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Big Idea takes on ‘When the Rain Stops Falling?’

Bert Andersson stars in "When the Rain Stops Falling," opening at Big Idea Theatre this week. Photo by Benjamin T Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season kicks off Friday, Jan. 10, with the opening of “When the Rain Stops Falling” by Andrew Bovell. This production is directed by Kirk Blackinton. It’s raining. Gabriel York is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the son he abandoned decades ago. “I know what he wants. He wants what all young men […]

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

‘It’s Alive!’ at Runaway Stage

Have a monstrously good time at "Young Frankenstein," playing at the 24th Street Theatre. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Runaway Stage Productions invites you to “put on the Ritz” with Dr. Frankenstein, his dancing monster and a host of memorable characters at a premiere production of Mel Brook’s musical “Young Frankenstein,” playing through Jan. 26 at the 24th Street Theatre. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation “The Producers” comes this new monster musical […]

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

Prepared youthful artists can meet opportunity in Young at ART

Success, we are told, is where “preparedness meets opportunity.” Or, as one wit put it, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Those in the arts world often work behind the scenes. They work hard. And it is only after much work that the final creation comes forth at an art gallery. If the […]

1 Comment / December 30, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Winter wine adventures are a perfect getaway

Snow covers the grapevines at one of El Dorado County's wineries. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Heading to the slopes this winter? Although a glass of California wine by the fire is blissful after a day of skiing or snowboarding, why not also experience the places where that wine is made? Many winter resort enthusiasts in California add to their adventures by pairing a wine country day trip with their getaway. […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Experience the life of a trapper at Sutter’s Fort

As part of a special and continuing interactive program happening on the third Saturday of each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will present a special Hands on History: Trappers, Trades and Treaties event on Jan. 18. Visitors to the Fort will step back in time to the 1840s to learn why trappers were considered […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow For It!: Garden resolutions

As 2013 came to a close and we are inspired to do better this year, let’s not forget our gardens. This is a wonderful time to pause, reflect and plan. Stop and consider: Is your garden meeting your needs or are there fundamental changes you want to tackle this year? Are you using resources wisely […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Gallery at 48 goes abstract

"Café du Marche," mixed media by Joe Strickland

Abstract art dates back to the early 1900s when artists began to paint abstract art as a result of a deliberate artistic and philosophical development. Two acclaimed artists’ work in different media will be showcased in this time-honored style in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, “Abstracts in Fiber and […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »