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B Street explores passionate ‘first love story’

PASSION — Adam (Jason Kuykendall) and Eve (Lyndsy Kail) discover love in "Searching for Eden," showing at B Street Theatre. Courtesy photo

Buck Busfield directs B Street Theatre’s final main stage production this theater season, “Searching for Eden.” The play by James Still, partially adapted from short stories by Mark Twain, imaginatively recreates the world’s first love story of Adam and Eve. In “Searching for Eden” the play opens at the dawn of time in the Garden […]

No Comment / April 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sierra Pastel Society celebrates ‘Spring Brilliance’

THE 2010 Fall Show'€™s People'€™s Choice winning painting, "Winter Oak"€ by Thaleia Georgiades.

  The Sierra Pastel Society invites the public to attend its “Spring Brilliance” membership show at the El Dorado Arts Council Artspace Gallery at 459 Main St. in Placerville, opening Monday, May 2. The show runs through June 26, with the gallery open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and a later viewing […]

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

Young playwright fights with eye liner and a blow dryer

PLAYWRIGHT Hailey Abraham wrote a fun play with all the action of a spy novel and the humor of a circus. B Street Theatre's tour group is currently performing her play, as well as others, in schools around the area. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“This is a disgrace to our country!” How can you Americans go around saying, ‘French’ toast and ‘French’ fries? These are not French foods!” And with that, an evil plot is born that only two presidential cosmeticians can thwart. Seventh-grader Hailey Abraham let her imagination run wild in her contest-winning play “The C.I.A. (Cosmetics In […]

No Comment / April 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Anything can (and will) happen in ‘Anything Goes’


If El Dorado Musical Theatre’s upcoming production doesn’t get your toes tapping … well, that’s just not possible. Who can resist the music of Cole Porter? And who can resist the comedy and romance of “Anything Goes”? “I want the audience to hum as they exit,” said EDMT founder and director Debbie Wilson. “It really […]

No Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Big Idea Theatre’s Little Bit Players present Alice in Wonderland

IN WONDERLAND — Gregory Smith as the Mad Hatter, Andrea Kersten as Alice, and Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith as the Queen of Hearts.

Big Idea Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.” Shows are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays, through April 30. This play, adapted by Warren Harrison and directed by Jill McMahon, is a delightful tale about what happens to Alice when she steps through the looking glass into Wonderland. Along her travels, she’ll meet the perpetually […]

1 Comment / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists unite to help Japanese children

The Wave by Michelle Salazar Floos

  It’s an evening reception followed by an all-day social. It’s a show of the latest exciting works of 10 artists. Most importantly, it’s a benefit for the Japan Tsunami Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund. Art4Earth, a two-day event, will begin with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and continue […]

No Comment / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Museum showcases Folsom’s first millionaire

WILLIAM ALEXANDER LEIDESDORFF is regarded as the Founding Father of African Descent for the State of California. An exhibit of his life and times is currently on display at the Folsom History Museum. Photo courtesy of the Online Archive of California

One of the gems of Folsom is its History Museum. Its impressive permanent display brings life in Clarksville (the original name of El Dorado Hills), Folsom and Mormon Island into focus, as well as the lives of the Maidu Indians who lived here by the American River for thousands of years. This month, however, the […]

2 Comments / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »