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Dance with Elmo and friends

Elmo and friends come to Sacramento this weekend to dance and have fun. Sesame Street Live photo

SACRAMENTO — Elmo’s got the moves. Have you got the moves? Get up and get moving with Elmo, Abby Cadabby and everyone’s favorite “Sesame Street” friends when Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” visits Sleep Train Arena June 6 & 7. Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience like you’ve never […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Joni Morris shares legendary ladies’ music

Joni Morris will perform four shows this weekend at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Joni Morris is well-known for her special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline. She’s played to sold-out crowds across the country for more than 20 years with her other fabulous tribute shows as well. In Legendary Ladies of Country Music, coming to Harris Center for the Arts on June 5, 6, & […]

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Straw bale gardening is worth a try

Straw bale gardening is a new method taking the country (and the planet) by storm. It is efficient and fun. Straw bales must be “conditioned” to serve as a safe planting medium for vegetables and flowers. The straw retains water, making it a drought-friendly way to have a veggie garden. Photo by Sue Laird

Last January, as I was reading the latest happenings on Facebook, an interesting item caught my attention. A Master Gardener in the Midwest shared that he is using straw bales to grow produce. This method results in less-to-no weeding, less bending, fewer bugs and bountiful produce. Because straw absorbs and retains water, this is a […]

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Rid your garden of aphids: The drought-weakened plants are in peril!

By Charlie Basham UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  If you’re nurturing a small summer veggie garden, or just trying to keep your favorite plants alive during our merciless drought, you need to be on guard and protect your garden investment from bugs. The dry summer weather is a veritable vacation for hungry bugs — […]

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Gallim Dance is fearless

FOLSOM — Gallim Dance creates and performs throughout the world original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller. Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. Gallim […]

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

Artists put their heart & soul into every piece

Photographer Lisa Aikenhead captures nature at its best. See her photos and other artists' works during the Spring Art Studio Tour, May 30 & 31. Photo by Lily Hodge

Two local artists, one of whom expresses the beauty of life through her wonderful photos and the other through her stunning sculptures, will be among the more than 40 talented crafters participating in the 2015 Spring Art Studio Tour in three local communities. The free event, sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Arts Association, will […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Light unifies David Ligare’s work

"Penelope" by David Ligare, 1980, oil on canvas, 40 x 48 inches. Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of David Ligare and Gary Smith.

SACRAMENTO — This summer, the Crocker Art Museum presents a major retrospective exhibition, featuring nearly 80 works by Monterey-based contemporary artist David Ligare. The exhibition, David Ligare: California Classicist, will be on view June 7 through Sept. 20, 2015. A self-proclaimed Classicist, Ligare (born 1945) creates perfectly ordered still life, landscape, architectural and figurative paintings that […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »