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‘You Can’t Take It With You’ a chance to discuss family values

"YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU " actors Ken Watkins, Sara Noah, Shane Burrows and Ashley White, left to right, surround Stephen Kauffman in Sutter Street's Theatre's production. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Like a medieval morality play, Sutter Street Theatre’s latest production is a “blast from the past” with an eternal message: “You Can’t Take It with You.” Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and set in June of 1935, this play made its original debut at the Booth Theater off Broadway on Dec. 14, […]

No Comment / May 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Big Idea Theatre’s latest production a little dangerous

"HURLYBURLY" cast members Justin Lee Chapman, Alexandra Ralph Evans, Kirk Blackinton, Rick Eldredge, Beth Edwards, Dan Featherstone and Rachel Lanyi tackle mature topics in Big Idea Theatre's latest production. Courtesy photo

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 Season continues on Thursday, May 19, with the opening of David Rabe’s “Hurlyburly,” a play fueled by massive amounts of drugs and several libido-driven Hollywood wannabes stumbling through life in a frenetic search for meaning. Katie Chapman directs this show. The cast features BIT Company actors Kirk Blackinton, Justin Lee Chapman […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Caffeine addict in disguise: Olympus Caffe has the perfect recipe


How rare is it to sit down, be pampered, have a truly exemplary cup of coffee and have the owner of the shop himself treat you with gratitude and respect? It’s pretty rare, I think you’ll agree. Such a place exists, and it is called Olympus Caffe, located in Town Center in El Dorado Hills. […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get behind-the-scenes look at artists’ studios

Beyond the Stars by Varya McMillan

Forty-one artists invite you to visit their studios and enjoy their diverse talents at the fourth annual Spring Art Studio Tour. Painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers and mixed media artists in 13 studios are eager to share their love of art with guests who pick up a tour brochure and map, and set out on a […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Worth 1,000 words … and so much more

Nature's Way by Shelly Thorene

Photographer brings her work to Olympus Caffé When she was younger photographer Shelly Thorene used to get into debates with her artist uncle — painting v. photography. “He (the painter) would win those arguments,” she admitted. But his logic couldn’t pull her away from her passion. “Photography is about the present moment and awareness of […]

No Comment / May 06, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Summer of Impressionism’ to open at the Crocker

Museum curators in Northern California noticed the great numbers of art lovers from our area who attended the landmark exhibits of historic impressionist works on loan from the Musée d’Orsay at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. So much so, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento will unveil “The Summer of Impressionism” on May […]

No Comment / May 06, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Fine arts center to host sculptures exhibit

Bronze by Jay Bishop

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center announces a sculpture show open to all artists, May 31 through June 18. Entry dates for this open exhibition are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. A Second Saturday Reception is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 11 and an Artists Awards Reception will […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »