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Murder, mystery on stage with ‘And Then There Were None’

Captain Lombard (Spencer Paquin), left, and Vera (Kimberly Weinberger) discuss who the mysterious murderer might be. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Kimberly Weinberger has been acting since she was 6 years old. It started with improv performances in front of family and friends at home. “I was a huge pretender as a kid,” Weinberger said, laughing. “Huge, elaborate stories I would make up in my living room.” Over the years Weinberger has performed in plays in […]

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

Railroad Museum debuts new photo exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Railroad Museum, in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, has debuted a visually-enticing new photo exhibit titled Steam: An Enduring Legacy, the Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen. Showcasing 50 dramatic black-and-white images, the exhibit features a selection of railroad photographs taken and published in a new book of the […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mostly true’ story comes to Chautauqua stage

Actors Julie Bock and Vincent Keene try to capture the spirit of "Gone with the Wind" in "Don't Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell," playing at the Chautauqua Palayhouse. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse announces its next show, the West Coast premiere of the new comedy “Dont’ Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell” by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate, opening on March 9 at the playhouse. Hilarious, irreverent and mostly true! It is 1939 and David O. Selznick has begun filming “Gone with the Wind” but he needs […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Playing for Change brings musicians together

The subject of a PBS documentary and stunning video Stand By Me — Playing For Change Band is an extraordinary assembly of street musicians — the kind that stop you in the street because you can’t help but listen. Originally gathered together by Producer Mark Johnson as a project for world peace, it is now a traveling ensemble […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gong Yuebin to exhibit at Crocker in March

The Crocker Art Museum will present the first major American museum exhibition for artist Gong Yuebin in spring 2012 in “Gong Yuebin: Site 2801.” On display from March 10 through April 29, Yuebin’s massive conceptual installation of 210 terracotta warriors invites viewers to become archaeologists of the future by confronting humanity’s past and present. In […]

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

Folsom film connections run deep with ‘Dangerous Waters’

“Dangerous Waters,” a 10-episode reality show debuting March 4 on  high-def cable network HDNet, sets a successful precedent for the type of film projects that can be produced locally, according to the Folsom Film Commission. In “Dangerous Waters” five men embark on a 4,500-mile adventure riding 11-foot             Sea-Doo personal […]

No Comment / February 24, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art makes Sophie Hill happy

Sophie Hill, 12, is the Best in Show winner of the 2012 Young at Art completion, held at St. Francis High School in Sacramento. Here, she holds her winning entry, a pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor painting of a preening crane. Photo by Susan Laird

El Dorado County girl wins Young at Art competition in Sacramento Sometimes, what it takes to succeed is the willingness to step out into the deeper water. This is what Sophie Hill, who lives in Shingle Springs, did on Feb. 1 when she showed her artistic talent at the annual “Young at Art” competition at […]

No Comment / February 24, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »