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‘A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas’ brings warmth to Sutter Street

The cast of "Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas" includes the talent of young stage actors Mordecai Gutierrez, Hannah Hurst, Adele Trapp and Brooke Smith, pictured left to right. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In their poorest winter ever, Charles Ingalls backtracks his family to Burr Oak, Iowa to take over the running of a hotel. When wealthy Mrs. Starr asks for Laura as a companion to read to her in the afternoons, Laura is overjoyed to be invited into such a fine house, but when she overhears Mrs. […]

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

Grow For It! Poinsettias year round

Once the holidays are behind us, there really is no reason to toss out those beautiful poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). With a little attention throughout the year, you can get these tropical plants to re-bloom for next years’ holiday season. Growing poinsettias throughout the year is also a great way to involve children in calendar-driven activities, […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Snowtastic time at SnowGlobe Music Festival

SNowglobe ski

It’s a non-stop party at the SnowGlobe Music Festival rocking in South Lake Tahoe at Bijou Park on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus, Dec 29-31. For those looking to ring in the new year in one the country’s most stunning landscapes, see a stellar line-up of musical talent, visit the action at the casinos and […]

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Travel around the world for Christmas at Gold Country Artists

"Penguins" by Dory Schachner

Gold Country Artists Gallery presents its themed show “Christmas Around the World” expressed in artwork in a wide range of media. The artists take inspiration from many ideas, people, places and events. The spirit of Christmas seems to take hold and fire up the artists’ imaginations. This year the artists decided to take a tour […]

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Capital Stage presents new full-length musical

Capital Stage favorite Andrew Joseph Perez, left, and Francis Gercke, right, in his Capital Stage debut, star in “The Behaviour of Broadus” that runs through Jan. 3. Photo by Char Crail

As part of the special programming for the 2015-16 season, “Brave New World,” Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, will present its first full-length musical production “The Behavior of Broadus” by the L.A.-based writing and performing partnership Burglars of Hamm. “The Behavior of Broadus” was recently nominated for nine Ovation Awards and seven L.A. […]

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STC presents ‘Cinderella’ for the holiday season production

“Cinderella” is playing at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. in Sacramento through Dec. 27. Angel Hermosillo is playing Cinderella, Miranda D. Lawson is the Good Fairy and Ryan Blanning is Buttons. Returning to STC after a six-year absence, this outrageous adaptation of the classic fairy tale is the perfect theater experience for the whole family. Inspired […]

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We love, we love, we love our calendar guys

kilt cal

There’s a new calendar out that features El Dorado County men, all members of the Rogue Brotherhood and all photographed wearing kilts. If the first thing that pops into your mind is to wonder what they are wearing under the kilts, the calendar won’t answer that ages-old question because the “raciest” photo among the 12 […]

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