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Join the celebration of 50 years of imagination at work

Placerville Arts Association News release “Creativity is putting your imagination to work and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.” — Ken Robinson Some very extraordinary results in human culture have been happening for 50 years in Placerville and El Dorado County. Placerville Arts Association is very excited and proud to display the exciting […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Master Food Preservers: What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen

One of the first unofficial lessons UCCE Master Food Preservers learn is there are few failures, just product redefinitions. Jams and jellies that refuse to set are relabeled syrup; if they set too hard they become candy. If a jar doesn’t seal, it goes in the fridge. However, there are strict processing rules as defined […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Sacramento area museums celebrate end of summer with festivals and fun

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. With summer nearing its end, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘All Shook Up’ rocks out at Sutter Street Theatre

“All Shook Up” centers around a small town in the U.S. in the 1950s that is forever changed by a guitar playing, motorcycle riding roustabout, who rides into town one day and really does shake things up. When this cool dude hits town, cupid draws his bow and aims it at everyone. “Jailhouse Rock,” “I […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

A midsummer’s laugh riot as IT presents Shakespeare spoof

What: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Aug. 12-28, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinées Saturdays and Sundays Cost: Tickets are $13 to $17 per person, with an opening weekend special of all tickets being two for $25 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006 […]

August 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

California Museum tells the story of Golden State voting

If you think this year’s election cycle is wild and wooly, you ain’t seen nuthin’ ’til you see the featured exhibit at The California Museum in Sacramento. A chronicle of over 165 years of the Golden State’s election history, the exhibit explores the evolution of how Californians vote. From campaign materials to ballots to voting […]

August 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Inside Live on the Boulevard: Unmasking Fleetwood Mask

Sherri Bergmann Village Life correspondent The talented members of Fleetwood Mask, with their uncanny recreation of the look and sound of one of rock’s most enduring and successful bands, Fleetwood Mac, are dedicating themselves to bring an unforgettable musical evening to El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Live on the Boulevard this Thursday, Aug. 11, from […]

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