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Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for the Sacramento Archives Crawl

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 5th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Powered by the Past. Showcasing historic treasures from 23 Northern California institutions, special artifacts will […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Walk on the ‘wild’ side with the crypt keepers in Sacramento

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America is a nation rich in history. To get a feel for that history it is often necessary to travel east. But not always. Today’s activities column takes a look westward. To, of all places, the Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento. There is some amazing stuff buried there amidst the lilies and the wild flowers. […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Dry Diggings Festival to feature reggae music, beer, camping

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The organizers for the Cali Roots Festival are presenting a new two-day Northern California-based event for 2015, the Dry Diggings Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The festival name goes back to Placerville’s former name Dry Diggings. The event billed as a music, camping […]

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Art ‘thief’ on the loose during Artists Showcase 2015 Tour

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Don’t be alarmed, but you already may have been stolen by Rod Williams. The artist makes no apologies for his actions and in fact his fans think you should thank him for his thievery, since it no doubt resulted in an astonishing painting. “I do steal people,” smiled Williams, gazing with his visitors at a […]

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Peace and serenity the aim of Pollock Pines artist

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Phil Lachapelle’s high school teachers probably thought he was taking down every word of their fascinating lectures back where he grew up in Rhode Island, but the Pollock Pines artist today confesses why his pencil was flying over the pages on his desk. “I was drawing cars,” said Lachapelle, one of a dozen local artists […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artist ‘learned from the best teacher’

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Watercolor artist and president of the El Dorado Hills Arts Association Bonnie Williams is largely self-taught, attending a few workshops over the years that constitute her only instruction. Unless, of course, one counts Mother Nature. “Nature is the best teacher of all,” said Williams, standing in her small studio inside the home she and husband […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Pigskin Peanuts’ brings a fall classic to Sacramento

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This fall marks a milestone anniversary for the comic strip “Peanuts.” It was created 65 years ago on Oct. 2, 1950 by artist Charles Schultz. Like most Americans I can’t remember a time without it. This strip blazed a pioneering trail that went on to influence future cartoonists. The simplicity of the drawings, the thoughtful […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »