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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Cold, wet, sweet — ice cream is an easy slide down the throat whether you’ve just had your tonsils out or are sweltering on a hot day. One of the hottest months of the year, July,  is National Ice  Cream Month — a great time to enjoy the cool creaminess of ice cream. History Ice […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Discovering ‘California’s Gold’ at the State Fair

The big fun during the month of July in our region is, without a doubt, the California State Fair. Moved from the end of August three years ago to mid-July so more youngsters could attend during their summer vacations, the fair is still all about celebrating family, agriculture and the Golden State. This year marks […]

Comments Off / July 14, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ is a hit for all times

A lot has changed since the 1950s. These days, poodle skirts are akin to the passenger pigeon, and mom goes to work while dad stays at home. But one thing hasn’t changed — audiences love a good time. They’ll get that and more at El Dorado Music Theatre’s production of the ’50s era, Tony award-winning “Bye […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cameron Park author explores what it means to be human

Awakening, Karen Sandler, published Tu Books, April 2013, hardcover, 400 pgs., $18.95 “Awakening” is the second book in Karen Sandler’s Tankborn Trilogy. The first book in the series, “Tankborn,” which came out last year, introduced readers to Kayla, a genetically engineered non-human (GEN) in a world where there are sharp caste divisions between GENs, lowborns […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Showboat floats back to Sac

Jennifer Hope Wills stars as Magnolia and Gordon Goodman as Ravenal in "Show Boat" produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Photo by Charr Crail

“Show Boat,” the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” is now showing at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America’s first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Fine Arts Center hosts new shows

"Primacy Watch" by Susan Landi

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center hosts two exciting shows this month. Northern California Arts presents “Inner Views,” an annual membership show through July 13. A special Second Saturday Reception will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 13, featuring live music by guitarist Sean O’Conner and refreshments. Northern California Arts was founded 1939 and […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Harris Center’s third season brings back classics, plus new and exciting events

FOLSOM — Bringing artists from all over the world, and from almost every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College (formerly known as Three Stages at Folsom Lake College) will offer hundreds of performances in 2013-14. Beginning in late July 2013 and extending into spring 2014,  the new season includes world-class performers […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »