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Caffeine addict in disguise: Olympus Caffe has the perfect recipe


How rare is it to sit down, be pampered, have a truly exemplary cup of coffee and have the owner of the shop himself treat you with gratitude and respect? It’s pretty rare, I think you’ll agree. Such a place exists, and it is called Olympus Caffe, located in Town Center in El Dorado Hills. […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get behind-the-scenes look at artists’ studios

Beyond the Stars by Varya McMillan

Forty-one artists invite you to visit their studios and enjoy their diverse talents at the fourth annual Spring Art Studio Tour. Painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers and mixed media artists in 13 studios are eager to share their love of art with guests who pick up a tour brochure and map, and set out on a […]

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Worth 1,000 words … and so much more

Nature's Way by Shelly Thorene

Photographer brings her work to Olympus Caffé When she was younger photographer Shelly Thorene used to get into debates with her artist uncle — painting v. photography. “He (the painter) would win those arguments,” she admitted. But his logic couldn’t pull her away from her passion. “Photography is about the present moment and awareness of […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Summer of Impressionism’ to open at the Crocker

Museum curators in Northern California noticed the great numbers of art lovers from our area who attended the landmark exhibits of historic impressionist works on loan from the Musée d’Orsay at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. So much so, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento will unveil “The Summer of Impressionism” on May […]

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Fine arts center to host sculptures exhibit

Bronze by Jay Bishop

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center announces a sculpture show open to all artists, May 31 through June 18. Entry dates for this open exhibition are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. A Second Saturday Reception is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 11 and an Artists Awards Reception will […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sweat and fairy dust brings children’s theatre to town

CINDERELLA (Hannah Jolly) has her hands full with her two spoiled stepsisters Henrietta (Sydney Rathner) and Seriphina (Shoana Hunt) in this comedic telling of Cinderella. Photo by Kris Hunt

It’s a tiny stage, there are no lights or wing space, and the show has to be set up and broken down like it never happened. And it’s the most fun a theatre company can have. When Bob Gerould joined the board of the Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission, his fellow commissioners asked him […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Three Little Kittens romp around Chautauqua stage

THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS with their mittens are, left to right, Chris (John Garlock), Blossom (Kathryn Busch) and Jasmine (Sara Sells). Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “The Three Little Kittens,” an original script written and directed by Marie Raymond based on the classic children’s poem. The three little kittens and Mama Cat can’t figure out where all the mittens have disappeared to! Will the kittens ever get their pie? “The Three Little Kittens” begins May 14 and […]

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