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Bring your treasures to Antique Evaluation Day

GUESTS line up to have their antiques examined by the experts at Folsom's Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 10, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 14th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialities, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Mr. & Mrs. Fitch: Celebrity is as celebrity does

POWER COUPLE — Mrs. Fitch (Kris Hunt) and Mr. Fitch (Alan Price) share a moment while waiting to hear whether or not they have saved their jobs as gossip columnists. Photo by Jennifer Rathner

Meet gossip columnists Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, when the pressure to create news in our never-ending news cycle becomes just a bit much, it’s time to toss back the martinis, toss around the bon mots and realize that great celebrity can just appear out of thin […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac fine arts center gets bold

"Shadows of Blue" by Phil Saxon, 2010 Createx Color Award

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center will host Bold Expressions, Northern California Arts 56th annual international open-juried art exhibition, Oct. 4-29. The judge this year is Margot Shulzke PSA, an internationally known artist and teacher. A special Second Saturday Reception will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The closing reception and awards presentation […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Distinguished classical pianist returns to Folsom

On the heels of his well-received series of lecture performances earlier this year, the Sept. 16 Keyboard Conversation with distinguished pianist Jeffrey Siegel promises an informal, accessible and entertaining exploration of “The Power and Passion of Beethoven.” The program will include performance and commentary on Beethoven’s Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Opus 54; Grande […]

No Comment / August 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Congo’s Staff Benda Bilili makes U.S. debut at Three Stages

STAFF BENDA BILILI comes to Three Stages next month. The band from the Congo has earned worldwide praise. Courtesy photo

The story of the Congolese world music ensemble Staff Benda Bilili — the band’s name means “beyond appearances” — is almost beyond belief. After a documentary about them triumphed at the Cannes Film Festival, after their performances received critical acclaim all over the European continent, after their debut recording peaked at No. 3 on the World Music […]

No Comment / August 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado County Artists Studio Tour details

Looking for fun and entertainment? Visit 62 artists at their studios and homes on the last weekend of September and the first weekend of October. The El Dorado County Artists Studio Tour will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both weekends at 16 studios throughout the Highway 50 corridor from El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / August 30, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crocker Art Museum transcends with ‘Summer of Impressionism’

It is hard to believe, but summer is nearly over, and autumn will be here before we know it. Like the beautiful delicious fruits of summer some art exhibits will come to a close in September. Among these art events are two exhibits running concurrently at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento: “Transcending Vision: American […]

No Comment / August 29, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »