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Ballet teams up with T-shirt biz

El Dorado Hills’ Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has joined 17 nonprofits, mostly local, that are raising awareness and funds through high-end custom T-shirts created and sold by Fibers.com, a custom t-shirt company based in Sacramento. Fibers.com creates the designs and hosts online stores for each nonprofit, with 25 percent of proceeds donated to the nonprofit. “When T-shirts look […]

No Comment / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A whole lotta ‘Nunsense II’

“Nunsense II: The Second Coming” could easily be subtitled “the rest of the story.” The sequel to the international hit musical Nunsense takes place approximately six weeks after the first “benefit performance.” The same five nuns are back on stage at Mt. Saint Helen’s School for what is billed as a “Thank You Program” for […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Beethoven’s ‘Ninth Symphony’ continues to resonate, 188 years later

The world of 1824 was an uncertain place. The Napoleonic Wars that tore the European continent apart had ended nine years earlier at the Congress of Vienna. The crowned heads of Europe were focused on maintaining their hold on power, while a rebel thread of independence yearned to break free. It was the age of […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Brotherly discourse comes to Cap Stage

Capital Stage continues its successful first season in midtown with a Sam Shepard revival. “True West” will mark the second Shepard play the company has presented following an acclaimed 2009 staging of “Fool For Love.” Performances for “True West” will run March 21 through April 22 and will feature company co-founder Jonathan Rhys Williams (“Or,”, […]

No Comment / March 08, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Here comes ‘Peter Cottontail’

Peter Rabbit lives happily in the Green Meadow, eating from Farmer Brown’s carrot and cabbage crops. His sole concern is his name, Peter Rabbit. He doesn’t like it. Along with his friends — Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Old Mr. Toad, Johnny Chuck, and others — he sets out to discover a new and more appealing […]

No Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Composers celebrate roots in Armenia, Greece, Persia and Russia

SACRAMENTO — In the world of American orchestras with modest annual budgets, the Sacramento Philharmonic has carved a unique niche. The “Songs of Hope” concerts in 2008 and 2010 positioned the orchestra as an agent for cross-cultural understanding, as noted in the Winter 2012 edition of Symphony Magazine. Programs that fused Middle Eastern themes and Western […]

No Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Silva Valley actors travel to Oz

Dorothy (Allie Pedego), Toto (Madeline Cox), The Scarecrow (Will Evans), The Cowardly Lion (Kaden Call) and The Tin Man (Carson Schumm) battle with The Wicked Witch of the West (Zoe Zimmer) in Silva Valley's production of "The Wizard of Oz." Photo by Christie Evans

Silva Valley Elementary School will present “The Wizard of Oz” on Thursday, March 8, at 3 p.m. and Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. The production is sponsored by the Silva Valley PTA and is part of an after school theater program directed by Kitty Czarnecki, executive director of Art & Soul Productions. The show […]

No Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »