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EDH kids rock out at state fair

ROCK ON —€” Taylor Haines, 17, and AJ Fletcher, 16, perform "Dog Days Are Over" at the California State Fair Sunday. Rock Generation produced the show featuring kids from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Orangevale. Courtesy photo

What happens when you take children from completely different backgrounds, cultures, ages and talents and throw them together as a performance team? What you get is a breathtaking show on the Promenade Stage. Twenty-five performers from the Folsom, Orangevale and El Dorado Hills captivated onlookers on Sunday at the California State Fair. The show was […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

It’s ‘Curtains’ for you

WHODUNIT? That's what Lt. Frank Cioffi (Matt Surges, 20), standing holding the magnifying glass, must find out in "Curtains." His list of suspects include Niki Harris (Heather Clark, 20) and Georgia Hendricks (Katherine Sorgea, 20), seated left to right, as well as Oscar Shapiro (Braiden Wells, 18), Carmen Bernstein (Helen Regula, 17),  Christopher Belling (Alex Levy, 17), Aaron Fox (Chris Meissner, 17) and Sidney Bernstein (Asher Dubin, 17), standing left to right. Courtesy photo

Whodunit? That’s what musical-loving police Lt. Frank Cioffi must find out in El Dorado Musical Theatre’s latest production. “Curtains” combines murder with musical theater and leads the lieutenant on quite possibly the strangest investigation he’s ever encountered. Not only must he find out who killed “Robbin’ Hood of the Old West’s” untalented leading lady, Jessica Cranshaw, […]

Comments Off / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California State Fair is still fun … even if it’s not as ‘big’

It’s time for the annual California State Fair and, if the weather on opening weekend was any indicator, the fair is off to a good start, financially. Cooler than usual July temperatures helped the fair enjoy its first year in the black last year, and fair officials hope to duplicate that record this year. No […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Music Circus brings ‘Oliver!’ to its stage

OLIVER (Christopher Bones), right, and The Artful Dodger (Matthew Gumley) share a song in "Oliver!" at Music Circus July 19-24. Photo by Charr Crail

With memorable, sing-along songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything,” “Oliver!” comes to the Music Circus stage July 19-24. Based on the Charles Dickins’ classic novel “Oliver Twist,” the musical brings to life the trials and tribulations of the iconic orphan who dared to ask for more. The original production […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Lachappelle showing at Pop Art Gallery


Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing is now showing the works of Phil Lachapelle. With a realist and impressionist style he enriches California scenes of Yosemite, the Sierra, California Gold Country and the wine country. His Italian series depicts the essence of Italy, with its architecture, color and textures. He has painted vistas of Northern […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDH artist leaves her impression on Wine Country

FINE LINES — El Dorado Hills artisit Joey Cattone puts the finishing touches on a water tank painted to replicate the look of a wine press at dkcellars in Fairplay. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Artist Joey Cattone, 65, works in many mediums and likes to “fool the eye” with her painting. The El Dorado Hills artisit’s mastery of “trompe l’oeil” and her love of wine was a perfect pairing for her latest commission of transforming the water tank at dkcellars in Fair Play into a wine press. Dave and Kim […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Second Saturday of EDH Art Walk debuts July 9

5 Star Distributions & Montano De El Dorado have partnered together to bring both artists and the local business community together in presenting their rendition of “Second Saturday of El Dorado Hills Art Walk.:” “The idea is to increase the community awareness of our local small businesses in a fun, family & artistic atmosphere” said […]

1 Comment / July 05, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »