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Quilt and Fiber Guild show next weekend in Folsom

MORE THAN 200 quilted items, including wearable art, will be on show at the 26th annual Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild Show. It is one of the major quilt shows in this region of the western states. Courtesy photo

The Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild will celebrate its 26th annual show next weekend, Feb. 11–13, at the Folsom Community Center. This year’ theme is “Back Home Again.” More than 200 quilted items — including wearable art — will be exhibited. The volume and quality of the works displayed in this show each year is […]

No Comment / February 01, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Busy first month for Three Stages

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College opens to the public Friday to kick off  a very eclectic first month at the region’s newest performing arts center. Friday’s event runs from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and includes a ribbon cutting ceremony and follow-up open house, complete with self-guided tours. Following the ribbon cutting will be brief […]

No Comment / January 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tibetan monks to visit Folsom Lake College

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONKS will demonstrate multi-phonic throat singing as part of a special presentation at Folsom Lake College. Photo courtesy of Cerise LaCore

People of all faiths are invited to attend a special presentation at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7,  from the Tibetan tradition monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India. Venerable Jangchub Chophel, a Buddhist monk  director of the Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation, will deliver a presentation titled “The Inside Job: Journey of a Western Buddhist […]

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

Locally penned ‘rom com’ debuts at Sutter Street

LEADING MAN Lester Blum (Charlie Holiday) gets a kiss from Mary Handleman (Hazel Johnson) in "There Should Be Roses," opening Feb. 11 at Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Sutter Street Theatre presents the West Coast Premier of Dave William’s (former morning anchor on Sacramento’s KFBK) romantic comedy “There Should Be Roses” Friday, Feb. 11. Follow Lester (Charlie Holiday) and Albert (Paul Greisen) as they “break out” of their retirement home to deliver roses to Lester’s wife of 60 years.  You will also see […]

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

Pondo drama gets schooled, Shakespeare-style


PROFESSIONAL SHAKESPEARIAN ACTOR Eddie Lopez  from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival talks with intermediate drama students Wednesday morning at Ponderosa High School. Lopez and actor Cate Davis teamed up with Ponderosa drama teacher Jennifer Schmelzer to host a day of mentoring workshops for the school’s young performers.

No Comment / January 27, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

They’re back

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BLAME SALLY brings it’s harmonically-rich blend of folk and pop music back to El Dorado County Feb. 19 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Lane. Call (530) 622-6900 for more information.

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Film festival highlights Jewish heritage, contributions to arts

The entertainment world has always drawn much depth, richness, character, wit and talent from the Jewish community. Since the dawn of the silver screen Jewish entertainers have enriched the lives of film aficionados. The list includes such luminaries as the Marx Brothers, Al Jolson, Mae West, George Burns, Danny Kaye, Red Buttons, Mel Blanc, Lauren […]

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