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Women recharge in ‘Dixie Swim Club’

Kim Moses, Georgann Wallace, Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith, Julie Bock and Lee Marie Kelly, left to right, perform in the endearing "Dixie Swim Club." Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse announces their next show, the comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, opening Jan. 13 at the playhouse. The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 19. All performances will be held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dance, sing your way into Music Circus

Music Circus is looking for adult actors, members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20. Children’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18. All singing auditions in Sacramento will be held at the downtown Wells Fargo Pavilion. To receive an e-mail announcement of the local […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Unexpected Guest’: A Pandora’s Box of plot twists

Miss Bennett (Robyn Colburn) and Michael Starkwedder (Walt Thompson) worry as Laura Warwick (Amy Williams) comforts her high-strung brother, Jan Warwick (Colin Coate) in this thriller by Agatha Christie.

A man looking for help getting his car out of a snow bank walks into a house to find a woman holding a gun over her murdered husband. She is dazed and her confession is … unconvincing. He offers to help, leading to an evening filled with dodgy relatives, suspicious servants and a surprising revelation. […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Museums host special events

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. With 28 active partners, the Sacramento Association of Museums is proud to showcase […]

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Young at Art’ 2012 opens a vista of possibilities to region’s middle school students

"Young at Art 2012"€ will give local middle school artists an opportunity to create and show a variety of artworks …€” and gain recognition in a regional Sacramento show. Courtesy photo

Art is a path for the exploration of beauty — a door to an infinite number of possibilities. It is not intended to be enjoyed or created only by the cultured or the elite. It is for all people, and for every age group. This is especially true for young people, who see the future […]

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Innovative movements define Diavolo

Through working together, Diavolo dancers explore the challenges of relationships, the absurdities of life and the struggles to maintain our humanity. The company comes to Three Stages Jan. 19 & 20. Courtesy photo

Diavolo Dance Theater is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company. Diavolo company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes and, above all, teammates. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jacques Heim, the company has developed a reputation for stunning, innovative movement on oversized surrealistic sets and everyday structures. Through working together, Diavolo dancers explore the […]

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

PAA goes 3-dimensional

The Placerville Arts Association’s 3-dimensional artists will have a special show in downtown Placerville at the El Dorado Art Council Gallery at 459 Main St., Jan. 9 through Feb. 11. This is the second show presented by the Placerville Arts Association which features 3D works. This unique show is a must for the collector. Viewers […]

No Comment / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »