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Raelene Nunn in for El Dorado Rose

El Dorado Rose candidate Raelene Nunn is sponsored by the Shakespeare Club. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A former El Dorado Rose has been asking Raelene Nunn to run for the title for about 10 years now — but Nunn was always too busy. “She was too busy volunteering for other efforts,” said Teddy Wolterbeek, who was Rose in 2000. “I asked her for years and years … then this year she […]

1 Comment / June 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A spectacular summer planned

Join the Cameron Park Community Services District for the 17th annual Summer Spectacular — A Golden Adventure — held on Saturday, June 25, at Cameron Park Lake. Gates open at 2 p.m. A free shuttle is available. Parking is available at Light of the Hills Church, 3100 Rodeo Road; Marshall Medical Center, 3581 Palmer Drive; Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Photography from the Ramer Collection comes to Crocker

Larry Sultan, "Untitled," from the series "The Swimmers," 1978. Dye transfer print, 12 3/4 x 19 1/16 in. Photo courtesy the estate of Larry Sultan

Sometimes documentary, sometimes metaphorical, a new photography exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum titled, Ourselves through the Lens: Photography from the Ramer Collection tells varied stories that span the poignant to the provocative. On view from June 19 to Oct. 23, the exhibition examines the human impulse to look, and the ways photography directs such visual encounters. By training the […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage premieres new play by Leslie Lewinter-Suskind

Marion Jeffery plays Susan in California Stage's premiere of Leslie Lewinter-Suskind's "A Revolutionary Mind," opening June 17. Photo by Barry Wisdom

From acclaimed author of last season’s smash hit “Italian Opera” Leslie Lewinter-Suskind comes something completely different. Running June 17 through July 17, California Stage Theatre Company will premiere her new play, “A Revolutionary Mind” under the direction of Ray Tatar, producing artistic director. “A Revolutionary Mind” follows rabid activist turned housewife Susan down the rabbit hole when her daughter, […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns,Entertainment | Read More »

Discover intriguing clues about the city’s past at CSI: Old Sacramento

Learn about archaeology and Old Sacramento with Professor Amanda Paskey and Dr. Anastasia Panagakos of the Cosumnes River College Archaeology Lab beneath  the Hall, Luhrs & Company building June 1. Photo courtesy Sacramento History Museum

In partnership with Cosumnes River Archaeological Working Laboratory the Sacramento History Museum is pleased to present a special evening event, CSI: Old Sacramento on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Event participants will have the unique opportunity to see and learn about artifacts excavated from the Hall, Luhrs & Company building’s underground site three decades […]

1 Comment / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Young musician wins back-to-back best jazz soloist

Delaney Odell, 13, who just graduated with Marina Village's eighth grade class, recently won best overall jazz soloist for the second straight year at the Music in the Parks festival in Vallejo. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Incoming Oak Ridge freshman Delaney Odell already knows what she wants to do with her life. “I want to major in music and then be a middle school music director,” she told Village Life. Since fifth grade Delaney has been recognized as a gifted clarinet and saxophone player. Recently the 13-year-old won best overall jazz […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Warhol: Portraits speaks to the creative mind in Crocker exhibit

Andy Warhol, "Self-Portrait," 1986. 
Photo courtesy of the Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

It seems like only yesterday that I was walking through the “bones” of the new expansion to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Wearing a hard hat and with a photographer in tow, we heard promises of amazing exhibits to come. There would be expansive galleries and appropriate archival lighting. Six years later, the promise […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »