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Art makes Sophie Hill happy

Sophie Hill, 12, is the Best in Show winner of the 2012 Young at Art completion, held at St. Francis High School in Sacramento. Here, she holds her winning entry, a pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor painting of a preening crane. Photo by Susan Laird

El Dorado County girl wins Young at Art competition in Sacramento Sometimes, what it takes to succeed is the willingness to step out into the deeper water. This is what Sophie Hill, who lives in Shingle Springs, did on Feb. 1 when she showed her artistic talent at the annual “Young at Art” competition at […]

No Comment / February 24, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

True love triumphs …

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its spring 2012 production of Carlo Gozzi’s hilarious comic fable “The King Stag,” adapted by Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader. King Stag is the second production in the fifth full season of the Falcon’s Eye Theatre. Carlo Gozzi’s madcap tale of mirth and woe comes to […]

No Comment / February 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

J-Walt creates a virtual world in real time

Pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt is a performer interactive designer, filmmaker, graphic artist, and composer. Courtesy photo

Intertwining a live musical and visual experience, Academy Award-winner J-Walt utilizes a drawing tablet, a sound system and a joy stick to create Spontaneous Fantasia, a virtual world created on a giant screen in real time, all before a live audience. This incredible show comes to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College March 2-4. “J-Walt’s […]

No Comment / February 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Sylvia': A look at the important connection between man and dog

Greg (Aurelio Martinez) hopes that his dog Sylvia (Sophie Blackburn), and his wife Kate (Jennifer York) will someday be great friends! Good luck with that. Photo by Simon Hunt

Rosemarie Gerould directs A.R. Gurney’s smart and funny tale of mid life crisis, marriage and pet ownership — “Sylvia” — at The Studio Theatre in Sacramento. Greg (Aurelio Martinez) and Kate (Jennifer York) have entered a new stage of life. Their kids are in college and they now have the freedom to spend time together and on […]

No Comment / February 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get crackin': Buy tickets for EDH Rotary crab feed

Eat all you want — The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills hosts its annual crab feed Saturday, March 8. Photo by Deborah Cheramie

Attention crab lovers: The crab feed of the year returns Feb. 25. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills hosts its annual crab feed from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Service District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, where guests will enjoy great food, a fabulous silent auction, live music, dance lessons and […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

The audience will have a BLAST! at this show

BLAST! is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry and the energy of a world-class marching band. Three Stages hosts BLAST! March 17 & 18. Courtesy photo

Winner of both Tony and Emmy Awards, BLAST! brings together 35 brass, percussion and visual performers in a unique explosion of music and theatre. Born on athletic fields across the nation, BLAST! is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry and the energy of a world-class marching band. BLAST! will perform […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hop to it! Sacramento Beer Week returns

Celebrate blondes, stouts, IPAs and more at these local Sacramento Beer Week events. • Nugget Market of El Dorado Hills, 4500 Post St., will host beer tasting on Friday, Feb. 24, with Bison Brewing from 5 to 6 p.m. and Boston Beer Company from 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, March 1, the store hosts Deschutes Brewing […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »