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Rodgers & Hammerstein classic on Ponderosa stage

Ponderosa High School Drama brings the popular musical “Oklahoma!” to the stage this month. The final theatrical production for the school year opens March 10 at the Little Theatre, 3661 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. Students have been working hard on the production both onstage and behind the scenes. Actors have run through their lines […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘So long, farewell’ Mrs. Uhrhammer

Holy Trinity School's retiring principal Trisha Uhrhammer poses with students from Mrs. Barber's third-grade class. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

In a recent sendoff for Holy Trinity School’s retiring principal Trisha Uhrhammer, the students surprised her with a rendition of her favorite song, “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music.” There wasn’t a dry eye in the church as the entire assembly stood for their beloved principal and sang. Uhrhammer beamed then as she […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dreams come true in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’

Adrian Arrieta, Kecia Lewis and Paige Faure, left to right, perform in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" presented by Broadway Sacramento at the Sacramento Community Center Theater through May 17. Photo by Carol Rosegg

SACRAMENTO — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music,” will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement this week. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rodgers and Hammerstein love story at Music Circus

Lt. Joseph Cable (Eric Kunze) and Liat (Briahna Yee) fall in love in "South Pacific," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion July 22-27. Photo by Charr Crail

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific,” a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22-27. A love story for the ages, “South Pacific” features some of the most beautiful music […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘King and I’ comes to Sacramento

“The King and I,” one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, Aug. 6-11. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the show features the classic songs “Shall We Dance?,” “Getting to Know You” […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

For the love of food

Grace Clerc sautées water spinach to accompany chicken adobo during a recent culinary adventure in her kitchen in El Dorado Hills. Clerc tests and shares recipes on her popular food blog "The Cooking Apprentice." Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Belinda Breyer Village Life correspondent Foodie culture is alive and well in El Dorado Hills, surrounded by gourmet restaurants and top-notch grocers inspiring a great gastronomic experience not only on date night but also in the kitchens of the many food lovers that call this place home. In just one such kitchen, this one with […]

No Comment / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Root nails down Golden West title

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In an encore preformance a week after competing at the CIF State Championships, recent Oak Ridge alumni Jack Root competed in three events last Saturday at the 57th Annual Golden West Invitational — winning the hammer throw with a distance of 185-4. Root’s victory came in the morning at Sacramento State before he shifted to […]

No Comment / June 13, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »



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