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Catch the laughs in ‘Red, White and Tuna’

AMBER (Jeff Lathrop) and Star (Rick Gaylord) take a road trip out west in "Red, White and Tuna" at Imagination Theater. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Brilliant writing, sterling actors and an effervescent director — along with an absolutely hilarious plot line — guarantee you’ll forget your troubles for awhile as you dive into the lives of the characters of Tuna, Texas, in Imagination Theater’s latest presentation, “Red, White and Tuna.” The play will run through Feb. 15 at Imagination Theater on the […]

No Comment / January 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists share Art from the Heart

FROM THE HEART — Artists Ramona Beckwith, Judy Arrigotti, Sally Chamberlain and Jimmie Claire Grann, left to right, pose with their art in Judy's Artshop in El Dorado Hills. All four, plus many more, will have their art on display and for sale at the first Art fro the Heart event, Feb. 6 & 7. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The ice-blue eyes in a painting of a beautiful cat stop you short as you enter Judy Arrigotti’s art studio in El Dorado Hills. It’s as if the cat, one of Arrigotti’s long-passed pets, knows a secret that it can’t wait to tell. That secret would be that Arrigotti and 10 other local artists are […]

No Comment / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Explore Sacramento’s diverse museums

SACRAMENTO — Imagine. Explore. Discover. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, nearly 25 local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, during the 17th annual Sacramento Museum Day. Coordinated by the Sacramento Association of Museums and the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sacramento Museum […]

No Comment / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Quilt Show to mark 30 years of excellence

It takes talent and a lot of effort to put on a quilt show. It takes even more to produce a show that draws visitors from all over the western United States. Now, keep that up for three decades … and you have the remarkable members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. On the […]

No Comment / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Fine Arts center celebrates Jim Estey

“Iris Susiana” by Jim Estey

“Remembering Jim Estey,” is the theme of a watercolor show scheduled Feb. 4-28, 2015 at Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s Gallery 3. The show is sponsored by the Wednesday Watercolor Workshop. Paintings by Estey from private collections as well as paintings by members of the group will be included. Placerville artist James Estey, who died last June, […]

No Comment / January 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Russian Ballet to perform four unique shows

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents four ballet classics in three nights at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Over a span of three days the Russian National Ballet Theatre continues its mission of presenting major Russian ballets by performing great ballet classics — “Giselle,” “Chopiniana,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Don Quixote” — at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. The Washington Post declares the Russian National Theatre “is a cut above many of its […]

No Comment / January 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cooper’s one-man show is a celebration of life

A master sculptor, Michael Cooper has won universal praise for his unique masks, which he brings to life during his Masked Marvels & Wondertales show. See him live at Harris Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 31. Photo by James Penney-Ritter

FOLSOM — Michael Cooper is a Poet of the Stage — an eye-popping visual artist and virtuoso mime whose exquisite performances of humor and poignancy, nimble speech and eloquent gestures have dazzled audiences of all ages for almost 30 years. Cooper brings his own special world to Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 31. Here dogs wear hats, […]

No Comment / January 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »