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‘The Taming of the Shrew’ — Jersey style

Julie Anchor portrays the "shrewish" Kate and Allen Pontes is Petruchio in Main Street Theatre Works' Jersey-style production of "The Taming of the Shrew." Photo by Terri Brindisi

JACKSON — Main Street Theatre Works is proud to kick off its 2012 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, June 22 through July 21. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics, show starts at 8. Patrons are encouraged to come […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crocker offers music and movies under the stars

SACRAMENTO — Summer means starry nights at the Crocker, with Thursdays ’til 9 programs heading out to the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard for live music and classic film screenings. New this summer, every first Thursday of the month from June to September, the Crocker will screen classic and contemporary films in the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard. Visitors are welcome to […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crocker Art Museum presents retrospective of ceramic artist Karen Karnes

Three Forms, 2002, produced in Morgan, VT. Glazed stoneware, salt-fired. Private collection, New York. Photo by Anthony Cuñha

“A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes” on view June 23 through Sept. 30, 2012 SACRAMENTO — For more than 60 years, Karnes has been at the forefront of the studio pottery movement, creating some of the most iconic vessels and sculptural objects in American ceramics. The Crocker Art Museum exhibition will highlight 69 masterworks […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fine Arts Center goes wild

2011 Best of Show, "Sandbar", oil, by Bruce Leavitt

“Painting Where the Wild Things Are,” an open juried art show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center benefiting the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, will run May 8-26. Regional artists will submit paintings, sculpture and textile art of the American River Parkway and the wild things that live there. Entry days for this exhibit are 1 to 5 […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Musical Theatre unveils new season

California Musical Theatre announces the 2012-13 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, featuring Tony Award®winning new Broadway musicals as well as heart-warming family favorites. “Memphis,” which won four 2010 Tony Awards and is still playing on Broadway, kicks off the season, followed by “Peter Pan,” starring Cathy Rigby; “Rock of Ages; Disney’s “Beauty and […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sierra Pastel Society show at gov’t center

“Leonard2” by Jennifer Eubanks, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Fall 2011 SPS Membership Show.

The Sierra Pastel Society invites the public to attend its Spring Member Show at El Dorado County Government Center, Building B in Placerville (on Fair Lane across from the library) from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. An awards reception will be held April 20 from […]

No Comment / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art Auction benefits college students

The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Education Council will host the annual Wine Tasting/Art Auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at David Girard Vineyard. Ten Thomas Kinkade framed prints, along with artwork from other area artists, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Many artists who have participated in the past will be participating […]

No Comment / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »