Terry LeMoncheck to bring 20 years of arts administration experience to EDAC

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Arts Council announced that it has hired Terry LeMoncheck as its new executive director. LeMoncheck has worked in arts management in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years, serving as executive director of the Pasadena Arts Council since 2002. Prior to joining PAC, she held administrative positions at the […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Savor the season at Midtown’s Sacratomato Week

SACRAMENTO — Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the second annual Sacratomato Week with a weeklong celebration of Sacramento’s signature commodity. Presented by the Sutter District and sponsored by SMUD with support provided by the Midtown Business Association, tomato-themed events will fill the days between July 20 and 25. All week long the […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Ride diesel trains on Wednesdays

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer two diesel train rides on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during July and August. Young guests can also special Story Time activities in the Caboose happening at 10 a.m. and noon on Wednesdays during Diesel […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged

Rock musical explores ‘Next to Normal’

Harmony Wheeler Runaway Stage Productions Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical “Next to Normal” with lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. “Next to Normal” tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness […]

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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ takes flight at Music Circus

The next show in the 65th Music Circus season is the hit musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie.” Performances are Tuesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 12. The spirited cast includes Broadway performers, Music Circus audience favorites and some fresh faces making their Music Circus debuts. Full of hummable hit songs by Charles Strouse, who wrote […]

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England’s splashiest Victorian-era painter comes to de Young

J.M.W. Turner, as he is widely known, has been hailed as an artist with a special view of the world around him. Often he is cast as a precursor to the Impressionist painters of the late 19th century. Because he bequeathed 100 paintings to the state they have remained for later generations to study and […]

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California State Fair raises a glass to 161 years of agriculture, fun

The California State Fair opens this Friday, July 10. For 17 days, visitors to Cal Expo can see farm animals, view crafts and inventions, eat amazing foods on a stick — and sample some fine wines produced by El Dorado County winemakers. Great tastes Our region produced an impressive number of winners in the wine aisle. […]

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