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Dirty Dancing dazzles

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman in the North American tour of "Dirty Dancing," coming to Sacramento on Dec. 26. Photo by Matthew Murphy

“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage,” an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater, opening on Dec. 26. Based on the tremendously popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, “Dirty Dancing” is part of the Broadway Sacramento series presented by California […]

No Comment / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Old Sac tour guides needed

Looking for an interactive, engaging and fun part-time job in 2015? The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is currently accepting applications for paid tour guide positions for its popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program that will resume on April 4, 2015. The foundation is looking to fill a minimum of four paid tour guide positions to staff […]

No Comment / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Visit Governor’s Mansion before renovations begin

SACRAMENTO — The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, in partnership with California State Parks, encourages the community to visit the historic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in December before it temporarily closes to the public on Jan. 1 for extensive renovations and rehabilitation efforts. Throughout the month of December, the Governor’s Mansion SHP is open […]

No Comment / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Marble Valley artists get creative

Natalia Andrus shows the piano chair she painted for the fourth-grade class. Each chair was auctioned off. A long time pianist, Natalia said she picked the theme for the piano chair. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. — Albert Einstein Marble Valley students brought to life castles, elves, fairies, frogs and more at the academy’s recent art show and competition. The “Once Upon a Time” theme echoed Einstein’s wise words and was the only inscription on the “Walk in the Woods” all-class […]

No Comment / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Late Bird’ promises America’s best days ahead

The El Dorado Hills author started writing "Late Bird" days after the 2012 presidential election. By telling an entertaining story, Kraus outlines what Americans need to do to get the country back on track. Courtesy photo

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus 532 pages 3L Publishing “We all have things that turn us into who we are,” El Dorado Hills author and entrepreneur Jason Kraus said about the premise behind his new novel “Late Bird.” By chronicling protagonist Falcon Sane’s life, Kraus is really explaining his own strong convictions about freedom, truth, […]

1 Comment / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Play takes audience on a whimsical adventure

“The Quiltmaker’s Gift” will charm Sutter Street Theatre audiences when it opens this Saturday. A mysterious old woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, a greedy king is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many presents he has demanded from his subjects. When […]

No Comment / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town transforms into a winter wonderland

SACRAMENTO — Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with holiday lights, festive décor, snow, Santa, reindeer and more at Fairytale Town’s Winter Wonderland event. The fun-filled family celebration is set for eight days: Thursdays through Sundays, Dec. 11-14 and 18-21. Fairytale Town will be open special hours for the event from 1 to 7 […]

No Comment / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »