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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 »

Three Stages opens ‘A Chorus Line’ Feb. 11

SCRAPARTSMUSIC will show that one man's trash is another's treasure Feb. 18 at Three Stages. Photo by Fred Van Diem

Premiere gala already selling out It isn’t often that a touring production of a Broadway play chooses a community college for its only regional stop. But with the area’s most impressive performing arts venue raising its curtains next month at Folsom Lake College, it’s time to get used to the idea. Three Stages at Folsom […]

No Comment / January 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fiber art: See it, touch it.

"THIS TOO SHALL PASS" — by Emily Dvorin

Webster’s 1913 dictionary defines fiber as a “general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.” It can include wool, fur, skins, plant materials and synthetic materials. Fiber is used in clothing, paper products and more. As long as we’ve had clothes, fiber has been with us. Fiber is […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Nashville duo storms El Dorado Hills, Folsom

CURTIS AND LUCKEY — Brian Curtis, center, and Eric Luckey perform with their band Wednesday at the El Dorado Saloon. The Nashville duo is playing a series of shows in the area before continuing their tour. Village Life photo by Andy Laughlin

El Dorado Hills native son-turned-Nashville performer and songwriter Brian Curtis returns to town this month, playing a series of local shows and reconnecting with his roots before hitting the road on the longest tour of his career to date. It’s been six years since Brian Applegarth changed his last name to Curtis and moved to […]

No Comment / January 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDMT holding auditions for ‘The Frog Princess’

El Dorado Musical Theatre will hold open auditions Jan. 22 for “The Frog Princess.” “The Frog Princess” will be an open audition training show for aspiring performers ages 5-9. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration is currently open until Jan. 20 or the class is full. Contact producer Kathy Alhady […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Jazz Fest star-studded

Harry Connick Jr. trumpeter Kevin Bryan will join the Folsom High School Jazz Band on stage during opening night concert for the 22nd annual Folsom Jazz Festival Friday, Jan. 28 at Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. Also taking the stage will be Vertical Voices, a jazz vocal quartet featuring local musicians Kerry […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Compleat Female’ makes Sacramento debut

BENJAMIN T. ISMAIL AND KRISITINE DAVID star in Big Idea's 2011 opener, "Compleat Female Stage Beauty." Photo by Lixxim Photography

Big Idea Theatre opens its 2011 season on Thursday with the Sacramento premiere of “Compleat Female Stage Beauty” by Jeffrey Hatcher. The play takes place in England in 1661. During the Golden Age of theatre men rule the stage. One woman will spark a revolution that will forever change how the world sees women and […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »