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Folsom History Museum shows success for women wasn’t a ‘cinch’

Slaves to Fashion at the Folsom History Museum shows visitors how women freed themselves from restrictive corsets and entered the Modern Era. The washing machine radically changed women’s fashions in the early 20th century. Photo by Susan Laird

When society thinks of women’s liberation nowadays, images from the late ’60s and early ’70s come to mind. Vietnam. Burning brassieres. A world changed by the Space Race. An exhibit at the Folsom History Museum shows that the effort to free women from the bonds that actually bound them began much earlier. In the 1800s, […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Best Man’ — A drama for our times from the past

Stars of the Sutter Street stage, Ross Branch, Blake Flores and Steven Kauffman, left to right, bring the behind-the-scenes reality of a presidential election to audiences in "The Best Man." Photo by  Allen Schmeltz

Based on Gore Vidal’s 1960 play, “The Best Man,” Sutter Street Theatre’s latest production puts politics in the spotlight for this witty show playing now through Aug. 14. Directed by James Gilbreth, the story takes place during the presidential primaries where an ethical man running for nomination is pitted against an “unscrupulous” man. “The Best Man” is eerily reminiscent of our […]

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SuperHuey — Not your normal tribute band

Huey Lewis-approved tribute band SuperHuey brings the near-real-deal talent to Town Center tomorrow night. Courtesy photo

Sherri Bergmann Village Life correspondent A special evening for real Huey Lewis fans is happening when SuperHuey — The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience performs at the El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Live on the Boulevard Thursday, July 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The summer concert series is free. Huey Lewis and the News has carried the banner […]

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National tours punctuate sixth Harris Center season

The Harris Center for the Arts will present more than 400 performances during the 2016-17 season. "Chicago," the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, will play Aug. 19 through 21. Courtesy photo

Bringing artists from around the world and from almost every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upward of 400 performances in its 2016-17 season. While the Harris Center is home to many kinds of performances, the center’s sixth season is especially notable for its presentation of the national […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Happy Together Tour touches down at Thunder Valley

Karen Wiessen Paradise Artists Music fans rejoice, as the Happy Together Tour arrives in Lincoln Friday, July 22, with some of the best musical talent of the 60s and 70s rocking the stage. This year’s tour includes six headline artists with a total of 59 Billboard hits amongst them. The acclaimed yearly summer tour, going into […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sports greats and celebrities tee off in Tahoe

Previous American Century Championship winner and former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Mark Rypien tees off at the 17th hole at Edgewood Tahoe Gold Course. Repine won the tournament in 1990 and 2014. Village Life file photo by William A. Scales

American Century Championship Tahoe News release A blockbuster gathering of 90 major sports and entertainment stars — including Charles Barkley, Justin Timberlake and five NFL starting quarterbacks — have signed on for the 27th annual American Century Championship, July 22-24, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The 54-hole tournament will be televised live on NBC Sports […]

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Master Food Preservers: Safely preserving vegetables at home

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County There are two ways to safely preserve vegetables at home — pickling and pressure canning. Because vegetables are naturally low in acid they cannot be canned using a boiling water bath or steam canner unless they are acidified. Pickling your vegetables fulfills this requirement. If […]

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