Concerts, plays and superstars heat up Tahoe South

Internationally renowned mega-stars, Shakespeare, local theater, free concerts and bluegrass festivals — it all adds up to a spectacular summer under the stars at Tahoe South. Music headliners will light up multiple South Shore stages, including the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena: Aerosmith, July 3; Imagine Dragons, July 18; Train, July […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Blueberries are the new apple

Blueberry — the new apple — according to members of the Apple Hill Growers. Big, blue, bursting with flavor berries are ripening at the Apple Hill Grower ranches signaling the beginning of the summer fruit season. With the bluing of the berries, berry-picking season is officially under way. Visitors are invited to grab buckets, hats […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Huck Finn’ musical adaptation ‘Big River’ opens at Music Circus

Matt Hessburg California Musical Theater The 65th Music Circus season continues with the dynamic musical “Big River,” Mark Twain’s masterwork “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” brought to toe-tapping musical life by the genius behind “King of the Road,” Roger Miller. In Big River, a Tony Award-winning adventure that’s both poignant and humorous, Huck and Jim […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

What’s the best wine in El Dorado County?

Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the 27th annual El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition. Windwalker Vineyard’s 2012 Barbera — Dick Cooper Ranch won the Best El Dorado County Winemaker and Best of Show awards. Illuminare Estate garnered the Frank Herbert Memorial Award sponsored by the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers for the […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Let it flow: Craft beer takes Main Street Placerville

Ales, lagers, pilsners, Hefeweizen, Belgian-style—there is a wealth of beer coming to the 15th Bell Tower Brewfest on June 27 in downtown Placerville. So much to choose from with over 40 different breweries represented and the range from pale lagers to the darkest stout. Which beer style are you? The style of beer you like might depend […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Hands4Hope teens learn about media and health

Early last fall, Hands4Hope Youth Making a Difference was informed of a great opportunity to involve youth in a pilot program developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development called ​Media­Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active! The program is an interactive after­school education program for youth in grades fifth through eighth, designed to empower […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

American River Music Fest tickets available

The ninth annual American River Music Festival scheduled for Sept. 18-21, will present more than 30 performances by nationally renowned musicians in nine locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma-Lotus. Performers include The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Dangermuffin, David Luning, Shook Twins, David Myles, […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged