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Everybody has a good time when these guys get the blues

Alvon Johnson will headline the 2014 Blues and Brews concert on Nov. 15. Photo by Laurie Edwards

El Dorado Hills has got the blues … and that’s a good thing. On Saturday, Nov. 15, blues greats Alvon Johnson and The Used Band will bring down the house at the fifth annual Blues and Brews concert hosted by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. The concert will raise funds for the planned […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Grow for it! Autumn MORE

As the days grow shorter and nights longer, the garden needs different attention for the autumn season and to prepare it for winter. Clean up under trees and shrubs and in flowering beds to reduce the risk of future diseases, weeds and pests and apply organic mulch to protect roots. Remove all spent plant parts […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Exhibit tackles challenges of PTSD

A traveling art exhibit at Sacramento State examines post-traumatic stress disorder — its causes and symptoms, its stigma and treatment — through the art and words of those directly affected by it. “PTSD Nation: Art and Poetry From Survivors of War, Gun Violence and Domestic Abuse” will run through Dec. 13 in the University Library Gallery annex. Regular gallery […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Rumors’ filled with comical miscues, fun

Rumors abound when a dinner party goes awry in Neil Simon's hilarious play, opening at Ponderosa High School on Nov. 6. Above, Cookie (Abriana Morris), Ernie, (Mason Bergenholtz), Ken (Noah Hallum), Chris (Sarah Enos), Claire (Julia Pankow) and Lenny (Joe Thuesen) have a serious discussion. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins.

When’s the last time you laughed so much your cheeks started aching? Get your facial muscles toned up and head for Ponderosa High School’s latest play, a rollicking comedy by Neil Simon that promises to leave the crowd feeling lighthearted and entertained by the talented students under the direction of their new drama teacher, Renee […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

State Indian Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO — In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum will offer a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans, including basket weaving demonstrations, a compelling Native literature showcase, hands-on “Continuing Culture” skills workshops, a Native Film Festival and the always-popular […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Aladdin’ brings magic to Harris Center

Courtesy photo

Aladdin and Princess Jasmine will take audience to a whole new world in El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of “Aladdin,” opening Oct. 31 at Harris Center for the Arts. This is the second time the El Dorado Hills theater group has performed the Disney tale and Director Debbie Wilson promises it will be bigger and better […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Prague Philharmonic Choir showcases the best of Czech music

The Prague Philharmonic Choir has a wide repertoire that is focused primarily on a cappella, cantata and oratorio works from classicism to the present.  See the choir perform at the Harris Center on Nov. 10. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Since its inception Harris Center for the Arts has prided itself on bringing some of the world’s best talent to Folsom. The Prague Philharmonic Choir, led by principal conductor Lukáš Vasilek, is a professional choral ensemble of almost 70 members which has been performing and recording all over the world for 79 years. […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »