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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 »

Cassandra Wilson celebrates the great Billie Holiday

Cassandra Wilson

FOLSOM — Join Cassandra Wilson as she celebrates Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday with a preview of her upcoming album, “Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday.” Harris Center for the Arts is one of her stops on a worldwide promotion tour of this homage dedicated to the beauty, power and genius of Billie Holiday. […]

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

Swingle Singers, jazz choir bring great music to Folsom

The Swingle Singers' repertoire spans classical, jazz, Latin, folk and pop music and, for the first time in many years, original songs. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — For more than half a century the Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. With their forthcoming album “Deep End” […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »