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Mary Black on the road one final time

Irish singer Mary Black will stop in Folsom on Nov. 3 during her final world tour. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “one of the best interpretative singers around,” Mary Black brings the best works from both new composers and the treasure troves of traditional Irish material to the Harris Center for the Arts stage on Nov. 3. For more than a quarter-century, singer Black has been a dominant presence […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Classic fable roars on Harris Center stage

FOLSOM — Chortle at a refreshing treatment of popular Aesop’s fable “Androcles and the Lion,” written in the style of Italian Commedia dell’Arte by the award-winning playwright and author Aurand Harris, as the nationally recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the first of its four performances this season. This zany comedy with its […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Royal Ballet of Cambodia makes Folsom debut

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia makes its Folsom debut at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Renowned for its exquisite hand gestures and sumptuous costumes, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia almost ceased to exist under repressive rule of the Khmer Rouge, who eliminated the majority of master dancers and musicians. Fortunately, those dedicated to this cultural ritual worked tirelessly to bring it back to its former splendor. Harris Center for […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives perform tail-shakin’, foot-stompin’ music

Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives will perform at Harris Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Photo by James Minchin

FOLSOM — Years from now when they’re talking about the great personalities in country music — Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe — they’ll mention Marty Stuart. He’ll be among those personalities because he’s never been afraid to follow his vision: to stretch the boundaries of country music and to make big statements about music […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Piloto Y Klimax sizzle on stage

Piloto Y Klimax brings its energetic Cuban music to the Harris Center on Oct. 19. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The fourth and final international treat that has made up the Four Slices of Cuba Series at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom over the last few months is also one of the most sophisticated pop bands in Cuban history. Giraldo Piloto and his band Klimax are some of the pioneers of the […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Smuin Ballet performs with prowess, passion and pizzazz

Smuin Ballet features dancers who break the boundaries of traditional ballet. The company will perform in Folsom on Oct. 17. Photo by Matthew Felton

FOLSOM — Vibrant, expressive, brassy — agile bodies moving with astonishing gravity-defying grace. That’s Smuin Ballet, considered to be in the top tier of America’s ballet companies. The company brings this excellence to Harris Center for the Arts audiences, breaking the boundaries of ballet with a trilogy of unforgettable pieces. In Serenade for Strings, we see choreographer Garrett Ammon unleash his […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get The Led Out pays tribute to superband

Get The Led Out pays tribute to Led Zeppelin. The band comes to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 9. Photo by Lisa Shaffer

FOLOSM — They aren’t an impersonation band; the musical tribute band Get The Led Out is made up of six professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It is their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the might Zep” to life on the big concert stage. These musicians […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »