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René Marie celebrates Eartha Kitt

Versatile singer René Marie will perform four shows at Harris Center for the Arts this week. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — René Marie, singer, actress, writer. Eartha Kitt, singer, actress, writer. Never before has there been a vocal recording devotion to the divine Ms. Kitt and her fiery sensual, and clever interpretations of songs. With her incredible range of vocal ability, powerful emotional resonance and strong independent streak, Marie is without a doubt the right artist to […]

Comments Off / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Discover dance as you’ve never seen it before

Pilobolus will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.  Courtesy photo

Pilobolus has built its fervent and expanding international following by showing the human body to be the most expressive, universal and magical of media. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds from all conceivable professions the world over. The […]

Comments Off / March 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Japanese drums, digital electronica fill the stage with world rhythms

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz present Ji: A Common Pulse at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ’s powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko (a Japanese form of percussion using large drums) explore […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Irish dancers electrify the stage

Trinity Irish Dance Company will perform at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.  Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Trinity Irish Dance Company quickly dispels whatever notions you may have about Irish dance. The dancers bring their innovative and award-winning dance style to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom for two March 13 performances. Founded in 1981 by Artistic Director Mark Howard, this innovative dance group is constantly searching for […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Irish Hooley is a raucous good time

An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Courtesy photo

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of being Irish. With rip-roaring music, song and dance, Harris Center for the Arts presents An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole. The musicians of Slugger O’Toole, one of the best loved Irish bands, make a welcome return to the Harris […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Love, laughter rule in ‘Nice Work’

A rich playboy finds love in an unexpected way in "Nice Work If You Can Get It," coming to Folsom March 6-8. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

FOLSOM — Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger coming to Harris Center for the Arts. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony-winning musical comedy “Nice Work If You Can […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Kathy Kosins salutes great singers

Kathy Kosins

FOLSOM — Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter and record producer who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. In a multimedia concert salute The Ladies of Cool, Kosins brings to life the extraordinary artistry of the great […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »