harris Center

California Theatre Center presents "Charlotte’s Web" at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, in the City Studio Theater. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Wilbur is an ordinary pig. That is, until he meets Charlotte. His friendship with the uniquely talented spider exposes him to kindness, fame and a love that is willing to make the greatest of sacrifices. The nationally recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the Arts for another outstanding performance this […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Straw bale gardening

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Get a bale of straw. Add sun, water and fertilizer. Get it cooking. Plant and watch things grow. This is straw bale gardening (SBG). Maybe it’s not quite that simple; however, I have a young friend who had no prior gardening experience and her first […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Dry Diggings Distillery will lift your spirits

Dry Diggings Distillery owners Cris Steller, left, and Gordon Helm recently opened their craft distillery in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Had they known then what they know now, Cris Steller and Gordon Helm confessed that they probably wouldn’t have made the career move that transformed Steller’s office into an Old West saloon. They didn’t know it would take years to turn “Why couldn’t we?” into “We did it.” Raise a shot glass to that, and […]

Comments Off / March 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »