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Here comes ‘Peter Cottontail’

Peter Rabbit lives happily in the Green Meadow, eating from Farmer Brown’s carrot and cabbage crops. His sole concern is his name, Peter Rabbit. He doesn’t like it. Along with his friends — Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Old Mr. Toad, Johnny Chuck, and others — he sets out to discover a new and more appealing […]

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Composers celebrate roots in Armenia, Greece, Persia and Russia

SACRAMENTO — In the world of American orchestras with modest annual budgets, the Sacramento Philharmonic has carved a unique niche. The “Songs of Hope” concerts in 2008 and 2010 positioned the orchestra as an agent for cross-cultural understanding, as noted in the Winter 2012 edition of Symphony Magazine. Programs that fused Middle Eastern themes and Western […]

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‘Mamma Mia!’ walks down the aisle on the Community Center Theater

SACRAMENTO — Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ “Mamma Mia!,” the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Sacramento. Performances are scheduled March 13-18 at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. Seen by more than 50 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit […]

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Community based organizations coordination meeting scheduled

Last fall several community based organizations met to discuss how to reduce duplication of efforts regarding donations to children/families. They have scheduled a follow-up meeting to prepare a community map that will address the following: 1. Establish a communication between entities that would identify projects that they are engaged in that shares information as to where […]

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Linda Purl, Lee Lessack take Stage Two in ‘Stepping Out With My Baby’

Linda Purl

“Stepping Out With My Baby” takes the beloved repertoire of Irving Berlin — perhaps the greatest songwriter in American history — and captures it at its most intimate: two singers on stage, singing songs that have stood the test of time, the come-and-go of fashion, and countless performances. Brought to the stage by TV actress and singer […]

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Railroad Museum debuts new photo exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Railroad Museum, in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, has debuted a visually-enticing new photo exhibit titled Steam: An Enduring Legacy, the Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen. Showcasing 50 dramatic black-and-white images, the exhibit features a selection of railroad photographs taken and published in a new book of the […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mostly true’ story comes to Chautauqua stage

Actors Julie Bock and Vincent Keene try to capture the spirit of "Gone with the Wind" in "Don't Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell," playing at the Chautauqua Palayhouse. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse announces its next show, the West Coast premiere of the new comedy “Dont’ Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell” by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate, opening on March 9 at the playhouse. Hilarious, irreverent and mostly true! It is 1939 and David O. Selznick has begun filming “Gone with the Wind” but he needs […]

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