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Modern classic hits Sacramento

Photo by Kris Hunt

SHIRLEY VALENTINE, a middle-aged English housewife, gets the chance to rediscover romance and a zest for life when she takes off from the family to enjoy a vacation in Greece. This Bo and Ro Production runs from Feb. 18 through March 20 at the Studio Theatre, 1028 R St. Call (877) 532-7171 for tickets or […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local teens create, release their own music

YOUNG SONGWRITERS Justin McCafree, left, and Alex Sacco are taking charge of their careers early by self-releasing their original music. Village Life photo by Andy Laughlin

Several local high school students are writing, producing and releasing their own music on their own terms. Alex Sacco, Patrick Kunkel and Dustin McCaffree, all seniors at Oak Ridge, have made their respective debuts as songwriters/recording artists without the assistance of a high-dollar production studio, record contract, radio play or even a physical, packaged CD. […]

1 Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street’s tunnels explored at FHM

THE UNSEEN FOLSOM — This tunnel beneath Folsom’s famous Sutter Street is the source of many tales of yore, including stories of smuggled alcohol during the Prohibition Era of the early 20th century. Video footage of the tunnel will be on display at the Folsom History Museum’s “Secrets of Sutter Street,” Feb. 19 to March 20. Courtesy photo

California’s gold country has an attraction that is all its own. Part fact, part fiction, part “je ne sais quoi,” Folsom’s Historic District has a history that dates back to the Gold Rush era and even further back into antiquity considering the Maidu people who lived there thousands of years ago. As a writer and […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Cowpatties: Not just for throwing anymore

ASSISTANT CHERYL PINTAR places the dough in a pan. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Cowpatty, cowpie, cow poop or cow flop — whatever name you use — it just doesn’t sound like a tasty treat to most folks. If it’s made out of chocolate cake and covered in chocolate ganache, however, people are willing to give a cowpatty a try. Once a slice of a Carrie Stevenson’s Cowpatty Cake […]

No Comment / February 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Anything Goes’ auditions coming soon

El Dorado Musical Theatre will hold auditions for the Cole Porter timeless classic “Anything Goes” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28. Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. Featuring songs such as “You’re the Top,” “It’s Delovely” and “I Get […]

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

Quilt and Fiber Guild show next weekend in Folsom

MORE THAN 200 quilted items, including wearable art, will be on show at the 26th annual Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild Show. It is one of the major quilt shows in this region of the western states. Courtesy photo

The Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild will celebrate its 26th annual show next weekend, Feb. 11–13, at the Folsom Community Center. This year’ theme is “Back Home Again.” More than 200 quilted items — including wearable art — will be exhibited. The volume and quality of the works displayed in this show each year is […]

No Comment / February 01, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Busy first month for Three Stages

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College opens to the public Friday to kick off  a very eclectic first month at the region’s newest performing arts center. Friday’s event runs from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and includes a ribbon cutting ceremony and follow-up open house, complete with self-guided tours. Following the ribbon cutting will be brief […]

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