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Folsom goes old school with antique fair

ANTIQuE JEWELRY will no doubt catch visitors' eyes at the Spring Antique Fair in Folsom on April 17. Courtesy photo

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California will join local antique collectors and visitors when the Folsom Historic District Association hosts its 45th annual Spring Antique Fair on Sunday, April 17, on Sutter Street. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular regional event featuring free admission and free Light Rail passes. Many […]

No Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Tale as old as time’ still has relevance

A STORY WORTH SHARING  Belle (Connor Carson, 17) reads "King Arthur" with The Beast (Kyle Sanderson, 15). The Ponderosa Drama production opens April 7. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Beauty lies within,” a message so often lost today, gets reaffirmed in Ponderosa High School’s latest drama production — “Beauty and the Beast” It’s a “dream role” for 17-year-old Connor Carson, who plays the book-loving, independent Belle. “I’ve been singing the songs since before I can remember,” said the high school senior, who’s appeared in […]

No Comment / March 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Mixed signals dominate ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

WHO'S SLEEPING WITH WHOM? Robert (John Chitambar), Bernard (Simon Hunt), Jacqueline (Angela Thompson) and Suzanne (Summer Hairabedian) get a bad case of couple-confusion in the farce "Don't Dress for Dinner." Photo by Kris Hunt

In a converted farmhouse, Bernard (Simon Hunt) is hoping to entertain his chic, Parisian mistress, Suzy (Summer Hairabedian), for the weekend. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook (Melissa Elhardt) to furnish the gourmet delights, is in the process of packing his wife, Jacqueline (Angela Thompson), off to her mother, and has even invited […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art show gets wild

"Fall River-White Rocks" by Pat Mahony

“Painting Where the Wild Things Are,” an open juried art show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center benefiting the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, is scheduled April 26 through May 14. Regional artists will submit paintings of the American River Parkway and the wild things that live there. Juror is Pat Mahony. Entry Days for this […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Frog Princess’ teaches important lessons

RIBBIT! - Theater Director, Rick Wilson, helps "Vanessa," Elizabeth Meggs, 9, of El Dorado Hills (parents, Fred and Kim) rehearse her lines for the upcoming production, "The Frog Princess."  Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s not easy being green. Just ask Vanessa, the main character in El Dorado Musical Theatre’s training show “The Frog Princess.” Director Rick Wilson penned the musical’s story and lyrics with music by Lynne Cimorelli. This modern spin on “The Frog Prince” takes audiences through a tale of selfishness, smartphones and extreme makeovers, inside and out. Vanessa, “daddy’s […]

No Comment / March 26, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Far from fiction: Oak ridge grad, bandmates could make Rolling Stone cover

FICTIONIST bandmates Robbie Connolly, Jacob Jones, Stuart Maxfield, Aaron Anderson and Brandon Kitterman, left to right, hope to make it on the cover of Rolling Stone. Courtesy photo

“Wanna see my picture on the cover Wanna buy five copies for my mother Wanna see my smilin’ face On the cover of Rolling Stone.” Those timeless words penned by poet Shel Silverstein and let loose by Dr. Hook singer Ray Sawyer in the ’70s still ring true; you know you’ve made it big in […]

No Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Enjoy ‘A Grand Night for Singing’ — cabaret style

GRAND PERFORMANCE — Ryan Drummond, Melissa WolfKlain and Justin Michael Duval perform in the California Musical Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "A Grand Night for Singing." The musical cotinues at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret through May 8. Photo by Charr Crail.

Cabaret is an acquired taste. Like some wines and cheeses, it helps to be a tad adventurous when trying new things. This certainly helped when I attended the Cosmopolitan Cabaret in Sacramento. This branch of California Musical Theatre opened its third season earlier this year with “A Grand Night for Singing,” featuring songs from all […]

No Comment / March 24, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »