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There’s no business like show business at B Street Theatre

Dave Pierini, Stephanie Altholz and Kurt Johnson star in "Speed the Plow," now playing at B Street Theatre. Photo by Rudy Meyers

The incendiary contemporary classic “Speed-The-Plow” hits the B Street Theatre in an explosive production that takes a blisteringly funny look at the movie business and the battle for one studio executive’s soul. First produced at the Royale Theatre in 1988, “Speed-the-Plow” is a satirical gem of the Mamet canon. Since its premiere, Mamet’s play, which […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details

Linda Heath Clark holds a scratchboard painting titled, "Shadows and Hues," in her home studio in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The poet said only God can make a tree, but that’s because Joyce Kilmer hadn’t seen Shingle Springs artist Linda Heath Clark go to work on a scratchboard. Watching as Clark, 62, showed the various stages of one of her forest creations, taking the dark background and transforming it into an autumn forest of exploding […]

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Fame is fickle, even if you’re a chimp

Big Idea Theatre nears the end of its 9th season, Unspeakable, with the Northern California premiere and hilariously dark comedy “Trevor” by Nick Jones. The show opens Sept. 30. Directed by Big Idea Theatre Marketing Director Joelle Robertson and inspired by true events, “Trevor” is a subversive comedy about fame, success and the lies we tell in […]

Comments Off / September 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Frozen’ author headlining Fairytale Town festival

Children's author Barbara Jean Hicks will share some of her fun stories at the 16th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival at Fairytale Town, Sept. 24 & 25. Courtesy photo, barbarajeanhicks.com

Fairytale Town presents the 16th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 24 & 25. Barbara Jean Hicks, the author of “Frozen: A Sister More Like Me,” will headline the two-day festival. Admission to the festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event’s sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan. Hicks is […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Music to your ears

The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills will bring together three talented musicians for its Sept. 29 Inside the Creative Mind series. Peter Jaffe, renowned director and conductor of the Folsom, Auburn and Stockton symphonies; Gabe Nelson, the legendary bass guitarist for the multi-platinum rock band Cake; and Jeremy Briggs, a Season 6 contestant on “The […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

You’re never too old to find love

Speed dating at 80? More and more seniors are warming up to the idea and the El Dorado Hills Gilmore Senior Center has embraced the concept with a two-part plan. It has partnered with the Folsom Senior Center to host the Northern California premiere of “The Age of Love,” a film that follows seniors, ages 70 […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Stitch your way to Sutter Creek

The 7th biannual Golden Threads Quilt Show sponsored by the Mother Lode Quilter’s Guild will take place in Sutter Creek Oct. 1-2. Quilts will be displayed in the Sutter Creek Main Street auditorium, Church Street Community Center and throughout shops located on Sutter Creek’s historic Main Street. This year’s Opportunity Quilt, “Stars of the Mother […]

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