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‘Can-tastic’ kickoff Thursday in Folsom

Civic leaders and costumed characters will take to the ice at Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street Ice Rink at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, for a “Can-tastic Holiday Kickoff,” collecting canned goods for the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Sutter Street merchants are encouraging early donations to the food bank by offering special discounts to those who […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blues and Brews fundraiser a blast

JAMMIN' — Sean McGroarty with The Used Blues Band jams with 11-year-old harmonica player Vinnie Flores of Vallejo and the Blues & Brews concert Saturday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack.

Rotarians and supporters gathered Saturday night at the Community Services District Gymnasium for the first ever Blues & Brews concert featuring renown musicians and a talented artist. The evening featured music from the Used Blues Band and blues legend Darrell Mansfield, among other special guest musicians. Performance painter Neal Barbosa was on scene, creating works […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Come in from the cold in Folsom this season

WINTER LANDSCAPE by artist Mary Russell. The Gallery at 48 Natoma's latest exhibit, "In from the Cold," features Russell's plein aire landscapes and sculptures by artist Andy Byrne.

Leave it to neighboring Folsom to continue to come up with interesting things to do and see. The place is simply wild with activity. ‘In from the Cold’ This month’s offering at the Gallery at 48 Natoma is “In from the Cold,” a showcase of pastels by artist Mary H. Russell and steel works by […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

EDMT sings Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS — From left to right - Ghost of Christmas Future (Anjie Rose Wilson), Ghost of Christmas Present (Braiden Wells), Scrooge (Alex Levy), Jacob Marley (Jordan Peck), and Ghost of Christmas Past (Kaileen Teter).

El Dorado Musical Theater will perform the company’s first holiday production this month, complete with chain-rattling ghosts and fantastic flying effects. Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” premiers Friday, Nov. 19, at the Jill Solberg Theatre in Folsom. The musical adaptation, which ran for 10 years at Madison Square Garden, bears the names of Broadway writers […]

No Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Grease’ coming to IT

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Imagination Theater is once again presenting the popular musical, “Grease,” running Dec. 3 through 26. A whole new generation of local young talent will perform this wildly energetic and entertaining show. “Grease” is being co-directed by theater founders, Peter Wolfe and Lanny Langston.  Jeremy Carlson, the Beast in IT’s 2009 production of “Beauty and the Beast,” is […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDMT auditioning for ‘Hairspray’

El Dorado Musical Theatre will audition for its encore production of “Hairspray” Monday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m.  Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. Performances run from Feb. 29 through Mar. 13, 2011, at the Jill Solberg Theater at […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Who needs a studio?

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ARTIST ANA RINCON works on a painting inside Olympus Caffè in El Dorado Hills. A former Tubac, Ariz. gallery owner, Rincon is currently traveling across California “exploring new projects,” she says. She will continue to paint on location at Olympus for the next few weeks and will soon have art on display. For now, view her […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »