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Poetry Out Loud judges needed

The El Dorado Arts Council is gearing up for its fifth year of Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide poetry recitation competition for high school students. Local high school competitions will be held in January 2014, with the county competition to be held on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Imagination Theater. The […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Boo-tiful’ autumn in the Sierra Foothills

Autumn views like this one at Vermont’s Strong House Inn are what that state is famous for. But a Sierra foothills' fall gives the Green Mountain State a run for its money. Photo by Susan Laird

I recently attended a retreat for writers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. It was the beginning of the fall color season — the landscape was alight with crimsons, golds and greens. As a writer, I wanted to experience this. With other writers from around the country, I hiked through the Robert Frost Wayside […]

1 Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Crocker sale features art, antiques

SACRAMENTO — Since 1971 the Art and Antiques Show & Sale has been a local treasure where visitors can find collector items, from vintage jewelry to antique furniture and more, while supporting the exhibition and education programs of the Crocker Art Museum. Regional and national dealers will showcase one-of-a-kind wares and exceptional heirlooms at this […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blues Brothers Revue pays homage to Chicago’s rich music history

Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty star as Jake and Elwood in the Official Blues Brothers Revue. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — In an energetic salute to the gifted comedy of the late John Belushi and his partner in mischief, Dan Aykroyd, Harris Center/Three Stages proudly presents The Official Blues Brothers Revue for one performance only, Oct. 30. The characters of Jake and Elwood Blues, created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in 1978, were […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Day of the Dead celebrated

Floricanto Dance Theatre's Fiesta del Día de Los Muertos takes its inspiration from the very traditional Day of the Dead activities and gives them a contemporary edge. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Some cultural traditions date back to pre-Columbian times. Some have been expanded and given new meanings through a cultural blending of past and present. One such tradition is being revived at Harris Center/Three Stages as Danza Floricanto presents Fiesta del Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) on Oct. 27. In California, where so many cultures come together […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sleeping Beauty enchants

Will Princess Elaine (Leah Sharer) and Prince Dauntless (Matteo Delucchi), seen here with Chester the Jester (Hannah Hurst), live happily ever after? Watch Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Sleeping Beauty" to find out. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

A sleeping princess, fire-breathing dragon and a hapless magician entertain audiences young and old alike in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “Sleeping Beauty.” The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A delightful group of characters are assembled that theatergoers will find as enchanting as the magic in the […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Extraordinary Collections’ on display at Folsom History Museum

Vintage cash registers vie with railroad brake wheels in the wild and wonderful collections exhibit on display at the Folsom History Museum this fall. Photo by Susan Laird

And now, for something completely different. A fun and extremely eclectic set of private collections is currently on display at the Folsom History Museum. “Extraordinary Collections” showcases the stuff we humans collect. And what an interesting bunch we are. This year, more than 20 individuals generously share their passions with the community at large … […]

No Comment / October 13, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »