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Play not at a loss for words

Can Mary (Jessica Berkey), George (Eason Donner) and Emma (Elizabeth Holzman), left to right, find the right words to make everything work in "The Language Archive?" Chaeck it out at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Nic Candito

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season re-emerges on Friday, July 25, with the opening of “The Language Archive” by Julia Cho. George has spent his life documenting languages, but words fail him when Mary, his wife, tells George that she is leaving him. That same day, the last two speakers of a vanishing tongue arrive […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Kurt Pearsall named new director of the Capitol Pops Concert Band

Veteran Sacramento-area musician and music educator Kurt Pearsall has been designated the new full-time director of the Capitol Pops Concert Band, assuming his conducting duties in September. He succeeds Jerry Lopes, who is retiring from the position in August after serving as the CPCB’s only director since the band was formed in 1997. “I am […]

No Comment / July 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local brings new film to Placerville

Placerville native Todd Huffman will bring his latest film, “Penton: The John Penton Story,” to Regal Cinemas Placerville’s Stadium 8 Movie Theater on July 23 After two extremely well-received premieres in Cleveland and Hollywood, plus openings around the country, “Penton: The John Penton Story,” is being released in limited markets nationally. John Penton is motorcycle pioneer […]

No Comment / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Region’s finest artists all in one place

2013 Best of Show, "Cutting Board" by Leslie DuPratt"

Magnum Opus XXV, Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s annual open show, July 29 through Aug. 16, is open to the region’s finest artists showing original art, sculpture, photography, painting — all mediums. The show’s judge is Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. Artists interested in submitting their work may download the entry form from sacfinearts.org. The gallery will accept submissions […]

No Comment / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Time for Cowboys and Cornbread

Christmas comes in July for professional Cowboys. It is their busiest time of year. They hit one rodeo after another, roping, riding and wrestling for a chance to win a lot of money in a short period of time. Celebrate the cowboy culture and western living at Cowboys and Cornbread, a day-long celebration of old-fashioned […]

No Comment / July 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

160th California State Fair features major improvements, upgrades and bigger fun

El Dorado County’s exhibit at the California State Fair won a Bronze Award. Photo by Susan Laird

After enduring many years of challenge, the Golden Bear at the 160th California State Fair is roaring back. New CEO, new team Led by a new CEO, Rick Pickering, this year’s fair enlisted a new marketing firm, a new website and new talent You won’t believe your eyes. The changes for this year were long […]

No Comment / July 13, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Musicians bring the classics to Tahoe

Tickets to the third annual Lake Tahoe SummerFest, a series of classical music concerts the first three weekends in August, are on sale at tahoesummerfest.org. The Lake Tahoe SummerFest orchestra is comprised of world-renowned musicians representative of international symphonies including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, among others. For […]

No Comment / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »