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Water, water — depicted in art

"Blue reflections, Iceland" by Lisa Aikenhead

“Celebrating Water” is the theme of a group show featuring flamework glass artist Branda Corey, stained glass mosaic artist Linda Soos and photographer Lisa Aikenhead at Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, during the month of September. These women artists, although they use three very different artistic methods, are united in their […]

No Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Anything can happen during ‘Exit Interview’

Actors Jouni Kirjola, Tara Henry, Kaley Saari, Lizzy Poore and Jordan Mata perform in "Exit Interview," opening Sept. 12 at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Yuri Tajiri

Big Idea Theatre continues its popular Unbound 2014 season Friday, Sept. 12, with the opening of “Exit Interview” by William Missouri Downs. Dick Fig has been fired. On his last day at his university Dick’s excruciating exit interview with Eunice, a humorless HR representative, is interrupted by an unexpected and violent incident. Downs’ witty play […]

No Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow For it: Cool, clear water

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County           So, here we are at the end of summer and you have been diligently saving water, or so you hope. Some of us stumble along thinking we are doing so very well; then we receive the first summer season water […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

IT presents Snow White

Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville  presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” This non-musical play written in 1912 by Jessie Braham White served as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated movie. “Snow White” includes the seven dwarfs, Snow White, the vain and self-absorbed Queen Brangomar, Snow White’s Maids of […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

American River Music Fest — offbeat, upbeat, hard to beat

The American River Music Festival is Sept. 12, 13 and 14 at Henningsen Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road in Lotus. The park sits on the South Fork of the American River — perfect for a festival celebrating music and moving water. The festival, now in its eighth year, offers a yin and yang mix of […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Town Center celebrates American freedom with free Folsom Symphony concert

Freedom isn’t free. Purchased at a high price, freedom is the birthright of every American. As a people, we are unique. We love our freedom. We also love peace. It is a sad truth; freedom must be repurchased in every generation — sometimes by standing up for the rights of men and women to be […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Americana Celebration in Old Sacramento Labor day weekend

SACRAMENTO — An Americana in Old Sacramento celebration awaits visitors to the popular historic district over Labor Day weekend complete with free live music, classic cars and vintage vehicles — 1950s-era buses, emergency vehicles and taxi cabs. In addition, a variety of special evening events and various museum-related activities are planned for the extended holiday weekend. With […]

No Comment / August 24, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »