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Wanted — El Dorado Rose candidates

El Dorado County has received local, state and national recognition for the unusual and unique contest honoring the mature woman. Women in El Dorado County are recognized with the title of El Dorado Rose. The woman chosen as the Rose represents the county in a variety of events during her year as Rose. The Rose […]

Comments Off / March 27, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

LUNAFEST film festival showcases the value of empowering women

“First World Problems,” directed by Hanna Maylett, is a film from Finland about a tired homemaker. She loses her car in a shopping mall and discovers that sometimes problems can open a door to a whole new world. Courtesy photo
 

Years ago I read about a man who put his daughter through college debt-free. His friends ridiculed him. They told him: “You will never get a return on that money. She will just get married and have kids. If you had a son, he could have joined the family business with a college education.” The […]

Comments Off / March 27, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sutter Street spoofs ‘Spamalot’

Stars of the Sutter Street stage, left to right, Michael Sandidge, Scott Minor, Kevin Branson and Rick Kleber with Mark Androvich kneeling, form the Round Table. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table with the help of a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits and French people. “Spamalot” opens Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. at Sutter Street […]

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Celebrate spring aboard Railtown 1897’s Wildflower Train

Wildflower Trains take guests on a six mile, one hour round-trip ride through the scenic landscapes of California’s Gold Country starting from the Railtown depot in Jamestown. Photo by George Sapp

 With spring in full bloom, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train pulled by Movie Star Locomotive Sierra No. 3. While the park is open daily, special Wildflower Train rides are available on two Saturday afternoons […]

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April exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker Art Museum

Spring is a happening time down at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento with a lineup of ongoing exhibitions and complimentary tours and programs for the art lover of any age. Special events in April not to be missed include a Warhol-inspired concert with the Gold Coast Trio, a talk with Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak on […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dale Chihuly’s ‘Golden Teal Chandelier’ swings at the Crocker

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The Crocker Art Museum has acquired artist Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Teal Chandelier” as part of its permanent collection. The 8-foot-long, 6-foot-wide chandelier was hung in the front entrance of the Teel Family Pavilion last week. The colors, subtle tones of blue-green, blue-gray and gold, suit the contemporary look of the Teel Family Pavilion, which opened […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Old Sacramento is the ticket for family fun

 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 2 and 3. Train rides California State Parks and […]

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