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Clarksville preservation continues

A new wrought iron fence will better protect the Clarksville Cemetery from vandalism. A June 7 fundraiser will raise money to build a new front gate, repair the pillars and erect a new archway. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Not just a young community born in the last 50 years, El Dorado Hills is steeped in history. During the Gold Rush era a portion of southern El Dorado Hills visible from Highway 50 was known as Clarksville and one local group makes sure it’s not forgotten. Once Clarksville’s schoolhouse, today a dilapidated barn is […]

2 Comments / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fairytale Town presents summer fun camps

Fairytale Town offers more than 15 exciting and educational summer camps for children ages 4 through 12. Each weeklong FunCamp is designed for a specific age group and features a unique theme, including visual and theater arts, literature, puppetry, animals, gardening and more. Children can explore new areas of interest or dive deeper into their […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Runaway Stage Productions presents family favorite ‘Seussical’

The Cat in the Hat and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters return to Runaway Stage. Courtsy photo

SACRAMENTO — Seussical the Musical, the perfect musical for families and theatregoers of all ages comes to Runaway Stage Productions, Feb. 28 through March 23, at the 24th Street Theatre. The incredible Cat in the Hat narrates a magical story featuring the very best of Dr. Seuss characters and stories. “There is Horton the Elephant, […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California brings out the best in artists, past and present

“Walk on the Wild Side” at the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild’s 29th annual show. This quilt will be raffled off to one lucky winner. Photo courtesy of Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild

Perhaps it’s the light here: clean, bright and bold. Perhaps it’s the pioneer spirit: fresh and unafraid. Call it what you will, art created in California has its own flavor. There are three events this month that celebrate California art.  ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ The first is this weekend, Feb. 7 and 8. The […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: President Houdini inspires 2014 predictions

Another year has passed, as if acclaimed magician Harry Houdini waved his wand across the calendar while reciting a few mystical words and the past 12 months just went …“poof!” Houdini, “The Handcuff King,” master illusionist and grand entertainer, thrilled his audiences with feats of magic. Obviously this talent isn’t a lost art. Our present […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Capital Stage presents ‘The Real Thing’

Capital Stage continues its ninth season, The Homefront: Soul-Stirring plays, with a love story told with the sharp wit of celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard. The 1984 Tony Award-winning play “The Real Thing” illuminates the mysteries of love and the complexities of marriage. Capital Stage’s production will be directed by Janis Stevens and will run Jan. […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

“Liberace Presents” an evening of fabulous entertainment

Connie Mockenhaupt stars as Carol Burnett and John Wilder takes on Liberace in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Liberace Presents." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Spend an evening with one of the most flamboyant entertainers of all time. Liberace hosts his own special — along with guests Carol Burnett, Rodney Dangerfield, Judy Garland, Vicki Lawrence, young Judy Garland, Dinah Shore and Ann Miller — in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “Liberace Presents,” now playing. Liberace is portrayed by John Wilder, […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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