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Follow the yellow brick road to Oak Ridge

The Scarecrow (Dalton Johnson) sings "If I Only Had a Brain" to Dorothy (Alanna Underwood) during an Oak Ridge Drama rehearsal of "The Wizard of Oz."

Travel somewhere over the rainbow with Oak Ridge High School’s talented actors, actresses and theater crews as they present “The Wizard of Oz.” This colorful production complete with munchkins, flying monkeys and, of course, those gorgeous ruby slippers will delight audiences of all ages and also teach theatergoers important lessons. “It reminds us that family […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Tis the season for holiday music

Maestro Peter Jaffe will lead the Folsom Symphony at its holiday concerts Dec. 6 & 7. Courtesy photo

Under its new conductor Peter Jaffe, the Folsom Symphony’s annual winter concert Dec. 6 & 7 will celebrate the holidays with its most varied repertoire ever. ‘Tis the Season presents more than a dozen classical and traditional treasures, with performances by not only the orchestra but soprano soloist Jessica Siena and the American River College Choir […]

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Sacramento Arts Festival features the best

Unique glass work, like this tea pot made by Bob and Laurie Kliss, will be available at the Sacrament Art Festival this weekend. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Don’t miss the opportunity to share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 9. The 17th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center, 14th and J streets, to showcase the best-ever in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. The festival features […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Everybody has a good time when these guys get the blues

Alvon Johnson will headline the 2014 Blues and Brews concert on Nov. 15. Photo by Laurie Edwards

El Dorado Hills has got the blues … and that’s a good thing. On Saturday, Nov. 15, blues greats Alvon Johnson and The Used Band will bring down the house at the fifth annual Blues and Brews concert hosted by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. The concert will raise funds for the planned […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Grow for it! Autumn MORE

As the days grow shorter and nights longer, the garden needs different attention for the autumn season and to prepare it for winter. Clean up under trees and shrubs and in flowering beds to reduce the risk of future diseases, weeds and pests and apply organic mulch to protect roots. Remove all spent plant parts […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Exhibit tackles challenges of PTSD

A traveling art exhibit at Sacramento State examines post-traumatic stress disorder — its causes and symptoms, its stigma and treatment — through the art and words of those directly affected by it. “PTSD Nation: Art and Poetry From Survivors of War, Gun Violence and Domestic Abuse” will run through Dec. 13 in the University Library Gallery annex. Regular gallery […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Rumors’ filled with comical miscues, fun

Rumors abound when a dinner party goes awry in Neil Simon's hilarious play, opening at Ponderosa High School on Nov. 6. Above, Cookie (Abriana Morris), Ernie, (Mason Bergenholtz), Ken (Noah Hallum), Chris (Sarah Enos), Claire (Julia Pankow) and Lenny (Joe Thuesen) have a serious discussion. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins.

When’s the last time you laughed so much your cheeks started aching? Get your facial muscles toned up and head for Ponderosa High School’s latest play, a rollicking comedy by Neil Simon that promises to leave the crowd feeling lighthearted and entertained by the talented students under the direction of their new drama teacher, Renee […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »