Friday, December 26, 2014
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California State Fair receives international recognition

The California State Fair received the Judges’ Choice Award and Best of Division Agricultural Award of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo. The prestigious Judges’ Choice Award was received for the State Fair’s development of the Save Mart Supermarkets California’s Kitchen to the California Building adjacent to […]

Transplant recipients and donor families to decorate float

Twenty-four-year old Marissa McVey of Placerville, whose 17-year-old brother, Scott, saved five lives as a donor in April 2011, knows that organ and tissue donations truly represent “the never-ending story” of life. She will be one of 26 transplant recipients and donor families who will fly to Pasadena from Sacramento on Friday, Dec. 26 at […]

Heavenly Holidays illuminates the season

Cheer and excitement are bringing the ultimate holiday experience to Heavenly Mountain Resort this season, where twirling ice skaters, chainsaw-sculpted ice displays and world-class fireworks will stir up the energy of the holiday season in Heavenly Village. Co-produced by Tahoe South, the fourth annual Heavenly Holidays will feature 12 days of festivities beginning with photos […]

Smashing Pumpkins makes a stop at the Warfield

SAN FRANCISCO — With festive holiday lights outside and great music inside, San Francisco’s Warfield Theater on Market Street was the site last Thursday for an appearance by the Smashing Pumpkins to promote its new release “Monuments to an Elegy.” Out just two days prior, many in attendance probably hadn’t yet heard the new material. […]

Sierra Gold Chorus to share a Christmas secret

Local women from Pilot Hill, Camino, South Lake Tahoe, Shingle Springs, Placerville and Pollock Pines (Peg Campbell, Julie Schuller, Mary Jane Ruggieri, Karen Hughes, Donna Buckalew and Mavis Proud) are just a few of the 59 members of Sierra Gold Chorus who are having fun singing in “The Secrets of Christmas.” Did you ever have […]

Carson Valley gets Christmas spirit

Candy Cane Lane, the Carson Valley Inn’s custom outdoor drive-thru Christmas light display is lit-up for nightly viewing. This popular Christmas season attraction is just one of the many sights that can be taken in as part of a three-night Christmas Kick-off weekend on Dec. 4, 5 and 6. The inn’s extensive inside Christmas decorations are enhanced […]

Silver Screen presents silent film

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Dec. 6 with a windswept drama from 1928, “The Wind.” In this film, innocent Letty battles the relentless wind in this tale of passion, jealousy and death. Trapped on the barren prairie, she kills one man and marries another she doesn’t love, as the wind batters her […]

Rita Hosking Trio and Evie Ladin’s band in concert

Gold Trail Grange is proud to present a special double bill concert with The Rita Hosking Trio and Evie Ladin’s band, Evil Diane (Evie Ladin with Keith Terry & Erik Pearson) on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Northern California’s Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the dishes, […]

Life as I know it: Queuing up

As we settled into our new home on Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills, Peggy and I began to discuss some of the improvements that we might make in future years. Our first project, a small one, was to plant a row of rose bushes along the driveway. We were able to enjoy these flowers for […]

Sonora Christmas Festival is a wonderful wonderland

Forty years ago, stained glass artist Richard Burleigh started the Sonora Christmas Festival. The festival with its folk, bluegrass, blues and vaudeville street performers and quality fine arts and hand-made goods opens at Sonora’s Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora, on Friday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

South Lake Tahoe rings in the winter season

Holiday cheer in Tahoe South begins when snow meets adventure with a winter wonderland celebration at “America’s Favorite Ski Destination” (USA Today, January 2014). “Winter is upon us and we’re amped for snow-filled days with action-packed events this holiday season,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director at the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Our slew of expansions, […]

Bret Michaels come to MontBleu

Rocker, reality star, philanthropist and front man for the enduring rock ’n’ roll band Poison, Bret Michaels, will bring all the roses and a generous supply of power ballads to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa stage in a one-night-only, solo show, Saturday, Nov. 29. Michaels first rose to fame with Poison, the fast, […]

Essay contest open to high school students

The Democratic Party of El Dorado County is proud to announce the annual Fred Winn Essay Contest for 2015. It is open to public high school juniors and seniors of El Dorado County. A cash prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the first place winner. Second prize is $750 and the third place award […]

Geology Club rocks on

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. But California State University, Sacramento’s Geology Club is throwing a party for stones, as well as fossils, gems and other mineral collectibles with the annual Geology Club Rock Auction. This year’s competitive sale is 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Alumni Center on campus. A total of […]

See Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Harris Center

A North American national touring production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage from Nov. 21-26 for eight performances. Disney’s “Beauty […]

Feists Wines celebrates three years of winemaking

Saturday, Nov. 15 from 1-5 p.m. Feist Wines is offering an afternoon full of wine, music and farm to table tapas to celebrate its third anniversary. The Feist family will host three bands to pair with the new release and gold medal-winning wines. First the Church Street Sinners will go on. They are a four-piece […]

Twisted Oak sponsors concert

Twisted Oak Winery is sponsoring  a double bill concert at the Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys. Artists Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore and Chris Webster and Nina Gerber will grace the stage on Friday, Nov.14, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Grammy Award-winner O’Brien became known to the […]

Sierra Repertory presents play

Sierra Repertory Theater ushers in the holidays with faith, family and fun in “Sanders Family Christmas” set for December at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. The story takes place on Christmas Eve, 1941. The Great Depression is coming to a close. The threat of war looms. A family living in the […]

DS artists announce winners

The Diamond Springs Art Association’s Fall Art Show at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, building B, in Placerville, closes Friday, Nov. 7. The Friday hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Judge for the 2014 show was Sharon Galligan. She selected Shirley Rowe’s “Mute Swan” as Best of Show Category winners were: Theme […]

Sac State measures ‘Water by the Spoonful’

Elliott and Yasmin live in one world where they cope with their Aunt Ginny’s death, Elliott tries to readjust to civilian life after serving in Iraq, and Yasmin struggles with divorce and her role as Elliott’s emotional support. Orangutan, Chutes & Ladders and Fountainhead are recovering drug addicts who live in another world, trying to […]

Find treasures at Holiday Faire

Kick off the holiday season at the 44th annual Holiday Faire, hosted by the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. On Sunday, Nov. 9 community members and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend this merry event, held at St. Theresa Grace Hall in South Lake Tahoe from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Barton Auxiliary volunteers and employees […]

Festival of Trees and Lights to raise funds

The sixth annual Barton Health Festival of Trees and Lights will take place Dec. 3 through 7 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nev. Locals and visitors alike are invited to attend this family-friendly, holiday festival. The Festival of Trees and Lights is the Barton Foundation’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds support the health and […]

Weezer really did play Slim’s

SAN FRANCISCO — Every so often rock and roll gives back. It did last Sunday night at sold-out Slim’s in San Francisco where Weezer made a rare, intimate appearance to promote its new album “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” on its fall tour of the same name. Weezer at Slim’s? Yes, for an acoustic […]

Celebrated playwright brings world premiere to STC

California playwright Rick Foster has penned more than 25 plays since he began his journey as a writer. His award-winning original pieces, as well as his adaptations, have been staged across the nation. Recently, Foster’s “Love, Isadora” appeared at California Stage, as well as stages in San Francisco. In 2007, his one-woman-show “Vivien,” a play […]

Hawkins dancers to perform

Enjoy a heartwarming tale performed by tap, contemporary and ballet dancers. Hawkins School of Performing Arts dance companies invites the public to a performance on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 and 7 p.m. or on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. for an extraordinary holiday show. “Holiday Inn” is a heartwarming tale of two best […]

Ride the ‘Spookomotive’ trains in Sac

All aboard for Halloween fun. The California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will once again offer engaging and entertaining rides aboard its popular “Spookomotive” train this fall season. “Spookomotive” trains operate hourly from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26. Train ride guests are encouraged to dress up to […]

Classic holiday treats at Gallery at 48 Natoma

With the holidays come many traditions and some of the most popular are the special performances that bring ballet dancers to the stage . Often attending a classic holiday ballet is the highlight of many family’s season. Ballet in all its forms from the stage to behind the curtain to expansive outdoor landscapes will become the […]

Schola Cantorum to appear with Susan Boyle

Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum, conducted by Donald Kendrick, will appear with internationally acclaimed Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. The star of “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009, Boyle confounded the audience and the judges alike and dazzled them […]

Marsalis Well-Tempered twice at Harris Centeroct 11

In Marsalis Well-Tempered, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, most commonly known for his work in jazz, tackles baroque oboe concertos on the soprano saxophone backed by a world-class chamber orchestra in two exciting programs, each on a different day, at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. This is a terrific opportunity for jazz […]

It’s a big fundraiser for Bigs and Littles

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County is gearing up for its 12th annual Big Autumn Auction Gala. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Blue Shield of California in El Dorado Hills starting at 5 p.m. Dave Bender of KOVR, Channel 13 will once again act as the master […]

Grammy winner Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, to perform live from her 13th record “The River & The Thread.” Cash won the hearts of her audience when she appeared here in spring of 2011. With “The River and the Thread,” Cash has added the next […]

SacWorldFest presents a cultural showcase

A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment line-up has been announced for the seventh annual SacWorldFest, a family-friendly celebration proudly presented by California State University, Sacramento and Wells Fargo Bank. Showcasing cultural diversity through lively music and dance, the annual festival has expanded to a week-long celebration, Sept. 27 through Oct. 5, with many of the […]

Stunning acrobatic feats to wow audiences

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is appearing at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway on Friday to Sunday, Sept. 19-21. The Friday show is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday’s showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday is 2 p.m. Established in 1951, National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of […]

Boxing exhibition is a knockout at Carson Valley Inn

Collegiate Amateur Exhibition Boxing comes to TJ’s Corral at the Carson Valley Inn on Saturday, Sept. 13. Produced by members of the University of Nevada Boxing Alumni and Coaches, the event will showcase boxers from the Air Force Academy, University of Nevada, University of Washington and University of California, Berkeley. Spectators will get a chance […]

Find treasures at the Folsom Antique Fair

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California look forward to the Folsom Historic District Association’s 47th Fall Antique Fair, to be held Saturday, Sept. 13 on Historic Sutter St. from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or come early and bring a flashlight), rain or shine. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular […]

Dinner highlights farm to fork

The 20th annual Farm to Fork Amador County Farm Tour and Dinner, on Saturday, Sept.6, highlights Shenandoah Valley wineries and kitchen gardens. Farms of Amador and the Amador Farmers Market again present the definitive farm to fork dinner in Amador County. Helwig Winery hosts the dinner catered by Lucy’s Spice Box at 4 p.m. The self-guided […]

Artists connect to water

During this historical time of drought, Californians are connected to the water in the Sacramento region now more than ever before. The Sacramento Delta and San Francisco Bay Area have a unique landscape with rice fields, pastures, orchards, vineyards, farmlands and wetlands juxtaposed to urban centers that emphasize the vulnerability of water issues in California. […]

‘Science day’ flows at Delta Stewardship Council

Delta Stewardship Council Chairman Randy Fiorini is fond is saying, “There is no silver bullet” when it comes to meeting the council’s co-equal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. At the council’s meeting on July 25, representatives of two independent science panels confirmed […]

Lake Tahoe SummerFest features pianist

Praised internationally for her riveting performances, bestselling instrumentalist of 2011 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be the featured performer for Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s second weekend, Aug. 8-10. The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her first recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” In […]

Capital Stage presents sizzling summer series

Capital Stage is offering a variety of exciting summer programs, including the annual new work festival, “Playwright’s Revolution 2014,” with staged readings of new plays Aug. 12-14. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theater, Capital Stage created the “Playwright’s Revolution,” a series of staged readings to identify and develop exciting new plays and support emerging […]

Count Me In Tour comes to Tahoe

This summer, PRE is producing amazing concerts at the popular North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, giving concertgoers a completely different outdoor experience and opening up the North Shore market to huge national tours. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Count Me In Tour featuring Rebelution, Iration, The Green, Stick Figure and DJ Mackle come to […]

Artists invited to go western

The members of Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery announce an exhibit “Visions of the West” that will feature western- and Native American-themed art in association with the first Cowboy Gathering on the Georgetown Divide. Two- and three-dimensional art created by local gallery artists and invited artists throughout El Dorado and Placer counties will be […]

Visit Tahoe artists during tour

By Walt Stevenson The artist group Tahoe Art League, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2014 Artist Studio Tour for two weekends July 25, 26 and 27 and Aug. 1, 2 and 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Attendees will visit 20-40 local artists in South Lake Tahoe locations to talk with them and […]

Reggae on the River celebrates 30 years

Reggae on the River is celebrating 30 years and is back once again at the festival’s original venue — French’s Camp, 657 North U.S. Highway 101 in Garberville, on July 31 to Aug. 3. Featuring an incredible line-up to showcase the best and brightest of today’s reggae and world music talent, the 30th annual Reggae on […]

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Desolation Wilderness celebrates 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 that was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Sept. 3, 1964. The act established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) within which the Desolation Valley Primitive Area established in 1931, along with more land to the north, was congressionally designated […]