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Exhibit to premiere de la Renta’s work

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce the world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work — the first major survey celebrating the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition which runs Feb. 27 through May 30, 2016, is being presented in collaboration with the […]

Comments Off / July 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capital Stage takes on social injustice, unrest

Sacramento — Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival “Playwrights’ Revolution” with staged readings of six brand-new plays. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created this series of staged readings to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. Each year, a handful of plays are carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions. Audiences are then […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local wineries take top honors at State Fair Wine Competition


The California State Fair is proud to announce the top wine awards from the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the state exposition. The Best of Show red was awarded to the Grace Patriot Wines 2012 Tempranillo. It scored a double gold and 98 points. […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dealing outside the box: See Europe in your own car and save

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I like to plan in advance. It’s no secret. Planning any project ahead saves time, money and frustration. And if you add a little buffering for the unforeseen… a plan is a very good thing. It’s a true deal. A little artistic creativity helps. Sometimes you can combine projects and end up with an amazing […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Book review-‘Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids’

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The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids, by Joanne Kraft, published by Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and ebook versions, 256 pgs. Tiger Moms, beware! “Mean Moms” are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of her children, the mean mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

FolsomFest fires up


The sounds of rhythm and blues, Americana rock, swing and funk will have people dancing into the evening on Saturday, Aug. 8 when five national acts take the stage during FolsomFest at Folsom’s Rodeo Park. The first-time music festival, presented by Carrera Productions, celebrates the roots of contemporary music by bringing together nationally recognized bands as […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Peter Pan’ comes to Sacramento

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. “Peter Pan” […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »