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Celebrate the culture of Bali

FOLSOM — Gamelan Sekar Jaya is renowned for its exploration of traditional and modern forms through long-term work with Bali’s finest artists. This 60-plus company of musicians and dancers perform on Balinese instruments — from bronze-keyed metallophones to gongs, drums, and flutes. Formed in 1979, they are the only foreign group to ever receive Bali’s highest […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Perennials – easy and beautiful

By Deborah Nicolls UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener My favorite gardening season is fall. Other than watering and dead-heading I don’t garden in the summer because I rely primarily on perennials in my yard and they don’t need a lot of attention during the summer. With the arrival of fall it is time to […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Make way for THE KING

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Shake, rattle and roll at the ultimate Elvis tribute FOLSOM — “The King,” or rather four male performers onstage paying homage to Elvis Presley through the four periods of his fabulous career, will appear at Harris Center/Three Stages as part of a 60 city tour. Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye takes on ‘The Crucible’

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its fall 2013 production of Arthur Miller’s devastating parable, “The Crucible.” This is the first production in the seventh full season from The Falcon’s Eye. “The Crucible” takes place in the scorching context of the 17th-century Salem witch trials and unravels a tale of human struggles both internal and external. […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Italy on Wheels is rolling

Best of show — This 2008 Maserati GT coupe won it all. It's owned by Amadeu Santos of El Dorado Hills, seen standing behind the car on the left with Ross Mullins who brought his award winning very rare 1976 Ducati bevel drive 750 Super Sport. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Larry Weitzman Blue covered the sky, but the grounds of the Murer House Museum and park were covered with red, white and green for the second annual Italy on Wheels held Sept. 14. The red, white and green refers to Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles that were painted in all colors except for […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Lonesome Hollow explores a dangerous society

Jouni Kirjola, Eason Donner and Devon Roe perform in "Lonesome Hollow." The show opens in Sacramento on Sept. 27. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre continues its hit 2013 season on Friday, Sept. 27, with the opening of Lee Blessing’s prescient and provocative “Lonesome Hollow.” In the not too distant future, a photographer of artistic nudes is sentenced to an open-ended imprisonment in a state run “penal village” for sexual offenders. Seeking to find peace among a […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A treasure trove of art

Cameron Park artist Linda Rothgeb holds a music box filled with handmade books. Guests on the Placerville Arts Association’s 2013 Studio Tour will discover these and many other treasures. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

From El Dorado Hills to Pollock Pines and Coloma to Diamond Springs, art lovers and novices alike have the opportunity to visit 16 studios showcasing the works of 53 El Dorado County artists this weekend. “There will be a great variety of really, really high quality art,” said artist Lucia Rothgeb, who will share Studio […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »