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High Voltage’s ‘Holiday Celebration’ this weekend only

HIGH VOLTAGE will perform "Holiday Celebration" this Friday and Saturday night in Folsom. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre’s premiere tour company, High Voltage, will give only two cabaret-style performances of “Holiday Celebration” Dec. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at Oak Hills Church in Folsom. The show will include a plethora of song and dance numbers, including Christmas classics like “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Holiday in the Hills’ now showing

MIKE JIMENA stars as Peter J. Hopper in "Holiday in the Hills." Also pictured are, clockwise,Sage Innerarity, Joanna Rehwald and Nicole Beigh. Courtesy photo

Sutter Street Theatre continues a Christmas tradition this season with its annual production of the historically fictional play “Holiday in the Hills.” Written by Sutter Street’s own Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt, the play celebrates an old fashioned Christmas filled with the songs, dance and warmth of the season. Set in Historic Folsom in the […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jaxx — rock and roll lives on

JAXX is, left to right, Kyle Maxwell, Jack Petterle, Nikkos Savas and Alan Petterle. Courtesy photo

With the current assault of digitized, auto-tuned, drum-machined, salon-styled and eyeliner-wearing hit manufacturers dominating airways, cable TV and You Tube, it’s a relief to know there are still kids out there strapping on guitars and cranking out timeless rock and roll riffs that stand up long after one-eyed emo hairstyles have gone the way of […]

1 Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Look for gifts made in the USA this Christmas

As I was doing a recent writing assignment for the Mountain Democrat, I overheard a conversation that I found quite interesting at a local merchant’s register: “Ma’am, do you have any items that say they are ‘Made in America?’” a gentleman asked. “Why are you looking for something like that?” the clerk asked. “Well, I’m […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Grease’ returns to IT’s stage


What: “Grease” Who: Imagination Theater Where: On the grounds of the El Dorado County Fair, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Dec. 3 — 26 Cost: Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for children Information: (530) 642-0404 Imagination Theater has done it again: The Placerville theater company is bringing one of the […]

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

Young EDH actors star in Sac play

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Local young actors Kitty Czarnecki and Delaney Kelleher will star in the holiday classic, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” at The Studio Theatre in downtown Sacramento starting this weekend. The play tells story of an old woman who makes quilts for the needy. When a self-centered king approaches her and demands a quilt, she refuses and they […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Town Center coffee shop one artist’s studio

PIANO BLUES by Ana Rincon

Swing by Town Center’s Olympus Caffé this month and you’ll likely notice something new: An easel and canvas set up in the south corner of the coffee shop and, if you’re lucky enough, Fair Oaks-based artist Ana Rincon hard at work on one of her brilliantly colored renditions. The oil on canvas painter has been using […]

6 Comments / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »