Dry Diggings Distillery will lift your spirits

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 […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

René Marie celebrates Eartha Kitt

FOLSOM — René Marie, singer, actress, writer. Eartha Kitt, singer, actress, writer. Never before has there been a vocal recording devotion to the divine Ms. Kitt and her fiery sensual, and clever interpretations of songs. With her incredible range of vocal ability, powerful emotional resonance and strong independent streak, Marie is without a doubt the right artist to […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Symphony grows with Rejuvenation

Backstories fascinate me. They can open up an unexpected world for any art piece. For example, in the movie “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” actors Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison had a quiet competition during the filming. Harrison, a tall man at 6 foot, 1 inch, put lifts in his shoes to bring himself up to Heston’s […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

‘Spamalot’ — a show full of laughs

For its 50th production, as it begins its 16th year, Imagination Theater has pulled out all the stops in presenting “Spamalot,” the Monty Python romp that leaves audiences roaring and having so much fun that it has to be a crime. “This is our 50th show and we’ve never been arrested,” quipped Director Peter Wolfe, […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Discover dance as you’ve never seen it before

Pilobolus has built its fervent and expanding international following by showing the human body to be the most expressive, universal and magical of media. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds from all conceivable professions the world over. The […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Trains through the lens

SACRAMENTO — In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 20, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. With a “Lasting Impressions” theme this year, nearly 400 modern day railroading photographs were […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Designer to the stars comes home to breathe

When jewelry designer Geoff Thomas graduated from El Dorado High School in 1991 to attend Cuesta College, he planned to become a financier, not an artist. He’d grown up with two artist parents and, in typical teenage rebellion, decided to follow the linear path of business. Fate in the guise of a black and white photography […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,