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El Dorado Musical Theatre hosts Masterclass Week

El Dorado Musical Theatre’s Masterclass Week, a rigorous 5-day experience designed to give young performers (ages 11 and older) who love musical theater the opportunity to learn directly from experienced Broadway and Hollywood professionals, will be held July 21-25. Each day focuses on a specific performance skill  — Wicked Jazz, Precision Dance, Character Development, Improvisation […]

No Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artist Dodrill featured on Folsom artwalk

"Solitude" by Marjorie Dodrill

El Dorado County artist Marjorie Dodrill will be the featured artist at American Visions Art Gallery July 12, during the Saturday night Sutter Street Artwalk with businesses open for the evening. The gallery is in the heart of historic Folsom at 705 Sutter St. Meet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Dodrill does oil, acrylic and watercolor […]

No Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Fireworks Jubilee

The fifth annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center runs from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. File photo

Get ready for the fifth annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center and enjoy the best fireworks show in the region. From 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, guests of all ages can ring in Independence Day at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The festivities include three live bands — Gary Mendoza Band on the […]

No Comment / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grow for it! Your own vegetable Garden of Eden: companion planting

By Betty Hensley UCCE Master Gardener of Tuolumne County Just as there are many wonderful benefits to finding that right companion in life, there is also something special and fascinating about companion planting. According to the Cornell University Gardening Resources Ecogardening factsheet No. 10, Companion Planting: “Plants are very active in ways that are not so […]

No Comment / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

African American heritage explored at Crocker

Jacob Lawrence, Bar and Grill, 1941, gouache,
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of
Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy
of Design

“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond” presents a selection of works by 43 black artists who lived through the tremendous changes of the 20th century. In paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs, the featured artists embrace themes both universal and specific to the African American experience, including the exploration of identity, the […]

No Comment / June 29, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘My Seven Gifts’ tells it all

Book: “My Seven Gifts: A Surrogate’s Story” Author: Tawni Rae Publisher: Two Harbors Press, 2014, 140 pages, softcover and e-book versions Much has been written about adopting a child, about the heartbreak of not being able to have a child and all the methods attempted to have a child. Most of it is from the prospective parent’s point […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Arts Council on the move

PLACERVILLE — After five years on Main Street, the El Dorado Arts Council will move to the historic Fausel House on 772 Pacific St. this September. The El Dorado Arts Council is a non-profit organization that enriches and educates the community in all of the arts, supporting the cultural and economic development of El Dorado […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »