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Love conquers in ‘Brigadoon’

Tommy Albright (Robert J. Townsend) and Fiona MacLaren Jennifer Hope Wills (Jennifer Hope Wills) fall in love in 'Brigadoon," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Photo by Charr Crail

The musical theatre classic “Brigadoon,” with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances run through Aug. 10. With true love anything is possible, even miracles, in this journey […]

No Comment / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists’ works are singing

"You'll Love It!" by Steve Walters, watercolor

Have you been hearing more singing in the air lately? Well, you’re not going nuts. Pablo Picasso once said, “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” Well, there’s been a lot of singing going on as artists from the local area and nationally have been preparing their art pieces to enter into this year’s Mother […]

No Comment / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Donner Party novel featured at Wine for Words

The compelling, tragic story of the Donner Party — told through the eyes of one of its young survivors — is the centerpiece of the ninth annual Wine for Words fundraiser for the Placerville Main Library on Aug. 17. The event sponsored by the Placerville Friends of the Library and will be held at the […]

No Comment / July 30, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Enjoy the whimsy of ‘Seussical Jr.’

“Seussical Jr.” transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkis. The Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge […]

No Comment / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Concert celebrates the ‘Great Encourager’

Sara, Karen and Ryan Ladd remember Rich, who  dies unexpectedly last year. Rich's  family and church are paying tribute to him in an upcoming concert. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Karen Ladd and her children Ryan and Sara often recite a Bob Marley quote because it reminds them of Rich Ladd, the father and husband they lost too soon when he unexpectedly died last September at age 56. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity […]

No Comment / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Two cops, three crooks, eight doors. Go!

Alison Lewis, Jana Holm and Therese Sorrentino, left to right, star in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Unnecessary Farce." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In a cheap motel room an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant while, in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man and […]

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

These broads got the blues

Dorothy Morrison is one of four Blues Broads coming to Folsom this Saturday. Photo by Bob Hakins

FOLSOM — Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson join forces as The Blues Broads, a roots-music supergroup of the first order. Together, these exceptional vocalists and songwriters enjoy more than two centuries in blues, country, gospel and rock. Carrera Productions brings these talented ladies to Harris Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 26. The […]

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