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El Dorado County exhibits ‘step up’ to be counted the State Fair

For the last 158 years Californians have proudly celebrated the talent and bounty of this great land at the annual California State Fair. Whether in good times or tough ones, somehow the good folks of the Golden State manage to “step up to the plate” and show why there is always hope for the future. […]

No Comment / July 13, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sutter Street’s show simply ‘Marvelous’

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes — four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinolines! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” […]

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

FLC hosts benefit, New York style

The Manhattan Transfer —€” Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne and Alan Paul, left to right — has won eight Grammys over the years. See them live at the Three Stages benefit concert on Aug. 18. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to support Folsom Lake College students and enjoy an exclusive, unforgettable evening at the same time. Three Stages, One Night: A New York Experience will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, and support the Folsom Lake College Foundation. The Manhattan Transfer will perform at the event. Winner of […]

No Comment / July 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Prepare for the ‘Alpocalypse’

"Weird Al" comes to Three Stages Aug. 10 & 11. Courtesy photo

“Weird Al” kicks off Three Stages new season FOLSOM —  His full name is Alfred Matthew Yankovic — more accurately known as  “Weird Al” Yankovic — and the multi-Grammy Award winner brings his inspired lunacy to Three Stages this August as part of his Alpocalypse tour. “He’s the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time — touring behind […]

No Comment / July 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Magic casts a scientific spell at the State Fair

SACRAMENTO — Did you know magic is coming to the State Fair? A special feature in the impressive line-up of new exhibits this year, Wizard’s Challenge (powered by SMUD) brings to life the magic of science in a fun and interactive way. Wizard’s Challenge located in front of Building A/B in an air-conditioned tent. Magic […]

No Comment / July 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wildlife Art Festival will feature unique American art form

The bodies of these bird figures were carved from solid blocks of wood into amazingly lifelike representations. Beaks were carved from separate pieces of wood and glued in. The bodies were then decorated. The Wildlife Art Festival will feature this unique American art form in Sacramento on July 14 and July 15. Photo by Susan Laird

America is famously known as a “melting pot” — where all peoples bring the richness of their culture to the table and the nation embraces those gifts as its own. However, there is an art form that is unique to the North American continent. And the world has embraced it. What is this mysterious craft […]

No Comment / July 06, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Things get creepy in the kingdom

King Henry (Ryan Snyder), center, fights off two zombies played by Gregory Smith, left, and Janelle Neczypor in Big Idea Theatre's "The Life and UNDEAD of King Henry V." The Shakespeare spin-off opened last week. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s 2012 season reanimated July 6 with the opening of “The Life and UNDEAD of King Henry V” by William Shakespeare, as adapted and directed by Big Idea’s Artistic Director Brian Harrower. Shakespeare with a twist: England is slowly descending into chaos as a horrifying epidemic turns its citizens into an angry horde of zombies! […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »