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Fall art show at gov’t center

"Athabaskan Slippers" by Pat Stoddard Aragon

Gold Country artist Robert Sandidge will judge the upcoming Placerville Arts Association Fall Membership Show which opens Monday, Nov. 14, and closes Friday, Nov. 18. The fall collection is showing at the El Dorado County Government Center, building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandidge is a well-known artist, […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pastel show features top artists

"Sudden Storm" by Evelyn Delgado

The Sierra Pastel Society’s second biennial Signature Membership Show will be on display at the El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main St. in Placerville, from Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Dec. 3, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A reception and awards presentation is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, at […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get the blues; have a brew this Saturday

John Lee Hooker, Jr. headlines the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Blues and Brews event benefitting the planned veterans memorial in El Dorado Hills. Frank Vigil Photography

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents Blues and Brews, a fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 12, benefitting the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. John Lee Hooker Jr. and The Used Blues Band headline this world-class blues event to be held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. […]

No Comment / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Ballet invites you to ‘The Nutcracker’

It’s that time of the year again when another generation of Sacramentans will be introduced to the beauty and magic that others have come to love and treasure in the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker.” Sacramento Ballet Artistic Director Ron Cunningham’s well-known production of the world’s most beloved ballet — with its fanciful characters, growing […]

No Comment / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

100 years of Broadway … all in one night

Neil's Bergs "100 Years of Broadway" brings all the hits to one stage. Courtesy photo

Take five dazzling Broadway stars — including the woman who has performed the female lead for “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway longer than any other actress in the show’s 23 year history — and add an all-star Broadway band performing favorite songs from the best-loved musicals in history, and there you have it: Neil […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Santa coming to David Girard

Santa will make a special visit to David Girard Vineyards on Dec. 10. Courtesy photo

David Girard Vineyards will host a Christmas Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 10. Bring the little ones because Santa and his elves arrive at 1:30. All are invited to enjoy hot holiday soups and treats from local bakery Sierra Rizing. Don’t miss wine specials and holiday gift ideas. Finish off the day […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom High School Jazz Choir is No. 1 with sights set on Europe

No. 1 in the nation —€” The Folsom Jazz Choir hopes to represent the region and the nation in Europe this summer. To pay their own way, the students are offering to perform at private parties and corporate events this holiday season. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills and Folsom region are home to some impressive talent. Fortunately, this talent is not hidden under a bushel basket. It is held aloft for all to see, whether it is a performance by EDMT, a local high school play … or a jazz choir. I have had the good fortune to […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »