Andy Laughlin

Tiny Tumblers: Playtime with a purpose

They run. They turn somersaults (actually, “forward roll” is the appropriate gymnastics term). Some even stand on their heads. Tiny Tumblers, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s newest class for preschoolers, teaches toddlers the basics of gymnastics through obstacle courses, music and rhythm games. Under the enthusiastic direction of instructor Hollie Stroncak kids develop […]

Oak Ridge, Ponderosa sports schedules

Tuesday, Feb. 8 Girls basketball *Pleasant Grove @ OR, 7 p.m. PHS @ Folsom, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 Boys basketball *Folsom @ PHS, 7 p.m. OR @ Pleasant Grove, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 Boys basketball Folsom @ OR, 7 p.m. PHS @ Jesuit, 7 p.m. Girls basketball PHS @ St. Francis, 7 p.m. […]

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Nashville duo storms El Dorado Hills, Folsom

El Dorado Hills native son-turned-Nashville performer and songwriter Brian Curtis returns to town this month, playing a series of local shows and reconnecting with his roots before hitting the road on the longest tour of his career to date. It’s been six years since Brian Applegarth changed his last name to Curtis and moved to […]

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‘Compleat Female’ makes Sacramento debut

Big Idea Theatre opens its 2011 season on Thursday with the Sacramento premiere of “Compleat Female Stage Beauty” by Jeffrey Hatcher. The play takes place in England in 1661. During the Golden Age of theatre men rule the stage. One woman will spark a revolution that will forever change how the world sees women and […]

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Island of Black and White: Folk rock guerrillas

Two guitars, two voices and a lifetime of stories crammed into a couple years of experience create the perfect formula that makes up the Caribbean-drenched, edgy and folky sounds of Island of Black and White, El Dorado Hills’ own slice of pure musical originality. The sometimes duet, sometimes quartet is the product of a six-year […]

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‘Hairspray’ opens Friday

BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL — America’s favorite movie-turned-musical-turned-movie opens in Sacramento this week. “Hairspray” will light up the stage at the 24th Street Theatre this Friday night, continuing through Jan. 30. The musical theater adaptation of John Waters’ 1988 film tells the story of larger-than-life Tracy Turnblad who takes 1960s Baltimore by storm as a […]

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Nike TOC a learning experience for Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge’s varsity girls basketball team got a lesson in humility and the value of preparedness during last week’s Nike Tournament of Champions. The day after Christmas, Oak Ridge’s girls flew out to Phoenix, Ariz. for the tournament — one of the most prestigious in the nation. Hoping to at least walk away with a […]

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