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Santa Claus, Santa Paws and chilly December delights

Ah, December. The kids are finishing up school before the winter break. College students will soon return home. There will be hot cocoa, the scent of Christmas trees and cinnamon in the air … and lots to do in and around town for the entire family.   Where the wild things are I have it […]

No Comment / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

It’s a wonderful play

George Bailey (Nathan Truka) gets ready to jump from a bridge when Clarence (Geoffrey Lack) finds him in "It's a Wonderful Life." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Green Valley Community Church member Nathan Truka didn’t mean for it to happen, but by golly, he sounds just like Jimmy Stewart. The one-of-a-kind Stewart intonations and folksy way of speaking have become two-of-a-kind, as Truka takes on the part played by Stewart in the award-winning film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Truka and a cast […]

No Comment / December 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cantare Choral to perform stirring Christmas concert

New members and a new director have made the Cantare Chorale better than ever. Enjoy a holiday performance this month in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills performs its first Christmas concerts under the direction of Mariia Pechenova on Dec. 13 with a repeat performance on Jan. 4. The new director has inspired the group to perform at an even higher level of musical quality. Pechenova has a background that is impressive and well-rounded. Hailing from […]

No Comment / December 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Chorus will takes audience on a holiday journey

Get ready to take a fabulous, imaginary trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your theater chair. The Sacramento Valley Chorus and Master Director Lynne Erickson take the audience on a journey from Reno to Las Vegas, completing your travels in a Winter Wonderland of traditional and contemporary holiday songs that promise to […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lakehills Church actors solve a mystery

Arabella Crivello, Ethan Montalvo, Audrey Marlette, Dylan Woodley, Elijah Rowe, back row right to left, perform with Jenna Williams, Pete Gough and Morgan Roth, front row right to left, in Lakehills Church's production "We Three Spies." Courtesy photo

Go undercover during the thrilling Christmas mission of “We Three Spies,” a special prpoduction at Lakehills Church. Special Agents E, L, F and Q work together to uncover the secret works of the CIK (Christmas Intelligence Kids), a group that makes Christmas wishes come true for the needy. But this year their efforts will face unforeseen challenges […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Holiday in the Hills’ returns

Actors Grace Mauro, Carly Weiss and Annie Mauro watch John Wilder perform in Sutter Street Theatre's "Holiday in the Hills," opening Dec. 6. Courtesy photo

Sutter Street Theatre winds up its eighth season with one of Folsom’s favorite holiday traditions, “Holiday in the Hills.” Written by Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt, this will be the ninth performance of the annual holiday celebration. The story takes place in Folsom’s historic district. Set on Sutter Street at the end of the 19th […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

B Street takes a different look at ‘Snow White’

B Street Theatre’s Family Series, California’s only fully professional, resident theater for children, presents “Snow White and Rose Red,” adapted for the stage by David Pierini. Most of us know the Grimm’s Fairy Tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” But there is another Snow White in the Grimm’s canon. “Snow White and Rose Red” is a lesser known story […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »