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Playing for Change brings musicians together

The subject of a PBS documentary and stunning video Stand By Me — Playing For Change Band is an extraordinary assembly of street musicians — the kind that stop you in the street because you can’t help but listen. Originally gathered together by Producer Mark Johnson as a project for world peace, it is now a traveling ensemble […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gong Yuebin to exhibit at Crocker in March

The Crocker Art Museum will present the first major American museum exhibition for artist Gong Yuebin in spring 2012 in “Gong Yuebin: Site 2801.” On display from March 10 through April 29, Yuebin’s massive conceptual installation of 210 terracotta warriors invites viewers to become archaeologists of the future by confronting humanity’s past and present. In […]

No Comment / February 25, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom film connections run deep with ‘Dangerous Waters’

“Dangerous Waters,” a 10-episode reality show debuting March 4 on  high-def cable network HDNet, sets a successful precedent for the type of film projects that can be produced locally, according to the Folsom Film Commission. In “Dangerous Waters” five men embark on a 4,500-mile adventure riding 11-foot             Sea-Doo personal […]

No Comment / February 24, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art makes Sophie Hill happy

Sophie Hill, 12, is the Best in Show winner of the 2012 Young at Art completion, held at St. Francis High School in Sacramento. Here, she holds her winning entry, a pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor painting of a preening crane. Photo by Susan Laird

El Dorado County girl wins Young at Art competition in Sacramento Sometimes, what it takes to succeed is the willingness to step out into the deeper water. This is what Sophie Hill, who lives in Shingle Springs, did on Feb. 1 when she showed her artistic talent at the annual “Young at Art” competition at […]

No Comment / February 24, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

True love triumphs …

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its spring 2012 production of Carlo Gozzi’s hilarious comic fable “The King Stag,” adapted by Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader. King Stag is the second production in the fifth full season of the Falcon’s Eye Theatre. Carlo Gozzi’s madcap tale of mirth and woe comes to […]

No Comment / February 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

J-Walt creates a virtual world in real time

Pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt is a performer interactive designer, filmmaker, graphic artist, and composer. Courtesy photo

Intertwining a live musical and visual experience, Academy Award-winner J-Walt utilizes a drawing tablet, a sound system and a joy stick to create Spontaneous Fantasia, a virtual world created on a giant screen in real time, all before a live audience. This incredible show comes to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College March 2-4. “J-Walt’s […]

No Comment / February 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Sylvia': A look at the important connection between man and dog

Greg (Aurelio Martinez) hopes that his dog Sylvia (Sophie Blackburn), and his wife Kate (Jennifer York) will someday be great friends! Good luck with that. Photo by Simon Hunt

Rosemarie Gerould directs A.R. Gurney’s smart and funny tale of mid life crisis, marriage and pet ownership — “Sylvia” — at The Studio Theatre in Sacramento. Greg (Aurelio Martinez) and Kate (Jennifer York) have entered a new stage of life. Their kids are in college and they now have the freedom to spend time together and on […]

No Comment / February 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »