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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 »

Modern classic hits Sacramento

Photo by Kris Hunt

SHIRLEY VALENTINE, a middle-aged English housewife, gets the chance to rediscover romance and a zest for life when she takes off from the family to enjoy a vacation in Greece. This Bo and Ro Production runs from Feb. 18 through March 20 at the Studio Theatre, 1028 R St. Call (877) 532-7171 for tickets or […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local teens create, release their own music

YOUNG SONGWRITERS Justin McCafree, left, and Alex Sacco are taking charge of their careers early by self-releasing their original music. Village Life photo by Andy Laughlin

Several local high school students are writing, producing and releasing their own music on their own terms. Alex Sacco, Patrick Kunkel and Dustin McCaffree, all seniors at Oak Ridge, have made their respective debuts as songwriters/recording artists without the assistance of a high-dollar production studio, record contract, radio play or even a physical, packaged CD. […]

1 Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street’s tunnels explored at FHM

THE UNSEEN FOLSOM — This tunnel beneath Folsom’s famous Sutter Street is the source of many tales of yore, including stories of smuggled alcohol during the Prohibition Era of the early 20th century. Video footage of the tunnel will be on display at the Folsom History Museum’s “Secrets of Sutter Street,” Feb. 19 to March 20. Courtesy photo

California’s gold country has an attraction that is all its own. Part fact, part fiction, part “je ne sais quoi,” Folsom’s Historic District has a history that dates back to the Gold Rush era and even further back into antiquity considering the Maidu people who lived there thousands of years ago. As a writer and […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Cowpatties: Not just for throwing anymore

ASSISTANT CHERYL PINTAR places the dough in a pan. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Cowpatty, cowpie, cow poop or cow flop — whatever name you use — it just doesn’t sound like a tasty treat to most folks. If it’s made out of chocolate cake and covered in chocolate ganache, however, people are willing to give a cowpatty a try. Once a slice of a Carrie Stevenson’s Cowpatty Cake […]

No Comment / February 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »