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Abundant autumn activities in our own backyard

Getting outside the four walls of daily assaults on our sensibilities is not only healthy, it adds meaning and zest to life. Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to get outside and away from the chaos. Charge the batteries. Embrace the good things in life. Big Crush This weekend, Oct. 1–2, is the […]

September 28, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

There’s no business like show business at B Street Theatre

The incendiary contemporary classic “Speed-The-Plow” hits the B Street Theatre in an explosive production that takes a blisteringly funny look at the movie business and the battle for one studio executive’s soul. First produced at the Royale Theatre in 1988, “Speed-the-Plow” is a satirical gem of the Mamet canon. Since its premiere, Mamet’s play, which […]

September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details

The poet said only God can make a tree, but that’s because Joyce Kilmer hadn’t seen Shingle Springs artist Linda Heath Clark go to work on a scratchboard. Watching as Clark, 62, showed the various stages of one of her forest creations, taking the dark background and transforming it into an autumn forest of exploding […]

September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Fame is fickle, even if you’re a chimp

Big Idea Theatre nears the end of its 9th season, Unspeakable, with the Northern California premiere and hilariously dark comedy “Trevor” by Nick Jones. The show opens Sept. 30. Directed by Big Idea Theatre Marketing Director Joelle Robertson and inspired by true events, “Trevor” is a subversive comedy about fame, success and the lies we tell in […]

September 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Frozen’ author headlining Fairytale Town festival

Fairytale Town presents the 16th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 24 & 25. Barbara Jean Hicks, the author of “Frozen: A Sister More Like Me,” will headline the two-day festival. Admission to the festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event’s sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan. Hicks is […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Music to your ears

The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills will bring together three talented musicians for its Sept. 29 Inside the Creative Mind series. Peter Jaffe, renowned director and conductor of the Folsom, Auburn and Stockton symphonies; Gabe Nelson, the legendary bass guitarist for the multi-platinum rock band Cake; and Jeremy Briggs, a Season 6 contestant on “The […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

You’re never too old to find love

Speed dating at 80? More and more seniors are warming up to the idea and the El Dorado Hills Gilmore Senior Center has embraced the concept with a two-part plan. It has partnered with the Folsom Senior Center to host the Northern California premiere of “The Age of Love,” a film that follows seniors, ages 70 […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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