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‘My Week in Atheism’ leads to unlikely friendship

El Dorado Hills resident John Christy has documented an unusual journey in “My Week in Atheism,” a film that debuts Saturday at the Crest Theater. A devout Christian filmmaker and student of religion, Christy joined atheist activist/radio host David Smalley at secular conventions, university campuses and a live talk show. “My Week in Atheism” follows many theological and […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Meet El Dorado Hills’ royal family

Princess Josie

Book: “Princess Josie” Author: Lisa Paragary Engelken Illustrator: Karen Tarlton Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2013, hardcover, 24 pages Josie is a small dog with a great sense of importance. In El Dorado Hills resident Lisa Paragary Engelken’s first children’s book, “Princess Josie,” Josie’s busy days are shared with the reader through the dog’s unique perspective as interpreted by Engelken. […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides

SACRAMENTO — As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, the California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014. Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates:  Feb. 18; March 4, 11, 18 & 25; April 1, 8, […]

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

World-class pianist, composer brings piano jazz mastery to Folsom

Kenny Werner

Considered “a clear virtuoso” by the New York Times and “My kind of musician” by Quincy Jones, world-class pianist and composer Kenny Werner brings his piano jazz mastery to Harris Center in Folsom Feb. 14 & 15. Joining him will be the rest of his long-standing trio, Ari Hoenig and Johannes Weidenmueler. From receiving the 2010 […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Surprises await in ‘Rehearsal for Murder’

"Rehearsal for Murder's" Alex Dennison (Eli Galloager) points a gun at other cast members, left to right, Karen Daniels (Kayleigh Neff), Lloyd Andrews (Michael Stevenson), David Mathews (Trey Sturges), Man in Auditorium (Garrett Larson), Bella Lamb (Gina Sapyta), and Leo Gibbs (Joel Heichman). The Union Mine production opens this Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When the beautiful, aspiring actress Monica Wells falls 10 stories to her death following the debut of her starring role in a Broadway play written by her fiancé, the police declare the tragic death a suicide. Law enforcement surmised her fatal plunge was the result of bad reviews of the play and the death was […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Broadway veteran D’Ambrosio to sing on Harris Center stage

Franc D’Ambrosio

Franc D’Ambrosio, famed as “the world’s longest-running Phantom,” brings the stage to life in his inimitable style at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College on Feb. 9. Best known for his decade-long appearance in lead role of the Tony Award-winning musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” D’Ambrosio also performed the Academy Award-winning theme song […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Watch a miracle unfold at Sutter Street Theatre

Heather Warren, left, stars with Camy Rae Wilson in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “The Miracle Worker.” Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, “The Miracle Worker” tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. This American classic dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »