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Laughter generates dollars for causes

It’s said that when times get hard, “If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.” Stand-up comedians take that message to heart and five of them will share the healing power of laughter with others during the Stand Up for Kids comedy show set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Cameron Park Community Center in Cameron Park. […]

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

Lookin’ Back collection reveals Black History

Esther Roman shows of part of her collection of African-American memorabilia, which will be on display at the El Dorado HIlls Senior Center at 1 p.m. on Friday. Feb. 21. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When a natural gas explosion ripped through a tunnel 200 feet below Lake Eerie in the early summer of 1916, killing 10 workers and 11 more emergency rescuers who were fatally overcome by the gas, three men ran into the nightmarish scene and managed to save two who would not have otherwise survived. The reason the […]

No Comment / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Purl & Lessack’s From Manhattan to Paris spans the Atlantic

Linda Purl performs sultry hits with Lee Lessack at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Broadway/TV star Linda Purl and the award winning Lee Lessack return to Harris Center in a cabaret show that spans the Atlantic, bridging romance from two of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities — New York and Paris. Built on “Chanteur,” Lessack’s tribute to the Great French Songbook, and Purl’s “Midnight Caravan,” a salute […]

No Comment / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Runaway Stage Productions presents family favorite ‘Seussical’

The Cat in the Hat and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters return to Runaway Stage. Courtsy photo

SACRAMENTO — Seussical the Musical, the perfect musical for families and theatregoers of all ages comes to Runaway Stage Productions, Feb. 28 through March 23, at the 24th Street Theatre. The incredible Cat in the Hat narrates a magical story featuring the very best of Dr. Seuss characters and stories. “There is Horton the Elephant, […]

No Comment / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Country sensation Lonestar coming to Folsom

Lonestar comes to Folsom on Monday, Feb. 17. Courtesy photo

In a rare, intimate acoustic concert at Harris Center in Folsom, Lonestar will perform popular selections from the group’s  string of hits, favorite country songs and new tracks from “Life As We Know It.” Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar members Richie McDonald, lead vocals, piano; Michael Britt, lead guitar, […]

No Comment / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local victim advocate appears on TV show

Alexis Moore, a domestic violence victim advocate, films a scene for "Who the Bleep Did I Marry?" in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills real estate broker Alexis Moore, a cyberstalking and stalking expert and victim advocate, recently appeared on the Investigation Discovery hit TV series “Who the Bleep Did I Marry?” The episode is called “You’ve Got Jail.” In 2007 Moore founded Survivors In Action, a local non-profit. She is a passionate victim advocate and survivor […]

3 Comments / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A thoroughly good time

Millie Dillmount (Julia Adams), center, is surrounded by "Speed Test Girls" (Bethany Wheat, Lexie Loos, Alexis Vasile, Abigail Jacobstein, Hannah Davis, Clara Whetstone, Emily Martorana, Selma Gebhardt, Lindsay Alhady, Avery Speel, Jordan Soto, Kelsey Fairchild and Emily Ziegler) in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," opening this week. Courtesy photo

In a day when almost nothing seems shocking, it can be hard to believe that there was once a time when a women with short hair and a knee-length skirt would send gasps across America. But that’s exactly the world Millie Dillmount grew up in, and the one she takes audiences to in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »