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SFC exhibits goes wild

"American River" by Tom Sellas

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Art Where Wild Things Are, an open juried art show will benefit the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, May 12-29. Regional artists will submit paintings, sculpture and textile art that are broad and creative interpretations of life in the natural world. Judge is David Lobenberg. An artists reception will be held from […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street goes dark with ‘Bad Seed’

Caelyn Anderson stars in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Bad Seed," opening May 9. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In a small Southern town, Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter Rhoda, a little evil queen. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fire blight

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Fire blight was very prevalent in El Dorado Hills last spring and summer. Fire blight is a bacterium that infects pome trees such as pear, quince, apple, toyon and crabapple giving the trees a scorched appearance. The first sign of the blight infecting trees is […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Sports Night’ at the Folsom Symphony

Folsom Symphony celebrates American and international sports with Sports Night at the Symphony, June 6 & 7. Tin Pan Alley favorite “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is just one of the treats at each performance. Photo public domain

What a season we’ve experienced with the Folsom Symphony. Our new maestro Peter Jaffe continues to amaze and delight. At the most recent concert, he conducted Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” without a score. Yes, he memorized it. The entire thing. So, it should come as no surprise that the Folsom Symphony is flexing its “muscles” at […]

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Gallery at 48 celebrates many local artists

“Green Venus,” Anton Nemeth, porcelain sculpture.

FOLSOM — Gallery at 48 Natoma presents “Organic Origins,” featuring Anton Nemeth’s porcelains and Suzanne Haydu’s watercolors, May 15 through July 2. The exhibit has both two-dimensional and three- dimensional abstract art with flowing shapes, brilliant color, and organic lines. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 15. In the adjacent Community […]

No Comment / May 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Olde Coloma Theatre begins new, hilarious season

The Olde Coloma Theatre opens its 2015 season Friday, May 1, with an original melodrama comedy, “The Wrath of Swampy Boggs” or “That’s No Lady,” written and Directed by Jason Boyer. This hilarious tale of villainous duels is not to be missed. The show has not one, not two, but three villains and a brave and studious […]

No Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘High School Musical’ characters live happily ever after

El Dorado Musical Theatre's East High cheerleaders practice a routine during a recent "Disney's High School Muscial" rehearsal. The show opens May 1 at Harris Center for the Arts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

If you’ve always thought that the only thing wrong with “Romeo & Juliet” was that the star-crossed lovers died at the end of Shakespeare’s classic, then the play being lavishly produced by El Dorado Musical Theatre is for you. Not only do Romeo and Juliet live to see another day, but their lives are filled […]

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