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Italy on Wheels is rolling

Best of show — This 2008 Maserati GT coupe won it all. It's owned by Amadeu Santos of El Dorado Hills, seen standing behind the car on the left with Ross Mullins who brought his award winning very rare 1976 Ducati bevel drive 750 Super Sport. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Larry Weitzman Blue covered the sky, but the grounds of the Murer House Museum and park were covered with red, white and green for the second annual Italy on Wheels held Sept. 14. The red, white and green refers to Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles that were painted in all colors except for […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Lonesome Hollow explores a dangerous society

Jouni Kirjola, Eason Donner and Devon Roe perform in "Lonesome Hollow." The show opens in Sacramento on Sept. 27. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre continues its hit 2013 season on Friday, Sept. 27, with the opening of Lee Blessing’s prescient and provocative “Lonesome Hollow.” In the not too distant future, a photographer of artistic nudes is sentenced to an open-ended imprisonment in a state run “penal village” for sexual offenders. Seeking to find peace among a […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A treasure trove of art

Cameron Park artist Linda Rothgeb holds a music box filled with handmade books. Guests on the Placerville Arts Association’s 2013 Studio Tour will discover these and many other treasures. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

From El Dorado Hills to Pollock Pines and Coloma to Diamond Springs, art lovers and novices alike have the opportunity to visit 16 studios showcasing the works of 53 El Dorado County artists this weekend. “There will be a great variety of really, really high quality art,” said artist Lucia Rothgeb, who will share Studio […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Michael Grimm proves he’s got talent

Michael Grimm

FOLOSM — With his soulful voice, trademark fedora and earthy, Southern manner, Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on Season Five of NBC’s popular “America’s Got Talent.” Parlaying his substantial singer-songwriter appeal into a first-place finish, Grimm took home the $1 million prize and headlined the first-ever national America’s Got Talent Tour. Now […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Brubeck brothers pay tribute to their dad

In a special presentation,The Brubeck Brothers Quartet makes its Harris Center/Three Stages debut on Thursday, Sept.19. The brothers will pay tribute to their dad, the legendary Dave Brubeck. “Dave Brubeck’s music is rich with challenging chord progressions and beautiful melodies,” said Chris Brubeck. “Dave is one of the biggest inspirations in all our lives and […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony kicks off 10th season with free EDH concert

Town Center will be the setting for an evening of great music and culture this Thursday, Sept. 19, as the Folsom Symphony kicks off a decade of bringing beautiful music to the region.  Free concert Bring your chairs to enjoy this outdoor concert. And what a concert it will be…no “mini sampler concert” this. It […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Casablanca in the Hills helps children in crisis

Too often the tiny voices crying out during the horror created by drug and alcohol abuse in the family home are never heard, and the vicious cycle continues as the children grow into adults with problems that plague society and ruin what could have been productive lives. In El Dorado County, an organization with a stellar lineup of […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »