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Chroma Gallery celebrates nature

Late Day Vineyard, by Susan Sarback.

Nature’s bounty in the fall provides abundant resources for an artist’s imagination. The deep rich tones of harvested fruits and vegetables and the cool blues and greens of the lakes and rivers are reflected in the “Autumn Aura” artwork featured at Chroma Gallery this month. See the influence of autumn’s atmosphere in the paintings of […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Opera kicks off a season of crazy love with ‘Orlando’

Sacramento Opera’s 30th season gets underway this month with themes of love and madness in George Frideric Handel’s “Orlando” on Nov. 19 and 21. The opera’s theme is perfect in keeping with Sac Opera’s 2010–11 theme of “Love Makes You Crazy.” The title character, Orlando, is a great soldier in the Emperor Charlemagne’s army. Orlando (“Roland”) […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Prisoner of Second Avenue’ — a classic with modern relevance

WHERE ARE YOU GOING WITH THAT SHOVEL? Stephen Kauffman and Eileen Beaver as Mel and Edna Edison.

When Neil Simon’s 1971 classic play, “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” premiered on Broadway it captivated fans with its exploration of the theme of unemployment during middle age. The tightrope walk between comedy and drama reached out to a nation rocked by crises in the gas and steel industries. In our own time when working people […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art Association show closes Nov. 5

The Diamond Springs Art Association’s Fall Art Show and Sale is now on display at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, building B, through Friday, Nov. 5. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Friday, when the building closes at 3 p.m. The show will feature portraits, florals, […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Craft fair to benefit Sober Grad Night

Illustration by John Guynn

Head on over to Ponderosa High School on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get a jump start on holiday shopping. The Ponderosa High School’s Sober Grad Night committee has been busy preparing for the second annual Fall Arts, Crafts and Vendors Fair. All proceeds from the Craft Fair go directly toward […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,News | Read More »

Walking Spanish wins a Sammy

WALKING SPANISH is, left to right, Tom Gunterman, Chris Haislet, Alex Nelson, Rob Mills and Tim Picchi. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County-borne rockers Walking Spanish reached a new step toward notoriety earlier this month when they brought home a coveted Sammy (Sacramento Area Music) Award for best rock band. For those out of the loop, the Sammies have become a milestone for local recognition for musicians performing in all genres since their creation in […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Nov. 4 deadline to join master dance class

On Nov. 12, theatrical dancers of  moderate to high skill levels can experience a master dance class with DeWitt Cooper III, a cast member from the national touring company of “In the Heights,” a Tony Awards-winning musical. The class is open to dancers 14 and older with at least 3 years of experience. DeWitt holds […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »