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The battle between good and evil now playing at Sutter Street Theatre

THE WHITE WITCH (Gina Hillmer) talks with Dwarf (Paige Harman) in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

 Join Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund as they journey through an old wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia and meet a delightful cast of characters: the majestic Lion, the evil White Witch, Fenrin Ulf the scary wolf, charming Mr. & Mrs. Beaver, Tumus the Faun and more. Sutter Street Theatre presents “The Lion, The […]

No Comment / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

STOMP brings infectious rhythm to Three Stages

THE MUSICIANS of STOMP use unconventional instruments to entertain the audience. The group will perform at Three Stages in early October. Courtesy photo

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Three Stages premiere Oct. 7-9. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international phenomenon over the past 13 years, having performed in more than 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide. The young performers “make a rhythm out of anything (they) […]

No Comment / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre explores the dark side in ‘Cabaret’

"CABARET" TESTS your convictions and your conscience. Feeling up to the challenge? Head over to Sutter Street Theatre. Courtesy photo

During the Middle Ages “morality plays” would come to local villages. With simple tales of good versus evil, they would show villagers the true way to a life of peace and goodness — sometimes in thought-provoking ways. Sutter Street Theatre’s “Cabaret” is thought-provoking in a similar way, but here the path is murky … and […]

No Comment / September 12, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Bring your treasures to Antique Evaluation Day

GUESTS line up to have their antiques examined by the experts at Folsom's Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 10, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 14th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialities, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Mr. & Mrs. Fitch: Celebrity is as celebrity does

POWER COUPLE — Mrs. Fitch (Kris Hunt) and Mr. Fitch (Alan Price) share a moment while waiting to hear whether or not they have saved their jobs as gossip columnists. Photo by Jennifer Rathner

Meet gossip columnists Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, when the pressure to create news in our never-ending news cycle becomes just a bit much, it’s time to toss back the martinis, toss around the bon mots and realize that great celebrity can just appear out of thin […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac fine arts center gets bold

"Shadows of Blue" by Phil Saxon, 2010 Createx Color Award

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center will host Bold Expressions, Northern California Arts 56th annual international open-juried art exhibition, Oct. 4-29. The judge this year is Margot Shulzke PSA, an internationally known artist and teacher. A special Second Saturday Reception will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The closing reception and awards presentation […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Distinguished classical pianist returns to Folsom

On the heels of his well-received series of lecture performances earlier this year, the Sept. 16 Keyboard Conversation with distinguished pianist Jeffrey Siegel promises an informal, accessible and entertaining exploration of “The Power and Passion of Beethoven.” The program will include performance and commentary on Beethoven’s Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Opus 54; Grande […]

No Comment / August 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »