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Music Circus brings ‘Oliver!’ to its stage

OLIVER (Christopher Bones), right, and The Artful Dodger (Matthew Gumley) share a song in "Oliver!" at Music Circus July 19-24. Photo by Charr Crail

With memorable, sing-along songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything,” “Oliver!” comes to the Music Circus stage July 19-24. Based on the Charles Dickins’ classic novel “Oliver Twist,” the musical brings to life the trials and tribulations of the iconic orphan who dared to ask for more. The original production […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Lachappelle showing at Pop Art Gallery


Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing is now showing the works of Phil Lachapelle. With a realist and impressionist style he enriches California scenes of Yosemite, the Sierra, California Gold Country and the wine country. His Italian series depicts the essence of Italy, with its architecture, color and textures. He has painted vistas of Northern […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDH artist leaves her impression on Wine Country

FINE LINES — El Dorado Hills artisit Joey Cattone puts the finishing touches on a water tank painted to replicate the look of a wine press at dkcellars in Fairplay. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Artist Joey Cattone, 65, works in many mediums and likes to “fool the eye” with her painting. The El Dorado Hills artisit’s mastery of “trompe l’oeil” and her love of wine was a perfect pairing for her latest commission of transforming the water tank at dkcellars in Fair Play into a wine press. Dave and Kim […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Second Saturday of EDH Art Walk debuts July 9

5 Star Distributions & Montano De El Dorado have partnered together to bring both artists and the local business community together in presenting their rendition of “Second Saturday of El Dorado Hills Art Walk.:” “The idea is to increase the community awareness of our local small businesses in a fun, family & artistic atmosphere” said […]

1 Comment / July 05, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Follow the White Rabbit

EDMT presents “Alice in Wonderland” at Three Stages Curiosity led Alice to follow the White Rabbit into Wonderland. What happened next? Well, director Rick Wilson asked his cast, “Have you ever had a crazy dream?” “Yes,” they replied. “Did everything make sense in your dream?” “No.” That’s “Alice in Wonderland,” a 1951 Disney cartoon based on […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Be inspired by ‘Pastels in Light’ at 48 Natoma

"WATER LANDSCAPE,"€ a pastel by Gerald Boyd, will be on display at the €œPastels in Light€ exhibit at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, July 15 through Sept. 1.

Pastel as an art form gets a bad rap. First, because the average person thinks that pastel is chalk. And second, because its name, “pastel,” is often connected with light, watery and pale colors. An upcoming exhibit by the Pastel Society of the West Coast at The Gallery at 48 Natoma will set the record […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Radical Sabbatical’ brings family together

TAKE YOUR TIME —€” Author Joanne Kraft discovered that she and her family bonded when they spent time together doing nothing. "We understand boundaries now" when it comes to scheduling activities, she said. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

When Joanne Kraft answered the door, she didn’t quite look like the picture of someone who’d learned how to slow down. She forgot a Cameron Park Life writer and photographer were coming. The 43-year-old wife and mother of four has a great excuse. She’s in the middle of a publicity tour for her first book, […]

1 Comment / June 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »