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Time to celebrate America

FIREWORKS fill the sky  at the 2012 Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center in El Dorado Hills.  Expect another great show this year or Wednesday, July 3. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Daycation’ right here in the El Dorado County area

Summer is here, and that means abundant activities for everyone in the family! Some of us will spend the next month or so travelling to wild, exotic locations. Others can visit equally wild, exotic locations within an easy drive of home. After all, we live in one of the most desirable locations on planet Earth. […]

No Comment / June 23, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Wyland making special appearances in Tahoe

Marine artist Wyland will appear in Tahoe for two days. Photo courtesy of Wyland Worldwide LLC

Marine life artist Wyland will make two personal appearances in South Lake Tahoe’s Wyland Galleries on June 28 & 29. These appearances coincides with his 35th anniversary as a professional artist and the 20th anniversary of the Wyland Foundation, which uses art and science education to spark children’s interest in ecology and water conservation. Wyland […]

No Comment / June 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage concludes ‘power’ season with ‘Elaborate Entrance’

SACRAMENTO — Kristoffer Diaz’ Pulitzer Prize nominated play “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” makes its Sacramento debut at Capital Stage this summer. Slamming together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters, and geopolitical allegory, the play is a uniquely invigorating theatrical experience. “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” runs from July 10 through Aug. 11 with a press […]

No Comment / June 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

History museum sets up scandalous exhibit

OLD SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento History Museum will debut “Trouble in River City,” an exhibit that chronicles a long-running criminal trial that took place in Sacramento and captivated the nation during the Great Depression. Showcased by fascinating trial transcripts, documents, video, photographs and interactive elements, the exhibit  opening June 28 will investigate the nearly four-month trial […]

No Comment / June 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Opera, philharmonic team up for adventurous season

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Philharmonic, recently joined as Two in Tune under the “umbrella” corporation Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance, announce their first joint season. Beginning on Aug. 11, the opera and philharmonic will present a unique and diverse program, encompassing mainstage opera and symphonic concerts, musical events for children and families, cutting-edge Satellite Series concerts, […]

No Comment / June 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Future of rock performs at the fair

Max, left, and Nick of Haunted by Heroes perform at the El Dorado County Fair. The band from Pacifica could likely be the future of rock and roll. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It was a gut-punch … loud, uncomplicated rock and roll. The pure stuff the Who and AC/DC cranked out in their prime — soaring guitar solos, follicle-raising power chords, blistering drum solos, bone-shaking bass riffs and spot-on vocals, and it was coming from the skatepark from a band born while George W. Bush was president. […]

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