Grow For It! Marvelous Monardas

Maria Wong White UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County There is a plant in my garden that I’m very happy with, and I’d like to tell you about it. Monardas, also commonly called Bee Balm, have so many excellent attributes: A long bloom time from late spring until mid-summer. Massively attractive to many beneficials, […]

Good Grief: Charlie Brown and pals on Oak Ridge stage

While autumn is a time for carving pumpkins and watching leaves fall, it is also a time for the Oak Ridge High School Drama’s fall play. This year’s production features some of America’s most beloved characters — the bossy Lucy, who can’t take her eyes off piano-playing Schroeder, plus blanket-toting Linus, perfectionist Sally, adventurous Snoopy […]

Things get crazy at Folsom Lake College

The Marquis de Sade is locked in the Charenton Mental Hospital and decides to put on a play. He writes and directs the other mental patients in a play based on the life of Jean-Paul Marat, a French politician, journalist and leader of a radical faction during the French Revolution. What could go wrong? During […]

Running to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving

Hard as it is to believe, Halloween is behind us and we are in the midst of the “holiday season.” Andy Williams sang about it as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but the months of November and December are among the most stressful, too, especially for those who are in hard times. These […]

Music, meditation and more at the Crocker Art Museum

Curator Walk-Through: Kristina Gilmore on Ruth Rippon Nov. 2: Tour Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon with Crocker Associate Curator Kristina Gilmore at 6 p.m. A wide-ranging exhibition, “Exuberant Earth” presents more than 80 works by Rippon, who celebrates her 90th birthday in January. Gilmore worked closely with Rippon to carefully select works that highlight the artist’s […]

Buttered and Salty: Suburbicon

Suburbicon *  1/2 R, 1 hour, 44 minutes Crime, Drama, Mystery Throughout the almost two-hour runtime of George Clooney’s most recent directing effort, I sat in the theater contemplating who could have better served this material. Yes, “Suburbicon” is that mediocre. That’s a shame, because there are ideas in this film that could have led to something […]

Beauty and the Beast: Timeless tale comes to life

A tale as old as time comes to the Harris Center for the Arts as the El Dorado Musical Theatre returns with its performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Director Debbie Wilson will lead her largest ensemble yet, with 70 performers in each cast (Rose and Mirror). Just as in all EDMT shows, the costumes […]