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Folsom Symphony presents a ‘Light Out of the Darkness’

As the days grow shorter the Folsom Symphony opens its eighth season with an evening of unusual works by three masters, dedicated to bringing “Light Out of the Darkness.” Under the baton of Maestro Michael Neumann, the members of the symphony will present an evening of music that isn’t heard every day by classical masters […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom fascinations: Curiosities, critters and vineyards

The artists in residence at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary took a walk on the wild side and created a number of art works now on exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Courtesy photo

It may be autumn, but things are only picking up on my calendar … how about yours? Four exciting events in Folsom are on my list to share this week, with exciting connections to our El Dorado Hills community and El Dorado County. June Carey workshop The first is a major “heads-up!” for local artists […]

No Comment / September 23, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre explores the dark side in ‘Cabaret’

"CABARET" TESTS your convictions and your conscience. Feeling up to the challenge? Head over to Sutter Street Theatre. Courtesy photo

During the Middle Ages “morality plays” would come to local villages. With simple tales of good versus evil, they would show villagers the true way to a life of peace and goodness — sometimes in thought-provoking ways. Sutter Street Theatre’s “Cabaret” is thought-provoking in a similar way, but here the path is murky … and […]

No Comment / September 12, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Crocker Art Museum transcends with ‘Summer of Impressionism’

It is hard to believe, but summer is nearly over, and autumn will be here before we know it. Like the beautiful delicious fruits of summer some art exhibits will come to a close in September. Among these art events are two exhibits running concurrently at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento: “Transcending Vision: American […]

No Comment / August 29, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Local flavor at regional festivals goes well beyond food

The more time you spend in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding region the more you realize: this place is extraordinary. Extra, as in “more than.” Remarkable, as in “worthy of commentary.” This place we call “home” is one of the most unique places in the country. It is larger than just the sum of […]

No Comment / August 19, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

California State Fair is still fun … even if it’s not as ‘big’

It’s time for the annual California State Fair and, if the weather on opening weekend was any indicator, the fair is off to a good start, financially. Cooler than usual July temperatures helped the fair enjoy its first year in the black last year, and fair officials hope to duplicate that record this year. No […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Be inspired by ‘Pastels in Light’ at 48 Natoma

"WATER LANDSCAPE,"€ a pastel by Gerald Boyd, will be on display at the €œPastels in Light€ exhibit at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, July 15 through Sept. 1.

Pastel as an art form gets a bad rap. First, because the average person thinks that pastel is chalk. And second, because its name, “pastel,” is often connected with light, watery and pale colors. An upcoming exhibit by the Pastel Society of the West Coast at The Gallery at 48 Natoma will set the record […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »