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Oak Ridge student wins poetry contest

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Oak Ridge senior Rebecca Shields took first place in El Dorado County’s “Poetry Out Loud” competition on Feb. 2. Shields was one of thousands of students across the state to participate in the national recitation contest, a program run by the California Arts Council in the state and started by the National Endowment for the […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘A Universe of Dreams’ — imagination comes alive

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There is no sound in space. But if there were, it might as well be the soundtrack to “A Universe of Dreams,” coming to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College  Saturday, Feb. 26. Featuring projected images from the Hubble Space Telescope, “A Universe of Dreams” is music, poetry and stories performed by Ensemble Galilei and […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Hills photographer featured at Olympus Caffé

GIRAFFES IN TANZANIA, photo by Paul Ferrin

Prolific El Dorado Hills photographer and artist Paul Ferrin is currently showcasing a cross-section of his work at Town Center’s Olympus Caffé. Ferrin’s photography includes African Wildlife, underwater scenes, flora, portraits and cityscapes. He is also an accomplished abstract painter. Ferrin’s photos and paintings will be on display through March 9. Olympus Caffé is located […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ditch the 3-D glasses: Catch this play instead

Before the invention of 3-D movies, there was true entertainment in three dimensions: Live theater, where the actors and the audience have the opportunity to interact during the show. Moments can be extended for laughter … or tears. Live theater is the perfect medium for Dave William’s play, “There Should Be Roses,” now making its […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Coconut Club dinner, dance to benefit Oak Ridge music

Oak Ridge High School’s Music Boosters and the Oak Ridge High School Jazz Band will transform the Cameron Park Community Center into a 1940s-style night club, complete with swing dancing and period-correct music. The Coconut Club Dinner and Dance will be hosted entirely by Oak Ridge music students greeting guests, serving dinner and performing instrumental […]

No Comment / February 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDMT takes on ‘Hairspray’ this month

BIG GIRLS — Braiden Wells and Helen Regula star as Edna and Tracy Turnblad in El Dorado Musical Theatre's "Hairspray." Courtesy photo

Join El Dorado Musical Theater in celebrating all things big, beautiful and colorful in “Hairspray,” the musical adapted from John Waters’ 1988 movie. EDMT will perform the show Feb. 25 through March 13 at the Jill Solberg Theater at Folsom High School. “Hairspray” takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where loveable, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad’s […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Hansel and Gretel’ opening at Sutter Street

Photo courtesy of Allen Schmeltz Productions

THE CLASSIC STORY of Hansel and Gretel with all the excitement of a Grimm’s adventure tale opens Friday, Feb. 19, at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., in Folsom. Written by award winning playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller and directed by Steve Read, “Hansel and Gretel” is suitable for all ages and features elaborate puppets and […]

No Comment / February 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »