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England’s splashiest Victorian-era painter comes to de Young

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J.M.W. Turner, as he is widely known, has been hailed as an artist with a special view of the world around him. Often he is cast as a precursor to the Impressionist painters of the late 19th century. Because he bequeathed 100 paintings to the state they have remained for later generations to study and […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California State Fair raises a glass to 161 years of agriculture, fun

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The California State Fair opens this Friday, July 10. For 17 days, visitors to Cal Expo can see farm animals, view crafts and inventions, eat amazing foods on a stick — and sample some fine wines produced by El Dorado County winemakers. Great tastes Our region produced an impressive number of winners in the wine aisle. […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

A heroine unlike any other

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A teenaged girl who saves China — why not? Once you see the talented casts from El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” all things are possible, even a girl becoming a national hero with the help of a mischievous dragon. The colorful, elaborate setting will fill the Harris Center for the Arts stage in Folsom […]

1 Comment / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Summer vacation inspires art at EDAC

PLACERVILLE, CA – Escape to the Fausel House for a Summer Holiday Art Show presented by the El Dorado Arts Council. The theme of this collection is summer vacations and holidays away. Featured artists include: Kassandra Allen, Kritike Bala, Joey Cattone, Jennifer Eubanks, Agi Gillespie, Shirley Mandfredi, Donna Sisley, Teri Meyer and Sherry Young. Held at […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Old Masters,’ many mediums

Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents “In the Style of The Old Masters”, 2nd annual juried fine art exhibition of work inspired by the Old Masters and open to all artists.  Gothic, baroque, abstract, realism, drawing, sculpture, historic, daguerreotype, impressionism, carte-de-visite, romanticism, rayographs, André Kertész and camera obscuras. A reception will take place Saturday August 1 from […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate freedom with fireworks at Town Center

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The highly anticipated fireworks show in El Dorado Hills is back with a whole new twist and name.  Ring in Independence Day at Town Center’s Fireworks and Freedom Concert with entertainment including two live bands in the Steven Young Amphitheater; California’s newest outlaws and modern country artists, Blackburn Bullet, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

UC Davis defines ‘The New Front Yard’

By Debbie Hager UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County The University of California Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is an amazing resource in determining how best to create a new front yard or a new back yard during times of limited water availability. The New Front Yard as defined by the Arboretum is the […]

1 Comment / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »