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Great Irish celebration returns

Don't miss An Irish Christmas, a performance filled with dazzling songs and dances from the Emerald Isle, coming to Harris Center for the Arts Nov. 28-30. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — It just wouldn’t seem like the holidays at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom without the wildly successful An Irish Christmas making another welcome return. This popular show is a great Irish celebration, bringing joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration of life through storytelling, music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles […]

No Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Oliver!’ transcends time

Oliver (Jayce Kaldunski) is an orphan trying to survive in London but he doesn't let his undertaker boss Noah Claypole (Casey Ellis) bully him about his dead mother. He goes on the attack as Charlotte (Mikayla Waldron) tries to break the two apart. The show opens Nov. 28 at Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The works of Charles Dickens are often associated with the Christmas holidays, but that’s not why Imagination Theater veteran Director Lanny Langston chose “Oliver!” for its winter performance. “I directed this show 16 years ago for Theatre El Dorado and I’ve wanted to do it again ever since,” said Langston, who then turned to call […]

No Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Old Sac’s holiday traditions continue

Santa Claus and other holiday characters will appear at upcoming Festival of Lights shows in Old Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Charr Crail.

OLD SACRAMENTO — Known as a magical, electrifying and family friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free Theatre of Lights performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Theatre of Lights artfully mixes the historic charm of Old Sacramento […]

No Comment / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic to Harris Center

Bell and Beast find love in the Disney classic. The Broadway version of the story comes to Folsom on Nov. 21.

FOLSOM — A North American national touring production Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning, worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as a special part of the 2014-15 season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage from Nov. 21- 26 […]

No Comment / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Homes for the Holiday dazzles

Theresa Seebode decorates one of several holiday trees in her home that will be featured on the Homes for the Holidays tour. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Get into the Christmas spirit with the fifth annual Assistance League of Sierra Foothills Homes for the Holidays tour, Dec. 6 & 7. Homeowners have pulled out all the stops — decking the halls, decorating trees and setting holiday tables — and invite everyone to tour their beautiful homes and soak up great ideas for their […]

No Comment / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Burn calories as you stroll through neighborhoods, global wonderland

Walking in a Global Wonderland — There are lots of exercise options available to families this Thanksgiving, including two regional fun runs and a new venue at Cal Expo. The Global Winter Wonderland will feature holiday themes as well as lantern designs of famous world landmarks. Courtesy photo

It’s here: that time of grocery store endcaps filled with stuffing, Jell-O, savory spices and decadent desserts. Two weeks and counting to Thanksgiving in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Bring on the pumpkin pie … and the inevitable calories. This a feast. A time of celebration and family. It’s a time to celebrate the good in […]

No Comment / November 09, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Beautiful music, inspirational messages personify choir

The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir has become a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood throughout its homeland. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — With songs in their heart and praise on their lips, this talented gospel group from Darkar, Senegal has been touring the United States since early September. The singers will culminate their tour with select performances on the West Coast including a concert at Harris Center of the Arts in Folsom. This inspiring West African choir lifts […]

No Comment / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »