Book offers a peek inside Preston Castle

Book: “Capturing the Castle” Author: Angelica R. Jackson Publisher: Crow and Pitcher Press, published May 2017, 62 pages, softcover Have you ever wondered what is inside the mysterious red brick castle on the hill in Ione? While there are tours available for the public, you can also take a peek with Angelica R. Jackson’s new […]

Freedom celebration bursting with pride

The El Dorado Hills Town Center’s fantastic Fireworks and Freedom Concert will be back for its eighth year at El Dorado Hills Town Center from 6 to 11 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Beginning at 6 p.m. this year kids will enjoy the Kids Zone complete with bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists. A DJ will […]

Pianist shares ‘Keys to the Classics’

American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been a soloist with the world’s great orchestras and has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time. In presenting his “concerts with lively commentary” Siegel offers comments on the work, the composer, even the times in which the work was composed and then gives a virtuosic performance of […]

The art of living life to the full

It’s funny how we humans pursue success. There are many ways to go about it. No matter the approach, a successful life (from what I’ve also observed) takes tremendous heart. It requires action and a level head. And it’s not easy. So, what are some of the fundamentals in crafting the “life of no regrets?” […]

Art, film, music all at the Crocker

As summer heats up, why not enjoy the cool, cultured and colorful atmosphere of the Crocker Art Museum? Exhibits, programs and events will keep the whole family busy. Art Spots Now: Check out Art Spots, art installations designed for children 5 and younger and their grownups, sprouting up in various museum spaces. Through Oct. 29 artists Michelle Lee […]

Climb the beanstalk in Folsom

A traveling group of players brings “Jack and the Beanstalk” to Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. It’s a play within a play, where a group of traveling actors put on Jack and the Beanstalk, with the addition of a strange and wonderful Magic Keeper. Each actor plays multiple roles and the audience also gets involved in the […]

Biting comedy tackles faith, family

Capital Stage presents “Bad Jews” by Joshua Harmon. Amy Resnick, last seen at Capital Stage in “August: Osage County” and “Blackberry Winter,” will direct this Sacramento premiere. “Bad Jews” will be the sixth and final production of Capital Stage’s 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run June 21 through July 23. In the play, […]