Cantare Chorale welcomes new musical director

Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills is thrilled to announce the selection of its new director, Mariia Pechenova. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Pechenova has lived in the United States since 2012. Her short stay here has been punctuated by excellent references and performances. In 2014 she was the assistant professor of music at Folsom Lake College […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Answers to farmers market questions

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County By far the majority of questions asked of Master Gardeners at farmers market booths around the county concern our drought and limited irrigation. Here are a few of the suggestions we make: Consider having lawn only where desired, for entertainment or play. Drip irrigation is […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Love conquers in ‘Brigadoon’

The musical theatre classic “Brigadoon,” with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances run through Aug. 10. With true love anything is possible, even miracles, in this journey […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Artists’ works are singing

Have you been hearing more singing in the air lately? Well, you’re not going nuts. Pablo Picasso once said, “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” Well, there’s been a lot of singing going on as artists from the local area and nationally have been preparing their art pieces to enter into this year’s Mother […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Donner Party novel featured at Wine for Words

The compelling, tragic story of the Donner Party — told through the eyes of one of its young survivors — is the centerpiece of the ninth annual Wine for Words fundraiser for the Placerville Main Library on Aug. 17. The event sponsored by the Placerville Friends of the Library and will be held at the […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Enjoy the whimsy of ‘Seussical Jr.’

“Seussical Jr.” transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkis. The Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Concert celebrates the ‘Great Encourager’

Karen Ladd and her children Ryan and Sara often recite a Bob Marley quote because it reminds them of Rich Ladd, the father and husband they lost too soon when he unexpectedly died last September at age 56. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,