Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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KVIE calls for artists

KVIE Public Television announces the 33rd annual KVIE Art Auction and is calling for emerging and established artists to enter their work in the KVIE juried art competition. Entry categories include: California’s Gold, contemporary classics, figurative, photography, sculpture, and still life and landscapes. Artists get the chance to win cash prizes, which include $500 for […]

A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

“A Couple of Blaguards” fills the Harris Center in Folsom with tales of life in Limerick, April 24-27. Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angela’s Ashes” and bestseller, “Tis,” Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland. Though times were tough […]

Volunteers are needed

Who is spreading the love of reading by giving out a half a million books in the space of a single day? It could be you. Participate in World Book Night, an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books. Across America, this growing movement unites authors, publishers, book stores, libraries […]

Cameron Park CSD offers events for seniors

Cameron Park Community Center District is offering events for seniors in November that include: Tuesday, Nov. 12  — monthly Coffee, Tea and Friends program from 10-11:30 a.m. in the social room of the community center. The topic this month is a presentation of the history of El Dorado County by Mary Cory from the El […]

As we were: Highway 50 and traffic, always a topic

25 Years ago Nov. 11, 1988 Council considers highway bypass By TIM WILLIS Members of the Placerville City Council suggested Wednesday that bypassing Highway 50 out of town may be the way to solve traffic problems on that route, challenging state officials’ claims that it cannot realistically be done. Councilwoman Kathi Lishman criticized a plan to […]

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Epic Discovery a summer mountain adventure at Heavenly

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif./Nev. – July 16, 2013 – Heavenly Mountain Resort has submitted a proposal to the USDA Forest Service and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for expansions to its on-mountain summer activities, as part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Discovery, a Summer Mountain Adventure. Vail Resorts has proposed Epic Discovery at just three of its […]

Iration and more at Montbleu

Soulful, melody-driven Iration, the chart-topping alternative reggae, pop, rock band will be performing at Montbleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. Opening the evening’s festivities are three other high-profile touring reggae bands: reggae rockers  Passafire, from Georgia; The Green,”Live Artist of the Year” in the 2012 Pier Awards and Pacific […]

Natural Drift drops in at Hog Wild on Main

Natural Drift will be appearing at Hog Wild BBQ, 38 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, Feb.16 from 5 to 8 p.m.  There is no cover charge. Since taking the stage in 2005, Natural Drift — the Sacramento Area’s premier bluegrass band — has been featured throughout Northern California playing live music events from benefit […]

Rescue school district welcomes students

Rescue Union School District welcomes regular kindergarten, junior (transitional) kindergarten, new student registration and transfer requests for the 2013-14 school year. Registration will begin on Friday, Feb. 1. Enrollment packets and transfer request forms are available to parents at all school sites. Students must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 1 to […]

Grow for it: New plants from hardwood cuttings

Making new plants from cuttings is one of the most satisfying projects a gardener can do. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a woody, dead-looking stick grow into a mature, beautiful plant. Right now is the perfect time to begin propagating plants from hardwood cuttings. Propagation success occurs more easily because this type of […]

El Dorado Wineries reveal new campaign

The El Dorado Winery Association and its 35 wineries in the Sierra foothills unveiled a new-look Website to accommodate the region’s continually growing popularity and to match the area’s acclaimed wines. This latest step comes after the state Department of Food and Agriculture awarded the region a $179,000 Specialty Crop Block Grant to help build […]

Sacramento museums celebrate the holidays

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year-long. During December many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating […]

Enjoy Latin classical music

El Mundo, the Grammy nominated classical Latin music group led by California State University, Sacramento Music Professor Richard Savino, will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L St. in Sacramento. The group will perform sacred and secular music of the 17th through 19th centuries from […]

Sutter Creek presents Los Posada Candlelight Walk

The public is cordially invited to participate in the Las Posadas Candlelight Walk in Sutter Creek on Saturday, Dec. 8, rain or shine. This is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to rest, complete with a narration of the Christmas story and the singing of familiar carols. The walk begins at […]

Rudolf Nureyev is featured at de Young

SAN FRANCISCO — “Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance” is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park through Feb. 17. Organized in collaboration with the Centre national du costume de scène in Moulins, France and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young is the exhibition’s exclusive U.S. […]

Celebrate the holidays with the Crocker Museum

SACRAMENTO — This winter the Crocker Art Museum will celebrate the season with classic holiday music and a series of programs inspired by the exhibition “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.” Music lovers will be in for a treat as local singer-songwriter Ricky Berger performs holiday classics and her own original music on Thursday, Dec. […]

Youth orchestra to play at Three Stages

The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra will present its debut concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Three Stages on Stage 1 at Folsom Lake College. The 16-member youth orchestra, comprised of 12 violinists, three cellists and one bassist, was formed to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12 to 18, […]

Find unique gifts at the Crocker holiday fair-Nov.23

Nearly 100 regional artists and crafts people will offer their unique creations during this year’s annual Holiday Art and Craft Festival. Presented by the Crocker Art Museum and the Creative Arts League of Sacramento, the festival is held at the Scottish Rite Center, located across from the main entrance of Sacramento State at 6151 H […]

See the beautiful Tahoe vistas from the air

When it comes to sweeping helicopter tours across deep blue water, over towering mountain canyons and above pristine waterfalls, there’s nothing quite like being 3,000 feet above Lake Tahoe. Climbing through the sky by way of South Lake Tahoe-based Reno Tahoe Helicopters (helitahoe.com/index.html) is like riding sideways in an elevator with dramatic 180 degree views […]

Ponderosa High School presents scholars

Ponderosa High School hosted its annual Scholarship and Awards Night on May 1. The school staff wants to extend congratulations to the Class of 2012 valedictorians: Skye Jerpbak and Samantha Kennedy and salutatorians: Maris Dyer, Ben Estacio, Connor Grubaugh and Ty Pensa. Ponderosa is also proud to announce the appointment of Amy Silverbush to the […]

El Dorado announces scholarship winners

The personnel at El Dorado high School congratulate the El Dorado High School seniors who won scholarships on Wednesday, May 9. The school staff would like to thank the local community groups and scholarship donors for their generous contributions to the future of the students and for attending the Scholarship and Awards Night. The following […]

Lodi wine show is more than tasting

The 2012 Lodi Spring Wine Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds and is definitely “more than just a wine tasting.” The Show will feature not only wine from more than 40 wineries, but also tasty treats from local restaurants and caterers and a wide […]

The Orient Express comes to the Olde Coloma Theater

Lotus Belly Dance dance group Sarpika and Olde Coloma Theater are presenting the second installment of “The Orient Express” on Saturday, May 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year they are featuring Turkish dancer and musician, Vedat, who will also be teaching workshops on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6 on Turkish folk dances as […]

Master Food Preservers: Kale chips

Sneak a peek down the natural foods aisle at the grocery store and find out what the “in” crowd snacks on instead of boring old chips. Right there, beside the bean dip, stands a bag of kale chips. Yes, kale chips have arrived, so move over, pretzels, and let the newest craze unfold. Loaded with […]

Mystery and murder continue at STC

Looking for a fun-filled night of mystery and suspense? See “Dial “M” For Murder” at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. This classic suspense thriller by Frederick Knott was the basis for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. After marrying his wife for her money, Tony Wendice now plans to murder […]

Artist creates exhibits with organic elements

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young’s Artist-in-Residence Program presents “Joy Broom, Waxed and Winged: Museum of Natural Curiosities,” through April 1. Broom creates extravagant, layered three-dimensional specimen boxes that combine her intricate line drawings of organic elements with actual insects, seed pods, branches, body references, antique maps and biological medical sources, all coated with purified […]

Hometown boy Chris Isaak playing Stockton

It has been a while since Chris Isaak has played in Stockton. On Friday, April 6, Isaak will be bringing his Beyond the Sun Tour home to the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, with special guest Nick Isaak. It is a perfect tour for a homecoming concert. The Beyond the Sun Tour is in support […]

Spring heats up with Sac State arts event

The chill of winter will soon give way to warmer temperatures and California State University, Sacramento is ready to celebrate with a full lineup of exhibits, theater productions and music and dance concerts throughout the spring semester. The showpiece of the new season is Sacramento State’s annual Festival of the Arts, April 14-21. This year’s […]

Legends of folk release DVD

Vintage performances by icons of the ‘60s folk movement have been restored and remastered to pristine quality for the DVD release of “Legends of Folk: The Village Scene,” in stores now. Produced for PBS by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jim Brown, Legends of Folk features the biggest and most influential artists of the era including Bob Dylan, […]

Emerging artists present work at CCAS

From the Selby Gallery of the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, new Chinese art comes to Sacramento. “Hanging in the Balance: Ten Emerging Chinese Artists” presents the work of 10 young artists, all born in the 1980s and growing up in the radically changed capitalist, globally-connected China: Cao Shumo, Libin Chen, Chen […]

Talent abounds at Sac State

Faculty and staff who don’t usually get the chance to display their artistic natures on campus will step into the spotlight for Sac State Has Talent, an exhibit of visual and performing arts and literature in the University Library’s two galleries. Gallery Director Phil Hitchcock asked faculty and staff who are not involved in the […]

CCAS features an inspirational look at the body

Artists Sandra Davis and Koo Kyung Sook use their own bodies with striking objectivity as both inspiration and means for the visual narratives — sensual, conceptual, female and universal — on view in the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, 1519 19th St. in Sacramento, exhibition Body Stories. The affecting beauty of the films, collaged stills, […]

Spontaneous Fantasia visits Three Stages

Intertwining a live musical and visual experience, Academy Award winner J-Walt utilizes a drawing tablet, a sound system and a joy stick to create Spontaneous Fantasia, a virtual world created on a giant screen in real time, all before a live audience. J-Walt utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to […]

Maria Muldaur comes to Sutter Creek

Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band are playing hot, smokin’ New Orleans blues on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. at the Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek. Tickets are $23 in advance and $26 the day of show. Call 209-267-1070 or go to suttercreetheatre.com for information. Muldaur’s latest blues album “Steady […]

‘Best friends’ earn Eagle Scout honors

Jeremy Pare and Keegan Bowers met as Cub Scouts in Pack 460 and then soon became best friends. They continued their friendship throughout scouting and music. They graduated from Union Mine High School last May. Both became Eagle Scouts last year one month apart from each other while in Troop 460 in Pleasant Valley under […]

20 years of dance celebrated in Sacramento

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance (S/BAD) marks a milestone this month with its “20th Anniversary Concert: Past, Present and Future,” through Feb. 26. For two decades, the company has showcased black concert dance forms, such as West African, Brazilian and modern jazz, following the principles of famed African-American choreographer Katherine Dunham. Theater and dance department chairwoman […]

ARC Theatre presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

SACRAMENTO — American River College Theatre continues its season with Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s heart-wrenching, humorous and powerful “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Based closely on Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this American classic tackles issues of racial injustice and the loss of innocence when Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a quiet southern town, chooses […]

Allisa Paige and Jonathan Ward engaged

Allisa Paige of Sacramento and Jonathan Ward, also of Sacramento, have announced their engagement to be married. The bride to be is the daughter of Phil and Kelly Paige of Sun River, Ore., and is a 2003 graduated from Bainbridge Island High School in Bainbridge Isle, Ore. She attended Central Washington University. Allisa is employed […]

‘Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3!’ is hitting the ice

Disney On Ice presents “Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3!” The Academy Award winning blockbuster, “Toy Story 3,” and memorable moments from “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2″ are hitting the ice in this sensational live production. “We’ve all grown up watching the ‘Toy Story’ movies,” said producer Kenneth Feld. “Now our families – grandparents, parents […]

Alternative rock band Wilco delivers in return concert at the Warfield

SAN FRANCISCO — Wilco is one of those rare bands that heard live sound great start-to-finish, loud or quiet, indoors or out and in a small or big venue. At the Warfield Theater Sunday, Jan. 29 on its “The Whole Love” tour in support of the latest release by the same name, the Chicago-based alternative […]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrating anniversary

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a beloved American institution. Just off its 50th anniversary, Preservation Hall Jazz Band — whose high-energy shows are dedicated to perpetuating traditional New Orleans jazz — celebrated its fifth decade in Carnegie Hall on Jan. 7. On Friday, Feb. 3, they come to Three Stages — to celebrate the […]

‘West Side Story’ comes to Sacramento

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of “West Side Story” is coming to Sacramento. “West Side Story” is playing at the Sacramento Community Center Theater through Sunday, Jan. 29. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction will be recreated for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome […]

Photographs give a unique picture

The de Young Museum presents “Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964″ March 3 to June 3. This is the first museum exhibition of a virtually unknown body of Tress’s early work. In the summer of 1964, San Francisco was ground zero for a historic culture clash as the site of both the 28th Republican National Convention, […]

Bouquets to Arts decorates de Young Museum

Beginning on March 13, in the de Young Museum for Bouquets to Art 2012, over 140 of the Bay Area’s most innovative and sought after floral designers will create a spectacular array of floral arrangements. In creating their arrangements, these designers pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the art in the de Young’s permanent […]