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Cap Stage play takes a backward look at affair

SACRAMENTO — Highly regarded as one of Harold Pinter’s masterpieces, and winner of the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, “Betrayal” has enjoyed several successful productions and revivals around the world since its opening in London in 1978. Capital Stage’s production will be in the deft hands of director Janis Stevens, whose direction of […]

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The ‘Blow-up Guy’ creates a fantastical holiday haven

He’s a cross between Scrooge and Tiny Tim, vacillating between never putting up his inflatable decorations ever again … and then noting how sweet it is when folks drop by 4601 Doe St. in Shingle Springs and tell him that they finally felt a shot of Christmas spirit because of his efforts. “I don’t know […]

Comments Off on The ‘Blow-up Guy’ creates a fantastical holiday haven / December 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I miss all my pals

Even before I wrote my last “Heard Over the Back Fence” column I knew I would miss all of my co-workers at the Mountain Democrat office. It felt like I was leaving family. The entire Mountain Democrat crew works as a very productive, intelligent and friendly group of very nice people. It was a great […]

Comments Off on Billingsley’s Bullets: I miss all my pals / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little things add up to big

In her book “A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II,” Joyce Sequich Hifler notes the following daily meditation: “The small things that make up our lives are pleasant and filled with sweet silences that soothe the soul. But even more commonplace, a lunch, a walk, the companionship of a sweet friend, our dog. So many […]

Comments Off on Billingsley’s Bullets: Little things add up to big / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Presenter to talk about Yosemite painters and photographers

Sierra Renaissance Society News release Gary Noy is the speaker at the Sierra Renaissance Society’s next meeting on Friday, Oct. 21. To recognize the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, Noy will tell tales of six 19th century painters and photographers who popularized Yosemite Valley in an illustrated lecture. The presentation, […]

Comments Off on Presenter to talk about Yosemite painters and photographers / October 09, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details

The poet said only God can make a tree, but that’s because Joyce Kilmer hadn’t seen Shingle Springs artist Linda Heath Clark go to work on a scratchboard. Watching as Clark, 62, showed the various stages of one of her forest creations, taking the dark background and transforming it into an autumn forest of exploding […]

Comments Off on For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trashy letter

EDITOR: Why would you allow and publish Joyce Pogue’s distasteful (letter)? How about submitting articles of substance instead of demeaning trash to a readership of intelligent and educated people. BARBARA ELLIS El Dorado Hills

Comments Off on Trashy letter / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »



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