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Peter Rabbit hops into Sutter Street

FOLSOM — Sutter Street Theatre presents five delightful tales, including “Peter Rabbit,” “The Tailor of Gloucester” and “Jemima Puddle-Duck,” interwoven with the fascinating life of their creator, Beatrix Potter, in an enchanting, enlightening show for all ages. The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends moves back and forth from the fantasy world the writer created to the intriguing […]

Comments Off / May 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art goes to the dogs

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Arts Council is proud to present Art N’ Bark, a dog and pet-themed art show spotlighting local artists and dog friendly activities for pet owners and their four-legged friends to enjoy together. Featured artists include Agi Gillespie, Cynthia Hayes, Jennifer Eubanks, Kellen Dyer, Lara Gularte, Linda George, Mark Tart, Oran Miller, […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Organic images by El Dorado County artists on display

“Green Venus,” Anton Nemeth, porcelain sculpture.

Two El Dorado County artists share the spotlight in the latest offering at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, with stunning displays of organic art in “Organic Origins,” starting Friday. “Organic art? What’s that? Is it veggie art that’s GMO-free?” quipped my hubby. “Silly,” I told him. “Organic art is a vital new movement […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Local high school string quartet joins touring Beatles musical

Vista del Lago High School musicians Carlin Choi, Caprina Pipion, Brandon Kim and Remington Breeze, left to right, will perform with the touring cast of  "In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" in Auburn on Sunday, May 17. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” comes to the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center on May 17, be on the lookout for not one, but two quartets. The Vista del Lago High School string quartet has the privilege of joining the professional actors on stage to add an element of orchestral texture […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dreams come true in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’

Adrian Arrieta, Kecia Lewis and Paige Faure, left to right, perform in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" presented by Broadway Sacramento at the Sacramento Community Center Theater through May 17. Photo by Carol Rosegg

SACRAMENTO — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music,” will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement this week. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, […]

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‘Done in One’

Book: “Done in One” Author: Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas Publisher: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, published January 2015, 288 pages, hardcover, Kindle versions Intense. Frightening. Real. These are just a few words that could be used to describe “Done in One,” a first novel by Pleasant Valley author Jan Thomas. Jake Denton is a […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

“In the Pockets of Dreams”

Book: “In the Pockets of Dreams” Author: Wendy Schultz Publisher: Wendy Schultz, 2014 Available: Paperback at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, in print at amazon.com and in ebook format on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords and iBooks. A young man, an “ordinary Joe,” according to author Wendy Schultz, finds he can “read objects.” Through […]

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